Real Estate Consultants Archive
RISMEDIA, February 18, 2011—How important is a job title? Some might argue that it’s just that—a title—and that it has little, if anything, to do with the amount of passion, energy and ambition required of the job given. As the owner of a fairly large real estate firm, I have a different take
RISMEDIA, February 17, 2011—In a landmark study examining the home buying and selling preferences of consumers in the Mid-Atlantic region, 95% reported that working with a real estate professional is just as important, if not more important, than it was just a few years ago. The survey results were released in a new research paper entitled Keepin’ it Real, by MRIS, the area’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and a leading developer of real estate information technology.
RISMEDIA, February 17, 2011—The 1960 Presidential Debates between Vice President Nixon and Senator Kennedy were the first nationally televised debates in presidential campaign history. With the advent of television, the debates took on a visual dimension and for the first time,
RISMEDIA, February 16, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: updated 2011 Code of Ethics products available at REALTOR.org/store; helpful resources available from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner Liberty
RISMEDIA, February 11, 2011—In today’s challenging real estate environment, where brokers increasingly compete for a larger piece of a shrinking pie, inclusion among the industry’s upper echelon of real estate firms in RISMedia’s 23rd Annual Power Broker Report & Survey
is more important than ever. As the industry’s leading report ranking the nation’s top brokerages, this listing of the real estate industry’s “who’s who” has long served as an important differentiator and competitive tool for real estate firms across the country. The deadline for completion of this year’s survey is Friday, February 25th. To complete the survey, please click here
RISMEDIA, February 15, 2011--Every piece of real estate is running through two cycles simultaneously. The market cycle we have already talked about. This week we are focused on the “Property Lifecycle.” Every property is in a constant state of flux; from deterioration to restoration, and
RISMEDIA, February 14, 2011—With 2011 underway, we must be laser-focused and understand the mindset of the consumer with whom we want to do business. Tailor the presentation, the message and the information to engage them. An Interfusion Marketing strategy blends together the targeted focus message with website strategy, offline marketing and your social media, so it reaches everywhere in a cohesive plan of attack. Here are 8 steps to make sure you do just that.
RISMEDIA, February 14, 2011—With the national release of OneCode™ last week, I had more conversations than ever before about QR codes and their functionality. We have discussed QR codes here on Monday mornings in the past, but since the level of interest in them continues to
RISMEDIA, February 14, 2011—As a former lone wolf, I've recently embraced the team approach to real estate. I resisted for a while but recently I've reevaluated the team concept and have some solid ideas on how to make it work.
RISMEDIA, February 12, 2011—Have you ever wondered why some real estate agents do well in today’s economy while others fail? There is a huge discrepancy right now between people who are failing and people who are succeeding.
Having been a real estate business coach for the past 14-plus years, I’ve had the privilege to observe how real estate agents function. And this experience has included new agents and seasoned agents, and the experience of watching them function through hard times and good times. In addition, I’ve even had the privilege to be able to participate in helping them become successful.
RISMEDIA, February 11, 2011—With the social networking craze continuing to capture headlines, and names like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google now common topics of dinner conversation, one cannot ignore the impact this new medium has had on our lives.
Did you like the Super Bowl ads? If you didn’t tweet your thoughts, your opinion was probably not counted as researchers were watching Twitter data to assess the biggest winners and losers.
RISMEDIA, February 11, 2011—My December article, “Shortening the Short Sale,” generated quite a few questions from readers who were looking for answers to more specific questions related to short sales. In response, I thought it would be helpful to provide some additional details
RISMEDIA, February 10, 2011—It’s a good time to buy, but not everyone in every market is doing it. As home prices are rising again in some areas like San Francisco, Manhattan and some parts of Southern California (along with interest rates), and the act of qualifying for a home loan is still tough for many (especially the self-employed), a number of would-be buyers are staying put in the rental market in order to stay liquid. This is a more sophisticated demographic than ever—renters are far from second-class citizens, and luxury rental properties are sprouting up as proof.
RISMEDIA, February 10, 2011—I recently attended a phenomenal real estate conference at which the following question was posed to the mobile panelists: “What do you see happening over the next three years in mobile?” The witty panelist replied, “The next three years? We are waiting to
RISMEDIA, February 9, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: customize and print NAR’s updated consumer brochure “Why Rent When You Can Buy!;” educational opportunities available from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program;