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Business Development & Best Practices Archive


VA Loans Revisited: Unaffected by Fannie & Freddie

By Jason Kotar ...


Real Estate Agents Cite Effectiveness of Promotional Products in Marketing to Buyers and Sellers

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2008-In an industry facing tremendous pressure, how do real estate agents market themselves to gain an edge? To find out, Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) surveyed more than 700 attendees at the 2007 National Association of Realtors Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...


Terry Towndrow Announced Recruiter of the Year

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2008-Terry Towndrow, Director of Career Development at Coldwell Banker Legacy in Albuquerque, NM, was honored as the 2008 Recruiter of the Year at the 18th Recruiting Network Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. ...


One Way to Sell Your Home? Buy a New One

By Greta Guest ...


5 Tips for Managing Your Mistakes

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2008-(careerbuilder.com)-As a leader, you are bound to make mistakes. It is human nature to want to forget about, cover up, or blame someone or something else for them happening. But the most effective leader is one who not only manages mistakes, but turns them into opportunities for ...


Why Now is a Great Time For a 1031 Exchange

Commentary by Steve Rodgers and Jon Ryan ...


10 Must-Haves for Your Real Estate Website-Part 2

By Jonathan Nicholas ...


Is Your Customer More Knowledgeable Than You? Helping Consumers Grasp Real Estate Part II

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2008-Continuing last week's Viewpoints series on helping consumers better understand the real estate process, Sherry A. Chris, President & CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC, takes center stage and poses the question, "Is your customer more knowledgeable than you?" ...


10 Myths about Working with Multicultural Real Estate Clients

Commentary by Michael Soon Lee ...


Real Estate Leadership – A Fish Rots from the Head Down

Commentary by Don Kottick ...


Open Houses – 4 Ways to Sharpen Your Strategy

By Joanne Cleaver ...


Achieving Greater Satisfaction with One-Stop Real Estate Shopping

Commentary by Ken Trepeta ...


How to Help Consumers Better Grasp the Real Estate Process, Part One

RISMEDIA, May 10, 2008-Evolution is defined as the process of change in the inherited traits of a population of organisms from one generation to the next. That statement couldn't be truer in the real estate industry. As we slowly shift more attention from Baby Boomers to Generations X and Y, ...


10 Red Flags for Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2008-The average home buyer views at least 10 homes over an eight week search so it isn't practical to get a professional inspection of every house they tour. FrontDoor.com, a new real estate website powered by HGTV, comes to the rescue pointing out things to look for ...


11 Tips for Effective Space Planning

RISMEDIA, May 2, 2008-SmartDraw.com, makers of SmartDraw, a program that automates the process of creating business graphics, released its list of "Top Tips for Effective Space Planning." SmartDraw, a popular business graphics software, is downloaded by more than 2 million people every year and is widely used to create polished, ...


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