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Living Life for Less – Get out of Debt and Back in Control

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-The news headlines paint a grim picture. Record job losses. Stagnant incomes. Rising debt. Stalled savings. One in four consumers say they are worried about making their monthly payments over the next six months, a four percent ...


The Golden Earring: Don’t Let Fear Stand in the Way of Your Dreams

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-For my birthday, my daughter took me to have my ears pierced. I know it's hard to imagine a woman of my vintage not having her ears pierced, but it's true. Not only that, but I was scared! ...


Time is Money: How Agents Can Streamline Day-to-Day Business

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-It's no secret that in today's world, the old cliché "time is money" rings truer than ever. In 2009, real estate agents have found that streamlining day-to-day business practices is the only way to efficiently attract new business while simultaneously working with existing clients, providing the service ...


TourFactory Announces Co-Marketing Partnership with AgentAdvantage

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-TourFactory® and AgentAdvantage® have announced a co-marketing partnership where both companies will offer bundle pricing of their most popular services. These packages are the combination of the best-in-class products for both agent website service and virtual tour marketing. ...


Tips from the Top – Power Brokers Prepared for the Situation at Hand

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2009-With more than 950 responses, RISMedia's 21st Annual Power Broker Survey demonstrates that brokers are eager to show their strength and use 2009 as a year to move ahead in the real estate industry. Here, read how Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of the No. 2-ranking HomeServices ...


Now More Than Ever, Know What the Consumer Wants

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-Communication and creativity are key to staying in touch with real estate consumers at Prudential Prime Properties in the Boston, MA area. Company President Nancy Quinn offers insights into the challenges her company faces in today's market and how to meet them head on. ...


Businesses Encourage Telecommuting to Drive Down Real Estate Costs

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-As recession-battered companies look to save money on real estate costs, a growing number of businesses are equipping their employees with Blackberry smartphones and laptops and moving them out of the main office as a way of reducing expenses. The Regus Group, one of the leading global ...


Employees Optimistic despite Sliding Confidence in Future Job Security and Pay Increases

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2009-Despite lower employee confidence in the areas of job security and pay raises, the majority of employees have a surprising level of optimism relating to their ability to sidestep layoffs, the future outlook of their employer and expectations for pay increases, according to the Q1 Glassdoor.com Employee ...


5 Recommendations for Navigating Today’s Mortgage and Housing Markets

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2009-"There are five distinct strategies that can help home owners, buyers, and sellers successfully navigate today's turbulent mortgage and housing markets," said Gibran Nicholas, chairman of the CMPS Institute, an organization that certifies mortgage bankers and brokers. ...


Looking Back – Americans Return to Lessons of Great Depression

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2009-(MCT)-With the continuing economic struggles that Americans are facing on a daily basis, there are signs that that people are beginning to embrace the lessons of the Great Depression. ...


Area Pro Realty’s Fresh Business Model Is Changing the Franchising Industry

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2009-Are you a broker that has been monitoring the real estate news daily looking for any good news to rally behind? If you fit a certain criteria, the good news could be only a click away. Area Pro Realty has released a business model that allows independent ...


Turning Lemons into Lemonade – Americans Address Employment Situation in Midst of Economic Turmoil

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2009-The Career College Association (CCA) released the results of a new commissioned survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, finding more than two out of three Americans either taking steps or considering steps to address their employment situation in ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies – Does the Law of Attraction Work in Today’s Market?

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2009-As a real estate business coach I get asked this question a lot. "Does the law of attraction still work in today's economy?" The answer is yes, the law of attraction works in any economy. ...


Social Media and Business Networking for Website Traffic

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2009-It's interesting how many real estate professionals haven't made the leap to social and business networking on the Web, especially considering how ingrained the old styles of networking are in their business plans. They join local civic groups, go to meetings, sponsor events and groups, and more. ...


8 Steps to Achieve and Maintain an Environment of Excellence

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2009-Excellence is defined as the "state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue." In plain English, this means someone who consistently makes an above-average effort. Do you maintain an environment of excellence at your brokerage? And what constitutes "excellence?" ...


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