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Promotional Kitchen Calendars Still Rule

Having been in the retail and promotional calendar business for over 35 years, I have listened to many soothsayers predict the “death” of the paper calendar. So far, neither Nostradamus, Mayan calendars nor the influx of ...


A Diversified Approach to Continued Success

Success comes in many forms. In the following interview, Shirley Gary, License Partner with Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga., gives us the methods behind her 20-plus years of real estate success. ...


Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Acquires Move, Inc. for $950 Million Cash Deal

News Corp and Move, Inc. announced Tuesday that News Corp, the massive media empire owned by Rupert Murdoch, has agreed to acquire leading online real estate business Move, Inc. for $950 million in an all-cash tender offer. ...


Agent Safety a Growing Concern in Light of Disappearance – 5 Must-Do’s to Protect Yourself in the Field

Suspect in Custody in Missing Arkansas Agent Case ...


Social Media Pays Off

In the following interview, John O’Reilly of Base Camp Realty of Richmond lets us know the winning methods behind his madness, from social media to education and time management. ...


Keeping Pace with Today’s Evolving Market

Keeping up with a market that never stops moving can often feel exhausting. In the following interview, Linda Rocha, the manager of Realty ONE Group in Corona, Calif., shares her top tips for staying ahead of the game. ...


The Rules of Celebrity Clientele

(MCT)—When it comes to high-profile clients, some entrepreneurs cultivate them, some stumble into them, but secretly everyone wants them. Why be just a florist when you can be “Florist to the Stars?” ...


You Can’t Take It with You: How Brokers Should Prepare for Their Exits, and Why Most Still Don’t

Their assumptions about the value of their business and ability to find buyers or management replacements can be overly optimistic. At 71, Ed Krafchow still has some unfinished business. ...


Top Tips to Build a Strong Team and Happy Life

Would you say that you work to live or live to work?  If your work-life balance is off-kilter and your office is not operating efficiently, it may be time to re-focus. Bob Corcoran,CEO of Corcoran Consulting and Coaching, says that agents ...


How You Can Increase Your Press Coverage

They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and while that probably doesn’t apply to real estate, there’s no doubt some good publicity can go a long way. The more visible you are in your community, the more potential clients will reach ...


Cracking the Code to Innovation

Everyone says they want innovation in their organization, but when an ambitious employee offers it to a CEO, for example, the idea is often shot down, says Dr. Neal Thornberry, faculty director for innovation initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School in California. ...


Ask the Expert: How Can Real Estate Professionals Remain Relevant?

Today's “Ask the Expert” features Charlie Young, President and CEO with ERA Real Estate. ...


Maximizing Business in the Sunshine State

Keeping your agents motivated is key to maximizing your business; in the following interview, Jen Dollar, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Orlando in Central Florida and Seminole, lets us know what it takes to stay on top. ...


CEO Exchange Exclusive: Core Values and a Great Culture, the Keys to Recruiting and Retaining

All real estate brokerages want to be successful, but in order to meet their goals and go beyond, they must first increase the success of their producers, according to the “Arming your Forces: Recruiting, Retaining and Motivating Must-haves” panel at RISMedia’s 2014 CEO Exchange. Moderated by RISMedia President & CEO ...


Speaker Spotlight: J. Lennox Scott to Be Featured Panelist at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Attendees at this year’s NAR Annual Conference and Expo will have a special opportunity to hear several of the nation’s most successful industry leaders break down their strategies for success at RISMedia’s 19th annual Power Broker Forum, titled, “Power Broker Strategies for Enhancing the Consumer Experience.” ...


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