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7 Ways to Take Advantage of the Extended Tax Deduction

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2009—Look who got an early holiday present—Realtors and the rest of the folks interested in buying and selling homes. ...


Century 21 Continues European Expansion with Launch of Master Franchise in Slovakia

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2009—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, has announced its expansion in Europe with the signing of a master franchise agreement to license CENTURY 21® franchises in Slovakia. With this agreement, CENTURY 21 Slovakia Headquarters, s.r.o, becomes ...


Communicating with Your Prospects – When Is the Best Time to Send Marketing Emails to Your Database?

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Dr. Frank Luntz recently released a new book titled "What Americans Really Want... Really." It's a great book for those of you who are serious about marketing. Dr. Luntz has conducted over 1,500 surveys and has studied how people live and what they really want in their ...


Do You Find It Easy or Difficult to ‘Toot Your Own Horn?’

RISMEDIA, December 5, 2009—One of the biggest concerns I hear from my clients, almost on a daily basis, is: “How can I market myself without being pushy?” or “How can I be assertive without being aggressive?” ...


Shift Your Mindset, Tighten Your Budget and Get on the Path to Success

RISMEDIA, December 5, 2009—Ensuring that your business is successful in the future starts with making good choices today. Becoming personally involved in your business enables you to get a clear sense of the current market issues and how you can adjust your mindset and budget in order to be successful. ...


9 Leadership Strategies to Beat Fear, Stress, the Recession Blues, and to Boost Morale and Employee Engagement

RISMEDIA, December 5, 2009—There's no doubt about it: the past year or so has been a lean time for most companies. And while there's hope that the worst (economically speaking) might be behind us, we aren't out of the woods yet. The dark days of the recession have spawned a ...


Business Phones: Meeting the Needs of the Many

RISMEDIA, December 4, 2009—Although it may seem like we should have Aristotle or at least Goethe to thank for the quote “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one,” in fact it’s not any of the great philosophers. It’s really Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, ...


Exploring Uncharted Territory Isn’t Risky – It’s Essential

RISMEDIA, December 4, 2009—As 2009 winds down, no doubt your planning for 2010 is just gearing up. Considering ongoing turmoil in the real estate industry and the forecast for the next few years, I can’t stress enough the importance of diversifying your skills and knowledge to avoid falling behind permanent ...


10 Tips to Prepare for a Market Rebound

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2009—Are you ready for the potential of the market resurging in 2010? If you have been in real estate long enough, you will remember what happened in the last two big turnarounds in the ’80s and ’90s; ...


Prudent Moves – How 3 Leading Prudential Brokers Are Paving the Road for 2010

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—This year will be remembered by many of residential real estate’s full-service brokerage owners and their full-time professional sales associates as the year that wasn’t. There’s no mistaking the fact that many of the economic struggles our industry ...


Increase Your GCI and Impact Your Bottom Line

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—Are you looking to increase your company’s 2010 GCI? Are you searching for ways to positively impact your bottom line? Are you interested in dominating market share? ...


Craig Proctor Discusses the Team Concept and How It Can Bring You Success

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—As a real estate professional, have you ever wondered how your day to day job would be different if you created a team and delegated tasks to fit the strengths of the individuals within your office? In an ongoing series of Best Practices Videos, Real Estate magazine ...


Company Spotlight: The Key Is Consistency

RISMEDIA, December 1, 2009—Ed Blackwell’s been in real estate for 15+ years—all with Keller Williams Realty—but is still fairly new to the Lowe’s REALTOR® Benefits Program. And even though he’s one of 12,000+ Realtors in the Houston area, Blackwell believes that the Lowe’s program will eventually make him stand out ...


7 Tips to Thrive in Today’s Economy

RISMEDIA, November 27, 2009—In today's changing economy, many entrepreneurs and real estate agents are wondering what to do. Some have gone through a cycle of shock, disappointment, fear, and now confusion. What seemed to work in yesterday's marketplace isn't working ...


6 Benefits of Mind Training: How Rewiring Employees’ Brains Can Alleviate Stress, Boost Innovation and Supercharge Productivity

RISMEDIA, November 25, 2009—Right now (for obvious reasons), your company needs to be running like the proverbial well-oiled machine. If you're to make it to the other side of the economic recovery, it's critical that every member of your team is working at top capacity. Problem is, the same economic ...


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