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Why 20% Downpayments Don’t Always Make Sense (or Dollars)

Despite the “doom and gloom” in today’s headlines, in the current economic climate, homeownership is more affordable than ever, thanks to low interest rates and lower home values. For those buyers who manage to have a 20% (or more) downpayment, they believe this will get them the lowest monthly mortgage ...


Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 3: Dream Team 100

In building our Blueprint for 100 Deals, the Team is undoubtedly the most critical architecture to put into place. Each team member will play their role as a vital cog in the machinery of your real estate business. The administrational ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: sell a house in 3 simple steps; save up to 30% on car rentals; and save on shipping with FedEx. ...


The International MLS Introduces Its Free to List Commission Share Platform

The International MLS [IMLS] has announced that its Free to List-Commission Share platform for all U.S. agents is now available. Real estate agents may now register and manually list their property listings at no cost for global exposure on all of the International MLS search widgets now being distributed globally ...


Prudential Florida Realty Expands Market Presence

Prudential Florida Realty, a member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), announced its growth in Palm Beach County as Broker/Owner Scott McVey and the Sales Professionals of Blue Water Realty merged their office with Prudential Florida Realty’s Boynton Beach Branch Office and Family of Services. ...


Broker Best Practices: Focus on Profitability

Every real estate company has their own way of doing things, from marketing to networking and everything in between. Read on as H. David Benton, the owner of four California Market Centers and Keller Williams Realty, dishes on how he runs a successful meeting, stays profitable in today’s market and ...


Broker Best Practices: Taking Advantage of Opportunity

The most successful real estate professionals have to be willing to think outside the box. Meet Miguel Berger, Presiden of BHGRE Tech-Valley, and here how he is staying profitable, reaching out to first time buyers and working technology into his marketing plan. ...


Content Marketing: The Link to Being a Good Neighbor

(eM+C)—I saw something online recently that said “content is marketing.” I found that interesting because I've never quite seen it put that way. The message is simplistic, but I think it really resonates. Why? Because in today’s business environment, whether B2C or B2B, local or global, it's all about how ...


Agents, It’s Time to Shrug Off the Golden Rule of Parenting: Being Fair

“Mom, you gave her a bigger piece of cake than me!” It’s a refrain we’ve been guilty of ourselves in our youth and have, if we’re parents, heard from our children. Moms and dads learn early on that they must, at all cost, “be fair.” If you’ve gotten into the ...


REALTORS Property Resource (RPR) Broker Tool Sets

RPR, a resource for mem-bers of the National Ass-ociation of REALTORS®, has developed an array of high-value tools created specifically to support real estate firms and meet the unique needs of brokers and managers. The Broker Tool Sets (BTS) leverage RPR’s database of property information and report capabilities, helping brokers ...


Top 5 Spotlights: Using Social Media to Build Business in Today’s Market

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Positive Signs: New England Luxury Housing Report

According to the RE/MAX of New England Luxury Housing Report, the high-end price point in many of New England’s Top 15 luxury markets showed steadily increasing prices and offered fewer days on market than the national average, this quarter. ...


Google+: The Next Facebook?

After a year of rumors, teasers and hype, on June 28, 2011, Google launched its own social network to rival Facebook: Google+. While it’s hard to imagine that any social networking platform can rival the depth and breadth of Facebook, it’s wise to understand what Google+ is all about and ...


RISMedia Launches REsource Real Estate Content Solutions

RISMedia is excited to announce the launch of “REsource,” the real estate news leader’s much-anticipated, brand new content licensing platform that offers the most affordable and robust real estate article and video content solution on the market today. ...


Rising from the Ashes: CRS Presents Sell-A-Bration 2012 in Phoenix

Real estate agents from across the country can jump-start their careers when they attend Sell-a-bration® 2012 at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, January 19-21, 2012. Sponsored by the Council of Residential Specialists, the annual educational event draws hundreds of top real estate professionals of all levels of experience from ...


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