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As many Power Brokers know, closing the fourth quarter strong is vital in order to prepare for a strong start to the New Year. In a recent webinar entitled “Finish the Year Strong, Start the New Year Even Stronger,” hosted by RISMedia and sponsored by Bank of America Home Loans, some of the industry’s leading brokers weighed in on how they’re keeping their...

House hunters these days use any and every portal to connect with a real estate professional. Unless you’ve got clones of yourself ready to record every exchange between you and a potential new client, keeping up with constant streams of communication is a challenge. (And if you do have clones, you’re probably way too advanced for this blog, and humanity in general.) Think...

Outsourcing isn’t just for corporations anymore. More and more real estate professionals rely on outside help to complete tasks they don’t have the time or resources to do themselves. Demanding schedules come with the territory, but agents can lighten the load significantly by delegating tasks to assistants. (Side note: only 14 percent of REALTORS® use at least...

For the first time since its launch in 2007, the NYTimes Real Estate app was finally given a facelift. The redesign went live on Monday of this week, with the main goal of “modernizing the user experience” to create a more “stream-centric experience.” Though the app’s former version also included news articles from the Times’ real estate section, these...

“If I had five minutes to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first three sharpening my axe.”
-Abraham Lincoln Preparedness in anything can greatly increase our effectiveness and chance for success. In real estate, the same holds true. When the time comes to hire a REALTOR® that's prepared to assist you in selling or buying your home, what should you expect?...

For those in real estate, November means one thing: seasonal marketing, and lots of it. Rather than inundate your clients with emails and postcards, show your appreciation this Thanksgiving with a gesture of gratitude. Whether you’re planning to check in via pop-by or phone call, build a better client relationship with these budget-friendly gifts.

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Dynamic content, a responsive social media presence and an all-inclusive mobile experience were all hot topics at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum held last week at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo held in New Orleans. The panel entitled “Power Broker Strategies for Enhancing the Consumer Experience,” provided a marco level approach for empowering and...

Anyone could figure that your personality affects your decision-making. Type A's will be likely to meticulously plan, while the more whimsical of us will be likely to make choices on the fly. However, did you know your personality makes your home buying decisions predictable? New information from a September 2014 study titled Real Estate and Personality can help real...

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford In the first of our Power Broker Webinar Series, “Play to Win: Developing, Managing and Recruiting Today’s Agent Teams,” four leading brokers shared their substantiated methods for team building. The webinar was sponsored by Bank of America Home Loans...

For some reason, things always sound easier in the real estate industry than they really are. The same holds true with the recruiting of new agents. Or should I say, the art of recruiting. At the surface it sounds simple, but once you get started, you quickly realize it's a rather complex task to undertake and it is not something you can take lightly. Recruiting new...