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10 Reasons Why Real Estate Professionals Should Be on Google+

Google+ continues to establish itself as one of the top social media platforms, especially in the world of real estate. In fact, according to Forbes magazine, Google+ is the second largest social network with 343 million active users. While ...


Rising Home Prices, Increasing Equity Spark Move-up Sales

This week’s breaking news regarding the significant jump in April home prices - posting record monthly growth and the fastest year-over-year growth in seven years - is just the latest in a series of statistics confirming that the real estate ...


Staying Connected When the Office Has Wheels

How do you manage a business when most of your business takes place outside of the office? For many real estate professionals, their car serves as their office. The daily functions required to run a business, including client communication and job planning, take place outside their office. Real estate professionals ...


Weekly Video Tip: Making Videos…on Your Phone

Today we're going to talk about making videos for your business using the camera that's probably in your pocket at this very moment - you guessed it, your cell phone! ...


6 Unique Wants of Younger Buyers

We already know that today's breed of buyers is unlike the generation that came before. Tech savvy and always on the go, Millennial buyers—a blanket term that includes Gen Y and the Echoboomers—have different expectations when it comes to buying a ...


Save On Professional Hosted E-Mail Services from Rackspace

NAR PULSE—Free email accounts for business email needs may save on costs, however the impact can be costly to your reputation, security and productivity. Rackspace, a new NAR REALTOR Benefits® partner, offers NAR members a unique suite of professional hosted email services at a 10 percent discount off monthly service ...


Taking a Midyear Agent Pulse

As all reports are indicating, the housing market appears to be in full recovery, with all the metrics pointing clearly in the right direction. Pending sales are climbing, sales of existing homes are rising and on pace to surpass five million units by the end of the year. The new-home ...


Success Strategies for Attracting Next Gen Consumers and Agents

One of the top challenges brokers face today is attracting next gen consumers and agents. Brokers need to grasp expectations for both groups while balancing needs of their established ranks. ...


Work Is Not A Place, It’s a Thing You Do

Many global businesses today use a mobile work style strategy – in fact, 83 percent of companies will by 2014. Citrix research suggests that more than a third of workers no longer work in a traditional office. Take a look at the following infographic, provided by citrix, for more information. ...


Help Discouraged Buyers Stay on Track

Inventory continues to shrink in dozens of metro markets all around the country, creating a headache for buyers who are ready to jump into the market but can’t find the right place. In some cases, these buyers are turning to new construction as an alternative. ...


Is Your Technology Working for – or Against – You? We Want to Know!

Take RISMedia’s Technology Survey and Be Entered to Win a Dell M110 Ultra-Mobile HD Projector! ...


Win Listings with a Free Listing Presentation

Show sellers all your online AND mobile marketing, including how you reach buyers on major sites like realtor.com®, MSN® and AOL®. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Google Sides with Mobile Users

There is no better place to be than at the top of Google’s search rankings; for marketers it’s the Holy Grail. The key component in reaching that milestone is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) a process by which your site and content is ranked based on relevance. Now, with so much ...


Generating Traffic from Qualified Leads

With 34 years of experience in the real estate industry under his belt, Russell Shaw of The Russell Shaw Group, Realty ONE Group in Phoenix, Ariz., has seen just about every service ever developed claiming to deliver qualified leads to agents. But when it comes to generating traffic from qualified ...


Do Your Agents Need More ‘Stuff’?

Put another way—would your agents be more productive fully implementing all the systems tools and training you have already provided? Or is it a little of both? ...


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