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Business Development & Best Practices Archive


50 Days of Leaders: The Power of Listening

RISMEDIA, Sept. 19, 2007--Michal Rhodus believes in the team concept in her real estate business--and it shows. From the company name--Real Living Team One--to her every-day approach to business, Rhodus employs the team concept to get the job done. Read more about why this made her stand out among Realtor ...


First American Title Launches Multicultural Awareness Campaign

RISMEDIA, Sept. 19, 2007-First American Title Insurance Company has announced it will launch a Multicultural Awareness Campaign by observing all ethnic holidays beginning with Hispanic Heritage Month. The campaign will also include the observance of Black History Month, the Chinese and Vietnamese New Year, and other Multicultural holidays as ...


‘Mr. Internet’ Offers New Book on Best Practices for Successful Realtor Web Sites

RISMEDIA, Sept. 19, 2007-While all Realtors® know that to be competitive in today's market they must have a Web site, most do not understand how to ensure that Web site is a success. All that has changed with the release of "The Real Estate Web Site Success Guide," which ...


Tongue Tied: Learning a Second Language Can Boost Your Career, but It’s Costly

By Ruth MantellRISMEDIA, Sept. 19, 2007-(MarketWatch)-Business is indeed global these days and for many professionals that means investing the time and the money to learn a foreign language could pay off in terms of career advancement and salary. ...


50 Days of Leaders: Putting the PR Machine to Work

RISMEDIA, September 18, 2007--Understanding how to put the power of his company's brand to work for him has been one of the keys to Ron Reed's success in Madison, Wisconsin. Read how he puts public relations to work for him in his market and why that made him stand out ...


Seller Finds ‘Sweet Spot’ for Bid War

RISMEDIA, Sept. 18, 2007-(MCT)-The bidding wars of the boom real estate market were the stuff of legends. ...


September is National Preparedness Month

RISMEDIA, Sept. 17, 2007-September is National Preparedness Month and a good time to prepare homes and families for emergencies. Along with first aid kits and food supplies for emergencies, it is important to prepare for urgent financial situations."Something as simple as a broken pipe under your home's foundation, or the ...


50 Days of Leaders: Putting Others First

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2007--Putting others first isn't just a slogan for Tina Porter; it's a way of life. "The more that we help others and do for them, the more we are blessed ourselves," she says. Read how this core belief has benefited Porter in both her personal and professional ...


Oakwood Worldwide Wins U.S. General Services Administration Schedule Contract

RISMEDIA, Sept. 17, 2007-Oakwood Worldwide, a leading global temporary housing and serviced apartment provider, recently won the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 48 Contract (#GS-33F-0020T), making Oakwood an approved vendor of corporate housing to the government. The GSA, a U.S. federal government agency, manages and facilitates many workplace essentials ...


50 Days of Leaders: Creating a Winning Marketing Strategy

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2007--Even though Stefanie Pratt entered the real estate business during a time when technology was driving practically every system, she created a successful business using a marketing strategy that includes the 'best of' traditional methods. Read why these efforts made her an obvious choice for this year's ...


Fidelity National Financial Expands its Multicultural Marketing Program in the Pacific Northwest

RISMEDIA, Sept. 14, 2007-Fidelity National Title Group, Inc., launched its Multicultural Marketing Program in the Pacific Northwest. The program is part of its Multicultural Marketing Division's initiative to help raise the home-ownership rates for underserved and immigrant communities, particularly Latinos, Asians and African-Americans nationwide. To kick off the launch, FNF ...


Chase Offers New Yorkers Legacy Lessons To Build Wealth through Homeownership

RISMEDIA, Sept. 14, 2007-Chase, one of the nation's leading residential housing lenders, is wrapping up its national four-city tour of educational seminars designed to show African Americans how to establish and preserve their legacies through homeownership. ...


Equestrian Communities Bring the New Ruralism Lifestyle to Market

By Jennifer K. Donovan & Michael M. Donovan ...


50 Days of Leaders: In Real Estate since Teen Years

RISMEDIA, Sept. 13, 2007--Jonathan Polino had the advantage of applying his finance background straight out of school by working in his father's real estate company. Licensed since the age of 19, read how Jonathan grew his business and why we thought he was a great addition to our Realtors on ...


Sell Your Home with Feng Shui, Staging Homes for Quick Sale in Any Market

RISMEDIA, Jan. 19, 2007-Dealing with the ups and downs of the housing market is an ongoing challenge for real estate professionals or anyone trying to sell a home. What works one year may not be the best approach the next. A seller's market can swiftly shift to a buyer's market ...