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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 estate ...


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 ...


Ask the Expert: Prepping Baby Boomers for Market

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Matt Vernon, the Home Loans Sales Executive for Bank of America. ...


Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Virtual Office Location

Need tips on choosing a virtual office location? Long gone are the days when brick-and-mortar offices were the only options around. Virtual offices are increasingly popular because of their convenience and practicality factors. ...


Real Estate: Local or Global?

If real estate is a local business, why is there such a growing emphasis on global among today’s progressive real estate firms? ...


The Leads that Matter Most

Are your marketing strategies up to par? In the following interview. Marshall Saunders, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Results, will let us in on his most successful marketing strategies, and the importance of online marketing. ...


Focusing on First-Time Buyer and Seller Needs Boosts Competition among Real Estate Companies

The housing market is abuzz with activity this summer, as sellers attempt to unload homes onto the market as their values rise and buyers compete for affordable pricing while mortgage rates are still low. Given the level of activity among market ...


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