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The Inside Scoop on ‘Life of the Listing’ Plans

Let’s say you’re a residential real estate professional with seven listings and are extremely busy. So busy that you’re considering outsourcing the showing scheduling process so you can focus on all the things you want to do to market your listings. ...


Get Ready For the Nationwide Open House Weekend

April is here, and the Nationwide Open House Weekend is right around the corner. And in the spirit of open house season, we’re sharing a story about real estate agent Eric Christiansen from The Kate Christiansen Group in Southern Calfornia. ...


Maximizing Your Online Reputation – Part I: How the Internet Can Make or Break Your Business

Editor’s Note: This is the first 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 ...


An Abundance of Opportunity

In my travels as a consultant and speaker, I hear plenty of conversation about what’s happening in the real estate market and why. Of course it’s important for all us to have this understanding as well as an educated opinion on what’s coming next. Unfortunately, too many people are so ...


Marketing Strategies: Are You a “People Pleaser” or Are You Committed to “Win/Win”?

The biggest mistake that most real estate agents make in dealing with their clients and colleagues is that they are unconsciously committed to "people pleasing." The signs to watch out for will clearly show you whether you are inadvertently falling into a "people pleaser" pattern. If so, you'll be shown ...


New Tools for Retirement: 3 Ways to Switch Up Strategies & Guarantee Your Income

If there’s one thing Americans have learned from the financial crisis of 2008, it’s that they do not want to lose their money – again – especially for folks of a certain age, says financial advisor Philip Rousseaux, a member of the esteemed Million Dollar Round Table association’s exclusive Top ...


3 Things You Can Do That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

I asked an interesting question on facebook recently that generated a lot of response. My question was, “What is something that you will do today that your future self will thank you for?” ...


Basic Training: A Whole New World

You’ve heard it said that you should “shoot when the ducks are flying,” and that is more true today than ever before. ...


The Inside Scoop on ‘Life of the Listing’ Plans

Let's say you're a residential real estate professional with seven listings and are extremely busy. So busy that you're considering outsourcing the showing scheduling process so you can focus on all the things you want to do to market your listings. ...


Economic Growth Poised to Strengthen

The strong jobs report and the rebound in consumer confidence in February suggested that businesses and consumers set aside their worries about fiscal drag ahead of the looming sequestration deadline, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group. Activity in ...


NAR Tech Edge Gives REALTORS® Tools to Enhance Their Business

Technology has transformed the way REALTORS® do business, and the National Association of REALTORS® is helping members keep up with the latest trends that can enhance business and client relations. NAR Tech Edge, a one-day technology conference hosted by NAR, will give attendees the chance to learn about cutting-edge technologies ...


Stemming the Tide of Data Misappropriation – Who’s Using Your Information?

Editor's Note: Today’s lead story was first reported in RISMedia’s Power Broker Report, last month. Many of the industry’s leading brokerage owners recently have expressed concern over the misappropriation of the data their brokerage firms painstakingly collect to enable their organizations ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Great Debate

Since the dawn of the iPhone and its acclaimed App Store the debate amongst marketers, IT professionals, providers and decision makers rages on; does your brand need a mobile website or an app. The jury is still out, and seemingly, the best strategy at present is not a one size ...


Top 4 Real Estate Success Principles that Every Agent Must Follow

Disclosure: I believe you must be passionate in order to be successful. I want to help you find your passion and realize the opportunity and potential that is inside of you! ...


How-To: Using Twitter for Real Estate Professionals

With more REALTORS® using social media as a way to reach out to potential clients, finding ways to master each social network is imperative. Starting an account and using it without a strategy is a quick way to fail. If you’re using Facebook and you’d like to take on a ...


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