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Learn How to Close More Online Leads with a Free Guide

Realtor.com Business Beat—Today’s consumers are utilizing the Internet and handheld mobile devices more than ever, and Realtor.com aims to help agents understand how to effectively follow-up with and close more online leads. ...


REALTORS® Celebrate 100 Years of Quality Service through the Code of Ethics

2013 will mark the 100th year members of the National Association of REALTORS® have subscribed to a strict Code of Ethics. Though the real estate industry itself has evolved over the past century, NAR’s core values and commitment to excellence have remained constant. ...


The Mobile Consumer Mentality

What do homebuyers and retail consumers have in common? They probably have quite a bit in common, however, if they have similar mobile searching behavior, that’s good news for the real estate industry! ...


Downpayments Fall to Three-Year Low

The median downpayment made by all homebuyers in 2012 was 9 percent, ranging from 4 percent for first-time buyers to 13 percent for repeat buyers. The median down payment was the lowest since 2009 but still far above the levels during the housing boom, when nearly half of first-time buyers ...


Understanding the Shift to Social Media and Mobile Marketing

The three keys to successful real estate marketing are identifying, targeting and reaching the right type of prospects. Once agents identify who they want to talk to, they must figure out how to best reach their target audience. In today’s ...


Creating a ‘WOW’ Customer Experience Every Time

In an industry where the average consumer does not buy a home on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis, creating a memorable experience is a must. ...


Recruit Your Way to the Top

Essentially, a sales manager's primary responsibility is to recruit, train and motivate his or her sales force to achieve peak performance. Of these three vitally important management tasks, recruiting is the least understood and by far the most challenging. ...


Are You Recognizing the Trends in Your Market?

If you want to kick up your lead generation, one of the key elements is to be dialed into what’s happening in your market. Five years ago, many of us were focused on working niche markets like new homes, but ...


Realtors Property Resource® Offers an Industry-Wide, Single Source for All Housing Info Needs

Thanks to the Internet and its mobile offshoots, consumers have the power of information directly in the palm of their hands. But technology can be a double-edged sword in today’s digital age, bringing misleading information along with it and giving REALTORS® the challenge of not only educating their clients, but ...


New Legislation and the Customer Experience: How One Impacts the Other

On July 21, 2011, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began its work enforcing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. ...


President Must Now Focus on Housing

Clear Capital, a provider of data and real estate asset valuation, investment, and risk assessment, recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through October 2012. The HDI Market Report uses a broad array of public and ...


Auto-Formatting Sites Great for Desktops, Better for Mobile

With more than one billion people worldwide using smartphones and tablets, real estate agents and brokers are finding homebuyers and sellers won’t settle for limited mobile websites: they require a full Web experience, regardless of screen size. ...


Are You a Bridge Builder?

Over the years, I have been fortunate to have had many people come into my life and take the time to mentor and guide me along my career path. Mentors, like bridge builders, help people go from where they are ...


Upcoming Webinar: 7 Steps to Launching an Interfusion Marketing Strategy in Under 30 Days

Pro Step Marketing announced recently that it will host a free webinar to assist REALTORS® in understanding how to better integrate their marketing efforts across websites, print and social media channels. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. (EST). ...


10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Real Estate Agent

Working in real estate requires hard work and dedication, but the rewards are plenty. Real estate offers excellent income potential, flexible work hours and freedom to set your own pace. But working in this field is like anything else. You need the right education, training and drive to compete with ...


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