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Bringing Validity to Real Estate Ratings: REALTOR® Excellence Pilot Program Aims to Raise the Bar

As consumers continue to become increasingly savvy and demand more from real estate professionals, the need for a reliable real estate rating system is more important than ever before. While the World Wide Web offers no shortage when it comes to ratings and reviews of the real estate industry and ...


Ask the Experts: What Do Buyers Want from New Construction?

In the following Q & A, Dennis Walsh, CEO of Dennis Walsh & Associates, answers an important question about new-construction homes. ...


Do Your Agents Need More ‘Stuff’?

Put another way—would your agents be more productive fully implementing all the systems tools and training you have already provided? Or is it a little of both? ...


Pinterest: ‘Pin It If You Love It’

In our second commentary regarding Pinterest, we suggested evaluating Pinterest to be sure it’s a marketing tool that best fits your brand’s goals and objectives and the best use of your resources and time. We also offered some helpful tips ...


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 ...


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