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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 ...


Anyone Been through a Storm Lately?

As Hurricane Sandy ripped through my area of coastal Connecticut last week, I watched as houses were flooded and many were left without power for what would be several days. I thought about the connection between this event and an ...


RPR Now Available to All REALTORS®

NAR PULSE--RPR® is now available to all REALTORS®. Start taking advantage of this exclusive member benefit by registering at www.narrpr.com and show off your local market expertise. ...


Life After Real Estate: Former CEO Transitions to NHL and Beyond

Siegel Enterprises, founded by Stu Siegel, has recently acquired ISS Hockey, a hockey scouting company that collects data on children and prospects ages 14-19. But before this former CEO of the Florida Panthers got into the scouting sector of hockey, he was a CEO of several technology-based real estate companies. ...


National Association of REALTORS® Launches Realtors Property Resource® Nationwide

Today the National Association of REALTORS® launched its Realtors Property Resource® application nationwide. All REALTORS® will have access to RPR, regardless of multiple listing service status with the site. Members whose MLSs and associations have partnered with RPR will have the benefit of additional functionality with the RPR tools and ...


Five Powerful Customer Service Tips to Help You Go the Extra Mile

The most successful companies and the highest paid salespeople place great value on developing lifetime relationships with their customers and actively look for opportunities to render service above and beyond their customers' expectations. In today's competitive marketplace, your customers are ...


Next in Green Building: Passive Houses for the Sophisticated Buyer

From eco-friendly coffee cups to hybrid cars, no one can deny that Americans are jumping on the green bandwagon. But while some environmentally friendly lifestyle changes remain somewhat small—reusable grocery bags, anyone?—others are large. You’ve seen it with Energy Star ...


Selling a Real Estate Business Is Complex

Selling a real estate business requires a diligent, focused effort to paint a clear picture for prospective buyers. If you’re interested in learning how to sell a real estate business, you will need to focus on consolidating information into a prospectus that shows what is actually happening in your business: ...


Re-Boot Your Technology with New Offers in the REALTOR Benefits® Program

This is the perfect time to re-think and re-boot the technology you and your agents use every day—and NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is the first place to look to save big with members-only offers. Recently, NAR added another top-tier technology company to the Program. ...


Real Estate Marketing Site Allows Agents to Target Potential Home Buyers

TREBStore.com, a real estate marketing site powered by The Real Estate Book and RR Donnelley, provides real estate professionals proven designs for direct marketing along with the data tools necessary to make the process easy and effective. ...


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