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Think Out of the Box with Pinterest

Did you know that 70 percent of all clicks on Pinterest happen in the first 48 hours of something being posted and that most users are more active in evening hours? How about the fact that 48 percent of users share their pins via tablet? ...


Personal Branding: Conveying Your Message

As a real estate professional you are energetic, independent, relatable, hardworking, forward thinking, and you have a corner on the market. Right? But what good are these qualities and how you use them if no one knows who you are? Once you’ve identified the characteristics that make you distinctive, you ...


Multi Merchant Prepaid Card Gives REALTORS® a New Way to Thank Clients

It’s common practice for real estate professionals to give closing gifts to their home-buying and -selling clients, and a new offer through the REALTOR Benefits® Program gives members of the National Association of REALTORS® a new way to thank and stay connected with their clients. ...


Balancing Act: Working with ‘Mindfulness’ Reduces Stress in the Workplace

(MCT)—A few years ago, when Miami attorney Paul Singerman received a hostile email from opposing counsel, he would react with an immediate terse response. Not anymore. “The first thing I do is nothing,” he explained. Then, he said, he takes a deep ...


Employers Find Returns in Workplace-Wellness Investments

(MCT)—Janis Smith feels a lot healthier — and more confident — since shedding 65 pounds in six months, and that has helped in her job leading employee training for 1st Mariner Bank. ...


Top 5 Tips for Your IRS 1099 Forms

For small business owners, IRS tax forms can be confusing -- especially when it comes to 1099 forms. ...


Ask the Experts: What Style Should I Shoot My Video In?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Marcellee Williams, the Producer & Content Manager for WellcomeMat. ...


December Existing-Home Sales Rise, 2013 Strongest in Seven Years

Existing-home sales edged up in December, sales for all of 2013 were the highest since 2006, and median prices maintained strong growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Ten Minutes Invested in This Plan Can Help You Reach a 2014 Goal

Try our new online business planning tool! It takes 5-10 minutes and immediately calculates the key activities and daily actions you will need to take—based on your specific objective. ...


Adapting to Consumer Trends with Responsive Design Websites

It seems that every day, the number of devices, platforms, and browsers that need to work with your website increases, and with consumers searching via mobile devices more so than desktop, it is high time that real estate pros understand the importance of responsive design websites. ...


Business Building: Establish and Convey Your Message

As a real estate professional you are energetic, independent, relatable, hardworking, forward thinking, and you have a corner on the market. Right? But what good are these qualities and how you use them if no one knows who you are? Once you’ve identified the characteristics that make you distinctive, you ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: 5 Things You Need for a Break-Out Year

Let me ask you a couple questions: Do you feel conflicted about beginning a new year? Is one part of you saying "I want to start fresh" and another part of you think "Oh no, here we go again"? ...


“Can We Talk?” Four Tips for Delivering Bad News

Bad news is no fun to deliver. That’s why even distinguished leaders and otherwise successful people will go to great lengths to avoid doing it. For example, you might tolerate a longstanding, but mediocre, vendor instead of giving the contract to another ...


3 Simple Ways Businesses Can Thwart Hackers

Target fell victim to a security data breach involving stolen credit card and debit card information for 40 million of its retail customers. The massive breach is proof that even corporate giants are vulnerable to security threats. The truth is that there is no such thing as 100-percent secure. But ...


Balancing Act: Should Sick Workers Stay Home?

(MCT)—After four days in bed with the flu, Cindy Papale returned to her office only to have a colleague come in sniffling and coughing, touching common surfaces and spreading germs. Within a few days, Papale was out again with a fever. “If people would stay home, then the rest of ...


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