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Multicultural Buyers: The New American Melting Pot

Just a cursory glance at your television is evidence: the demographic of the U.S. population has changed dramatically in the past decade. America’s population is more diverse than ever before, and savvy real estate agents should prepare now to serve ...


SMART Goals Keep You Focused

It's been said that people who don't have written goals end up working for people who do. The human mind is in many ways very similar to the software in your computer, in that it requires detailed programming to make ...


How One Nugget Can Create a Lot More Business for You

It is not uncommon that I tell an audience that they can have the greatest strategies in the world but if they don’t understand what makes them tick they are still never going to function at their peak performance. While ...


7 Ways to Convert More Internet Leads

You spend a lot of time and effort on your social media campaign, your blog posts and your tweets. You invest a lot of money in sites that promise good leads. And yet, the conversion rates on the leads you ...


Body Language: The Truth about Lying

Some people can't tell a lie, others can't tell the truth and unfortunately, most people can't tell the difference. Can you tell when someone is pulling the wool over your eyes? Whether you're an attorney selecting a jury, a manager ...


Marketing Strategies: The Biggest Mistake Agents Make and How You Can Avoid It

One of the biggest mistakes an agent can make is restricting the flow of energy to their business with the following mindset: “The economy is so slow and I don't even know where my next sale is coming from.” ...


Are Your Presentations iPad Friendly? Why REALTORS Are Embracing Tablet Technology

With over 55 million units sold through the end of 2011, Apple’s iPad has quickly become one of the most successful consumer products in history. With its vast array of features, outstanding resolution and extreme portability, it’s not surprising that ...


Stable Home Prices in 2012, Modest Increases Forecasted for End of Year

The forecast for the rest of 2012 shows mild increases building up to a stronger 1.2 percent by year end, according to the Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report, recently released by Clear Capital®, with data through March 2012. The ...


What Is Your Story?

This is tough for me to admit as a man but recently I caught an episode of Oprah’s new show called “Life Class.” If you haven’t seen the show I would highly recommend it. For many of you that have ...


Marketing Strategies: 3 Essential Steps to Working Smarter, Not Harder

Many of us may have been raised by parents who had depression era scarcity beliefs about money and working harder. Perhaps you believe that in order to be successful you must work long hours, struggle and sacrifice, ...


2012: The Break-Out Year? Power Brokers Betting on the Future of Real Estate

While the outcome varied a bit depending on your corner of the map, most power brokers agree that 2011 was yet another challenging year for real estate. According to the results of RISMedia’s 24th Annual Power Broker Survey—(like ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Are You a ‘People Pleaser’ or Are You Committed to ‘Win/Win’?

The biggest mistake that most real estate agents make in dealing with their clients and colleagues is that they are unconsciously committed to "people pleasing." The signs to watch out for will clearly show you whether you are inadvertently falling ...


New-Home Design Trends Amp up Creativity but Cut Costs

The hottest design trends in new homes this year incorporate creative use of materials, layouts and features that provide maximum utility and beauty while being cost-conscious at the same time, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In ...


Why in This World of Communication Does Nobody Want to Have a Conversation?

Editor’s Note: RISMedia would like to welcome Jared James, CEO and Founder of Jared James Enterprises, an internationally sought-after speaker and trainer, to our online community. Jared will be contributing his extensive experience in helping some of the largest real ...


Foreclosure Proceedings Can Make or Break Local Market Recovery

The housing market seems to be on the upswing, and some experts say that by 2014, the market will be back on track. Last week NAR noted that investment properties are on the rise, and the National Institute ...