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Email Made Easy: Saving Time and Money with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®

To keep up in today’s business world, simplifying everyday tasks is crucially important in order to maximize productivity. This couldn’t be truer in the modern world of real estate. The ability to streamline the workday can make all the difference for real estate professionals, and with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® ...


Home Prices Continue to Rise

Data through May 2012, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that average home prices increased by 2.2 percent in May over April for both the 10- ...


A Solution to Close Deals on the Go

Cartavi™, a mobile document-management platform for the real estate industry, recently announced the release of an update to its app for the Apple® iPad® that includes integration with DocuSign®, the global standard for eSignature®. ...


Want Closings before Winter? The Leads You Get Now Will Be the Closings You Attend in the Fall

Realtor.com Business Beat—Summer’s the time most people kick back, relax and slow down a bit. That is, unless you’re a REALTOR®, when summer is the time to set your business up for the fall. ...


Time for Summer Break or Summer School?

It’s summertime, and my hope is that you’re in the middle of a busy selling season. ...


Positive Self Talk: The Strangest Secret

In 1957, Earl Nightingale, speaker, author and co founder of the Nightingale-Conant Corporation, recorded his classic motivational record "The Strangest Secret." "The Strangest Secret" sold over one million copies and made history in the recording industry by being honored as ...


By Popular Demand, RISMedia Adds Three More Pop-a-Note Webinars This Week

The recent launch of Pop-a-Note, RISMedia's new, conversational marketing system, is generating quite a buzz in the industry! The momentum continued this week with two sold-out webinars and many taking immediate advantage of a 10% special webinar discount on this already incredibly affordable and exciting auto-drip marketing system from RISMedia. ...


Manage a Multiple Offer Market

While we continue to wait on a complete market recovery, positive signs are beginning to materialize. ...


Inside Job: Why Dealing with ‘Difficult’ Colleagues Will Lead to Happier Customers

Too often, organizations promise satisfaction to external customers and then allow internal politics to frustrate their employees’ good intentions to deliver. It’s important to remember that your customers aren’t the only ones who come through your organization’s door every day ...


Broker Best Practices: Personal Connections are Key

When it comes to staying on top of your communications, personal connections are key. “Nothing will ever take the place of good, old-fashioned prospecting and building relationships to learn what is on a prospect’s or client’s mind,” says Steve Jones, Director of Real Estate Sales with Kaiser Realty, Inc. “Real ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: Supporting Individual Success

In today’s market, it’s important to know what buyers and sellers are looking for in their real estate company. “Buyers and sellers do not need anyone who is focused on the problems. They need a well-trained professional who maneuvers through the challenges to achieve the client’s goals,” says Mark Stark, ...


12 Go-To Apps for Real Estate Professionals

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article titled “Enough Already” that received a lot of great feedback from so many of you. My basic premise was that many people are spending so much time trying to learn the seemingly ...


Hot Markets Boil and Bubble

June existing home sales might be down 5.4 percent nationwide, but hot weather is heating up hot markets to boiling, pushing sales to levels unseen in years and raising the specter of price bubbles. ...


ERA King Staff: ‘Call Me Maybe’ Music Video

Everyone loves a viral video! ERA King Real Estate agents and staff felt inspired by the Harvard Baseball Team to shoot their very own video of their rendition of “Call Me Maybe,” the highly infectious Carly Rae Jepsen hit. ...


How to Generate Viable Offers and Start a Bidding War

Instinctively, I know those of us listing and selling properties will benefit from the encouraging news in the media about the recovering housing market because it reassures potential buyers that the time to buy is now. But as Oprah Winfrey ...


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