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RISMEDIA, March 10, 2009-We are bombarded daily with reports, opinions and statistical interpretations regarding the real estate market that, in my opinion, amount to a whole lot of worthless information. ...


The Road to Success Is Paved with Education

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2009-Realtors® are out there working and fighting for business and their clients every day, and the competition is even stronger in today's down market. ...


Working the Foreclosure Market – 5 Things You Need to Know

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The Changing Role of MLS

RISMEDIA, March 6, 2009-Today, if you want to find out anything about anything, where do you go? There is a high probability that you go to Google. So ingrained in our culture is the power of Google search, that Google has become a verb. On a daily basis, many of ...


How to Help Homeowners Understand Obama’s Foreclosure Plan

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-If your housing market is anything like my housing market, you are probably fielding plenty of questions about President Obama's $75 billion foreclosure plan. Most homeowners want to know what it means for them, whether they are ...


Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-(MCT)-Q. I'm an older employee in a youngish company. We all get along, but often I just don't understand my co-workers. They seem to feel the same way about me. I think the work would get done better if we communicated better. Any tips? ...


Realtors Get the Right Tools, Right Now

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-To help Realtors® meet their clients' needs and succeed in today's economic climate, the National Association of Realtors® is offering its roster of business-building resources to members for free or at significantly reduced costs through the association's new "Right Tools, Right Now" initiative. ...


Excitement about RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network Grows as Seminar Series Travels through Florida

Florida Agents Still Have Time to Attend ‘The New Deal in Real Estate' Tomorrow and Friday ...


Mastering SOI Marketing – It’s Not Personal, It’s Business

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2009-Q: "Dear Jennifer, Got up this morning and saw that my daughter's best friend's parents listed with someone else! They've been on my mailing list and their daughter and my daughter have been best friends since grade school. I'm crushed. Should I continue to send them things ...


Will Things Ever Return to ‘Normal?’

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2009-No! But, one of the lessons often forgotten when economic news gets this gloomy is that these are also times of great opportunity for some. As a matter of fact, sucking the prosperity out of America has already been very lucrative for a few, such as Halliburton ...


Looking to the Future, Success

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2009-"As we move forward, and the Internet evolves into the 2.0 world, we are no longer providing information to the client. Instead, we are involving the client and collaborating with them," says Greg Manship, CEO of Boise, Idaho's Intermountain MLS. Having worked in the MLS industry since ...


To Appreciate the Appreciation in Real Estate, Long-Term

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2009-What are the general principles we all learned about long-term investing? Research and plan. Buy low, sell high. Keep some liquid assets for short-term emergencies. These basic tenets still apply, at least in real estate. ...


Social Media Mindfulness – What Every Real Estate Professional Needs to Know

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2009-Brad Hanks (bradhanksseminars.com) refers to himself as a "social media evangelist." He is out in the field preaching to the masses about the importance of embracing the tide that is social media. He is also a well-respected CRB ...


How Can Agents Build More Trust with Their Clients?

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2009-In today's real estate market, it is now more important than ever for companies and agents to be truly authentic if they want to build a foundation for long-term success. In response to market saturation and an overload of messages, consumers are seeking to award their loyalty ...


Top 5 Member Spotlight – Making Listings Move

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2009-Speaking with Top 5 Member Julie Vanderblue of Fairfield, Connecticut's the Higgins Group, she makes a point to recognize the effort it takes to move listings at a time when they're staying on the market longer. From charity event open houses, to proactively finding buyers, in this interview, ...


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