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Weekly Business Builder Archive Archive


Basic Training: Your Best Year Ever

Welcome to 2014; you made it! You survived, and some of you even thrived, through one of the most difficult real estate markets in recent history. ...


Are Your Meetings a Waste of Time? CEO Shares Tips for Encouraging Productive Collaboration

In survey after survey, meetings get knocked by everyone from employees to senior executives as being among the biggest waste of work hours. ...


How to Hire a Social Media Expert for Small Biz

Social media is a part of daily life for many Americans and small businesses are taking advantage of that fact. ...


Broker Best Practices: To the Cloud and Beyond

“Everything we do is enhanced by technology,” says William Lublin, CEO of CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold in Elkins Park, Pa. In the following interview, Lublin outlines his must-have tech tools, as well as a few other tools for success. ...


Hard Work Matters Every Step of the Way

“Getting a transaction to the closing table boils down to hard work and maintaining a level of consistency throughout the process,” says Brad Kuenzi, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Platinum in Watertown, Wis. Read on to learn how Kuenzi stays ahead of the ...


Resolution: Make Your Content Experience Work for Your Future Buyer

As we begin a new year, no doubt you are experiencing new hopes, wishes, and dreams when it comes to getting the most out of your web presence. The blank slate of a January calendar is a refreshing chance to hit the ...


Marketing Tactics to Integrate in 2014, Part 1: Mobile Marketing

As we look ahead to what’s in store for real estate professionals in 2014, Homes.com has compiled a list of 14 marketing tactics to grow your real estate business in the New Year. Part one will examine mobile marketing, with ...


Direct Monetization of MLS Data – Public MLS Portals

Public MLS portals are controversial…but, if done right, they can make sense. The recent conversations of the National Association of REALTORS® MLS Committee regarding MLS levels of service and the Realty Alliance Fair Display Guidelines have brought the subject of MLS and association public portals “front and center.” ...


Seven Ways to Make Sure Accountability Sticks in 2014

As a leader at your organization, you like to think that you run a pretty tight ship. But if you’re being honest with yourself, you know that you let a few things slide in 2013. A missed deadline here and there. A few tiny white lies to clients. The fact ...


Tips for Overcoming a Fear of Public Speaking

Recently, I was asked to be a panelist for a webinar about using the power of publicity to achieve your goals. The participants asked great questions. ...


Hey, Boss: Will You Relocate Me and My Job?

Human resources executives of global companies, take note: if you want to bring smiles to the faces of your relocating employees, tell them you have a job relocation for them in New York City or somewhere in Europe. ...


Ask the Expert: How Can I Serve the Needs of Today’s Buyers?

Today's 'Ask the Expert' column features Matt Vernon, Home Loan Sales Executive with Bank of America. ...


Generation Next

Millennials. This one word brings with it a lot of clout. It represents an entire generation that has and continues to change the way most industries do business, and real estate is no exception. For many, this generation is intimidating. At nearly ...


Do You Beat the “Five-Minute Rule” for Leads?

Did you know you are 100 times more likely to connect with a lead if you call within five minutes rather than 30 minutes? This groundbreaking statistic from a researcher at MIT* only proves the point many of us already know: internet ...


Not All Leads Are Equal

At realtor.com®, we take great care to focus on the outcome for the brokers and their agents when we provide lead solutions. Leads come in all shapes and sizes; and it is not until you back out the intent of ...