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Good Vibes That Go beyond the Transaction

Dana Potter has been a licensed real estate professional since 1977 and opened Los Angeles-based Pinnacle Real Estate in 1985. Today, the firm’s seven offices are home to approximately 800 agents, serving several LA communities, including San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Conejo Valley and Malibu. Central to the firm’s ...


Email vs. Text Message: The Battle for Marketing Supremacy

Ever since the Blackberry first captured our hearts and eyes, those of us old enough to remember the scroll wheel on the side have been glued to these handheld computers we call smartphones. Like addicts—scrolling, waiting, checking—we jump at the opportunity to receive ...


As Leaders, We All Set the Tone

Our industry is filled with capable leaders. Whether you’re a corporate executive, board or association officer, broker, sales agent, business owner or manager at any level, your actions and attitudes help define the way you lead people. It’s an equation you ...


5 Tips to Success for New Agents

The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials estimates that there are nearly 2 million active real estate licensees in the United States, and with new agents hitting the market every day, competition can be fierce. ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Risk Management—Avoiding Exposure to Lawsuits and Other Dangers

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Top Agents: ‘What I Wish I Knew When I Started’

What if you could know everything the elite agents already know and practice without having to go through the same school of hard knocks? Well, you can. Each agent starts in real estate with grand visions of big paychecks and luxury living, but ...


Getting to Go: Pre-Qualifying Your Buyer Clients

As you know, the first step to working with any good buyer client is pre-qualification. You and your agents may have a formal process in place to vet potential clients, or you may approach this on a ...


5 Innovation Killers that Lurk within Businesses

The work of innovative thinkers is why the world has smartphones, laptop computers, toaster ovens and numerous other gadgets and creative approaches to problem solving. ...


Know the Risks of Adding Additional Insureds 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. ...


Making Extra Income with Rentals

Every real estate pro knows the importance of getting new listings and finding new clients; it’s the lifeblood of the industry. However, for some savvy agents looking to make a little more income, getting involved in rental properties has been the secret to ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: NAR Offers Resources to Help Enhance Data Security Practices

NAR Broker Tip of the Month—In a speech to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday, January 12, President Obama unveiled new proposals to address how consumers’ personal data is handled. ...


Move Announces New Executive Roles to Strengthen Association Relationships

Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter to state and local REALTOR® associations from Russ Cofano, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations for Move, Inc. and realtor.com®, announcing two new executive positions focusing on strengthening relationships with state and local associations. ...


Ask the Expert: Why Should Homeowners Care about Radon Testing?

Today's “Ask the Expert” features Charles Furlough, Vice President of Field Operations for Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. ...


The Secrets of Family Business

After years of hard work, you’ve built the family business into a great success and you take pride in meeting the challenges that each day brings. ...


Webinar: Make Money from Your Database Using Top Producer®

Make 2015 a success! Learn how to make more money from your past customers, prospects, leads and your entire database using marketing automation with Top Producer® CRM. ...


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