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Keeping Up with Today’s Agents

From business relationships to personal relationships, communication is key to success. Diane M. Ramirez of Halstead Property uses communication to keep up with her agents. What's her top trick? Repetition. “When it comes to communication, my motto is: Say it. Say it again. And go ahead and repeat yourself,” says ...


Don’t Be a ‘Secret Agent’

Reaching out and connecting with others on a daily basis can be a major boon for your business, according to Gerry Nichols of Prudential Carolinas Realty. If people don't know you exist, how do you expect to get their business? Don't keep yourself a secret. Read on for more of ...


Why We Choose Safety over Excellence (and How to Reprogram)

Brett is over the moon. He has just received a long-awaited promotion and with it the opportunity to present to his firm’s key clients. But his excitement is short-lived: In almost every client meeting, he freezes up and stumbles over the ...


Most Popular Vehicle: Jeep Grand Cherokee

NAR PULSE—The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is now in the lineup of vehicles available for the $500 cash allowance offered by Chrysler Group LLC in partnership with NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. The cash allowance can be added to most other savings incentives. Before you visit your local dealer, view current ...


New Branding Reflects Core Values of RE Technology

The real estate technology leaders at RE Technology recently debuted new branding on their website, the company has announced. Professionals that visit www.RETechnology.com daily as a resource for all things real estate tech will discover a new logo that reflects a holistic and approachable corporate identity. ...


Putting Things in Perspective

When it comes to achieving success and pushing your business forward, there is no one secret that works for everyone. For Sam Miller of RE/MAX Stars Realty, setting and meeting goals helps motivate and move him forward. “I am always setting goals for myself. From mini goals to weekly, monthly ...


Technology Use Sees Steady Growth among Real Estate Professionals

As any real estate professional will tell you, keeping up with and utilizing technology can be an overwhelming proposition. However, Beth Young, vice president of the realty segment at PropertyInfo Corporation—a Stewart company—knows firsthand just how important it is to have ...


6 Steps Brokers Must Take to Protect Their Role in the Real Estate Transaction

For many brokers and agents, worry is mounting that popular real estate listing portals will do to the real estate business what Expedia did to travel agents—that is, make their business model and role obsolete. The fear that keeps some brokers ...


Ask The Expert: Making Moves in Mexico

Q: NAR Global recently announced a “Spotlight on Mexico” project, identifying Mexico as a market that offers the most business opportunities to agents from both Mexico and the U.S. Why Mexico, and what opportunities are available for agents to build their business? ...


The ‘Mobile First’ Mentality

We’ve all heard of the ‘mobile first’ mentality, persisted by quotes from tech giants such as Dr. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, who said, “If you don’t have a mobile strategy, you don’t have a future strategy.” We ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: What’s Up Next? Predictions from Silicon Valley

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Broker Best Practices: Buyers Abound as Market Continues to Turn

Dealing with a picky buyer can be a frustrating process. Dan Spransy, President of Realty Executives Cooper Spransy, has his method down hard. “I’ll bring the MLS up and let them drive it and see,” says Spransy. ”You can either raise your budget significantly or give up on that five-acre ...


Questions to Answer before Your Next Redesign

Why is it that website redesigns with the best intentions always seem to find a way to go awry? ...


Paid Leads vs. Prospecting – It’s Not ‘One Size Fits All’

There has been lively debate on the merits of prospecting for leads versus using a paid lead program. At realtor.com® and Top Producer® we provide both solutions—and what we offer is segmented by where your agents are in their careers. ...


Know the Risks of Adding Banks to Your E&O Insurance Plan

Do you want to share your E&O insurance coverage with a bank or even the government? Most real estate professionals would agree that this does not sound like a good idea. ...


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