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Real Estate’s Best Back-up Plan: Covering Your Bases with American Home Shield

Although different regions may certainly vary in the state of Texas, it’s almost standard for home warranties to be a part of a real estate transaction. And why wouldn’t they? What homebuyer wouldn’t view an included home warranty as the “cherry on top” of an already exciting purchase? With a ...


Preparing the Next Generation of Real Estate Professionals

When it comes to preparing students for a career in real estate, Colorado State University’s Everitt Real Estate Center in Fort Collins, Colo. has always taken an integrated approach, incorporating practical assignments like building a client prospect list into traditional classroom learning. ...


Amid Falling Foreclosure Rates and Rising Prices, Trade-Up Buyers Are Coming Back

With foreclosure sales in rapid decline nationwide and in high demand in many fast-rising markets, a report released this week by mortgage technology company FNC indicates that housing demand by trade-up buyers is rising as the home equity available to these ...


5 Tactics for Braving the Video Marketing World

Video marketing is essential to every successful business. In recent memory video marketing was something deemed unachievable for the everyman, something reserved for those with much larger budgets and expectations. But with ease and accessibility of video software and platforms available ...


Why Aren’t Agents Answering Their Phones?

I was scrolling through online listings recently when an exterior photo caught my eye. Upon clicking into the detailed property view and remarks to get a closer look, I was surprised to see that the first sentence read “No phone calls, please.” I had to reread this a couple of ...


Top Secrets to More Listings

In today's market what is the biggest challenge you are facing? If you said, "How to get more listings because the competition is so fierce," you are not alone. Just about everyone is feeling that now. ...


Real Estate One Family Mourns the Loss of Richard “Dick” Elsea

Richard “Dick” Elsea, former owner and president of The Real Estate One Family of Companies, passed away on September 10, 2013 with family and loved ones by his side. ...


How Often Should Business Owners Look at Bottom Line?

(MCT)—News & Observer reporter Virginia Bridges asked small-business owners how often they look at their bottom line and how that information affects how they run their business. Here’s what they said: ...


Bridging the Gap: Realtors Property Resource® Provides Agents a One-Stop Shop, Chock Full of Up-to-Date Information

When it comes to utilizing cutting-edge technology, today’s REALTORS® typically fall into three categories: tech savvy, old school and those somewhere in between. For John Connolly, vice president of SUCCESS! Real Estate in Braintree, Mass., Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) is bridging that gap. According to Connolly, no matter how advanced ...


4 Steps to a Great Business Presentation

(MCT)—You’ve made it onto the short list for that big contract and the client wants you to present your proposal to the executive committee. Or the leader of your networking group has offered you a spotlight presentation at next month’s luncheon. Or you get the chance to informally pitch your ...


Leverage Emotion with Video in Action

Real estate professionals know that buying or selling a home can be a life changing, highly emotional experience. However, there’s a way to leverage that emotion: video. When you add video to your online listing, you have created a powerful real ...


Knowledge ISN’T Power: How to Stop Gathering Info, Weighing the Evidence, Chasing New Ideas…and Just Execute Already

You know that Big Important Thing you want (and maybe desperately need) to do? Maybe it’s changing careers, or writing a book, or saving for retirement, or finally building the dream home you’ve talked about for years. Ever wondered why you can’t seem to just get it done? Your excuse ...


How to Reduce the Biggest Expense of Your Life: Taxes

Financial Engineer Discusses Ways to Troubleshoot Unnecessary Financial Burdens ...


Do You Need a Business Credit Card?

Do you need a business credit card? If you're a small business owner, having a credit card that's separate from your personal credit card can pay off in many ways. ...


Six Personality Types That Can Sabotage Your Company’s Best Thinking

Craig never shuts up. Ever. Diane openly worries that every new strategy idea is going to bring the company crumbling to the ground. Kevin picks apart every suggestion until everyone is weary of discussing it and there’s no actionable element left. As for Terri, well, she’s never heard an original ...


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