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Success Begins with Hiring the Right Agents

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2007-After five years in the making, Dr. Cliff Baird has announced the availabilityof Re*STAR. Understanding that most people are fascinated with the potential of who they can become within their career, this new agent recruiting system helps brokers find the right agents to work with them to ...


How to Open the Door to New Clients

RISMEDIA, Nov. 3, 2007-In a market where interest rates are low, supply is high, and buyers are few and far between, real estate professionals need to find creative ways to catch new buyers who often come with unlimited referral potential. Home buyer seminars are an excellent way to increase business ...


Recruitment and Training to Be Featured Track at Leadership Conference

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2007- Realtors who want to get up to speed on the latest recruiting and training trends? should not miss this RISMedia's 18th Annual Leadership Conference to be held Sept. 5-6, 2007 in New York City. ...


To Buy or Not to Buy-What’s All the Fuss about Online Leads?

By Payam Zamani ...


Training & Business Development: Are You Truly the Neighborhood Expert?

RISMEDIA, June 13, 2007-For years, puffery has been used in the real estate industry to describe?properties such as "Best Home in Neighborhood" or "Great Deal." Unfortunately, it has even extended itself to agents' descriptions as the "South Area Specialist" or the "Neighborhood Expert." ...


Training & Business Development: Hamilton Snags Educators Award

RISMEDIA, June 13, 2007-Rhonda Hamilton of AllStar Real Estate Academy, a Texas Affiliate of the?RealtyU Network of Schools, has been honored as its ?Educator of the Quarter' for the second quarter of 2007. ...


Training & Business Development: Fund Your Dreams from Day One

RISMEDIA, June 13, 2007-Real estate is an unusual business, one in which agents often think of themselves?as "salespeople" rather than "businesspeople," and one area in which this distinction is often most evident is retirement. ...


Training & Business Development: New Licensing Requirements Available Online

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2007-California is raising the bar, so to speak, when licensing requirements for sales agents? will be increasing on September 30th of this year. Those applying for licensing after that date will be required to complete 135 hours prior to taking the state exam rather than the 45 ...


Training & Business Development: Set the Stage and Set Yourself Apart

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2007-Many agents today are not taking the time to fully utilize one of the best? tools available in the listing game, the pre-listing package, according to Pat Strong, an Accredited Seller Representative (ASR®) instructor with Rhonda Hamilton Learning Services in Texas. ...


Training & Business Development: Real Estate Commissions, The White Elephant in the Room

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2007-"Will you lower your commission?" is quite possibly the most dreaded? question that any real estate agent can ever hear. This simple five-word phrase has had the ability to strike terror in the heart of any hardworking agent. And why is that? A doctor or lawyer or ...


SharperAgent Bolsters Business with New Executive Team Members

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2007-SharperAgent added two new members to its executive team this spring-Director of Sales, Brad Bonjean and Director of Product Management, Geoff Paquette. Both dynamic professionals who will help guide the company's continued growth. ...


Set Aside your Hour of Power: Part I

By Ralph Roberts ...


Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions Announces New Office Management Solution

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2007-Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions, a division of Fidelity National Financial, a Fortune 500 provider of products, services and technology solutions to the financial and real estate industries, has announced the release of Broker BackOffice Pro version 7, a comprehensive office management solution for small and medium-sized ...


On the Map: Prudential CA/NV/TX Realty Adds Satellite Mapping to PruRealty.com

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2007-Prudential California/Nevada/Texas Realty, has announced the addition of Microsoft's Virtual Earth satellite mapping tool. ...


All Midyear NAR Attendees Welcome at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Education session to focus on consumers ...