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Homeowners, Renters and Businesses – Prepare for Disaster Before It Strikes

RISMEDIA, June 4, 2009-As those living near the Gulf of Mexico and along the Eastern Seaboard prepare for another Atlantic Hurricane season, which began June 1 and runs through November 30, the U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, homeowners and renters nationwide to write down their emergency preparedness ...


Leading In the Face of Adversity – 6 Tips to Inspire Others to Do Their Best

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-It wasn't so long ago that we were setting sales volume and price records, and the ranks of our industry swelled with bright-eyed newcomers eager to "do real estate." ...


Does the American Dream Still Exist? Industry Leader Says ‘Yes’

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-Is it still reasonable to dream the dream of homeownership? Although the white picket fence comes in many forms nowadays, from condos to co-ops, from townhomes to bungalows, the dream is still a realistic one for American families this June, Homeownership Month. ...


4 Ways to Build Your Brand, Business Using Flickr for Social Networking

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2009-Is one of your talents being a good photographer? Build your brand and business using your love for photography. You can do this by sharing your photos through a social networking site called Flickr. ...


Survey – Buyers Twice as Likely to Look for Open House Listings Online

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2009-Trulia.com, known for being one of the best places to start a real estate search, released the results of a survey conducted on their behalf by Harris Interactive® showing that U.S. home buyers* are twice as likely to use online sources than print sources to find open ...


Google Analytics for Phone Calls and Chat – How Deep Is Too Deep?

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-For those of you using Google Analytics, I'm sure that you find the information there to be in-depth and valuable to you in analyzing the sources for visitors to your site and the paths they take on the site once they're there. But Google Analytics provides much ...


The Key Numbers You Must Track to Sell More Homes

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-When I first got into real estate sales, I copied other agents and simply hoped for the best. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies- 5 Ways to Double Your Income Using Your SOI

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A Specialized Approach – Centralized Showing Service Makes Scheduling Home Showings Simple

RISMEDIA, May 30, 2009-Having become familiar with Centralized Showing Service (CSS) when she worked as an agent, Donna Kreps, vice president of sales for Indianapolis, Indiana-based FC Tucker, was well aware of the numerous advantages that working with CSS-a company that specializes in scheduling home showings-would provide. Allowing a specialist ...


How to Manage E-mail on Multiple Devices

RISMEDIA, May 30, 2009-I received this e-mail recently from one of our e-mailPLUS customers: ...


Keeping in Touch with Your Agents Keeps You ahead in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-Keeping in touch with your agents is a crucial element in today's real estate market and real estate professionals across the country are getting back to basics in order to keep their agents informed as to the market conditions. Here, Denton See, president, Carol Jones, Realtors in ...


Generation Y – An Opportunity and a Challenge

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-Born between 1978-1987 (now 22-31 years old), the Millennial Generation number 72 million strong in the U.S. and 2 billion globally-an increasingly powerful economic force. For many real estate professionals, future success will depend on successfully adapting sales and marketing strategies to fit the needs and desires ...


Allow Yourself to Succeed

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-Success lies within each of us. It is very interesting to discover what it is that triggers that response within us that makes the shift in our thinking to allow us to succeed. I'm talking about that ‘aha' moment, when all of a sudden, our goals and ...


Casting a Wider Recruiting Net

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-Real estate is changing from what many of us have known for a long time now. And it will be a long time before we see another market as we have in the past; an easy career choice where one can make a lot of money with ...


Customize Your IDX Solution, Give Site Visitors the Information They Want

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-IDX, or Internet Data Exchange, is an agreed-upon display of listings of brokers who opt in to the agreement. They can then display their listings and those of all member brokers on their site for search. The fields that are displayed are also agreed upon in advance, ...


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