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People Buy from People

The salesman greeted me with a friendly smile as I approached the shiny SUV on the showroom floor. “That’s a pretty one, isn’t it?” he asked. ...


Pop-a-Note: Sparking a Connection, Forging Client Relationships

Marketing mavens have long been saying that when it comes to making personal connections with clients, you shouldn’t be reaching out solely from a business angle. ...


Creating a Simpler, Secure Workflow: Xerox Technology Supports Cloud Services, Custom Apps, BYOD and More

Xerox recently introduced ConnectKey™, a software system embedded in Xerox multifunction printers (MFPs) and a set of solutions that respond to an increasingly mobile workforce and the need for more advanced IT security across connected devices. ...


Beyond Referrals

Last month we discussed how changes in the corporate mobility industry may herald new business opportunities for brokerage-based relocation departments. Traditionally, relocation directors focused on buyer and seller referral revenue, but with fewer corporate transfers and increased renter populations, it ...


Expanded Errors and Omissions Protection for REALTORS®

NAR PULSE—Victor O. Schinnerer, a REALTOR Benefits® Program partner, has expanded their errors & omissions policy with additional coverage enhancements for REALTORS®. The new policy increases the important protection that Real Estate E&O insurance offers REALTORS®, brokers, and commercial professionals. Learn more by visiting REALTOR.org/RealtorBenefits or call 888-429-6638. ...


Consumer Confidence Making a Comeback

As the weather warms for spring, so are consumers—for home buying, that is. “Now that interest rates are at such a low level, people are beginning to realize that buying a home is more affordable than renting,” says Rob Sibcy, President of Sibcy Cline REALTORS®. “As people continue to have ...


Avoid These Real Estate Advertising Slogans

In the season premier of “Mad Men,” Creative Director Peggy Olsen uses a technique learned from Don Draper to help form ad copy for a client. She writes a letter as if she is a consumer recommending the product to a ...


Leveraging Social Media for Online Lead Generation

Targeting, converting and nurturing online leads are challenges many real estate professionals face. From the expense to the tools and management, knowing how and where to spend time and money can feel like an immense undertaking. ...


Get Ready For the Nationwide Open House Weekend April 20-21

In preparation for Open House weekend, realtor.com® and Top Producer® have jointly collaborated on two elements of a successful open house: Attendance and follow-up. ...


Maximizing Your Online Reputation, Part 3: Get Reviewed on Social Media to Enhance Your Image

Editor’s Note: This is the third of a seven-part series from Homes.com on how to manage your online reputation. Homes.com has put together a free playbook on the topic, which can be downloaded here. Watch for this series in RISMedia’s Friday Weekly Business Builder e-newsletter. ...


Builders Will Build, Buyers Will Buy – Will You Get in the Game?

Here’s an interesting question for brokers, managers and sales professionals: ...


Why Social, Why Now?

Why is social marketing important to your business and agents? Imagine if every client you ever had was in a room – a room with not only you, but all of their friends. The truth is, this room exists, yet in the digital sense. When you connect with a current ...


Motivate Yourself to Success

I have learned that if I look at an idea, thought or phrase every day, there is a good chance I will internalize its essence and make it part of me. This is no great revelation, as evidenced by the market for motivational quotes in fancy frames found in offices ...


Through April 30, Register for Free Midyear Trade Expo, Earn MVP Reward

You and your agents earn the 2013 Profile of Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences download after registering between April 16-30 for NAR’s free 2013 Midyear Trade Expo. The Expo takes place May 15-16 in Washington, D.C. Attendees will gain access to the latest real estate tools and great networking ...


Rising Costs Put Squeeze on Builder Confidence in April

Facing increasing costs for building materials and rising concerns about the supply of developed lots and labor, builders registered less confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in April, with a two-point drop to 42 on the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index (HMI), released recently. ...


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