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Real Estate Marketing Summit Announces Power-Packed Lineup, RISMedia Discount

Attention all brokers, sales managers, marketing directors and top-producing agents. The second-annual Real Estate Marketing Summit 2011 (REMS 2011) is a two-day event that offers 20 exclusive workshops presented by 20 top industry leaders who will share their proven systems with more than 500 attendees. ...


Warning: Your Sales Techniques May Be Under Fire

“Real estate agent arrested for closing buyers on the purchase of a bigger home. Accusations of use of dialog, closing techniques, persuasion, inducement, and manipulation were made.” ...


6 Effective (and Affordable) Ways to Improve Morale and Motivation

If you’re like most Americans, you just celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. Chances are, you probably participated in the annual ritual of listing the things for which you’re grateful. For most of us, that includes our family, ...


Engage Your Prospect’s Learning Style

The successful outcome of your next sales presentation will be determined largely by your ability to do two things very well; develop rapport with your prospect and adapt your sales message to engage his or her preferred "learning style." The ...


A Client-Based Sales Approach for Agents

Today’s real estate agent faces daunting challenges. It’s more important than ever that real estate agents deliver value to consumers who have a negative view of real estate due to the real estate bust and are also empowered with a range of real estate information available on the World Wide ...


Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 5: Social (& Not So Social) Marketing

The marketing tools available to REALTORS® have changed considerably since the early days of door-knocking, open houses, sending out flyers, even delivering pumpkins in October. We’re now in the era of Web 2.0 and beyond, with Internet and social marketing ...


Lead Generation: Try It, Track It, Ramp It!

There are so many different ways of generating leads today that brokers and agents struggle to determine where they should spend their limited marketing dollars. ...


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

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: zipLogix celebrating 20 years of innovation; free direct marketing tools from Lowe’s; and the ability to customize any of 11 brochures. ...


Planning Counts: Be Prepared

It's been said that salespeople don't plan to fail, they simply fail to plan. How much time do you currently spend preparing for your client appointments? If you're honest with yourself, the answer is probably not enough. In my opinion, ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Live from Ad Tech

Last week I had the opportunity to attend Ad Tech, the number one event for digital marketing here in New York City. Not only did I have full access to the event, but I was one of the few that got to sit in on the press briefing; 10 companies ...


Marketing to the Social Network

Facebook has changed our world and it will never be the same. Having watched the movie “The Social Network” in theatres, and numerous times on TV, I am still amazed by the Facebook story. Facebook represents one of the most incredible successes in business history and it has created a ...


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 ...


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