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Spotlight on Canada – Working with Seniors and Their Estates

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-Hello, my name is Michael Krisa, aka That Interview Guy, and I will be your tour guide and host as we focus each month on real estate-related happenings in Canada. From the Rocky Shores of Newfoundland to the beaches of Vancouver, we will keep you up-to-date on the ...


Follow the Tweeter to More Robust Business

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-(MCT)-Leo Benjamin's social media marketing strategy is about as thin as his clients' hair. He's the owner of a hair restoration clinic in Fort Lauderdale and has sent about 60 messages on his Twitter accounts, AdriansHair and Medtress, since March 5. He writes about sales and how ...


5 Ways to Better Manage Your Reputation in Online Forums

RISMEDIA, June 17, 2009-Every day, millions of people are communicating online through blogs, social networks and news outlets. All it takes is one negative blog post, forum message or online comment and your hard-earned reputation could be damaged. As a real ...


PCMS Consulting, AlignMark Forge Strategic Partnership, Expands Opportunities

RISMEDIA, June 17, 2009-PCMS Consulting and AlignMark, Inc. announced a strategic partnership that will allow both organizations to expand their offerings and provide more services to their real estate clients. According to the agreement, PCMS will have exclusive rights to market AlignMark's innovative, technology-based, agent-recruiting tools and AlignMark will have ...


Now’s When You Want to Raise Your Profile at Work

RISMEDIA, June 17, 2009-(MCT)-Your manager is running around putting out fires. You need his or her attention, in a positive way. What do you do? ...


The New First-Time Home Buyers – How to Cultivate Their Business

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2009 Given the new Home Buyer's Tax Credit and the abundance of low-priced inventory available, it is not surprising that first-time buyers account for more than 40% of all current transactions. But just who are these first-time buyers? ...


Generation Y – An Opportunity and a Challenge

RISMEDIA, June 15, 2009-Over the next several years all real estate markets will begin to feel the effects of the Millennium Generation's presence; many major urban markets already have. Born in 1978-1987 (now 22-31 years old), Millennials number 72 million strong in the U.S. and 2 billion globally - an ...


Apartment Finder Announces Online Partnership with Enormo Listings Portal

RISMEDIA, June 15, 2009-Further expanding its online distribution network worldwide, Apartment Finder announces a partnership with the one of the world's largest international real estate portals, Enormo. Apartment Finder's listings will now be displayed on Enormo.com and 80 Enormo country sites for renters worldwide seeking an apartment or home in ...


RE/MAX Launches Bold New Website

RISMEDIA, June 15, 2009-"Clean. Simple. Smart. Powerful." These are the four words that RE/MAX uses to describe the company's new web site that recently launched in the midst of a challenging real estate market. ...


Can Your Business Survive a Hurricane? Key Tips for the Season

RISMEDIA, June 12, 2009-It's hurricane season, and you might have all the essentials to protect your business if a storm is coming - plywood, tarps, portable generators. But do you have the tools to protect your company's reputation? ...


Your Office Coach: Important, Work Well with Others

RISMEDIA, June 12, 2009-(MCT)-Question: Since taking this job four months ago, I have been bothered by a co-worker's relationship with my manager. This woman does everything for him. She even writes his e-mails and drives him on personal errands. In return, he occasionally covers up for her and handles some ...


Social Media an Increasingly Important during Tough Economic Times, Survey Finds

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-Employers faced with reduced communication budgets and resources are turning to social media to keep their workforce engaged, according to a survey released this week. ...


How Do You Expand the Lifespan of the Agent and Client?

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2009-Savvy real estate agents who deliberately work to ensure that they are seen as an active partner in their clients' transaction-rather than a necessary means to an end-will find that they have a unique opportunity to extend the lifespan of this relationship and distinguish themselves in the ...


In the Workplace – Connections are Everywhere

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2009-(MCT)-Bonnie Smith spent 18 years in corporate communications at Hallmark Cards and American Century. When the latter job ended, she wanted to "get out of corporate America." ...


Managing Your Real Estate Career Today and Tomorrow

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-A look into the daily life of a REALTOR®: ...


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