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Promised a Raise? Is It Legally Enforceable?

Did your boss ever promise you a raise, but then fail to follow through on it? If so, you will want to find out whether that promise was enforceable. ...


Perfect Execution of the Basic Fundamentals

I learned a long time ago that success is neither magical nor mysterious; rather, it’s the perfect execution of the basic fundamentals. ...


Lessons from a Real Estate Entrepreneur: Personalizing the Customer Experience

The real estate industry has long been an entrepreneur’s playground. Knowing how to get started and acquiring the needed skills to start your own business are essential, but the basics will only take you so far. If you want to maximize your rate of success, you need to be able ...


Getting to the Heart of Social Strategies

Search engines and social media sites handle billions of queries each day, and many of those are people who are looking to buy or sell a home, entering related terms in an attempt to find the agent and property that matches their ...


Make Your Content Experience Work for Your Future Buyer

It has been encouraging to see a growing crop of real estate brands serving consumers with the information they need to answer their buying questions: What is the area like? Are home values growing? Which school will my daughters attend if we ...


Relationships Key to Management’s Overhaul Attempt

(MCT)—QUESTION: Several months ago, I was hired to turn around a department which was not meeting expectations. Although the staff seemed to agree that change was needed, they apparently don’t like having an outsider in charge. Many old-school employees are resisting new ideas, and even my direct reports have begun ...


Meditative Focus Improves Both Health and Business Intuition

Sitting down with the intention of stilling one’s mind and body is no longer the sole province of hippies and Eastern medicine aficionados, says leadership expert Dr. Stephen Josephs. ...


Traversing Mixed Markets

Most industry professionals have a handle on their market demographics, but what happens when your market consists of multiple conditions and diverse populations? Read on as Abraham Chehebar, President of Weichert, REALTORS® in Best Beach Real Estate, Miami, Fla. talks about working ...


Hey, Boss: Will You Relocate Me and My Job?

Human resources executives of global companies, take note: If you want to bring smiles to the faces of your relocating employees, tell them you have a job relocation for them in New York City or somewhere in Europe. ...


How to Make Every Meeting Worthwhile

As real estate brokers and managers continue to look for new ways to revitalize their teams and increase their bottom line in 2014, one renowned authority firmly believes that the best place to motivate agents and clarify expectations is in sales meetings. ...


Seeing Is Believing with Instagram

The importance of visual content is increasing every day. The purpose of posting beautiful photos is to connect with people, not necessarily to show that you are the best real estate agent. ...


Partnering with Brokers and MLSs to Tackle the Data Challenge

I spend a lot of my time meeting with our customers, speaking at panels, and talking to influencers in the industry. Whether it’s online or in person, data accuracy is top of mind for our partners who are concerned not only about selling their homes as quickly as possible, but ...


For Your Clients: 10 Reasons to Buy an Existing Home

If you work with buyers who are looking for a home in an already established neighborhood – or who are perhaps weighing the pros and cons of each type of home – share this list of ten reasons to buy a resale ...


The One Secret Successful Agents Know…

The one secret that successful agents know is that you can never stop prospecting and building your business. Take industry leaders that already enjoy a large market share in their product category such as Coca-Cola. Although they already enjoy a healthy market share in soft drinks, they continue to spend ...


Top 10 Facebook Tips for Business Owners

It may be hard to believe, but Facebook has been around for a decade now. "Like" it or not, it's time for business owners to realize that the social media company is not going anywhere. ...


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