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What to Consider When Building Your Team

Real estate is entrepreneurial. Agents looking to build their real estate business need to think like a business owner and make the right decisions when it comes to building a strong team of associates. ...


3 Unconventional Advertising Strategies for Real Estate Professionals

The best way to grow your business is with a consistent marketing strategy that includes both online and offline tactics. Just because you started blogging or using Facebook doesn’t mean you should forget about door knocking and walking your farm. Chances are you have an advertising plan that includes flyers, ...


The 5 C’s for Building a Successful Business

Small businesses have made a huge recovery since the economic crash in 2008 and that’s good news for all of us. Since we account for 63 percent of new jobs, our success puts people back to work. That, in turn, helps us even more—people with paychecks buy stuff! ...


Business Blogs That Work: Eight Tips for Building a Successful One

These days, it seems business blogs are everywhere. And why not? They’re simple to set up, and they’re a great way to promote your products and services. But here’s the real question: Do they get results? ...


Existing-Home Sales Continue to Climb in July

Existing-home sales increased in July to their highest annual pace of the year, and the ongoing decline in distressed sales reached an important milestone, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


3 Truths about Responsive Design Sites that Increase Visibility and Conversions

How user-friendly is your website? If consumers can’t easily navigate your site from their mobile device, you’re as good as closed. Seventy-nine percent of consumers are more likely to leave a non-mobile friendly site, never return and will likely visit ...


Recruiting and Retaining Millennial Agents and Customers

Millennials—people born in the late 1980s to 1990s, and currently in their early to mid-20s—are now coming into their own. Many are paying off student debt, saving to buy a home and beginning families. Over the next ...


International Brokerage – More than Just Pins on a Map

In the current real estate landscape, much is made of the term “international.” Among brokerage firms and agents, it’s the hottest marketing buzzword—nowhere more so than in New York. ...


Taking a Moment to Unplug, Focus on Happiness

(MCT)—I went to Mexico and read a book by a Canadian author that made me think about work in America. ...


Dialogue and Techniques to Convert Leads

How are some top agents getting up to 10 percent or more conversions from realtor.com® Internet leads? Based on interviews with real estate professionals who close a high volume of online leads, we identified those who were sustaining small businesses ...


Negotiate Like You Mean it for Win-Win Results – Part 2

Last week, we talked about powerful negotiation tactics and their impact on getting and keeping clients and why a real estate pro who can negotiate well will see his or her business increase substantially. ...


How Video Can Help Your Business

Nearly one year ago, realtor.com® asked this question: Does Twitter’s New App Vine Have Real Estate Appeal?”It’s a great question, and one many agents and brokers are still asking. Over the past 12 months, Vine has become more visible, and even has a competitor in Instagram Video, saying nothing of ...


10 Ways to Maintain a Winning Business Blog

Blogging is a cost-effective and popular way of offering information and service to clients. Not only does it grow your business reach, but if done right, it positions you as a voice of authority. Here are 10 winning ways to ...


US Home Price Gains Slowed Last Quarter as Inventory Expanded

(MCT)—The national housing slowdown deepened in the second quarter as home prices posted their smallest gain in two years, according to a new report. ...


Budgeting Basics for Homeowners

A new home often means making significant adjustments to how you spend your money. Expenses such as mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, utilities, and maintenance add up quickly and can easily throw your best financial intentions out of whack. Creating and following ...


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