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American Home Shield Win-Win Promotion Targets Spanish-speaking Segment

What better way to expand your client base than by offering Spanish language marketing materials along with an opportunity to win brand new GE appliances? By engaging with American Home Shield and entering its Win-Win Promotion, you and your clients can have a chance to win up to $5,000 worth ...


Diane Stafford: How to Deal with a Lousy Co-Worker

(MCT)—Fans of “Downton Abbey” may wonder how the conniving under-butler Thomas has managed to build unholy alliances and undermine co-workers but stay employed. ...


4 Marketing Must-Do’s for 2014

I love the fresh-scrubbed feel of a new year. It’s a great time to set goals for myself and my company, which always fires me up and inspires me to charge ahead. ...


Marketing Tactics to Integrate in 2014, Part 2: Local Marketing

Continuing our look at what lies ahead for real estate pros in 2014, here are the latest of the 14 marketing trends expected to be hot in the new year, with an emphasis on local marketing. Check out last week’s mobile trends ...


Along the Way to Real Estate

Your past shapes everything you do. There are no accidents but rather just valuable lessons wrapped up in sometimes unexpected packaging. To quote one of my favorite musicians, David Byrne, “You may ask yourself, how did I get here?” ...


Basic Training: Your Best Year Ever

Welcome to 2014; you made it! You survived, and some of you even thrived, through one of the most difficult real estate markets in recent history. ...


Are Your Meetings a Waste of Time? CEO Shares Tips for Encouraging Productive Collaboration

In survey after survey, meetings get knocked by everyone from employees to senior executives as being among the biggest waste of work hours. ...


How to Hire a Social Media Expert for Small Biz

Social media is a part of daily life for many Americans and small businesses are taking advantage of that fact. ...


Broker Best Practices: To the Cloud and Beyond

“Everything we do is enhanced by technology,” says William Lublin, CEO of CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold in Elkins Park, Pa. In the following interview, Lublin outlines his must-have tech tools, as well as a few other tools for success. ...


Hard Work Matters Every Step of the Way

“Getting a transaction to the closing table boils down to hard work and maintaining a level of consistency throughout the process,” says Brad Kuenzi, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Platinum in Watertown, Wis. Read on to learn how Kuenzi stays ahead of the ...


Resolution: Make Your Content Experience Work for Your Future Buyer

As we begin a new year, no doubt you are experiencing new hopes, wishes, and dreams when it comes to getting the most out of your web presence. The blank slate of a January calendar is a refreshing chance to hit the ...


Marketing Tactics to Integrate in 2014, Part 1: Mobile Marketing

As we look ahead to what’s in store for real estate professionals in 2014, Homes.com has compiled a list of 14 marketing tactics to grow your real estate business in the New Year. Part one will examine mobile marketing, with ...


Direct Monetization of MLS Data – Public MLS Portals

Public MLS portals are controversial…but, if done right, they can make sense. The recent conversations of the National Association of REALTORS® MLS Committee regarding MLS levels of service and the Realty Alliance Fair Display Guidelines have brought the subject of MLS and association public portals “front and center.” ...


Seven Ways to Make Sure Accountability Sticks in 2014

As a leader at your organization, you like to think that you run a pretty tight ship. But if you’re being honest with yourself, you know that you let a few things slide in 2013. A missed deadline here and there. A few tiny white lies to clients. The fact ...


Tips for Overcoming a Fear of Public Speaking

Recently, I was asked to be a panelist for a webinar about using the power of publicity to achieve your goals. The participants asked great questions. ...


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