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If you're hoping to ramp up your business plan in the new year, you're far from alone. Improving their business is a top resolution for most business owners, and it was the topic of our latest RISMedia Webinar Series, titled "Brokers: Build Your Business Plan for 2018." In the webinar, Verl Workman of Workman Success Systems chatted with Century 21 New Millennium's...

By Dixie Somers Can’t wait until spring to sell your home? Winter can be a tough time to attract buyers, particularly if you live in a region where there’s going to be ice and snow all around. Your home may not show as well in bad weather; however, it is possible. Here are some winter real estate facts to keep in mind: People Like an Orderly Property  In the...

By John Asher It’s no surprise that phone calls and emails fall short when it comes to closing a deal. That’s because body language accounts for 55 percent of a person’s signals throughout a conversation. The most successful agents know how to look and listen carefully, using non-verbal indicators to establish relationships and make sales.  So how can you...

It's time to get serious about setting yourself up for success. While success may look different to everyone, taking the time to create a business plan will go a long way toward laying a solid foundation upon which to build your business well into the future. RISMedia’s latest ACE webinar, “5 Easy Steps to Create a 2018 Business Plan That Delivers Results,”...

By Mikkie Mills If you’re someone who keeps a lot of cash in long-term savings, the thought of an interest rate hike is thrilling; however, most other consumers greet the news with dread because it could mean they'll end up paying more for their existing loans. For homeowners, interest rate increases are confusing. There’s little doubt that a higher interest rate...

By Hannah Whittenly More buyers are becoming attracted to houses that are designed with the environment in mind; therefore, sellers must package their homes in a way that scores some eco-friendly points. Below are four ways you can make your homes more attractive to this type of buyer. Install Solar Panels Having solar panels installed makes potential buyers quickly...

In the following interview, Peter Giese, president of United Real Estate in Dallas, Texas, discusses the advantages of the brand, leads, technology and more.
Years in Real Estate: 27
Number of Offices: 74 Six years ago, United Real Estate was a new and unknown brand. What are some of the challenges associated with entering the market as an unknown?

In today's climate, it's more important than ever to be aware of the various forms of fraud. The tactics used to steal your money, property or identity change regularly. A new opportunity that's taken hold with the stark increase in extreme weather is disaster fraud. Just this year, we're seeing massive fires ravage California—not to mention the more than $5 billion...

By Mikkie Mills A career in real estate is an opportunity to interact with many different buyers and sellers from many different backgrounds. If you work smart, there's no reason you can't make a comfortable income. If you're serious about becoming a real estate agent, here are a few things you need to consider before to jump-start your career: Take Pre-Licensing...

Social media can be a powerful tool for attracting new business and maintaining client relationships, but it's also a highly visible platform that can derail a business in just a few minutes. As a broker or agent, you should be careful of how you are using social media to interact with clients and promote your business. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Use professional...