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Use ‘One Word’ to Transform Your Year

We all have good intentions when we make New Year's resolutions, but nearly 90 percent of us fail to achieve them. That's because in our enthusiasm to make positive changes, we take on too much. We simply don't have enough time, energy, and mental bandwidth to keep up with multiple ...


Hot Property: Nelson House Draws New Star

(TNS)—“The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” Nelson house in Hollywood Hills West has sold for $5.25 million to actor Chris Meloni. ...


Be Charitable without Going Broke

(TNS)—We look forward to going to family gatherings, big holiday dinners and sharing in some good holiday cheer. ...


U.S. Median Home Price in November Increases 15 Percent from a Year Ago, Distressed Home Price Reaches Highest Level since December 2009

RealtyTrac® released this week its November 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that the median sales price of U.S. single family homes and condos in November was $190,000, flat with the previous month but up 15 percent from a year. The median sales price of distressed homes—those in ...


Your 2015 Business Plan – In Less than 5 Minutes

As we move towards the end of the year, it's time to put pen to paper about what worked (and what didn’t) this year, and our goals for next year. There’s no perfect recipe for success, but after working in this industry for ...


Zillow Shareholders and Trulia Stockholders Approve Planned Acquisition

Zillow, Inc. (Nasdaq:Z) and Trulia, Inc. (NYSE:TRLA) announced Thursday that Zillow shareholders and Trulia stockholders voted resoundingly to approve the previously announced definitive agreement, dated as of July 28, 2014, pursuant to which Zillow will acquire Trulia. ...


National Association of REALTORS(R) Issues Policy Statement on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) advises members that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for real estate marketing is currently prohibited by the Federal Aviation Administration. ...


3 Simple Steps to Increase Your Income and Live Your Life

Larry Kendall is one of the founding partners of The Group, Inc., which has been one of the leading real estate companies in Northern Colorado for over 30 years.  In addition to growing such a successful business during his 33-year ...


4 Ways to Meet Google’s New Mobile-Friendly Standards

It’s not enough to have any old real estate website anymore. Consumer mobile search trends for real estate are climbing and closing the gap on desktop searches. Real estate brokers must ensure their websites are mobile-friendly and optimized to edge out the competition, ...


Marketing to Multiple Stakeholders

Who ever says real estate was easy? There’s no product. The transaction lacks the big “gimme” that makes marketing a bit easier: frequency. And, to make matters more challenging, we all have to be cognizant of marketing to multiple stakeholders and various ...


Everyone You Know Should Know What You Do

As a REALTOR®, you’re constantly looking for ways to connect to new clients.  One of the keys to new connections—is to make sure that everyone you come into contact with knows what you do. Given below are 5 referral sources that can turn into business building opportunities. ...


Invest in Yourself Before Spending another Dime

In the real estate world, there is often a choice for every decision. For potential buyers, that means anything from home size to style and renovation ideas. Not only can this be overwhelming for homeowners, an agent’s job is made that much tougher through trying to find their client’s perfect ...


The Learning Curve: Your Company’s Only Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Like all business leaders, you know that your organization’s survival and success depend on maintaining a competitive advantage. So you’re constantly focused on reaching more of your target market, making your product that much better, and expanding your services. ...


Realtor.com® 2015 Housing Forecast: Stage Set for the Return of First-Time Home Buyers

Following years of retrenchment among prospective first-time homebuyers and the dampening effect it has had on the recovery of the housing market, first-timers will return to the market next year, according to the realtor.com® 2015 Housing Forecast released Dec. 4. ...


3 Steps to Go from Good to Great in Real Estate

It’s the proverbial question that crosses every business leader’s mind, “How do we take our business to the next level?” Best-selling author and Stanford business professor, Jim Collins, set out to discover just that when he wrote his book, “Good to ...


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