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Industry Insight: Creating a Successful 2013 Business Plan

Creating a successful business plan can be a daunting task. Nonetheless, in order to recession-proof your business and maximize your potential in the upcoming year, a 2013 business plan is critical. ...


RE/MAX Co-Founder and Chairman Dave Liniger Issues Open Letter to President Obama and Governor Romney

The following letter was issued today, October 25, 2012, to President Obama and Governor Romney, from Dave Liniger, Co-Founder and Chairman of RE/MAX, LLC: ...


5 Ways to Market with Video

(eM+C)—Video marketing isn't new, but what also shouldn't be is the belief that it's an optional tactic. By way of example, YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world in terms of users. The reality is that video is an effective form of communication that needs to be ...


Q & A: Getting Found by Buyers and Sellers

It doesn’t matter how great your website looks if no one ever stumbles on it. Read about how Rob Levy of Keller Williams Realty Professionals not only drives consumers to his website, but keeps them there. ...


Navigating Today’s Mobile Environment

How do you stay on top of the ever-changing technology scene? “In today’s day and age, it’s crucial that agents have access to information pertaining to any transaction whether they’re at the office, at home or at a client’s house,” says Don Perron, the broker/owner of Realty Executives Select. In ...


Home Inspections: Then and Now – Dan Steward Brings Home Inspection into the Future

It was one very bad experience with a real estate transaction that left entrepreneur Mike Brewer thinking there had to be a way to professionalize the home inspection industry. Like many serial entrepreneurs, after an unsatisfactory business transaction (in Brewer’s ...


Wireless Phone Service Program Now Available to REALTORS®

NAR PULSE—NAR’s newest REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Sprint, offers you and your office savings of 18 percent on select wireless monthly service plans, and 20 percent on select accessories. The Sprint Discount Program is available to both new and existing Sprint customers. Take advantage of Sprint’s new wireless ...


Consumers Are Using Online Recommendations to Pick Agents: Will You Be Found?

Realtor.com Business Beat—It’s coming, and you need to be prepared: Consumers are beginning to choose agents based on published reviews and recommendations – and REALTOR.com® announces that it is giving every REALTOR® a free tool to help them gather recommendations and post them. ...


Nobody Can Drive You Crazy Unless You Give Them the Keys

At almost every one of my speaking events, I try to include the topic of environment whenever possible. Some would probably question why I would do that when I am primarily talking to real estate professionals, salespeople and entrepreneurs, but I always wonder why it is not discussed more. ...


Will 2013 Be Your Break-Out Year? Leaders to Discuss Success Strategies at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

The Power Brokers have spoken: From shrinking inventories to stabilizing – even increasing! – home prices, the positive indicators continue to point toward a recovering real estate market. But today's market – the 'new normal' of real estate – is ...


Top 5 Spotlight: Technology Helps Facilitate Five-Star Service

By now, you have probably realized technology plays a large role in every business. But did you realize that when it comes to real estate, being on the technological forefront is absolutely critical for success? Read on as RISMedia’s Lesley Geary interviews Krisstina Wise of the Goodlife Team about incorporating ...


5 Agents Share Their Digital Marketing Success Stories

You've seen the webinars, read the articles, attended the conferences. All signs point to the conclusion that you “must” embrace new media and technology and "be social" online. But what does that really mean? ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Maps on Mobile

The recent release of the iPhone 5 and the fact that Apple has replaced Google Maps with their own proprietary mapping system has brought a lot of attention to just how important the mapping feature on mobile devices has become. ...


Creating Your Business Plan Blueprint for 2013 Success

If you want your company to succeed, it is critical to develop a business plan. This living document describes your goals and provides direction as to how you will achieve them. ...


Tag Listings, Find Buyers

Are you like the vast majority of top agents who are looking for the magic formula for capturing and converting more quality Internet buyer leads? Eureka! I think I’ve found it! It’s called tag-based listings. ...


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