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No Listing? No Problem- How to Attract Buyers Even if You Don’t Have a Listing

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2009-An agent approached me the other day with a problem. He wanted to work with buyers who were looking for homes in a highly desirable area of his marketplace. Most of us have such an area where the homes are worth more, and thus the commission earned ...


Barbie’s Birthday

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2009-Barbie is turning 50! Now here's a girl who just keeps getting better and better. She has had over 50,000 makeovers since her birth in 1959. Now that's what I call re-inventing yourself. The truth is, Barbie has likely had as many careers as she's had hairstyles. ...


Why Your Prospects Should Choose Which Ads You Run

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2009-If the ads you run don't earn you more than you spend, you shouldn't run these ads. Sounds logical doesn't it? But in the day-to-day operation of their businesses, the truth is that many agents have no idea how much their ads really cost. They know how ...


The Power of ‘The Huddle’: Why Positive Feedback Improves Motivation

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-The Rabbi at our synagogue has a way about him. He is short and bearded, and he reminds me of Papa Smurf. He sings and plays the guitar during services, chronically forgets the page number that we need to turn to, and makes a point of personally ...


Excitement about RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network Grows as Seminar Series Travels through Florida

Florida Agents Still Have Time to Attend ‘The New Deal in Real Estate' Tomorrow and Friday ...


Mastering SOI Marketing – It’s Not Personal, It’s Business

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2009-Q: "Dear Jennifer, Got up this morning and saw that my daughter's best friend's parents listed with someone else! They've been on my mailing list and their daughter and my daughter have been best friends since grade school. I'm crushed. Should I continue to send them things ...


Why Should a Prospect Do Business with You vs. Your Competitors?

RISMEDIA, April 10, 2009-Before you can begin to market effectively to your prospects, you need to ask yourself some important questions: ...


Social Media Mindfulness – What Every Real Estate Professional Needs to Know

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2009-Brad Hanks (bradhanksseminars.com) refers to himself as a "social media evangelist." He is out in the field preaching to the masses about the importance of embracing the tide that is social media. He is also a well-respected ...


If You Believe in Yourself, You Can Achieve Anything

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2009-The real estate market anywhere, at any time, is what you see it is. If you believe you can succeed in the market, then you can. If you believe that the market is a disaster for everyone, then you cannot. ...


The Connection Between The Journal and The Journey

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2009-I was helping my daughter, who is in grade 11, with her assignment on the George Orwell classic "1984" and we were discussing the symbolism of the diary in the story. Now, here is a quick re-cap for those of you who read this book many years ...


How to Beat Commission Discounters, List Price Inflators and Your Prospect’s Best Friend at the Listing Table

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2009-Your listing presentation is the most important contact you will have with a seller prospect. In most cases, it's the first face-to-face contact you will have with this prospect, and the only chance you'll have to help ...


10 Tips for How You Can Make a Big Splash in the Workplace

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2009-While you were ringing in 2009, it's likely that there was a dash of worry and stress mixed in with your champagne. With the economy in a full-blown recession and more companies announcing layoffs every day, you could practically feel your career trajectory dropping alongside the ball ...


3 New Listings, $30,000 More in Commissions

How to Magnetize Your Ideal Clients ...


Mirror Check: How Self-Perception Can Impact Your Success

RISMEDIA, February 19, 2009-It was an ordinary day of the week and I was getting ready for work. My hair was done. My makeup was on. I wore a casual, but hip outfit and I sat on the edge of my bed, putting my socks on. My 9 year-old daughter, ...


Top Ways to Make Your Training More Effective with Less Stress

RISMEDIA, February 18, 2009-In this market, real estate agents are looking to you more than ever for training. With the order-taking days long gone, they certainly have the time for it and many are getting desperate for the "silver bullet" that will magically turn their dire situation around. ...


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