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Keeping up with Mobile: HomeFinder.com’s New iPhone App: A User-friendly, Powerful Tool

The Internet has undoubtedly changed the way consumers operate, but thanks to smartphones and the wave of mobile optimization, the real estate industry has never stopped progressing with its technology. Mobile has become a dominating force in our society and is crucial for the real estate industry, where every professional ...


Your Place: Beware of Phone Solicitations from Contractors

(MCT)—Question: We received an unsolicited phone call for chimney cleaning and inspection. Since we had been considering getting this service done anyway, I listened to the sales pitch (the company was going to be working in our area in a few ...


Maximizing Your Online Reputation – Part I: How the Internet Can Make or Break Your Business

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a seven-part series from Homes.com on how to manage your online reputation. Homes.com has put together a free playbook on the topic, which can be downloaded here. Watch for this ...


An Abundance of Opportunity

In my travels as a consultant and speaker, I hear plenty of conversation about what’s happening in the real estate market and why. Of course it’s important for all us to have this understanding as well as an educated opinion on what’s coming next. Unfortunately, too many people are so ...


Marketing Strategies: Are You a “People Pleaser” or Are You Committed to “Win/Win”?

The biggest mistake that most real estate agents make in dealing with their clients and colleagues is that they are unconsciously committed to "people pleasing." The signs to watch out for will clearly show you whether you are inadvertently falling into a "people pleaser" pattern. If so, you'll be shown ...


New Tools for Retirement: 3 Ways to Switch Up Strategies & Guarantee Your Income

If there’s one thing Americans have learned from the financial crisis of 2008, it’s that they do not want to lose their money – again – especially for folks of a certain age, says financial advisor Philip Rousseaux, a member of the esteemed Million Dollar Round Table association’s exclusive Top ...


3 Things You Can Do That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

I asked an interesting question on facebook recently that generated a lot of response. My question was, “What is something that you will do today that your future self will thank you for?” ...


The Mortgage Professor: Paying off Mortgage a Sound Investment

(MCT)—Don’t let misconceptions prevent you from paying down your mortgage balance. In today’s market, it is the best investment most borrowers can make. ...


4 Ways to Turn Your Company into an Innovation Machine

The world’s future leaders overwhelmingly believe that today’s businesses can grow only if they can innovate – and that today’s business leaders aren’t demonstrating they’re up to the task. ...


Marketing Strategies: 3 Essential Steps to Working Smarter, Not Harder

Most of us were raised by parents who had depression era scarcity beliefs about money and working harder. ...


How to Spot Business Opportunity in Tomorrow’s Economy

Take a moment to consider some of today’s largest, most recognizable companies—“Some of them may not be around after the next several years,” says G. Michael Maddock, CEO of Maddock Douglas, which advises Fortune 100 players like GE and Wal-Mart. ...


Which Social Media Marketing Tactics Work Best?

(eM+C)—Now that marketers’ tenure on social networks is at least a few years old, they are zeroing in on what they are best able to accomplish on the sites, what their biggest challenges are and how to most effectively track their performance. ...


Struggling to Transform Your Business to Survive and Thrive? 5 Tips to Lead Change in Challenging Times

Putting the right people at the helm has launched many high-profile, highly successful turnarounds, from Jack Welch in his early days at GE to Meg Whitman at eBay. ...


Wearable Electronics Move on from iPhone, to iWatch and Beyond

(MCT)—You can wear your heart on your sleeve. Why not your electronics? ...


Industry Spotlight: Heading toward Certainty

Are you wondering where the market is heading? You’re not alone. In the following interview, Ed Krafchow, chairman of the Board with Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, tells us where he thinks the industry is heading, and what we can be on the lookout for. ...


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