RISMEDIA, July 2, 2011—For the past few months, I have opened my speaking engagements by asking this simple question: “How many of you wish you were making more money?” It’s not a trick question. Not surprisingly, the answer is always a huge majority of hands being raised in the affirmative. Most agents and brokers “wish” they were earning more income, especially in these troubled times.
RISMEDIA, July 2, 2011—The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Charlie Oppler, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations.
RISMEDIA, July 1, 2011—In the current real estate market, with home sales slumping like an injured athlete, many sellers are pulling out all the stops to get their homes to sell. One of the most common tactics is to change REALTORS® when the one they’re using isn’t getting the job done. However, one expert believes that there is another way.
RISMEDIA, July 1, 2011—It’s getting really crazy out there. We have officially seen the start of a race to the bottom among economists, statisticians and spokespeople who are all trying to win the award for Chicken Little of the Year.
RISMEDIA, June 30, 2011—Even with home sales and prices continuing to fall nationwide, millions of Americans will still navigate the process of buying and selling homes this summer, and for many, the sheer volume of details and decisions can be
RISMEDIA, June 29, 2011—Short sales aren’t what they used to be. Gone is the long and complex process that often confused and frustrated both buyers and sellers. Today, mortgage lenders—along with the federal government—have streamlined short sales to make them more efficient and successful than ever before. Here are several things real estate professionals need to know as they pursue this significant opportunity.
First, what is a “short sale?” It’s a process in which the mortgage lender allows a property to be sold for less than the remaining principal balance on the loan. Short sales can be the answer for home-owners who cannot afford their mortgage payments or no longer wish to remain in the home.
RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—Do you know people with college-bound kids? If so, then you know that one obsession revolves around the higher education process. ACT scores, their kids' chance of getting into their first-choice school, and the grand college tour are regular fodder on the cocktail party circuit.
Believe it or not, the topic can be the starting point for any REALTOR® looking for green conversation, and a way to soft-pedal any expertise you may have on green issues, including cost savings and healthier living choices. By offering up useful insight, you just might snag some new contacts for your business.
RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—In the current real estate market, with home sales slumping like an injured athlete, many sellers are pulling out all the stops to get their homes to sell. One of the most common tactics is to change REALTORS® when the one they’re using isn’t getting the job done. However, one expert believes
RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—When it comes to shooting video, being quick on the trigger can have its downside. We all know those so-called Kodak moments can appear in a split second, and there’s no substitute for having the camcorder ready to roll. But anticipating what’s about to happen can pay ...
RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—(eM+C)—Before you commit to redesigning your website, you should first understand why you’re doing it and if now is the right time. Budget, deadlines, resources, features, content, platform changes, brand perception and search engine optimization implications are just a few of the factors that will be part of the undertaking.
Your vision for the new site might meet your current needs, but there’s no ready-made formula for design longevity, especially since every website is different. However, there are some key steps you can take to prepare for the project ahead.
How do you acquire a Prosperity Mindset? Most people think it's by having a lot of money.
But the truth is that you acquire a Prosperity Mindset first by releasing Scarcity Beliefs about money; which leads to successfully creating all the money you want. This article will share the Groundbreaking Secrets to Attracting Money by creating a Prosperity Mindset first.
You might be telling yourself consciously or subconsciously, “all this stuff about prosperity consciousness is fine, but I need to get more money and then I'll feel more prosperous.” When we put the cause outside of ourselves, we are disempowered. There's no way to snap your fingers and instantly acquire an abundance of money.
RISMedia, June 17, 2011—A new Internet TV show called “Northwest Real Estate Forum with Patricia Wangsness” was recently developed to guide residential real estate buyers and sellers to learn about local real estate issues and experts so they can make all the right moves. This initiative is the brainchild of Patricia Wangsness,
RISMedia, June 13, 2011—When was the last time you wanted to watch a black-and-white or one of the old “Technicolor” films? For most of us, they just don’t have the same engagement magic they held years ago when compared with the latest innovations like 3-D and special effects. In short, customers want more and a better experience than ever before.
Today, consumers are tougher to attract, engage and ultimately connect with due to the highly noisy and confusing market. When it comes to real estate, using the best resources available to engage new prospects will give you the competitive edge, more customers and ultimately more profits.
RISMedia, June 13, 2011— Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which showed weaker than expected job growth in May pushing both fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages to new lows for the year. The 30-year fixed averaged 4.49 percent and the 15-year
RISMedia, June 11, 2011—How can you stay self-motivated and productive in the midst of turbulent times and a sluggish economy? How do you persevere as a salesperson when times are tough and customers seem to be holding on to every penny in fear of economic uncertainty?
Every challenge, setback and personal difficulty you encounter in life also brings with it the seed of equivalent or greater benefit! The key to overcoming adversity is to avoid the temptation of panic and instead, focus on finding the greater benefit. Adversity will never leave you where it found you; it will either strengthen your character or weaken your resolve.