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3 Steps to Getting the Most out of Your Online Leads

If you want to build a successful and profitable real estate business, then you need leads, and lots of them. Online leads can add to your bottom line and be a tremendous source of income, but most real ...


Making a Difference Globally

If you had to describe Michele Velcheck in one word, passionate would certainly suffice. As founder and CEO of Solid Source Real Estate Companies—independent companies more than 2,000 agents strong, recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, independent real estate firms in the nation—Velcheck’s passion runs deep. From ...


Impress Clients while on Tour with RPR Mobile™

It’s that time again. Time for your weekly property tour with your office.  You’ve heard there are some great properties that just hit the market and you’re on the lookout for something that would work for your buyers. You’ve printed the tour sheet and you’re on your way.  Today you’ll ...


Nation’s Top Brokers to Be Honored Next Week at RISMedia’s 19th Annual Power Broker Dinner, Held during NAR Conference & Expo

Leading brokers from around the nation will gather next week in New Orleans to be the guests of honor at RISMedia’s 19th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, being held on Friday, Nov. 7, during the annual NAR convention. ...


3 Tricks to Treat Your Customers by Helping, Not Selling

Here’s a scary misconception about marketing—the louder you shout the more likely you’ll be heard.  In this age of information overload and the emergence of mobile and other digital trends, consumers are coming to ...


What’s in YOUR Treasure Chest?

In marketing, as in life, it’s easier to address major projects when you have a baseline of go-to resources available to you. As a real estate professional, the amount of work you need to address on a daily basis is staggering. You can ...


Top 5 Tips to Win the Listing at Your Next Presentation

We recently polled ListHub Pro customers to learn how they prepare for listing presentations and what tips they would offer other agents to help them win the listing. ...


Understand the Details of Residential Construction to Increase Your Professionalism, Confidence and Sales Success

In an industry where clients can find all the information they need with the click of a mouse, it’s important for real estate agents to be as knowledgeable as possible in every facet of the business. One educational plane that more agents are diving into is understanding the details of ...


Ask the Expert: How Can I Ensure I’m Not Exposing Myself to Liability?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Michael Ryder, the National Program Director of Specialty Programs with Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc. ...


Setting the Stage for Continued Growth

Today’s agents rely on technology to keep their transactions moving forward. But there’s one technology that they rely on the most: email. Nearly all real estate agents use email every day. ...


Building a Real Estate Powerhouse

For nearly 35 years, Kevin Kirkpatrick and John Dick have led their real estate company with distinction, building it from a storefront enterprise in central Indianapolis in 1981 into an Indiana powerhouse with a well-earned reputation for excellence. On October 7 of this year, in a regional rollout bringing new ...


On the Go, or in the Office, RPR mobile™ Keeps REALTORS® Prepared

It’s a busy day. Your calendar is packed and has you running from one scheduled task to another. And in the midst of all this, you get an unexpected call from a buyer client.  She just drove past a property and has questions for you. In fact, she is sitting ...


Wrap Up Your Holiday Business with 5 Social Marketing Gifts

Even though the holiday season is not exactly prime time for buying, selling or renting, we shouldn’t kick back, relax and hibernate until spring.  On the contrary, agents and brokers should take advantage of this time to share good tidings with old and ...


Customer Service: What Works for any Business

No matter what your job title is, in real estate, customers are the reason your company makes money. Whether you’re a real estate agent, an administrator or in sales, customers and clients breathe ...


Now Is the Time to Plan for 2015

When is the best time to build your business plan for the upcoming year? Many agents set aside time in December or January to do this critical task. But the problem with waiting until January is that if you begin your planning then, ...


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