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4 Easy Ways to Cultivate First-Time Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2009-Snap out of it! This article is about cultivating your first-time home-buying clientele after they are snuggled in nicely. The average home turnover is about 11 years, with a range of six to 16 years, depending upon your ...


Do you Have Above-Average Credit?

RISMEDIA, July 11, 2009-Forty-two percent of U.S. consumers have credit scores between 550 and 699. As a result, these consumers typically don't qualify for preferred interest rates and, depending on their overall credit profile, they may not even qualify for ...


Communicate Your Value to Consumers

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2009-It's tough to convey the full value of working with a licensed real estate professional, but that's just what you should be trying to do in a market like the one we're seeing. ...


Corporate Relocation Responds to the Economy

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2009-It would be difficult to find any segment of U.S. business unaffected by the economy to some greater or lesser degree. There is a veritable spider web of interconnectedness when it comes to one segment of the ...


Foreclosure Fundamentals – Going with the Pitch

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2009-Baseball can be a humbling game. Few other occupations reward failure so handsomely. The best hitters-those who fail 70% of the time-earn millions of dollars a year.  I was fascinated watching my son's Little League coach try to ...


6 ‘Must-Haves’ For Your Website

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2009-Developing a successful real estate website is imperative to the long-term success of your business in today's market. By keeping in mind that your website brands you as the expert in your real estate market, you will want ...


Working with Distressed Properties in Focus at Leadership Conference This Year

Take advantage of early-bird registration-now available through July 31 ...


3 Ways Agents Can Attract Buyers to Open Houses?

RISMEDIA, July 4, 2009-Do you advertise your open houses in your local newspaper? Do you advertise them online? According to a recent Trulia survey conducted by Harris Interactive, home buyers are twice as likely to look for open house listings ...


How Real Estate Agents Can Generate Quality Leads Inexpensively

RISMEDIA, July 3, 2009-After writing an article recently about ranking lead quality, I received many questions about joint venture relationships. In the article, I ranked joint venture leads as being the second-best lead you could generate. ...


How Does Yield Spread Help Buyers Buy?

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2009-Opportunity is knocking fairly loudly for many considering homeownership. Home prices have declined in many markets around the country and tax incentives and other inducements have first-time home buyers and others weighing the possibilities. ...


What Must We Do to Restore Consumer Confidence?

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2009-Some of you may remember a few years back when a Harris Poll survey found that REALTORS(R) were named among the Top 12 Most Trusted Professionals in America. This was several notches below nurses, doctors and pharmacists, ...


Top Pros in Philly – Find Out What the ‘Top 5′ Difference Is All About

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2009-Top producing agents in the Philadelphia, PA area are invited to attend "The 90-Minute Solution," a FREE educational seminar presented by The Top 5 in Real Estate Network(R) and The Real Estate Book on Thursday, July 2. ...


8 Ways to Stay Positive in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2009-So many real estate professionals today are wondering, "How can I stay positive in today's market?" Like any discriminating real estate professional, you realize the value of a positive mental attitude. Here are eight ways that you ...


Have We Reached Bottom? 10 Factors to Consider

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Historically, the value of real estate goes through cycles. Many factors affect the value of homes including the laws of "supply and demand." From the Appraisal Institute, here's a quick reference guide to some of the factors involved ...


Still Time to Attend Free Top 5 Event in Boston Tomorrow

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