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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 ...


3 Ways to Make ‘Word of Mouth’ Happen

(MCT)—Word of mouth is a powerful force for generating business for your company, but how can you capture this lighting in a bottle? ...


Setting a Higher Standard for Service

When it comes to great service, today’s customers don’t always know how to define it, but they definitely “know it when they see it.” Unfortunately, too many consumers have become accustomed to substandard service and are literally ...


Do’s and Don’ts of Powerful Listing Presentations

As today’s real estate industry continues to become more cut-throat, real estate professionals are re-evaluating their marketing tactics to set themselves apart from the competition. Let’s face it; a buyer or seller’s first impression of you weighs heavily on their decision ...


Change Agent: An Interview with Kelly Mitchell from Agent Caffeine

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has begun a new interview series designed to invoke passion and purpose into your business. In its “Change Agent” series, Rebekah Radice, Manager of Industry Engagement for Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate will be speaking with industry leaders about the driving force behind ...


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