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Business Development & Best Practices Archive


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 ...


Gonzales Group Gains: Adds Partners, Expands Products and Services

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2007-Dr. Oscar Gonzales, managing partner of the Gonzales Group, announced the addition of two principal partners, Daniel Carrillo and Antonio Valdez, and the launch of a business solutions firm that will serve as the industry's Multicultural resource center. The consulting firm will service a broad range of ...


RealEstate.com: Three Ways to Seize the Opportunity of an Open House

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2007-Home buyers all too often leave an open house simply because they didn't like the house. But what they really should be doing is taking advantage of a prime opportunity to pick up useful information that might aid in their search for a new home. ...


Coming Soon: Foreclosure Investing For Dummies

RISMEDIA, May 3, 2007- In his latest book, Foreclosure Investing For Dummies, Ralph Roberts reveals the strategies and techniques that he has developed over his 30 years in real estate for investing in foreclosures. ...


Help-U-Sell Real Estate Adds Board Member

RISMEDIA, May 3, 2007-Help-U-Sell Real Estate, a set-fee services company, has announced that Patrick Stone has joined the company's Board of Directors. ...


Coldwell Banker Launches Marketing Program Aimed at Single Women

RISMEDIA, May 3, 2007-With more and more single women buying and selling real estate, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation unveiled a marketing program targeting this demographic. The initiative features a handbook, entitled "A Wise Woman's Guide to Buying Your Own Home," which can be used by the more than 3,200 ...


Realty ONE Group Celebrates 2nd Anniversary With 1,000th Agent

RISMEDIA, May 3, 2007-Realty ONE Group, starting with a small group of dedicated staff, has rapidly become one of the top real estate agencies in Las Vegas, according to the company. With the recent hire of their 1,000th agent and the opening of their new $2 million headquarters in Summerlin, ...