Best Practices Archive
RISMEDIA, March 4, 2010—“I absolutely adore negotiating,” says Tami Bonnell, President of the US Organization of EXIT Realty Corp. International. When it comes to negotiation though,
RISMEDIA, March 4, 2010—When the going gets tough, it is crucial to focus on things that have brought you success in the past- rather than the things you have no control over.
RISMEDIA, March 2, 2010—In a commitment to reveal the best practices, systems and solutions for maximizing the opportunities presented by social media and social networking, RISMedia and 1parkplace announce the launch of the 2010 Dalton/Hundley Real Estate Social Media Census(sm). To take the Census now, please click here
RISMEDIA, March 1, 2010—Can America lead the “Mobile Frontier?” If mobile truly is the answer to everything as Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt stated a few weeks ago
RISMEDIA, March 1, 2010—Being realistic about today’s market realities is one of the best ways for real estate professionals to face the market head-on.
RISMEDIA, February 27, 2010—As a business coach for entrepreneurs, my clients often say to me: “I just can’t pick up the phone and call my sphere of influence.” The responses I get when I ask “Why not?” include:
-“I don’t know what to say.”
-“I can’t ask my friends for business.”
-“I have no reason to call.”
-“I don’t want to bug them.”
-“It’s not okay to call them too often.”
RISMEDIA, February 27, 2010—As the Internet continues to infiltrate the real estate industry, prospective buyers are continually turning to the Web to consume information,
RISMEDIA, February 25, 2010—With 2010 expected to be another slow year for real estate, many industry executives and analysts are wondering what additional steps—beyond cost cutting and downsizing—can be taken to weather the turbulent times.
The answer, according to Bill Ferguson, author of the new book Keepers of the Castle: Real Estate Executives on Leadership and Management, is actually quite simple. Only leadership—strong, balanced, and experienced leadership at the executive level—will pull the industry through to the next upcycle.
RISMEDIA, February 25, 2010—For Mark Stark, success means confronting reality and seizing the situation at hand. By doing so, his firm, Prudential Americana Group,
RISMEDIA, February 24, 2010—Mention e-mail marketing to real estate agents and you may find that many are still hesitant to move away from their tried-and-true snail mail methods. Others, however, are rapidly discovering that e-mail marketing is just about one of the most effective means of generating sales.
Want proof? When Shop.org surveyed retailers for their State of Retailing Online 2009 report, they found that e-mail was the most-mentioned successful tactic overall.
RISMEDIA, February 24, 2010—Home sales are creeping up, short sales and loan modifications are being streamlined and consumers are recognizing the value of Realtor guidance.
RISMEDIA, February 23, 2010—Last spring and summer, there was considerable frustration in the industry around the length of time and cost to complete property appraisals:
RISMEDIA, February 20, 2010—The fast growth, free money days are behind us and America is embarking on a new era of economic realities, cultural norms and politics.
RISMEDIA, February 19, 2010—As we move through the 2010 market, I continue to be mystified by the listing inventory. The fact remains that upwards of 50% of homes listed are not selling.
RISMEDIA, February 18, 2010—If you’re like most entrepreneurs that I coach, you have undoubtedly asked yourself this question, “Do I have what it takes to succeed?” either on a conscious or subconscious level.
Chances are you do have everything that it takes to succeed. By that I mean that most likely you do have the knowledge and the experience and the expertise that would make you successful. However, you probably also have some doubts and self limiting beliefs.
The following tips will help strengthen your confidence