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Ask the Expert: What Are the Most Important Risk Management Practices?

The following Ask the Expert column features Michael Ryder, the National Program Director for Specialty Programs with Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc. ...


RREIN Champions: Content and Information Help Brokers Recruit and Retain

No matter how much “curb appeal” a real estate office has, its workforce is its lifeblood. As top agents in hot markets look to local firms as they consider transitioning to that “dream team,” assessing the tools a firm provides to help ...


Tax Reform May Impact Real Estate, but Not Quite Yet

Tax reform that would affect real estate has been the talk of the industry recently, and we can expect the conversation to gain steam as we move toward 2015. Like it or not, these discussions are going to impact how we do ...


How to Use Social Media the RIGHT Way

Real estate marketers often miss the simple fact that social networks are the first platforms that are actually a two-way conversation and therefore are the perfect places to invest time and money. ...


Redefining Customer Service: CIO Roundtable Focuses on Helping Brokerage Firms Achieve Their Goals

While technology developments in the real estate space may dazzle and impress, they don’t truly serve the needs of brokers and agents unless they help fulfill one primary goal: making the real estate process quicker, easier and cheaper for homebuyers and sellers. ...


NAR Member Survey Shows Rise in REALTOR® Income and Sales Volume

Reflecting the 11.5 percent growth in home prices last year, income and sales volume jumped for the third year in a row, according to the 2014 National Association of REALTORS® Member Profile. The survey also found an increase in new and ...


Why Increasing Accuracy and Precision Is Key in Today’s Market

With a market that is constantly fluctuating and an inventory that is struggling to meet the demands of today’s buyers, it’s now more important than ever for agents to have the most up-to-date property data at their fingertips. ...


Winning the Lead Game

An entrepreneur at heart, Jake Fackrell isn’t one to rest on his laurels. As CEO of Landvoice—a leading cloud-based lead provider—Fackrell is dedicated to helping real estate professionals achieve abundance. “We have a huge vision for the company and where technology is ...


Housing Supply and Demand Continue to Yield Unexpected Results

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for May, showing that regular supply and demand forces continue to produce unexpected results as the housing recovery readies to shift into a higher gear during the spring home buying season. ...


The Consumer Connection: Enhancing Business with Lead Generation, Brand Advertising, Marketing and More

As any savvy real estate agent knows, leads can come from a variety of sources, but quality leads that can be converted into real buyers are harder to come by. Although the Internet is scattered with potential suppliers, Homes.com connects all the ...


Celebs, VIPs and the Super Rich: How to become a Successful Agent to the Stars

Here at Great Spaces, we highlight the best of the best: lavish, magnificent properties owned by celebrities and other filthy rich clientele. Let’s face it: gawking at homes of the rich and famous that we will never be able to afford is (regrettably) ...


Economists and Experts Expect 2014 Price Increases to Average 4.4 Percent

More than 100 housing economists and experts participating in a recent quarterly survey expect nationwide home values to appreciate 4.4 percent through the end of this year. The most optimistic group of panelists predicted a 5.8 percent annual increase in home values this ...


10 Rules of Referrals

Ask any real estate agent what’s the best way to gain new business and they’ll probably say referrals. Above all, earning referral business begins with delivering stellar and memorable service to your clients, but that is rarely enough to provide a steady stream ...


Multifamily Surge Propels Housing Starts over 1 Million Mark in April

Soaring production of multifamily apartments pushed nationwide housing starts above the million-unit mark in April, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production rose 13.2 percent for the month ...


10 Best Practices for Converting Online Leads – Part 2

Looking to double your business in one year’s time? According to Bob Corcoran, founder and CEO of Corcoran Consulting & Coaching, which specializes in performance coaching and the implementation of sound business systems into a broker’s or agent’s existing practice, this can be ...


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