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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, ...


Make a Decision to Bounce Back for the Better

RISMEDIA, May 3, 2008-(MCT)-Q: I've suffered a few setbacks and disappointments in the last year, and seem to be bogged down in them. A business that I began failed and my long-term girlfriend left me for someone else. I want to move past this, but just don't seem able to ...


Recruiting 101: Don’t Fear Change

By Rich Rector ...


How to Take Advantage of Professional Networking Websites

By Diane Stafford ...


Real Estate Business Model – by Accident, Virtually Green

RISMEDIA, April 29, 2008-"When I conceived of the virtual business model for Allison James Estates & Homes in May of 2007, I knew we had the formula to provide a win-win-win situation for the broker, Realtor and consumer, but I never dreamed that we would also provide a ‘win' for ...


Just How Green are Green Businesses?

By Jim Wyss ...


Agent Recruiting – Sending the Right First Impression

By Allison Lewis ...


A Streamlined Approach to Real Estate Recruiting

By Paige Tepping ...


6 Ways to Take Your Place on the Internet

Commentary by Peyman Aleagha ...


Cartus Hosts Annual Broker International Conference

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2008-The 2008 Cartus Broker Network International Conference was held April 10-12 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. The awards ceremony included the presentation of the Network's three leading awards. CENTURY 21 Alliance of Philadelphia captured the Cartus Broker Network Cup. Accepting the ...


Creating a Healthy In-House Lender Relationship

Commentary by Paul W. Wylie ...


Preparing Your Home for the Virtual Tour

RISMEDIA, April 18, 2008-As more buyers are turning to the Web to begin their home search, sellers in today's market are relying on virtual tours for that oh-so-important first impression. If you are selling your home this spring, take some time to get it virtual-tour and open-house ready. Your extra ...


Building Long-Term Relationships

By Lesley Geary ...


Tips to Successful Real Estate Open Houses in a Slow Economy

RISMEDIA, April 17, 2008-Illinois real estate isn't selling like it used to and that means sellers and their agents are being more proactive. According to RE/MAX real estate agents around Chicago, a slower economy means more open houses than ever in Illinois. ...


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