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Improving Communication between Appraisers and Real Estate Agents Vital

Issues with appraisals continue to impact real estate transactions, but better communications between real estate agents and appraisers could help to minimize problems, according to panelists at a property valuation forum held during the 2013 REALTORS® Conference and Expo earlier this month. ...


Learning a Coach Approach to Managing

(MCT)--QUESTION: I’ve gotten feedback that, as a manager, I’m not very good at helping people develop their own solutions. It’s hard — it’s really easy for me to see what they should do, and it seems more efficient to just tell them. ...


Investors Are Buying Less, but Might Be Ready to Sell Now

Current market conditions are ripe for home sellers: Prices are up, inventory is tight (but improving) and mortgage rates are still at record lows. But homeowners who are looking to make their next move aren’t the only past clients you should talk ...


Ask the Expert: How Does a Marketing Strategy Lead to Listings?

Today's Ask the Expert column features Rebecca Chandler, Vice President of Marketing for NewPoint Media Group. ...


Survey: Top Real Estate Execs Cautiously Optimistic on Housing and the Economy

Top real estate executives see continued improvement in the U.S. economy and housing, but they’re not universally bullish on either front, according to 2013 Imprev Thought Leader Survey. ...


Real Estate Agents Re-Think Strategies to Remain Competitive

Real estate agents have a challenging career that requires them to be knowledgeable in various areas of the market, have a sense of what buyers and sellers are looking for and be available to clients during off-hours and on weekends. In an ...


Citibank to Present Leadership Award at RISMedia Power Broker Event

During RISMedia’s 18th Annual Power Broker Dinner in San Francisco on Friday, a member of the real estate community will be honored with RISMedia’s Real Estate Leadership Award. The Leadership Award will be presented by Citibank executive, Desmond P. Smith, Managing Director at Citigroup ...


5 Tips to Success in Real Estate Sales Today

When I am out in the field training real estate agents I like to ask people whether I could still make it in sales. My question is, “if I moved back into sales tomorrow, do you think I would be successful?” Almost ...


Visual Storytelling in a Snap! Win Big with Instagram

There’s a certain thrill people get when offered a chance to win a prize. Whether it’s the excitement of scratching off a lottery ticket, the anticipation of waiting for that last Bingo number to be called or the hope that your raffle ...


The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design, Part II

What You Need to Know about Mobile SEO…and Why It’s Not the Opportunity to Focus On ...


Real Estate and Washington: You Should Have Seen What They Wanted to Do

This column is brought to you by the NAR Real Estate Services group. ...


4 Steps to More Interesting Photos

I feel bad for professional photographers who have to stand by and watch as we amateurs get access to apps that provide a whole assortment of photo editing tools that, until recently, were only found in darkrooms. Suddenly, everyone is a photographer with the ability to take fantastic pictures, in ...


Trulia to Present 2013 ‘Tech Titan’ Award at RISMedia’s Power Broker Event

In recognition of an exceptional drive and commitment to stay ahead of the curve on important technologies impacting the real estate business, RISMedia and Trulia will present a member of the brokerage community with the Real Estate “Tech Titan” award on ...


Terrie Suit Named to Head State Realtors®’ Association

(MCT)—Terrie Suit, Virginia’s first secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, will become chief executive officer of the Virginia Association of Realtors, a 29,000-member trade organization based in Henrico County. ...


Then and Now: A Decade of Technology in Real Estate

More buyers than ever are taking advantage of the latest technology and online tools to search for a place to call home. As a result, REALTORS® are leveraging new technologies to better assist their more tech savvy clients. A 10-year history of ...


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