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NBA Hall of Fame and NCAA Basketball Legend Bill Walton to Keynote RISMedia’s Power Broker Reception & Dinner

After achieving superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early '70s and winning three, straight College Player of the Year Awards, Bill Walton was destined to become an NBA legend. ...


NAR Goes Global: Taking U.S. Listings beyond Our Borders

The National Association of REALTORS® has a renowned reputation for its consistent support of its members throughout the years. From up-to-date news, value-added offers and significant savings on products and services, the organization prides itself on delivering timely and dependable ...


The Power of Motivation: Use a Contest to Increase Sales and Build Morale

When times are tough and prospects seem to be holding on to every dollar, your job as a sales manager is more important than ever before. Now is the time to roll out a sales contest to generate additional sales ...


Loud and Clear: Homeownership Is Vital in America

As America deals with mounting debt and a shaky economic recovery, it’s more important than ever to stand up in your community and the nation’s capital for sustainable, affordable homeownership. That’s why earlier this year, the leadership team at the ...


Are You the Resource for the Distressed Homeowner?

This column describes a personal experience I feel compelled to share, as it relates to working with homeowners in distress and facing foreclosure. ...


The Secrets to Broker Success

In today’s challenging real estate market, top brokers continue to succeed and stay ahead by prioritizing and investing where it matters most. Learn the priorities and strategies of top brokers during RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Forum, taking place on ...


Smartphone Apps to Soothe the Savage Time Beast

We’re all busy, pulled in many directions during our typical day-to-day routine, and more and more our days blur between work-life and home-life. Following are a few good smartphone applications that can help you save time while increasing your productivity: ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Real Estate in the Next 3-5 Years: What Must We Do to Be Ready?

In the following session, Charlie Oppler, Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations, NAR interviews Mike Litzner, Broker/Owner, Century 21 American Homes; Jason Waugh, COO, Prudential Northwest Properties; and Sherry Chris, President, CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, about navigating ...


Prominent Australia Real Estate Group Expands Brand to U.S., Launches New Franchise Model

Professionals Realty Group USA (ProsUSA), a national real estate franchising company, has launched a new franchise business model in the United States that has been successful overseas for nearly 35 years – a fixed-cost “membership” organization, the company announced. Headquartered ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: ‘Powerful Lessons: Using the Past to Build a Better Future’

In the following session, Charlie Oppler, Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations, NAR interviews Rei Mesa, President, CEO, Prudential Florida Realty; Ed Surovell, President, CEO, Edward Surovell REALTORS®; and J. Lennox Scott, Chairman, CEO, John L. Scott REALTORS®. ...


Company Profile: The Need for Heightened Safety among Agents

Crimes against real estate and leasing agents are on the rise, experts report. The news headlines are often atrocious and yet job duties require agents to continue to pound the pavement with zeal and rarely shift from the current process. ...


Rand on Real Estate: A Closer Look at the Phoenix Real Estate Market

Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica and host of Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC, discusses the potential of real estate investments in Phoenix, AZ. Rand advises to do your homework when it comes to ...


What Is the One Thing Power Brokers Can’t Live Without?

This intriguing question will be answered next month by a panel of industry experts at RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Forum, being held from 2:30-4 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2011, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201A, Anaheim, CA, during ...


Marketing Strategies: 7 Things You Need to Know to Double Your Income

Are you feeling confused in today's marketplace? Do you find yourself in any of these patterns? ...


Are You Working Harder for Less Profit?

No customer wants to hear that you have other customers, but the truth is you do. What’s more, no customer wants to hear that you have more important customers, but that’s also true. According to marketing consultant Betsy Kruger, the ...