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New Homes Bring New Opportunities

When I was a boy, my father told me a story I’ve never forgotten: ...


Lost Sales Leads: 4 Common Problems and How to Correct Them

U.S. businesses spend billions of dollars generating sales leads only to lose more than 70 percent of them simply because they don’t make contact quickly enough, according to one study. ...


The Hierarchy of Social Networking

When I teach my clients about being a successful social networker without spending a lot of time or money, I start of by explaining a concept I call The Hierarchy of Social Networking. It outlines the steps needed to climb the mountain of social networking. ...


May I Have Lousy Service, Please?

Have you ever bought a product or hired a company and said, “May I have lousy service, please? I’d like to be frustrated by the experience of doing business with you.” Doubtful. ...


Sellers Becoming Confident in the Housing Market, Providing an Optimistic Outlook for the Housing Recovery

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., has released its March data on the U.S. housing market that shows growing optimism and confidence among potential sellers. Realtor.com®’s March 2013 data indicates that while national housing inventory decreased 15.22 percent since last year, the number of listings ...


How Many Can You Name?

For the purposes of this blog post, I’m going to focus on the “big” networks—facebook, twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, foursquare, LinkedIn and flickr. ...


Top Producer Launches Bright Open App in Time for Home Buying Season and Open House Weekend

The Spring home-buying season started early this year and Nationwide Open House Weekend (April 20-21) is right around the corner. As REALTORS® prepare for an influx of opportunities to meet new clients and close transactions, Top Producer and realtor.com® have both launched new tools to real estate professionals ...


Keeping Up with Data in Today’s Ever Changing Market

Brint Wahlberg, ABR, ePRO, GRI, was among the first REALTORS® in the nation to witness the 2009 unveiling of Realtors Property Resource®’s (RPR®) first-generation of Web-based information services. And he immediately saw how he and his company, Windermere Real Estate, could use RPR’s robust data sets with virtually every client. ...


RISMedia’s Power Broker Report: The Top 500: Rallying Around Recovery

While there is still plenty of room for improvement in our current economic and housing climate, Power Brokers are advancing full speed ahead toward recovery. The door to the downturn has been shut and there’s nowhere to go but up. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Mobile Search Trends – What You Need to Know

Last month the Search Marketing Expo (SMX West) was held in San Jose, California and brought together folks from varying industries and job duties to discuss all topics related to search engines. Of course, no conference or expo is complete these days without mobile spread all across the agenda. Fittingly, ...


6 Technology Trends That Matter to Your Real Estate Business

The multiple roles that a real estate professional performs on a daily basis have remained, for the most part, unchanged over the years. What has changed is how information is delivered and exchanged. ...


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 ...


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