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One of the Best Things You Can Do for Yourself

At this time of year, we’re all focused to some degree on resolutions, goals and moving forward with a clean slate. ...


A Goal without a Plan Is Just a Wish

Is this the year you seriously address the significant trends that are driving so much change in our industry? ...


15 Time-Saving Hacks for 2015

Time is one thing we can’t get back. Once a minute has passed, it’s gone forever. Spending our minutes wisely will not only result in being more productive, it’ll also give us more freedom to focus on the broader spectrum of activities that ...


4 Ways to Stay Tech Savvy in 2015

If anything has been clear in the ever-changing real estate landscape, it’s that technology is here to stay. 2014 gave real estate agents plenty of examples of how tech is the future of real estate. The Zillow-Trulia merger ...


Right or Wrong: How Are You Sharing Your Listing on Facebook?

It is no secret that photos are the most engaging content type on Facebook. Posts with photos make up 75 percent of all content posted to Facebook and account for a staggering 93 percent of the most engaging posts. https://blog.bufferapp.com/7-facebook-stats-you-should-know-for-a-more-engaging-page ...


Power Broker Strategies for Starting the New Year Strong

As many Power Brokers know, closing the fourth quarter strong is vital in order to prepare for a strong start in 2015. In a recent webinar titled, “Finish the Year Strong, Start the New Year Even Stronger,” ...


Do’s and Don’ts for Marketing Agreements

Real estate brokers must comply with the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, or RESPA, which prohibits brokers from receiving anything of value in return for the referral of settlement service business. RESPA, however, permits brokers to receive reasonable payments in return for goods ...


2015 Outlook: Constant Connectivity

Perhaps it’s just me, but I would be willing to bet that many of us within the real estate industry are having a hard time getting over the fact that it’s really 2015. The past seven years have been a very long road ...


13 Habits to Boost Positivity in 2015

Many of us jumpstart the new year with a positive outlook and a laundry list of to-dos and resolutions. But even when the universe is helping out by providing things like a growing economy and job security, creating a positive life for yourself is easier said than done. ...


Refresh, Relaunch and Reignite Your 2015

Want to really hit the profit zone you’ve dreamed of by this time next year? ...


Video Messaging: 3 Ways to Connect with Your Clients

Do you Skype, FaceTime or schedule Hangouts with your buyers and sellers? If you’re not using these free, Web-based video chat services in your real estate business, you should be. ...


Use ‘One Word’ to Transform Your Year

We all have good intentions when we make New Year's resolutions, but nearly 90 percent of us fail to achieve them. That's because in our enthusiasm to make positive changes, we take on too much. We simply don't have enough time, energy, and mental bandwidth to keep up with multiple ...


Home Prices End Year on Stable Note

(TNS)—Home prices are ending the year on a stable note, according to new data out Tuesday morning. The Case-Shiller Index—which tracks prices nationwide and in 20 major cities—reported prices grew 4.6 percent in October compared to a year earlier. That’s ...


Ask the Expert: What Currency Risks Do Investors Face when Buying Overseas?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Andrew Woolley, Executive Director of International Payments with Moneycorp. ...


Easy Ways to Update Your Professional Appearance

Do you want to makeover your personal look to build your professional brand in 2015? In this exclusive video for the HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes Presented by PNC Mortgage, Jessi Sheehan, founder of Evolve Styling, shares easy ways to update your client-facing style. ...


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