Her office is in Lexington Park, Md. His is 70 miles away in Alexandria, Va. But for company president Mary Lynn Stone and CEO Todd Hetherington, the partners and dynamic visionaries behind CENTURY 21 New Millennium,
Have you ever been to a racetrack and made a modest wager on a horse? Selecting the right short sale listing to buy can be just like picking the right horse to win a race. The more knowledgeable you are, the better your odds of success.
Studies on racetrack betting suggest that most small bets are for fun, so bets are placed based on the horse’s name, color, etc.
It’s a new year, and that’s reason enough to celebrate. But now it’s time to get down to business and look at your plans for 2013. Have you set goals for the year? If not, don’t worry; it’s never too late to come up with a plan that helps you ...
For real estate professional Elizabeth Monarch of RE/MAX Associates, Louisville, Ky., staying in touch with clients is more than just about maintaining a competitive edge. With 62 percent of her business coming from repeat customers and referrals, staying top-of-mind is a vital part of her continued success. With The Personal ...
Many people who want to create success for the New Year don’t realize that in order to do that, they need to have a blueprint for success. What does that mean specifically? It takes two things to create a blueprint for success. The first thing you have to have is a clear vision of what it is you want to create. The more powerful your vision and the more you can feel your vision, the stronger it is.
So for example, if you want to make $500,000.00 in real estate in the year 2013, and you’d like to work maybe 30 hours a week or less
Are you looking for a new strategy to master a slow market? According to Doug Collins, President of Prudential Collins-Maury, Inc., the key is to maintain a steady source of well-priced listings in good condition. “Be honest with your agents and address issues head-on,” says Collins. “You must also force ...
Since the advent of YouTube, video has exploded on both a global and hyperlocal scale. Businesses and industries everywhere have been employing video to promote their services and appeal to their consumers, and rightfully so. The real estate industry is no different; for brokers or agents not using video as ...
The National Association of REALTORS®’ venture capital fund Second Century Ventures has become a strategic investor in Symform, a distributed cloud backup service. ...
I have made the point over the past couple months that our mobile devices have taken over as the primary consumer search tool for most of us and will take over for the rest of us in the near future. Yes, many of us still have a desktop computer that we use for work, to create documents, presentations and do research. However, when the work day is done, we immediately switch to our mobile devices—smartphones and tablets—for all our consumer-searching needs.
Why wouldn’t we? It’s far more convenient and comfortable to sit on our couch, recliner or at our dining room table with our smartphone or tablet than it is to sit at those same places with our laptop. According to Nielsen, a recent study found that 85 percent of smartphone/tablet owners use their device while watching TV
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Generating more leads is probably permanently on your to-do list. But as we turn the page into a new year, it’s the perfect time to tackle this one head-on. Why now? According to recent research, typical consumers think about the possibility of buying or selling a home for six to 12 months before becoming active clients. That means that if you start engaging leads now, you’ll be top-of-mind when the busy spring and summer real estate season gets here.
As reports and news continue to surface from holiday season 2012, there is no shortage of evidence to support the ever apparent shift of consumers to mobile devices. In a report from Reuters released
One of the benefits that the Top 5 in Real Estate Network® offers its members is the opportunity to participate in monthly ‘This Way to the Top’ webinars. Each month we focus on a single topic of interest,
With an estimated 90 percent of home buyers conducting home searches online, you’d be smart to use the beginning of 2013 to beef up your web presence. Take a minute to discover the six things you absolutely must include on your real estate website (and which three things to avoid). Is your site up to snuff?
• Contact information: Your name, phone number, email or contact form, and links to your social media accounts should be visible on every page. Left or right margins are great for this.
Most of us start the new year with great aspirations about developing and implementing a new business plan for the upcoming year.