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Where Abundance Abounds

Although we’ve been hearing over and over that distressed property sales are a huge part of today’s real estate market, pursuing short sales as a viable business option has been avoided by over 90% of real estate agents. Less than ...


Don’t Shoot from the Hip, Use a Script

Give me a salesperson who's struggling to fill his or her calendar with client appointments, and I'll show you a sales rep without a phone script. Unfortunately, many salespeople labor under the false belief that they're too experienced to use ...


Leverage Your Social Media Marketing

The impact of social media on business continues to rise within the real estate industry. It’s an incredible opportunity to build your brand and, at the same time, generate and close more business. There are tons of social media outlets that can be utilized, but here are four core channels ...


Creating a Foundation for Motivation

Editor's Note: Headed to NAR? Darryl Davis will host two sessions, "Make 2012 Your Breakthrough Year," Saturday, November 12 from 9-10:30 a.m. and "Create Standing Room Only Events," on Saturday, November 13 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Check event program for room ...


Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 4: Communication/Bandwidth

Without good communication, you don’t have a business. Whether you’re staying in touch via telephone, face-to-face, IM, text or email; communication is the interpersonal ‘glue’ that holds everything together, cementing the foundations of your team, and sealing every crack to create a seamless and cohesive unit. ...


Keep Your Clients Coming Back for More—and for Years to Come

The average home turnover is about 11 years, with a range of six to 16 years, depending upon your state. Building relationships from the beginning with your younger clients is key. These are the clients who could be looking to move again in just a few years and also are ...


Google+: Why It Makes Sense for E-Marketers

(eM+C)—Google+ is the latest player on the social media scene. With 40 million-plus users, the social media network has carved out a niche for itself. Like they do via Twitter and Facebook, consumers are sharing content, engaging with new contacts and building communities on Google+. ...


Real Estate Executives Urge Congress to Reinstate Mortgage Loan Limits

As the housing market and the overall U.S. economy continue to falter, a group of real estate industry executives recently took the time to draft a letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House; Nancy Pelosi, Office of the Democratic Leader; Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ...


Creating a Foundation for Motivation

Motivational humorist Darryl Davis has been making real estate audiences laugh, think and improve their listing and sales skills for more than a decade. In this exclusive interview with Real Estate magazine, he shares his thoughts on how brokers and ...


Marketing Strategies: 7 Ways ‘Perfectionism’ Stops You from Success

Are you a perfectionist? Do you know someone who is? Have you ever wondered if perfectionism is a help or hindrance on the road to success? ...


How to Get a Derailed Executive Career Back on Track

Executive recruiter Colleen Aylward wanted to figure out how many executives had been displaced by the poor economy over the last few years, but before she got her numbers, she discovered something else even more troubling. ...


Four Days Until the Power Broker Forum at NAR: ‘The One Thing Power Brokers Can’t Live Without’

This intriguing question will be answered this week by a panel of industry experts at RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Forum, being held from 2:30-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, during ...


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 ...


What Is ‘Hyperlocal’ and Why Is it Key to Your Success?

“All real estate is local,” the saying goes. But what buyers and sellers really want to know is known as “hyper”-local information—the numbers and news that affect their specific community’s neighborhoods. When an agent shares information about the first day ...


A Model for Evaluating Facebook Pages and Competitive Analysis

(eM+C)—During a recent webinar from Covario, over 100 digital marketers were asked what the main goal of their Facebook page is. The results aren't surprising. In general, driving sales is the No. 1 priority of digital marketers’ social media programs. However, 45 percent of the respondents said driving engagement and ...


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