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Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Why Do Some Real Estate Agents Do Well in Today’s Economy?

Is that a question you’ve ever asked yourself? Have you ever wondered why some real estate agents do well in today’s economy while others fail? There is a huge discrepancy right now between people who are failing and people who are succeeding. ...


Entrepreneurs Play by Different Rules in Uncertain Times

As we pass the five-year anniversary of the start of the economic recession in December 2007, many observers focus on what was lost: ...


Alternative Roofing Materials That Last and Look Great

If you have clients or prospects who are looking into updating their roof, here are some of the latest developments in systems and materials available. ...


5 Resolutions for Your Business in 2013: Invest in Your Business, Invest in Yourself

Almost on a daily basis, news reports detail the marketplace factors that can affect businesses large and small. No matter what the potentially game-changing info coming out of Washington, D.C., or China, though, there are winning strategies that not only endure but should be part of every workplace’s culture, says ...


Survey Status Gives Brokers Competitive Edge

Leading real estate firms from across the country are quickly completing RISMedia’s 25th Annual Power Broker Survey, securing their opportunity to be ranked among the nation’s Power Brokers. The survey deadline is February 27, 2013. If you have not completed the ...


Home Heating Warning Signs: Video Series Offers Helpful Tips for Homeowners

American Home Shield, a leading provider of home protection plans, is urging homeowners to protect their homes from potential heating system hazards this winter by learning important warning signs. ...


Dell Goes Deep for Real Estate

While implementing the right technology strategy is essential for any business professional, let’s face it…the options and process can be overwhelming. That’s exactly why Dell’s David Rodriguez is placing new emphasis on guiding real estate professionals toward creating the best possible tech solution for their specific needs—whether you’re an individual ...


Modular Homes Shed Cookie-Cutter Reputation

(MCT)—Factory-built homes might be shaking their low-end reputation, as climate-controlled home-building factories increasingly cater to high-end home buyers and investors with customized, amenity-filled homes. ...


REALTOR® Has Fun Marketing Listings, Not to Mention Best Start to Year Ever

“God said I need somebody willing to mow a lawn that isn't her own. And to make a bed that doesn't belong to her. And someone who is ready and willing to receive text messages about crown molding at 2 a.m. ...


New NAR Professionalism Video, Brochure Available

NAR PULSE—A new video and companion brochure from NAR, "A Pathway to Professionalism: Respect Starts Here," are available for use by brokerages. NAR offers a number of resources and tools to help brokers welcome new agents into the REALTOR® family, and its ...


Selling to the Four Temperament Styles

Have you ever wondered why you seem to hit it off right away with some people, while with others it's more like oil and water? A person's temperament style not only determines his or her energy level, behavioral traits, body language patterns, and buying style, but it also influences compatibility ...


Real Estate Transactions & Money Laundering: Get Informed

The crime of money laundering continues to be a growing area of concern in the United States. Therefore, law enforcement agencies and the financial sector devote considerable time and resources to combating these illegal financial activities. While money laundering is most ...


Web 101: Fundamental Do’s and Don’ts of Real Estate Websites

With an estimated 90 percent of homebuyers conducting home searches online, you’d be smart to use the beginning of 2013 to beef up your Web presence. Take a minute to discover the six things you absolutely must include on your real ...


The Mobile Consumer: Remapping the Pathway to Purchase

The mobile device has created a new breed of consumer: The Mobile Consumer. We have not seen this type of change in human behavior since the advent of the automobile. While the World Wide Web changed consumer behavior, it did not change human behavior the way mobile has. As a ...


Weekly Video Tip: Rule of Thirds

During the past Reel Rebel segments, we’ve taught you how to use your camera; we’ve taught you how to use green screen; we’ve taught you how to edit, but none of that matters if your shots don’t look good. So now we’re going to teach you the most basic of ...