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Bat 1,000 with Heavy Hitters at RISMedia’s CEO Exchange

With the housing market recovery well under way, real estate professionals across the country are starting to once again knock sales out of the park. National housing trends indicate rising home values and pent-up demand, so both agents and homeowners are primed ...


Family and Home – What’s Next?

The rapid adoption of technology, our changing economy and ever-evolving family dynamics mean that the family and home of today may not be the family and home of tomorrow. With an eye on the changing dynamics of our culture, we are ...


REALTOR® University’s Master of Real Estate Program Raises the Standards of Industry Excellence, Announces First Graduates

Experienced REALTORS® are among the real estate industry’s most-valued professional assets, particularly because of their ongoing commitment to continued learning. Since the nature of the real estate industry is always changing, professionals can benefit by expanding their knowledge base in a number of specialty areas within real estate. In addition ...


Ask the Expert: Where Can I Find the Best Real Estate Education Resources?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Mike Vazeii, Director of Product & Segment Marketing for American Home Shield. ...


Cultivating Relationships to Find Success

In the real estate world, the ladder to success isn't only strung with hard work and dedication. Cultivating meaningful and long-lasting relationships will also help you achieve your goals and stay on top. In the following interview, Sally E. Lapides, the President/CEO of  Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Leading ...


7 Painless Tips for Great Property Videos

In today’s tech-savvy real estate market, where Millennials continue to be the group that real estate professionals want to reach out to most, video plays a vital role in generating leads and connecting with prospective clients. But, to some, producing the videos ...


Agent Makeover Series: Top Five Ways to Grow Your Digital Brand

When you Google real estate in your local market, is your business at the top of the search results? With 92 percent of potential buyers house hunting online, boosting your online marketing efforts is crucial for building a successful business. ...


Ask the Expert: What Are the Top Defects Found in New-Construction Homes?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Jay Gregg, Director of Marketing with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. ...


7 Fun Tenets of Business that You Can Apply to Life

Within the first five years of a small-business venture, about half do not survive, according to the government’s Small Business Administration. And after 10 years, only a third are still around. ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Does Fiduciary Duty Extend further when under the Same Broker?

How far does an agent's fiduciary duty extend when both the buyer's and seller's rep are licensed under the same broker? ...


Hello Tomorrow—Realty One Group: Disrupting Our Industry

If greatness can be powered by drive alone, Realty ONE Group is destined for greatness; such is the passion and unswerving conviction of its founder and CEO, Kuba Jewgieniew, and his inspired executive team. Founded in Nevada just a short nine years ago, the company is now a national franchisor, ...


Senator Johnny Isakson and David Eisenhower Confirmed to Speak at Broker Summit

NAR PULE—David Eisenhower has been added to the roster of speakers at the REALTOR® Broker Summit in Atlanta, GA. He is the grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Attendees will gain insight into the leadership qualities General Eisenhower needed ...


The Ultimate Rental Tool for Landlords

Landlords know how important it is to find dependable tenants, however, running a potential tenant’s credit and rental history checks can be a very tedious—and often complicated—process. And that doesn’t take into consideration all the time and effort spent on tenants who don’t pan out. Houserie, a tenant screening program ...


Maximizing Your Connection with Internet Leads

Making an interactive online presence for yourself is an important step toward attracting more prospective clients and reaching real estate success. However, once you've gained an online lead, it's important that you maximize your potential connection with them. Read on as Ginger McQuigg, Senior Vice President, Residential Sales with Berkshire ...


Independently Healthy: Chicago Broker Bucks Brand Trend

As the real estate market continues down the path to recovery, brokers are looking to bounce back in a big way. For some, this means signing on with a franchise, banking on name recognition and corporate resources to boost marketshare. But others ...


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