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Spring into Home-Selling Success

Spring-cleaning your chances of selling success involve more than taking down Christmas decorations (you have done that, right?). Here are some ways to return to the market in full force to sell this spring: ...


Top Tips for Generating Seller Leads

Real estate pros are in the business of selling, which is why generating leads is the lifeblood of a successful career. The challenge is, in the seller’s market we are currently in, finding new ...


Flip Flop: 2014 Rings in Lowest Share of Flipped Homes Since 2011

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 136,269 U.S. single family homes were flipped in 2014, 5.4 percent of all single family home sales during the year—the lowest share of flips since 2011. ...


Shooting a Great Home Tour Video with a Smartphone in 10 Easy Steps

We all want to be able to shoot a great home tour. ...


Operating a Lean, Profitable Real Estate Firm

There are many key factors to running a profitable real estate firm. In the following interview, Jim Bray, Broker/Partner with Cutler Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® in Canton, Ohio, gives us the rundown on how he has spent the last 48 years winning ...


6 Lessons for Leadership from Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani

We all have different opinions on what makes a truly great leader. According to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a great leader should be many things, from optimistic to well prepared. ...


3 Surefire Ways to Connect with More Local Consumers

As a real estate professional, a big part of your job is keeping up with the local community. This is especially important when working with prospective clients who are new to your area. Connecting with these potential buyers and ...


Staging for Winter Home Sales

Whether you’re buried under several feet of snow (sorry, Boston!) or basking in the sunshine (we’re jealous, Tampa!), selling in the winter offers at least two positives—less competition and new customers. During the winter, most people have taken their listings off ...


5 Marketing Truths for 2015

Is your marketing program on auto-pilot?  Have you settled for “good enough?”  Consumer, media, and marketing trends all change over time and it’s easy to fall behind and lose traction.  When you look at your current program, are you taking these 5 marketing truths into consideration? ...


A Survival Guide for Business Travel

Let’s be honest, being strapped into a tiny seat in a cramped airplane—along with dozens of strangers—35,000 feet above sea level, is nobody’s idea of fun. The Internet is filled with stories of air rage, reclining seat standoffs, and articles with ...


FAA Proposes Rule to Allow Commercial Drone Use for Real Estate

On February 15, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed rules for unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, stating that they should be legally allowed to fly in the United States for business purposes. ...


5 Ways to Avoid Facebook Jail

Considering the amount of time and resources that go into creating and growing a Facebook page, being suddenly caught without it could create a serious problem for your business. In fact, according to ActiveRain and Properties Online, 93 percent of social media traffic ...


You’re Not Too Late! Power Broker Survey Deadline Extended

The deadline to complete RISMedia’s 2015 Power Broker Survey has been extended until Friday, February 20, 2015. The Power Broker Survey is the industry’s most widely read and long-standing ranking of the country’s top real estate brokerage firms. If you haven’t submitted your ...


Company Spotlight: Simplifying the International Home-buying Process

The home-buying process is often a lengthy operation that involves many different gears all turning at once. But when the buying process takes place overseas, the operation is even more involved. From opening up new bank accounts to understanding exchange rates, buying or selling internationally takes research, industry know-how and ...


Six Reasons to Show Your Employees Some Love This Valentine’s Day

When is the last time you told one of your employees, "You mean so much to me!" If it has been a while (or heck, even if it hasn't!), this is a great time of year to show your people how much you care. It's still the beginning of a ...


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