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10 Ways to Maintain a Winning Business Blog

Blogging is a cost-effective and popular way of offering information and service to clients. Not only does it grow your business reach, but if done right, it positions you as a voice of authority. Here are 10 winning ways to ...


US Home Price Gains Slowed Last Quarter as Inventory Expanded

(MCT)—The national housing slowdown deepened in the second quarter as home prices posted their smallest gain in two years, according to a new report. ...


WEBINAR: Don’t be a Lead Loser!

Over 90 percent of consumers rely on the Internet as their primary research tool when buying or selling. Forty-five percent of consumers, upon initial contact with an agent, expect a response from that agent within 15 minutes. Forty percent of online leads only get contacted once by an agent. ...


Maintaining an Edge in Today’s Competitive Market

After obtaining his MBA in 1978, Raphael Barta began his career developing high-end ski resort, hotel and mixed-use retail/residential projects. Given an assignment to survey a project on Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint, Idaho, Barta figured his time there would be short. “What began as, ‘I’ll give it a couple of ...


REALTOR® Safety Month is Coming!

NAR Pulse—In honor of September being REALTOR® Safety Month, NAR is hosting a free REALTOR® Safety webinar on Sept. 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. CST. In “Safety Tips to Share with Sellers,” Sergeant Preston Taylor will discuss how homeowners can safeguard ...


A Year in Review: Reflecting On the Past, Preparing for the Future

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, an HSF Affiliates LLC brand, has come a long way in a short time, and the future continues to look bright as the network’s leaders prepare to grow the organization on an even larger scale. With an impressive history ...


Brokers: Time to Audit Your Mobile Exposure

Zillow loves mobile. At company-wide product demos, everyone from economists to software engineers goes wild about the latest mobile functionality the product team unveils. We put a lot of resources into our apps—not just because we love them, but because consumers love ...


Increasing National Exposure on the Web

One major component of success in today's realm of real estate is being everywhere at once. Everywhere online, that is. In the following interview, Helen Hanna Casey, president of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, talks about the importance of brand presence and increasing your exposure on the web. ...


The 3 P’s of Poolside Staging

Pools are make-or-break features for homebuyers – they’re either at the top of dream-home wish lists or a deterrent for buyers who shudder at the thought of another maintenance project. ...


Measure Your Success with a Real Estate Business Plan

A real estate business plan can help real estate agents keep track of their success and determine areas where they need to improve. Business plans give agents a better picture of their overall goal and provide guidelines for reaching it. ...


NAR Broker Summit: What’s the Future of Real Estate?

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New Technology Creates a New Consumer

The changing technology landscape can be seen at all levels: globally, nationally, locally and even within the real estate industry. However, it’s not just technology that’s impacting industry, but rather, technology is having an impact on us as a society. Technology is ...


Take a Real Estate Vacation with RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange

The RISMedia Real Estate CEO Exchange, held September 9 and 10, caps off the summer with keynote speakers and rooms packed full of industry experts. ...


Webinar: The Top 5 Most Critical Online Marketing Skills You Need to Master

Spend an hour with Rob Levy of Portland's Keller Williams Realty Professionals and host Verl Workman and learn the secrets to making your marketing dollars work for you. Register here. ...


Refinance Applications Edge Up

Mortgage applications increased 1.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 1, 2014. ...


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