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Thinking Globally to Grow Locally

Recently, a fellow mobility specialist asked us for our latest “horseback” estimate of annual international relocation volume. (As you may know, no definitive data on this seems to exist, so we practitioners compare notes and piece together various industry surveys and reports ...


Feeling Competitive?

In conjunction with the NAR’s MVP action and rewards program, realtor.com®  is offering a way for you to get a Marketing Self-Assessment to see how your marketing efforts score—in just 5 minutes—by answering a few, key questions. This ...


3 Tactics for Overcoming Facebook’s New Algorithm

One of the greatest tools in a real estate pro’s marketing arsenal these days is their Facebook page, whether they rely on their personal account or a creative business page. ...


Don’t Forget about SMS

It seems every time I read a new article regarding mobile, there is some new technology that is taking over as the latest craze: photo recognition, augmented reality, mobile payments…and the list goes on. While these new technologies are great mobile marketing tools that have helped companies effectively reach users ...


Ask the Expert: How Can I Increase Global Business?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Cindy Fauth, the Global Marketing Manager with the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


RREIN Champions: Turning Content into Clients

From providing highly relevant market-related information for real estate bloggers, to generating consumer newsletters that help reinforce agents' and brokers' top-of-mind status among clients, members are digging into the many creative ways to utilize RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network (RREIN) products. ...


FNC Index: Home Prices of Normal Sales Up 0.3% in December, Outperforming Overall Market

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continue to rise. As of December, the RPI indicates the fastest year-over-year growth since the recovery began in early 2012. The index, constructed to gauge price movement among normal home sales ...


Ask the Expert: What’s Next for Real Estate?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features John L. Heithaus, the Chief Strategy Officer for BuyerMLS. ...


NAR Video Spotlight: REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series the third week of each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. ...


Power Broker Survey Deadline Extended to 2/24

There is still time to be among the hundreds of U.S. brokerage firms that have already responded to RISMedia’s 26th Annual Power Broker Survey. RISMedia announced this morning that today's original survey deadline has been extended until Monday, February 24. If you ...


Doing vs. Dazzling

There aren’t enough hours in the day and very few of us have stunt doubles, but there are several things you can do for your clients that require just a bit more time and effort—niceties that make the difference between doing your job and dazzling your clients. Naturally, it’s easier ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Gain an Edge with NAR’s Commercial Connections Podcasts

In the fast paced world of commercial real estate it is necessary to stay educated and informed. ...


Home Protection Plans: More Value, More Security

It happens more than you’d think. A deal is in the process of being finalized when something goes wrong in the home. Maybe it’s a problem with the plumbing or electrical system, or maybe it’s a dreaded furnace replacement. An unfortunate issue like this could bring tension and further negotiation ...


Perfect Execution of the Basic Fundamentals

I learned a long time ago that success is neither magical nor mysterious; rather, it’s the perfect execution of the basic fundamentals. ...


Lessons from a Real Estate Entrepreneur: Personalizing the Customer Experience

The real estate industry has long been an entrepreneur’s playground. Knowing how to get started and acquiring the needed skills to start your own business are essential, but the basics will only take you so far. If you want to maximize your rate of success, you need to be able ...