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5 Things for Your ‘Not To-Do’ List

One of my jobs as a speaker/trainer is to help people be more productive. What I have found is that the answers to many of our problems can be found in the obvious, but other solutions can be found by ...


Closing with Gift Cards; Home Improvement Made Easy with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®

Although the market is on its way toward recovery, buyers, sellers and homeowners everywhere are still looking to cut costs wherever possible. After a transaction is completed, buyers often find that there are still areas of the home they wish to expand, change or renovate. While money may be tight ...


Monday Morning Mobile: 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! ...


20 Stress Management Tips for Peak Performance

Structural engineers get paid big bucks to design buildings strong enough to withstand the damaging impact brought on by Mother Nature's fury. They use computer simulations to help them identify and mitigate stress-fatigue factors, which might contribute to the ...


Oops, My Bad! 5 Ways Your Business Can Improve by Admitting to Mistakes

It seems our society has turned dodging responsibility into an art form. From celebrities who insist that a brush with the law was all a big misunderstanding to political figures who use spin and double-speak to blame everything on the other side, no one wants to admit it when they ...


Pulling at the Leash – A New Age of Recruiting

Watching brokers work a room of agents is an interesting and often amusing spectacle. The dialog is very consistent and reminds me of the pain of changing brokerages and the old-school way of building a business. Today, things are different; the people we want to join our firms must be ...


How to Make Your Vocation a Vacation

This past Labor Day I wrote a Facebook status that stated, “When you love what you do so much that your vocation becomes a vacation, you don't feel like you are laboring that hard. Happy Labor Day everyone!” ...


Rev Up Your Business with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal

NAR PULSE—Get up to $200* when you bring your car loan to your Credit Union—low rates and a refinance rebate! *Offer is current as of 9/1/12 and subject to change without notice. ...


Taking Advantage of the Recovering Real Estate Environment, One Unique Opportunity at a Time

RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange brought a ray of light to New York City last week as more than 150 of the most powerful and successful real estate brokerage leaders came together for the day-and-a-half-long event to exchange ideas and ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Positioned for Success

Today’s market is unique, and navigating it can provide challenges that agents of the past never had to address. “For the first time ever, there are four different generations in the marketplace—seniors, baby boomers, Gen X, Gen Y—all of whom require a different way of communicating and doing business,” says ...


Marketing Strategies: How to Make Your Visualizations a Reality

"Visualize your success" is something we hear a lot of these days. However, we don't always know how to make our visualizations powerful enough so that they become a reality. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Google Changes Equal Broker Opportunity

Last week, I had the good fortune to attend RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange and, as always, their team, led by John Featherston, put together an absolutely phenomenal event. From start to finish, the day-and-a-half-long agenda kept all those in attendance fully engaged offering countless insights and take-aways from industry ...


Inspire the Buzz through Word-of-Mouth Marketing, Part II: Who Are Your Messengers?

As we discussed in last month’s column, word-of-mouth marketing is perhaps the most valuable way to get your message across and build business. Why? Because it happens naturally and, therefore, creates unquestionable credibility for you, your firm and the services you offer. ...


Homes Selling More Quickly, Time on Market Down with Tighter Supplies

A new measure shows the typical amount of time it takes to sell a home is shrinking, and for traditional sellers is now in the range of historic norms for a balanced market, well below the cyclical peak reached in 2009, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


What the Future Holds for Brokers: CEO Exchange Panel Reveals How to Remain Relevant in the New Age of Real Estate

With the increasing popularity of Web-based listing portals and virtual brokerage models, along with widespread access to information, what role will organized real estate play in the future of home buying and selling? How much does the consumer really need ...


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