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Weekly Business Builder Archive Archive


Home Sales Rise with Strong Increases – How to Get Your Piece of the Pie

Home sales are on their way up; existing-home sales improved in May and remain solidly above a year ago, while the median price continued to rise by double-digit rates from a year earlier, according to a release yesterday from the National ...


Facebook Still Important

Real estate agents continue to rely on social media to reach out to new clients and stay close to the ones they have, but with more and more social media entries coming into the fold, it can be overwhelming at times. There’s Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr…the list goes on ...


7 Tips to Land Your Buyer’s Dream House

From escalator clauses to earnest money, here are some helpful tips for landing your buyers’ dream house from an industry investment expert. ...


5 Business Questions to Ask Midyear

(MCT)—Whether the summer means tourism slam, business as usual or slow goings, every entrepreneur should make time for a midyear checkup on their small business, experts say. ...


Staying Positive with Your Business

Doomed from the start. If you’re an entrepreneur or an entrepreneur-hopeful, it’s probably difficult to keep those four words from causing you to second guess your every move as you plan and run your business. They become especially hard to ignore when you consider the fact that less than 30 ...


5 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Pinterest Page Work for You

If you’ve considered jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon, wait no more. Although Facebook is still the leading social media network with 67 percent of American Internet users, Pinterest is currently in third – and climbing. Users spend on average, an hour ...


Does Your Leadership Measure Up? Business Expert Identifies Benefits, Pitfalls of 3 Leadership Styles

The top five leaders most admired by the world’s business executives are Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Jack Welch – in that order, according to the 2013 Global CEO Survey conducted by PwC. ...


Don’t Turn Your Back on Your Business; Burn Your Boat!

I believe that the great NFL Hall of Fame coach, Vince Lombardi, had it right when he said, "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." Do you agree with Coach Lombardi, or are you the ...


Facebook…or Face Time? Why Business Relationships Take More On-Screen Connections

It’s official: Email, texting, and social media are no longer just helpful supplemental business tools. They’ve taken over the whole game. Yes, technology has made many aspects of modern living more convenient and “connected,” but the pendulum has swung too far. Now, people are reluctant to do something as simple ...


The Summertime Tune-up: Seven Reasons to Perform a Half-Year Review

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…or so the song goes. But as the days grow longer and warmer, small business owners might want to be careful about taking it too easy during June, July, and August. The reality, says successful entrepreneur and author Bill McBean, is that the season is ...


Keeping Up with a Fast-Paced Market

Why is the market moving forward so swiftly? While it varies from region to region, according to Dan Elsea of Real Estate One, two separate generations are working together to push the market forward. “Baby boomers are moving up and out, and Gen X and Gen Y are moving in—Gen ...


Starting Conversations, Building Relationships

What's the next hot trend in real estate? According to Wendy Harris of Team Harris Real Estate, the answer is property management. “ As real estate started to rebound, you had a lot of investors come into the market and buy. But investors like to buy, not manage,” says Harris. ...


How to Master Social Media: The Do’s and Don’ts for Real Estate

Social media isn’t going anywhere. Oh wait, yes it is... it’s going everywhere! Social media is one of the fastest and most cost effective ways to share your brand with a large audience. ...


Pinterest: Engage Your Audience with Pins, Repins and More

As mentioned in our previous article, Pinterest’s pleasing visual format and community connectivity makes it one of the internet’s fastest growing and most viewed sites. Its rising popularity makes Pinterest a perfect tool for any real estate professional wishing to engage more with their audience. ...


4 Tips to Grow Your Net Worth

A report released earlier this year from the Chicago-based Spectrem Group estimated there were 8.99 million households in the United States with a net worth of at least $1 million at the end of 2012. ...