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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 ...


Real Estate Job Outlook Vastly Improved in 2011: USC Lusk Center

Statistics released by the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate (www.usc.edu/lusk) show an increase in job opportunities for young real estate professionals and reflect an improving job market for the industry. ...


New Book Offers ‘Blueprint’ for Million-Dollar Income in Any Market, 10-Part Series Launches with Author Q&A

Editor’s Note: Blueprint for 100 Deals or More Than $1 Million Per Year in Income: The Exact Systems and Technology to Sell 100+ Homes, Every Year—No Matter the Market, is a new book by leading real estate industry executives Alan ...


First-Time Buyers Losing Interest in Short Sales

Processing delays have taken their toll on first-time home buyer interest in short sales, which now account for more than one of every six house sales, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. ...


Don’t Let Focusing on Lead Generation Torpedo Your Branding, Part 2

(eM+C)—While the tough global economy has served to torpedo branding efforts at many organizations, the sometimes sticky relationship between sales teams and marketers can also torpedo a company’s lead generation efforts. If you still need more ammo to achieve your ...


Secrets to a Powerful Web Strategy

A key to developing an effective marketing strategy is hearing first-hand what successful REALTORS® are doing to close more business from the Web. I recently spoke with real estate broker Shane White (www.ShaneTWhiteTeam.com) about how he has gone ...