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Lead Generation: Try It, Track It, Ramp It!

There are so many different ways of generating leads today that brokers and agents struggle to determine where they should spend their limited marketing dollars. ...


Planning Counts: Be Prepared

It's been said that salespeople don't plan to fail, they simply fail to plan. How much time do you currently spend preparing for your client appointments? If you're honest with yourself, the answer is probably not enough. In my opinion, ...


Quality Reigns Supreme: The No-Compromise REALTOR®

In need of a new television stand, I recently made a sojourn to a popular discount store for an inexpensive, viable piece that would do the job. After making the purchase ($49.95) and lugging the flat, 3 ft. x ...


Where Abundance Abounds

Although we’ve been hearing over and over that distressed property sales are a huge part of today’s real estate market, pursuing short sales as a viable business option has been avoided by over 90% of real estate agents. Less than ...


Don’t Shoot from the Hip, Use a Script

Give me a salesperson who's struggling to fill his or her calendar with client appointments, and I'll show you a sales rep without a phone script. Unfortunately, many salespeople labor under the false belief that they're too experienced to use ...


Creating a Foundation for Motivation

Editor's Note: Headed to NAR? Darryl Davis will host two sessions, "Make 2012 Your Breakthrough Year," Saturday, November 12 from 9-10:30 a.m. and "Create Standing Room Only Events," on Saturday, November 13 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Check event program for room ...


NAR, Policy Leaders Propose Five-Point Housing Solutions Plan to Fed, Congress, Obama

NAR recently worked with two well-respected policy think tanks – the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) and the Economic Policies for the 21st Century (e21) – that organized and conducted a policy meeting on October 4. ...


Four Days Until the Power Broker Forum at NAR: ‘The One Thing Power Brokers Can’t Live Without’

This intriguing question will be answered this week by a panel of industry experts at RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Forum, being held from 2:30-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, during ...


Do Your Listing Photos Drive Traffic In or Away?

You see them all the time when searching the MLS: listings with no photos, just one exterior shot, or photos that are so poorly taken they’re (almost) ...


Creating a Foundation for Motivation

Motivational humorist Darryl Davis has been making real estate audiences laugh, think and improve their listing and sales skills for more than a decade. In this exclusive interview with Real Estate magazine, he shares his thoughts on how brokers and ...


Marketing Strategies: 7 Ways ‘Perfectionism’ Stops You from Success

Are you a perfectionist? Do you know someone who is? Have you ever wondered if perfectionism is a help or hindrance on the road to success? ...


Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 3: Dream Team 100

In building our Blueprint for 100 Deals, the Team is undoubtedly the most critical architecture to put into place. Each team member will play their role as a vital cog in the machinery of your real estate business. The administrational ...


What Is ‘Hyperlocal’ and Why Is it Key to Your Success?

“All real estate is local,” the saying goes. But what buyers and sellers really want to know is known as “hyper”-local information—the numbers and news that affect their specific community’s neighborhoods. When an agent shares information about the first day ...


The Strangest Secret

In 1957, Earl Nightingale, speaker, author and co founder of the Nightingale-Conant Corporation, recorded his classic motivational record "The Strangest Secret." "The Strangest Secret" sold over one million copies and made history in the recording industry by being honored as ...


Recession Fears Eased: Economy Grows at 2.5 Percent in Third Quarter

(MCT)—The economy grew at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the three months ending Sept. 30, the government reported, easing fears that the nation would fall into a second recession but still too slow a pace to cut significantly ...