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Foreclosure Fundamentals – Going with the Pitch

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2009-Baseball can be a humbling game. Few other occupations reward failure so handsomely. The best hitters-those who fail 70% of the time-earn millions of dollars a year.  I was fascinated watching my son's Little League coach try to ...


6 ‘Must-Haves’ For Your Website

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2009-Developing a successful real estate website is imperative to the long-term success of your business in today's market. By keeping in mind that your website brands you as the expert in your real estate market, you will want ...


Working with Distressed Properties in Focus at Leadership Conference This Year

Take advantage of early-bird registration-now available through July 31 ...


3 Ways Agents Can Attract Buyers to Open Houses?

RISMEDIA, July 4, 2009-Do you advertise your open houses in your local newspaper? Do you advertise them online? According to a recent Trulia survey conducted by Harris Interactive, home buyers are twice as likely to look for open house listings ...


How Real Estate Agents Can Generate Quality Leads Inexpensively

RISMEDIA, July 3, 2009-After writing an article recently about ranking lead quality, I received many questions about joint venture relationships. In the article, I ranked joint venture leads as being the second-best lead you could generate. ...


How Does Yield Spread Help Buyers Buy?

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2009-Opportunity is knocking fairly loudly for many considering homeownership. Home prices have declined in many markets around the country and tax incentives and other inducements have first-time home buyers and others weighing the possibilities. ...


What Must We Do to Restore Consumer Confidence?

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2009-Some of you may remember a few years back when a Harris Poll survey found that REALTORS(R) were named among the Top 12 Most Trusted Professionals in America. This was several notches below nurses, doctors and pharmacists, ...


Top Pros in Philly – Find Out What the ‘Top 5′ Difference Is All About

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2009-Top producing agents in the Philadelphia, PA area are invited to attend "The 90-Minute Solution," a FREE educational seminar presented by The Top 5 in Real Estate Network(R) and The Real Estate Book on Thursday, July 2. ...


8 Ways to Stay Positive in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2009-So many real estate professionals today are wondering, "How can I stay positive in today's market?" Like any discriminating real estate professional, you realize the value of a positive mental attitude. Here are eight ways that you ...


Have We Reached Bottom? 10 Factors to Consider

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Historically, the value of real estate goes through cycles. Many factors affect the value of homes including the laws of "supply and demand." From the Appraisal Institute, here's a quick reference guide to some of the factors involved ...


Still Time to Attend Free Top 5 Event in Boston Tomorrow

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Top 5 Heading to Boston This Week, Philadelphia Next Week

RISMEDIA, June 22, 2009-The Top 5 in Real Estate Network(R) and The Real Estate Book will present "The 90-Minute Solution," an educational FREE seminar presented by Top 5 President Allan Dalton on learning the most effective solutions for working with ...


Regulating Credit Cards, Mortgages – Are Changes Ahead?

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-(MCT)-Among the sweeping changes in government regulation that President Barack Obama proposed Wednesday is the creation of an independent and powerful Consumer Financial Product Safety Commission to regulate financial products such as mortgages and credit cards. ...


5 Ways to Better Manage Your Reputation in Online Forums

RISMEDIA, June 17, 2009-Every day, millions of people are communicating online through blogs, social networks and news outlets. All it takes is one negative blog post, forum message or online comment and your hard-earned reputation could be damaged. As a real ...


The New First-Time Home Buyers – How to Cultivate Their Business

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2009 Given the new Home Buyer's Tax Credit and the abundance of low-priced inventory available, it is not surprising that first-time buyers account for more than 40% of all current transactions. But just who are these first-time buyers? ...