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Business Development & Best Practices Archive


What to Do When the Going Gets Tough

By Michael Guld ...


5 Tips for Selling a Vacant Home

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2008-This spring, as it becomes a popular time for homeowners to begin preparing their homes for sale, Showhomes encourages them to do some essential steps to make sure the most important first step takes place: buyers make the decision to view the home. ...


Moving Your Business Forward, New Conferences Debut

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2008-If a business need exists, however obscure it may be, there is probably a conference that addresses it. But will it really get the job done? If you're like most businesspeople, you probably view conferences with a skeptical eye. Sure, they claim to be great opportunities to ...


New Campaign Takes It to the TV: ‘Where Do You Want to Be?’

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2008-The single bachelor; the newlyweds separated by military service, but dreaming of their first home; the family literally stuck to the front yard of the house they've outgrown; A new line of television ads running on national network and cable television asks viewers across the country - ...


Going the Extra Mile – Team-building Puts Focus on Good Deeds

By Darrell Smith ...


Keeping the Client, Team Educated

By John Voket ...


How to Kick Your Micromanaging Habit

By Liz Reyer ...


SKY Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Luxury Real Estate Auction

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2008-SKY Sotheby's International Realty announced it will hold its first of two Sarasota luxury property auctions for 2008 on April 11 at the Longboat Key Club and Resort, with an estimated $100 million in extraordinary properties for sale. Bidder registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on auction day, ...


Reaching ‘Uber-Rich’ Consumers

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2008-Universal Media, parent of Elite Traveler, the worldwide private jet lifestyle magazine, has just acquired Luxus Networks, the world's largest provider of private jet terminal signage for an undisclosed amount. Luxus Networks maintains a presence in more than 100 private jet terminals across the U.S. ...


Specializing in Seniors – How Realtors Can Embrace the Role of Advisor

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2008-In keeping with the evolving expectations of their clients, Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES(R)) --- a designation of the National Association of Realtors(R) --- took steps to enhance their ability to advise older Americans in decisions about senior housing. Through a partnership with SNAPforSeniors(R), SRES members now ...


Serving Niche Customers

By Lesley Geary  ...


Minority Coalition to Discuss Economic Impacts, Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2008-The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals will host the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) at its 2008 Legislative Conference in an unprecedented move that brings together the top minority trade groups in the real ...


Real Estate Niches – Developing the Equestrian Community Model

By Michael & Jennifer Donovan, Equestrian Services, LLC ...


An International View – What Makes a Successful Company?

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2008-(MCT)-What makes a successful company? And equally important, why do some companies fail? There is no simple answer to either question. Academics, business schools and consultancies certainly devote large amounts and resources to answering both. ...


Why Every Day Should be ‘Retention Day’ – Part III

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2008-This week, in conclusion of our three-part recruiting and retention series, Gary Longobardo, president & COO, and Bonnie Mays, senior vice president of Realty World share what works best while being selective when it comes to looking for new recruits. ...