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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 ...


Federal Agencies Working to Make Homes Healthier

Several federal agencies recently unveiled Advancing Healthy Housing – A Strategy for Action. White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and Deputy Secretary of Energy ...


3 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Morning

I recently held our first training call with our new virtual coaching platform, and noticed that the one topic that drew the most interest was when I covered the topic of “the three questions to ask yourself every single morning.” By ...


Increase Productivity for Less with Lenovo®

NAR PULSE—Thanks to REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner Lenovo®, REALTORS® can take advantage of employee pricing, including up to 25 percent on Lenovo ThinkPad® and IdeaPadTM notebooks and computing accessories. Update your office with these award winning notebooks built for the way REALTORS® work and see your productivity grow. ...


Getting Listings in a Low-Inventory Market

With many areas of the country being considered a seller’s market, it is it important to hone your skills and show sellers why they should specifically list with you above going FSBO or choosing another agent. Many sellers think that in ...


To Paraphrase Cheshire Cat…Vision

Real estate sales are a business. REALTORS®, like all business owners, must establish a clear vision and then plan the step-by-step method of how to achieve that vision. A vision is like a target. It’s where you want to be, what you want your business to look like when the ...


Four Ways to Stir up Your Database and Find Opportunities

Leads, leads, leads. They’re probably always on your mind. Where to find new leads, how to respond to them quickly, and what it takes to convert them into clients. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Residential Trends Hit Commercial Real Estate

The commercial real estate industry is often seen as the older, antiquated sibling of the residential real estate industry. However, a new report by inMotion Real Estate indicates that the trends of the younger, cooler, residential industry could be rubbing off on big brother as mobile use in on the ...


Facebook Graph Search: 3 Reasons Why It Matters to Real Estate Professionals

I was excited to gain access to a new feature that Facebook is rolling out, the Graph Search. For me, getting access to this new feature is like letting a kid loose in a candy store! ...


Florida Markets Still the Best Places to Buy Foreclosures

Hot foreclosure markets have come and gone over the past seven years but one thing seems to stay the same. The markets with the most and the cheapest foreclosures are still located in Florida. ...


Marketing Strategies: Right Mindset and Action Lead to Success

Have you ever felt that one part of you is "gung-ho" about success and creates all these action steps for you to do each day, while another part of you is resisting, procrastinating and sometimes even rebelling at what you set ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Prudential KC Realty through Acquisition of Prudential Gaslight REALTORS®

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced recently that Blue Springs, Mo.-based Prudential Gaslight REALTORS® is joining the HomeServices of America family of companies. Effective immediately, Prudential Gaslight Realtors will be rebranded Prudential KC Realty to position the company for regional growth in Kansas and Missouri. ...


Earn a Reward Equal to Your National Dues from Your Credit Union

NAR PULSE—There is still time to learn how the Three Rs of Banking can equal $120 for you. Simply start a relationship with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, use their checking and online banking services and the amount of your 2013 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ...


Maintaining a Strong Foothold in the Multicultural Market

Being able to understand and serve your area demographics is a critical component to mastering your market. Below, Juan Martinez of CENTURY 21 Martinez & Associates talks to RISMedia’s Paige Tepping about understanding working with specific demographics, as well as overall market trends and achieving success. ...


Today’s First-Time Buyers Are Realistic, Planners, Reports RE/MAX

First-time home buyers have long been an important part of the housing market. And that hasn’t changed today. According to the 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of REALTORS®, first-time buyers accounted for 39 percent of all housing sales from July 2011 through June 2012. ...