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Webinar Recap: Keep Up with Technology or Be Left Behind

It’s safe to say that in 2015, if agents aren’t utilizing technology to the fullest, including social media, they are leaving money on the table, according to the latest RISMedia Agent Webinar entitled “Money Makers: Real Estate Technology You Need to Succeed.” Moderated ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Spend Money to Make Money?

Technology is opening new doors everyday across every industry and real estate is no exception.  As the largest trade organization in the country, new technology vendors are constantly looking to tap into the real estate industry.  This means brokers and agents alike are ...


What Can Breaking Bad Teach Us about Business?

So many people in real estate see the goal as doing acquisitions, or development, or just making as much coin as possible. That is the paradigm; it is "work" after all and money is a primary ...


Are You Prepared for Oct. 3?

As you know, on October 3, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (the “TRID Rule”) goes into effect and will introduce a new era of real estate closings for most residential mortgages. ...


It’s Not about You Anymore

In real estate, it’s all about you, right? It’s your face and your name on the lawn sign, business card, office and marketing. That’s how much of your business is generated, right? People recognize your face and ...


Corporate Relocation Policy Topics and Trends: Lump Sums

If you work with corporate transferees and relocation administrators you know “lump sums” are employer-provided funds meant to assist with one or more relocation expense items. Although a common element in many relocation packages, employers can intend them for very different purposes. ...


Why Digital Marketing is a Must in Real Estate

If you want to survive as a real estate agent in today’s Internet savvy world, you need to go digital with your marketing. This was the important message delivered by Garry Wise and Chris ...


How to Be a More Effective Team Leader

It used to be called “managing,” but these days it’s more important to know how to be an effective team leader. Working together as a unit is appealing to today’s young real estate professionals, and cutting-edge offices are changing their workplace culture to meet ...


How to Delegate like a Pro

How often do you review your to-do list and feel frustrated that you haven’t completed half of it? Chances are, you’re bogged down with tasks that could be delegated to someone else. If you’re like many real estate professionals and small ...


What to Expect When You’re Expecting (A Listing)

Congrats! You've spent days, weeks or maybe even months trying and now it's confirmed — you're expecting (a listing). There are hundreds of books, blogs and coaches who have given their best advice about what to do when you land a listing lead, ...


Collaboration Allows Us to See What Is Possible

Real estate has always been highly individual and entrepreneurial in nature, yet sustainable success is possible only through effective collaboration with others. The very foundation of our industry is the concept of “cooperation and compensation,” with the premise that all parties are better ...


U.S. Foreclosure Starts Come at 10-Year-Low

RealtyTrac® recently released its Midyear 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows a total of 597,589 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—in the first half of 2015, down 13 percent from the previous six months and down ...


Blight Knows No Bounds in New Economy

For all the talk of recovery, blighted communities appear immune to progress. This phenomenon, once thought common to urban settings, is in fact universal, according to a recent Keep America Beautiful (KAB) report that expounded upon an issue that can be felt even ...


Fed Chief Janet Yellen Sees First Rate Hike Later this Year

(TNS)--Unfazed by recent global turmoil, Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen is offering a fairly optimistic outlook for the U.S. economy and reaffirming that the central bank is likely to begin raising interest rates later ...


5 Reasons Why Blog Readers Make the Best Real Estate Clients

Keeping a consistent real estate blog is a lot of work. On top of the actual job of being a REALTOR®, a blog requires a layer of technical knowledge and writing skill, and demands some artistic and creative talent as well. Successful blogging ...


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