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How Real Estate Agents Can Use Bonuses and Incentives to Get More Clients and Sell More Homes

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2009—You've probably seen countless infomercials that include one or more special bonuses if you purchase the product being advertised. Here are a few examples for you to consider:  ...


Recruiting the Agent of the Future

RISMEDIA, October 6, 2009—Recruiting agents today can be challenging, however, recruiting quality real estate agents should be your company’s number-one priority. Recruiting quality agents is the fastest way to increase market share and to generate revenue. In addition, today’s changing market provides the best recruiting opportunity we have seen in 10 ...


Where Are All the REOs?

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2009—Certain things in life are simply meant to be mysteries. There are ages-old philosophical questions that have kept philosophers busy for millennia: What is the sound of one hand clapping? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it still make a ...


4 Ways Real Estate Professionals Can Use Zillow.com

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2009—Zillow is a media site, or a marketing platform that real estate professionals can utilize to connect with buyers, sellers, and each other. Each month more than 8 million users come to Zillow with one common interest, real estate. ...


EXIT Realty Announces Alliance with EcoBroker International

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2009—The green real estate movement is today’s mantra for everything from energy-efficient appliances and toxin-free building materials to all-natural cleaning supplies or water-saving products. Everywhere we turn, marketing screams for our lives to “go green.” Whether it’s the bag you pack your groceries in, separating ...


InstanetForms Now Available to Realtors in California

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2009—Instanet Solutions and Advanced Real Estate Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors® (SILVAR), has announced that they have reached a long-term agreement that will provide SILVAR members and other local Realtors with access to PRDS Forms, via InstanetForms, as a member ...


Work Your Sphere of Influence to Your Advantage

RISMEDIA, October 3, 2009—Working your sphere of influence is one of the easiest ways to stay productive in any real estate market. Everyone has a sphere of influence and staying in touch with yours could you help you stay at the front of the pack. George Wallace, Broker/owner at Coldwell Banker ...


Company Profile: Tools Essential for Survival

RISMEDIA, October 2, 2009—As one of the top producers in Daytona, Florida, Aswin Suri expects nothing less than a smooth process—whether it’s for his clients or from his vendor partners. That’s the very reason why he selected Lowen Sign Company to fulfill his real estate sign needs.  ...


Foreclosure Fortune-telling – Adjust for Your Success

RISMEDIA, October 1, 2009—It’s clear there are many more foreclosures in the real estate market’s future and we don’t need a fortune-teller to enlighten us on that score. What we do need, however, is to know the level of foreclosures being forecast over the next few years, as this will likely ...


How Real Estate Agents Can Get Rich

RISMEDIA, September 30, 2009—Too many real estate agents work 50 to 60 hours a week, week-after-week, without anything to show for it. People can say what they want about us and our profession, but one thing is for sure- we work our tales off.  ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Hate to Make Cold Calls? 5 Tips to Make it Easier

RISMEDIA, September 30, 2009—Have you often avoided making those “dreaded cold calls?” Do you dream of how much better your business could be but just can’t bring yourself to pick up the phone?  ...


Sometimes You Just Need to Step Back – Are You Committed to Changing for the Future?

RISMEDIA, September 30, 2009—Brokers have suffered over the past few years due to eroding profit margins, lower sales volume and real estate prices. Historically, brokers have been slow to adapt to change, often reactive instead of proactive.  ...


Exclusive Webinar: The Art of Building and Managing the Perfect Team

RISMEDIA, September 28, 2009—1parkplace announces an exclusive, one on one interview conducted by 1parkplace.com CEO Steve Hundley, interviewing one of the most successful real estate team leaders in the world, Top 5 member Gregg Neuman, on the art of building and managing your perfect team. ...


Utilizing Technology Fuels Company’s Growth

RISMEDIA, September 26, 2009—Utilizing the newest technology trends is one of the easiest ways for real estate companies to remain competitive in any real estate market. While it isn’t about using technology for technology’s sake, it is crucial to introduce concepts that are poised to enable your company to grow. Here, ...


6 Steps to Generating Free Leads on Craigslist

RISMEDIA, September 25, 2009—After years of trial and error using Craigslist, I finally created a system for consistently generating quality leads for my business and I’ve decided to share the steps in this article.  ...


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