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8 Steps to a Better First Impression

By Hallie Mummert ...


6 Strategies to Hire Right the First Time

By Gregg Gregory ...


3 Reasons Why a Change of Scenery Helps Employees

RISMEDIA, Jan. 29, 2008-(careerbuilder.com)-Planned, intentional employee rotation will have many positive effects on your business and employees. Encouraging employees to rotate into different roles every few years contributes to knowledge sharing, exposes workers to new challenges, and helps to develop employees' careers. ...


Restarting the Mortgage Markets

By Ken Trepeta ...


The Real Estate Credentials That Mean the Most

By Scott Einbeinder ...


Tips for a Smooth Move: How to Avoid Real Estate Closing Nightmares

RISMEDIA, Jan. 25, 2008-An unexpected problem on the day of your real estate closing can turn the experience from a dream into a nightmare. With a little research and advanced preparation you can ensure a smooth closing process before you are handed the keys to your new abode. Here are ...


What’s Google’s Secret? ’100 Best Companies to Work For’ Reveals Latest Trends

RISMEDIA, Jan. 24, 2008-This week, Fortune magazine released its 100 Best Companies to Work For® list with Google at the top for the second straight year. This annual list of top U.S. workplaces is compiled by the San Francisco-based Great Place to Work® Institute, which has authored the list since ...


Effective Evaluations: Tips for Rewarding Your Top 20%

RISMEDIA, Jan. 24, 2008-(careerbuilder.com)-Business owners must rigorously evaluate their workforce, rewarding top employees while encouraging those in the middle to work harder for these rewards. Learn principles for making the top 20% of your employees feel loved and motivated to continue producing for your business. ...


Tech Talk: How to Understand Your Next Computer

By Gregg Larson ...


Taking Advertising to the Streets

By Paige Tepping ...


Mortgage Rates Are Low – So Where are the Home Buyers?

RISMEDIA, Jan. 17, 2008-(MCT)-Interest rates on the conventional 30-year fixed rate mortgage are at their lowest in more than two years despite a constricting mortgage market that has made it tougher for some borrowers to get the home loans they want. But so far, the super-low fixed rate hasn't sparked ...


Connecticut’s Randy Salvatore Awarded Builder of the Year

RISMEDIA, Jan. 14, 2008--Building upon his recent accolades as an 8-time HOBI award winner for outstanding achievements in the construction industry, New Canaan, Conn. resident Randy Salvatore received the ultimate recognition for professional excellence when he was named "2007 Builder of the Year" by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association ...


NAR’s Council of Residential Specialists Adds Luxury Home Training

RISMEDIA, Jan. 11, 2008-The National Association of Realtor's Council of Residential Specialists® has recently approved an Institute for Luxury Home Marketing course for two elective credits toward earning the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS®) designation. ...


What’s Troubling Real Estate

Commentary by Walt Baczkowski ...


The Importance of Appraisals in a Declining Market

By Jason Kotar ...


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