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Nine Real Estate Trends for 2009

RISMEDIA, Dec. 17, 2008-For even the most seasoned real estate professional, 2008 was a challenging year. As the credit market tightened, the economy sputtered, foreclosures soared and the stock market took a hit, many were wishing for a crystal ball to see just when to expect a turn-around. ...


5 Ways to Make Yourself Stronger in 2009

By Fayette Wester ...


For Your Clients – How to Have a Successful Open House During the Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, Dec. 15, 2008-Holidays-and the religious or non-religious implications that go with them-can get very personal, which goes against one of the major rules when showing your home-keep everything impersonal. Finding a balance can be difficult for homeowners that are trying to sell, but still want to celebrate the season. ...


5 Ways to Meet Seller Needs with Tough Love

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‘Closing’ the Deal

By Stephanie Andre ...


VHT Launches YouTube Posting Service for Real Estate Videos

RISMEDIA, Dec. 9, 2008-VHT, the world's leading provider of visual marketing services for the Real Estate Industry, announced they are now offering YouTube distribution services with their video tours. This fully-automated service gives real estate professionals the ability to quickly and easily gain more exposure for their property marketing. ...


The Leadership Vacuum – What We Lose with the Next Generation

Commentary by Nick Tasler ...


Zooming in on the Virtual Tour Business – A Whole New Look at Online Listings

By Maria Patterson ...


A Simple ‘Thank-you’ Means More Than You Think

By Ryan Carter ...


Is IDX Really Necessary for Your Website?

By Peyman Aleagha ...


Selling Homes Quickly

Commentary by Dan Steward ...


The Pros and Cons to Living in a Loft

By George W. Mantor ...


How to Leverage the Power of Word-of-Mouth Marketing

RISMEDIA, Dec. 1, 2008-"While the Internet has brought new sophistication to real estate sales and newspaper advertising continues to be used, there's something much more powerful than both," states Rich Shipley, director of Marketing for Entertainment® Publications. ...


How to Shift Your Focus to Accomplish Influential Communication

By Sam Palazzolo ...


A Designated Hit – Realtors Who Earn Designations Earn More

RISMEDIA, Nov. 26, 2008-Looking for a competitive edge (and who isn't)? Realtors® who earn professional designations from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) have a distinct advantage over those who don't. Based on 2008 NAR survey data, the median income of brokers and agents without a designation was $33,200 while ...


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