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5 Ways to Maximize ROI and Improve Online Results

RISMEDIA, April 17, 2008-How do you know if your website is operating at peak performance? Are you converting a significant amount of online leads into meaningful conversations and transactions? Let's find out if your site is achieving outstanding results by reviewing these five keys to online marketing success: ...


There’s Still Life in the Market

Commentary by Jorrit Van der Meulen ...


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. ...


Targeting Cell Phones

By Wailin Wong ...


Catching the Eyes of Consumers

By Kayla O'Brien ...


Cover All 4 SEO Bases to Hit an SEO Homerun

By Glenn Houck ...


First-Time Home Buyers Now Account for Nearly One-Half of Total Sales in U.S.

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2008-First-time home buyers accounted for nearly one-half of all new and existing home sales in many areas of the country during the first quarter of 2008, according to HouseHunt's "Current Market Conditions" random survey of member-agents. Historically, first-time buyers represent about one-third of all buyers. ...


Real Estate Firm Creates Strong Mix of Local and International Expertise

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2008-How does a real estate firm expand its expertise for international buyers while staying boutique-sized and locally focused? By hiring agents who have networking connections around the world with a variety of business skill sets, says one Scottsdale broker. ...


Boosting Morale in a Down Market

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2008-According to various reports, consumer confidence in March was at its lowest point since 2002, even with tax rebates and economic stimulus strategies on the horizon. Despite the most recent Fed interest rate cuts and the media's attention shifted toward politics, the housing market-for the most part-is ...


Broker Strategies – The Time to Buy

By Paige Tepping ...


10 Presentation Tips to Use in Real Estate

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2008-SmartDraw.com, makers of SmartDraw, a program that automates the process of creating business graphics, released its list of "Top Ten Sales and Marketing Presentation Tips." According to the company, SmartDraw is downloaded by more than 2 million people every year and is widely used to create compelling, ...


This Weekend, Set Your Goals

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2008-Only 12% of 18-33 year olds with higher education experience feel they are successful and living their dream, according to a recent study sponsored by Stowers Innovations, Inc. The YesYouCan SurveyTM found 76% of parents and grandparents of 18-33 year olds also feel their goals have not ...


Night and Day – When Home, Work Personalities Differ

By Marcia Heroux Pounds ...


Best Practices – How to Build Your Brand

By Paige Tepping ...


What to Do When the Going Gets Tough

By Michael Guld ...