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How-To: Protect Your Company from SEO Robbery

According to Wikipedia, SEO is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s “natural,” or un-paid, search results. In other words, free lead generation. If you can get your company to show ...


Next Generation ‘Beta Brokerages’ Reveal Groundbreaking Trends

The Beta Brokerage concept shares case studies of entrepreneurial unaffiliated brokers that are breaking the rules of tradition. Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate works with these companies’ leaders to understand and share their strategies through the brand’s Beta Brokerage Directory. ...


Building Real Estate Relationships in the New Generation: What the Rest of Us Learn from YPNers

In this month’s NAR Power Broker Roundtable, panelists from the Young Professionals Network discuss how they are conducting the business of real estate in today’s tech-savvy world—and what we can learn from them. ...


Build a Business Plan in 5 Minutes

Try this quick and easy way to calculate how many new prospects you will need to acquire to reach your business goals. No spread sheets or calculations are required; this free tool will do the work for you. ...


Survey Status Gives Brokers Competitive Edge

Leading real estate firms from across the country are quickly completing RISMedia’s 25th Annual Power Broker Survey, securing their opportunity to be ranked among the nation’s Power Brokers. The survey deadline is February 27, 2013. If you have not completed the ...


REALTOR® Has Fun Marketing Listings, Not to Mention Best Start to Year Ever

“God said I need somebody willing to mow a lawn that isn't her own. And to make a bed that doesn't belong to her. And someone who is ready and willing to receive text messages about crown molding at 2 a.m. ...


Web 101: Fundamental Do’s and Don’ts of Real Estate Websites

With an estimated 90 percent of homebuyers conducting home searches online, you’d be smart to use the beginning of 2013 to beef up your Web presence. Take a minute to discover the six things you absolutely must include on your real ...


Real Estate Trends: From Trash to Treasure

From homes to cabins to dormitories—and everything in between—re-purposed shipping containers, or ISBUs (Intermodal Steel Building Units) are making their mark on the residential real estate sector, blurring the lines between two very distinct industries as one’s trash becomes the other’s ...


As Inventories Shrink, So Do Seller Concessions

With inventories down and prices up, sellers are ending the costly incentives they have been forced to offer buyers during the six-year long buyers’ market. Concession-free transactions make deal-making simple on both sides of the table. ...


Home Prices in 2012: Best Year-on-Year Gain in Six Years

CoreLogic®, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, recently released its December CoreLogic HPI® report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 8.3 percent in December 2012 compared to December 2011. This change represents ...


Nation’s Leading Brokers Vie for Top Ranking

As the real estate market quickens its pace toward recovery, brokerage firms from around the country are reporting increasingly positive numbers. Brokers will document their organization’s success by participating in RISMedia’s 25th Annual Power Broker Report & Survey, the industry’s preeminent ...


3 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Morning

I recently held our first training call with our new virtual coaching platform, and noticed that the one topic that drew the most interest was when I covered the topic of “the three questions to ask yourself every single morning.” By simply ...


Getting Listings in a Low-Inventory Market

With many areas of the country being considered a seller’s market, it is it important to hone your skills and show sellers why they should specifically list with you above going FSBO or choosing another agent. Many sellers think that in ...


Four Ways to Stir up Your Database and Find Opportunities

Leads, leads, leads. They’re probably always on your mind. Where to find new leads, how to respond to them quickly, and what it takes to convert them into clients. ...


Gen Y Is Ready to Buy — Are Agents Ready to Work with Them?

2013 is going to be the year of the first time homebuyer. With home prices rebounding, the job market stabilizing, and mortgages more affordable than ever, the next wave of home buyers are ready to act. This will be the first ...


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