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What Social Media Platforms Are Best for Your Real Estate Business? Part One

You probably have a Facebook account. You may also watch videos on YouTube and upload pictures to Instagram. Maybe you tweet a few times per week. Chances are you’re adept at social media on an individual level—where you post ...


The Anatomy of Today’s Renter

With the increase in home prices across the country and tight lending restrictions, it’s no wonder that the demand for rentals is on the rise.  With renting becoming more appealing to a wider population, it’s imperative that real estate professionals and property managers ...


Property Managers: You’re Mobile – Is Your App?

Houserie mobile app, provided by RentalRoost, Inc. has announced that it offers what property managers need at their fingertips—from incredibly comprehensive reports to basic tenant screening. According to the company, Houserie offers a fast, comprehensive and ...


Cracking the Code to Innovation

Everyone says they want innovation in their organization, but when an ambitious employee offers it to a CEO, for example, the idea is often shot down, says Neal Thornberry, Ph.D., faculty director for innovation initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School in California. ...


5 Strategies to Ensure Family Business Success

Non-family businesses can learn a lot from family businesses, says Henry Hutcheson, a certified Family Business Advisor and founder of Family Business USA consultancy. ...


How Wearable Devices May Enhance Mobile Marketing and Improve Productivity

If you think you’re attached to your smartphone and tablet device now, get ready to obsess over the next big mobile convenience that you can literally attach to your body—wearable technology devices. While these devices aren’t mainstream just yet, ...


Staging Mistakes that Will Sabotage Your Home Sale

According to the Real Estate Staging Institute, a staged home sells 70 percent faster than a non-staged home. Are your listings staged to sell? Or are you sabotaging the sale? Expert stagers share the most common staging mistakes below. Help your sellers ...


Real Estate Firms Optimistic about Future of Industry

Real estate firms are confident about the future growth and profitability of their industry, according to the 2014 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Real Estate Firms. ...


Managing an Underperformer

(MCT)--Q: I have a challenge with an underperforming employee. He is being given a last chance; how do I give him assignments to see if he can step up while still maintaining my team’s quality of work? ...


Finding Success through Optimism and Confidence

Success comes in many forms. To get there, it takes a lot of hard work, and the right attitude. In the following interview, John Hummer, broker/owner of Steinborn & Associates Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, lets us in on his method for success, ...


You Can’t Take It with You: How Brokers Should Prepare for Their Exits, and Why Most Still Don’t

Their assumptions about the value of their business and ability to find buyers or management replacements can be overly optimistic. At 71, Ed Krafchow still has some unfinished business. ...


NAR Video Spotlight: REALTOR® Safety

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. ...


Top Tips to Build a Strong Team and Happy Life

Would you say that you work to live or live to work?  If your work-life balance is off-kilter and your office is not operating efficiently, it may be time to re-focus. Bob Corcoran,CEO of Corcoran Consulting and Coaching, says that agents ...


How You Can Increase Your Press Coverage

They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and while that probably doesn’t apply to real estate, there’s no doubt some good publicity can go a long way. The more visible you are in your community, the more potential clients will reach ...


Cracking the Code to Innovation

Everyone says they want innovation in their organization, but when an ambitious employee offers it to a CEO, for example, the idea is often shot down, says Dr. Neal Thornberry, faculty director for innovation initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School in California. ...


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