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Realtors Get the Right Tools, Right Now

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-To help Realtors® meet their clients' needs and succeed in today's economic climate, the National Association of Realtors® is offering its roster of business-building resources to members for free or at significantly reduced costs through the association's new "Right Tools, Right Now" initiative. ...


Excitement about RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network Grows as Seminar Series Travels through Florida

Florida Agents Still Have Time to Attend ‘The New Deal in Real Estate' Tomorrow and Friday ...


Mastering SOI Marketing – It’s Not Personal, It’s Business

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2009-Q: "Dear Jennifer, Got up this morning and saw that my daughter's best friend's parents listed with someone else! They've been on my mailing list and their daughter and my daughter have been best friends since grade school. I'm crushed. Should I continue to send them things ...


Will Things Ever Return to ‘Normal?’

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2009-No! But, one of the lessons often forgotten when economic news gets this gloomy is that these are also times of great opportunity for some. As a matter of fact, sucking the prosperity out of America has already been very lucrative for a few, such as Halliburton ...


Looking to the Future, Success

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2009-"As we move forward, and the Internet evolves into the 2.0 world, we are no longer providing information to the client. Instead, we are involving the client and collaborating with them," says Greg Manship, CEO of Boise, Idaho's Intermountain MLS. Having worked in the MLS industry since ...


Social Media Mindfulness – What Every Real Estate Professional Needs to Know

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2009-Brad Hanks (bradhanksseminars.com) refers to himself as a "social media evangelist." He is out in the field preaching to the masses about the importance of embracing the tide that is social media. He is also a well-respected CRB ...


To Appreciate the Appreciation in Real Estate, Long-Term

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2009-What are the general principles we all learned about long-term investing? Research and plan. Buy low, sell high. Keep some liquid assets for short-term emergencies. These basic tenets still apply, at least in real estate. ...


How Can Agents Build More Trust with Their Clients?

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2009-In today's real estate market, it is now more important than ever for companies and agents to be truly authentic if they want to build a foundation for long-term success. In response to market saturation and an overload of messages, consumers are seeking to award their loyalty ...


Top 5 Member Spotlight – Making Listings Move

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2009-Speaking with Top 5 Member Julie Vanderblue of Fairfield, Connecticut's the Higgins Group, she makes a point to recognize the effort it takes to move listings at a time when they're staying on the market longer. From charity event open houses, to proactively finding buyers, in this interview, ...


Tips for Building for the Future

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2009-While most real estate professionals have their hesitancies about the marketplace in 2009, Gary Walker, general manager, regional vice president of J.P. Weigand, is excited about what's to come. "We have always been known for professionalism and tradition, so we're very optimistic that we'll have more than ...


The Secret to a Successful Sphere of Influence Business Model

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2009-The secret to running a successful SOI-based business is to be a great real estate agent who loves her job and knows her market and stays in touch with the people she knows, without ever pestering them for business or referrals. ...


A Customized Approach to Homeowner Satisfaction

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2009-Having been in real estate for 27 years, Betsy Morgan, director of Property Management at Prudential Tropical in Port Richey, Florida, knows that a home warranty is only good if it works to the benefit of the homeowner. Having recently partnered with HSA Home Warranty, Morgan can ...


Chicago Agents, Don’t Miss: Top 5 in Real Estate’s Free Seminar – ‘The New Deal in Real Estate’

Learn how becoming a member of RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network can help you learn the most effective ways to differentiate yourself and master expireds, price reductions, distressed properties and more ...


Social Networking and The New Real Estate Sphere of Influence

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2009-Actually, we're not just talking about "social networks," but business networking as well. The Internet has made dramatic changes in the way the world shops, locates information, and in how they communicate with each other. Of course, e-mail is the elephant in the room. But, as we ...


10 Tips for How You Can Make a Big Splash in the Workplace

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2009-While you were ringing in 2009, it's likely that there was a dash of worry and stress mixed in with your champagne. With the economy in a full-blown recession and more companies announcing layoffs every day, you could practically feel your career trajectory dropping alongside the ball ...


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