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The Best of Both Worlds – Mixing Expertise with Consumer-product Branding

By Stephanie Andre ...


Real Living’s National Convention Goes City Style

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2008-Real Living, one of the nation's first women-focused real estate brands, will hold its annual convention and awards ceremony, Momentum, May 8-10 in Columbus, Ohio. Participants will have the opportunity to attend sessions led by esteemed real estate industry leaders, network with agents and brokers from across ...


Recruit More Efficiently – How to Match the Job with the Person

By Lesley Geary ...


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, ...


Ask the Expert – Going Green: Behind the Scenes

By Paige Tepping ...


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, ...


Dickson Green – New Division Promotes Healthy, Sustainable Real Estate Practices

RISMEDIA, May 2, 2008-Operating under the belief that real estate companies have a responsibility to educate their clients, Dickson Realty has developed Dickson Green. The new division will serve as a resource for healthier, more cost-effective, green real estate practices. ...


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 ...


Beyond ‘Bus Bench’ Advertising: Broadcast Your Benefits with Your Brand

By Kurt Lynn ...


Recruiting 101: Don’t Fear Change

By Rich Rector ...


The Key to Stronger Computer Passwords

By Etan Horowitz ...


The Big Open House Draws ‘Incredibly Positive’ Results

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2008-The Big Open House, a region-wide event highlighting the many great homes available in the metropolitan Detroit market, lived up to its name Sunday, drawing traffic to the homes and underscoring interest in the best buyer's market in recent memory. ...


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 ...