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In the Spotlight: Taking Advantage of Every Opportunity

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 ...


Second Century Ventures Brings Cloud Computing to REALTORS®

The National Association of REALTORS®’ venture capital fund Second Century Ventures has become a strategic investor in Symform, a distributed cloud backup service. ...


The Money’s in Mobile

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, ...


Building Your Pipeline: Why Now Is the Perfect Time

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 ...


What Today’s Homebuyer Wants and How You Can Give It to Them

Buying a home is a multifaceted and often confusing transaction no matter how well-informed the buyer may seem. Today’s homebuyer is savvier than ever, having more information than ever before available right at their fingertips. ...


13 Keys to Building a Killer Business in 2013

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, which is also reflected in our coaching programs, our community interchanges and ...


Web 101: Fundamental Dos and Don’ts of Real Estate Websites

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 ...


Industry Advisor: Build a Business Plan

Most of us start the new year with great aspirations about developing and implementing a new business plan for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, three-quarters of those business plans never get fully implemented. ...


The Right Place at the Right Time

Is your company utilizing effective marketing strategies? How about the latest trends in technology? “The text-in codes we place on listings are loved by buyersvisiting our area,” says June Slusser, President of Coldwell Banker High Country Realty. “Our agents benefit by capturing the mobile number, which gives them the opportunity ...


Communicating the Fiscal Cliff’s Real Estate Impact to your Clients

What kind of communication have you had with your real estate clients over the past few days? In most years, the past two weeks were a holiday. New Year’s followed Christmas, and the pursuit for a new house was likely put ...


Are You Providing Your Customers with the Best User Experience?

Should I have a website?It’s crazy to imagine asking yourself this in 2013, isn’t it? However, look back to 15 years ago and this question may not have even crossed your mind. To be fair, there wasn’t data back ...


5 Reasons Why Short Sales Can Grow Your Business

Short sales continue to play a part in the real estate landscape and sources show that this niche will thrive well into 2013. Even though short sales can be difficult to close, there are many reasons why they should be a part of your main business strategy with a specific ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: ‘The Hottest New Apps: Are They Helping to Drive Your Success?’

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


3 Tips to Ignite Your Recruiting Efforts in the New Year

A successful company relies heavily on the competence and effectiveness of its people. As an owner or manager hiring the right people falls squarely on your shoulders. Unfortunately for most, sifting through resumes, scheduling interviews and working to ...


Make 2013 the Year of Partnership

Welcome, 2013! For those of us in real estate, it’s refreshing to see so many positive market indicators after a couple years of facing down challenging conditions. As a nation and in my hometown of Chicago, the real estate recovery seems on track. ...


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