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More Real Estate Professionals Saying ‘Welcome Home’ Than Ever

RISMEDIA, Feb. 18, 2008-A growing number of selective brokers, always looking for the gift that says "good job" or "thanks for your business" with flair and exclusivity, are lining up behind the customized gift cards created by Cardvark, Inc., creators of the Welcome Home gift card. ...


Open House This Weekend? Remember These 6 Communication Tips

RISMEDIA, Feb. 16, 2008-While hosting your open house this weekend, make sure your first priority is listening to your customer needs-or they'll turn to someone else who will. ...


How to Guarantee the Sale of Your Clients’ Homes – Secrets from a Top Agent

By Craig Proctor ...


Online Strategies – Networking Tips You Need to Succeed in Real Estate

By Kayla O'Brien ...


Great Ideas for Building Consumer Confidence in Today’s Real Estate Market

By Kayla O'Brien ...


Helping Spanish-speaking Buyers Become Homeowners

Commentary by Alejandra Autry ...


Improve Client Relationships Through Social Media

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2009-(MCT)-With the growing popularity of social media platforms MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn, businesses and nonprofit organizations alike are embracing the technology to build community and strengthen consumer interest. ...


5 Tips for Mailing to Seniors

By Britt Brouse ...


Best Practices – Professional Service with a Personal Touch

By Paige Tepping ...


How User-Generated Content Is Impacting Real Estate – Part 2

RISMEDIA, Feb. 16, 2008-Last week, in the first of our three part series, we established that Web 2.0 is alive and kicking in all industries, including real estate. Phil Koserowski, vice president, Interactive Marketing established that as real estate professionals, it's a must to recognize the responsibility to know what ...


Self-Marketing – 8 Steps to Make an Effective Plan

By Brian Wildermuth ...


Increase Productivity at Work by Socializing with Colleagues

RISMEDIA, Feb. 14, 2008-(MCT)-The rules are simple: The first time you ride, you eat breakfast for free. The second time, you buy for everybody. If you don't ride for 90 days, you buy for everybody when you do. ...


Real Estate Foreclosure List Names Detroit, Stockton, and Las Vegas to Top 2007 Metros

RISMEDIA, Feb. 14, 2008-RealtyTrac®, an online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its Year-End 2007 Metropolitan Foreclosure Report, which shows Detroit, Stockton, Calif., and Las Vegas documented the three highest foreclosure rates among the nation's 100 largest metro areas during 2007. ...


Women Entrepreneurs – Learn the 8 Essentials to Get Incorporated

RISMEDIA, Feb. 14, 2008-Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs (Wiley; February 8; Hardcover; $24.95) is available in bookstores across the U.S. and Canada and will be released in the U.K. and Singapore next month. The new book by Real Living President Kaira Sturdivant Rouda illustrates how Real Living's ...


Homeowners Are in Denial – Zillow Reveals Consumer Sentiment

RISMEDIA, Feb. 8, 2008-Despite repeated highly publicized reports of a home sales slump and pricing slides, there's a surprising amount of positive consumer sentiment -- and perhaps a good measure of homeowner denial as well: Even in a negative home pricing environment, 77% of homeowners from around the country believe ...