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How to Find Your Niche to Build Business

“Without a niche, you become a pebble on the beach of real estate agents. With it, both your name and company rise to the top of your audience's mind.” ...


For Property Managers: 5 Tips for Screening Your Tenant

For busy landlords and property management companies alike, screening prospective tenants can feel like a full-time job. That's where online tenant screening programs can provide assistance, making your job easier, and allowing you to feel more confident with your tenant selections. ...


New Home Prices Released by Metro Area and State

In response to frequent requests from its members, NAHB Economics recently released its estimates of new single-family home prices by state and metro area. The most expensive new single family homes are built and sold in three Northeastern states: Connecticut, Massachusetts and ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: ‘First-Time Homebuyers: Where Do They Stand in Today’s Market?’

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms. ...


Bringing Stability and Certainty to Today’s Real Estate Market

As today’s buyers continue to become more educated regarding the ins and outs associated with purchasing a home, real estate professionals across the board are seeing an increase in the amount of buyers who want a home warranty included in their transaction. “There’s been some uncertainty in our industry over ...


International Homebuyers Continue to Invest in Profitable U.S. Market

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments. ...


Improving Productivity and Closing More Deals

Being a real estate agent isn’t a job—it’s a lifestyle. From showing homes over the weekend to spending hours reaching out to past and prospective clients, successful agents know that every moment counts. That’s why it’s important to have the best tools at your fingertips, streamlining your work process and ...


Building Better Relationships through Legendary Service

What's the key to incredible customer service? According to Ed Forman, President of Watson Realty Corp., one of the most important things is quality information. “Agents must provide the information the consumer is looking for while making a good first impression by establishing themselves as the expert for the area,” ...


Boosting Website Attraction and Sustainability

For real estate broker Rosemary West, maintaining an easy-to-navigate, uncluttered website is a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to attracting prospective buyers who are turning to the Internet to search for homes at a record pace. Thanks to the company’s partnership with Homes.com, West is armed with ...


Talk Shop with a Real Estate Legend at RISMedia’s CEO Exchange

In 1973, globally-recognized real estate franchise RE/MAX, LLC was founded by Dave and Gail Liniger. In that same decade, audiences stood up and cheered when boxing epic Rocky hit theaters. Even though real estate “ain’t all sunshine and rainbows,” the story behind RE/MAX ...


Agent Makeover Series: The One Thing that Will Change Your Real Estate Business

The HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes provided five winning real estate agents with one-on-one digital marketing training sessions, now you can gain the same business makeover advice the winners received. Kelly White, Director of Talent Attraction for Better Homes and Gardens ...


Connecting with Consumers on Their Own Turf

Real estate is all about timing—connecting the right buyer with the right listing at the right time. For real estate professionals, this means staying on their toes 24/7 and trying to decipher the who, what, where, when and how of every single listing. Finding the right buyer can be trickier ...


The Time Has Come for Workplace Flexibility

(MCT)—Last week, President Barack Obama officially called workplace flexibility a basic need, lamenting employer policies that don’t allow it. ...


Targeting Consumers, Serving REALTORS®

With the word ‘REALTOR®’ embedded in its DNA, realtor.com® was clearly born and bred in the real estate industry, for the real estate industry. And to that end, as the real estate business has evolved, so has realtor.com®. By balancing the changing ...


While Emailing, Make it Snappy

(MCT)—When it comes to email, Ben Carpenter wishes more people would follow Shakespeare’s advice that brevity is the soul of wit. Carpenter, an author with a long career in finance, doesn’t see much of it — brevity, that is — these days. ...


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