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Mobile Apps or Mobile Web?

Mobile apps get a lot of attention, but are they a better option for a real estate agent or brokerage than a robust mobile website? ...


Innovation Must Be More Than a Buzzword

My position entails a great percentage of time on the road interacting with agents and brokers. Recently, I’ve been taking audiences through an exercise and asking them to identify the company I describe: ...


Identifying Leaders

If two heads are better than one, think of how incredible four or five heads would be. As a successful entrepreneur you are no doubt terrific at what you do but do you find you are doing too ...


Neighbors Confused by Florida House Covered in Aluminum Foil

If your neighbor wrapped up his house and trees in aluminum foil, you’d probably think one flew over the cuckoo's nest, but that’s exactly what one Florida man did recently, lighting up his street and befuddling his neighbors. ...


Empower Your Future: Master of Real Estate Program Helps You Stand Out in a Whole New Way

Much like any industry, real estate is populated with individuals who came to the field through self-motivation, raw talent or successful mentoring. But as the competition continues to heat up, real estate professionals across the board are raising the bar even higher ...


Construction Curveball? Don’t Forget the Change Order

(TNS)—It’s just a piece of paper, often only one sheet, and different companies write it up different ways. Yet when needed, the change order could prove the only thing that stands between you and hundreds or thousands of ...


CFPB Announces Two-Month Pushback of TRID Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced this week a proposal to push back the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, which combines two mortgage disclosure regimes into one. The new date is set for October 1. The rule, originally set to go ...


What is Periscope? Three Ideas to Grow Your Real Estate Business

The demand for video in real estate has never been higher. According to NAR, eighty-five percent of buyers and sellers want to work with an agent who uses video. While some agents have started using video to connect ...


5 Ways to Help Your Client Prepare for an Open House

Preparing for an open house is a true team effort. Your encouragement and guidance are essential for the client to understand the scope of what needs to be done, but the actual preparations are in the client’s hands. Both of you will benefit ...


More Upscale Buyers Enter Market, International Sales Dollar Volume Spikes

While total unit sales from international home buyers decreased from last year, total sales dollar volume increased 13 percent, according to the National Association of REATLORS® 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients. ...


3 Tips to Reignite Your Fire to Succeed

Inspiration is an important part of achieving success. It’s what drives you to show up and give your best every day. It provides perspective during challenging times when you’re most susceptible to drifting. Most importantly, it reignites your fire to thrive when you ...


Changing the Industry One Brokerage and Agent at a Time

Gone are the days when real estate professionals could simply throw together a website and plaster their headshot on every billboard and bench in town in order to entice prospective buyers to do business with them. ...


Three Ways to Attract this Year’s Graduates to Your Brokerage

Hats off to the class of 2015! With graduation season upon us, let’s take a look at three ways to attract the next generation of professionals to your brokerage. ...


May Housing Starts Highlight Strong Demand

Recently reported May housing starts showed an 11.1 percent drop in new home construction nationally, falling to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.036 million units. The drop from elevated April results was broad, with a 5.4 ...


Ask the Expert: How Can Homeowners Encourage Pool Safety?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Charles Furlough, Vice President of Field Operations with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. www.pillartopost.com ...


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