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4 Tips for Successful Facebook Business Pages

Unfortunately, social media’s only constant is that it’s always changing. Over the past few years, Facebook has made it harder and harder to drive business value from your business page. Many brokers and agents accurately wonder if it is even worthwhile to have ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Launches ‘Idea Shed’ Collaboration Platform

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate announced Monday that it has launched a radically different collaboration platform for the real estate industry, Idea Shed.  The goal of Idea Shed is to provide real estate professionals with an open forum to share their ideas on topics including technology, service, recruiting, prospecting ...


Leading on all Levels: First Weber Group

With more than 50 offices and 1,200 agents, Wisconsin’s First Weber Group has risen to become the state’s No. 1 firm in transactions, according to RISMedia’s 2014 Power Broker Report. Driving this great success is the firm’s commitment to its agents, customers and the community at large—and an innovative approach ...


Ten Ways You Can Spend Money to Save Money

(TNS)—When you’re trying to figure out how to save money, you probably think you’re doing a great job by always opting for the least expensive items. However, taking the cheap way out might not always be the best route. In fact, on many ...


HomeFinder.com Partners to Provide Access to Millions of Digital Listings

The Local Media Consortium, a nationwide alliance of leading local media outlets, has announced a new partnership with HomeFinder.com, a top digital real estate site. The agreement will provide consumers nationwide with local access to more than four million real estate listings on HomeFinder.com. ...


3 Retirement Essentials Every Boomer Should Follow for the New Year

Wow, what an amazing market ride over the last few years!  Running on tracks laid by an unprecedented Federal Reserve monetary easing program, the market has once again run to new all-time highs and appears to still have some steam. Or does it? ...


Your Real Estate Referral Business Is Bigger Than You Think

Referrals are an integral part of the equation when it comes to the success of real estate professionals. However, the traditional outbound real estate referral process is challenging and stressful. ...


REBAC Hall of Fame Highlights the Top Crop in Buyer Representation

Each November, as agents are in full-swing for the fall buying and selling season, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) acknowledges the achievements of its most accomplished members by inducting them into the REBAC Hall of Fame. Initially nominated by their peers and then selected by a panel of ...


Digital Basics Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Master

It’s important that real estate agents master the digital basics, before they take the steps to grow their brand’s digital presence. Chris Smith, co-founder of Curaytor and co-author of Peoplework, shares the most important steps that real estate agents need to take when building their digital brand. You can watch ...


Will a Bad Court Decision in California Be Followed in Other States?

Say what you want about California: a state with a dysfunctional state government and/or political climate, a very litigious state, or a state having high tax rates and real estate prices. Yet despite these issues, California ...


Owning a Second Home

(TNS)—Daydreaming of owning a second, seasonal home? ...


Chopping Skills Come in Handy on Celeb Home Sale

(TNS)—Christina Ricci, whose various roles have included this year’s TV movie “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax,” has sold her Hollywood Hills home for a hacked-down $1.37 million — 19 percent off the original asking price. She had listed it earlier this year at $1.695 million. ...


Fixed Rate Mortgages Continue to Fall…Should You Be Refinancing?

The interest rate on a 30-year fixed rate loan fell to 3.99 percent last week, a milestone not seen in more than a year. What’s more, this rate marks significant dips from those of the past several decades. In fact, it’s 1.75 percent lower than November 2004, 5.18 percent lower ...


Trash-Into-Treasure Relationship Management

In today’s real estate world, we all receive a LOT of marketing in the form of blast emails, postcards, and other types of mailers. Most of us probably hit the Delete key or toss those mailers in the trash without even looking at ...


Getting Back to the Basics

From improving company branding to keeping agents motivated, Gerry Burke, the managing partner with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HWWB, REALTORS® in Birmingham, Mich., has over 28 years of experience navigating the tumultuous real estate terrain. In the following interview, she reveals several of ...


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