As a broker, you more than likely hear your colleagues and peers raving about specific industry events and conferences on a pretty consistent basis. But with so many events to choose from throughout the course of the year, how do you know which will truly be worth your while? Here, we’ve compiled a list of the top five reasons why you should attend RISMedia’s...

Everyone wants to work in a fun environment. In addition to tighter-knit teams with a smaller turnover rate, upbeat offices also tend to be more productive, with happier employees and more positive interactions overall. Below are five ways you can stimulate a winning office culture. Add some work perks. While you may not be able to bring the whole company to Aruba...

If you’re anything like me, your closets are overflowing with pictures and other framed goods that would undoubtedly look much better hung in a prominent location than hardly ever seeing the light of day. While a quick call to dad will most likely save you the headaches and frustrations associated with hammering more holes in the wall, hanging pictures is a great...

We’ve all been there: trapped at your desk on the gloomiest of days. In diva-esque fashion, the sun refuses to come out of its dressing room.  Is it just me, or are the colors in most offices downright dismal, not to mention fluorescent lighting that makes most of us look like green-tinged creatures from beyond. But I digress. If you’re like me on those days,...

Whether you want to establish yourself as an expert in your field, or simply connect with your followers, holding a Twitter chat is a great way to interact with your community. A Twitter chat—a scheduled chat session tethered by a universal hashtag—allows you to better understand and grow your clientele, in addition to promoting your business. Why a chat? The...

Puppy worshipers, Mustang aficionados, One Tree Hill fangirls (anyone?) – the bloggers of yesteryear were diary keepers, niche experts and devoted followers. Special interest blogging, while still popular, paved the way for today’s business blog, which is now a standard marketing endeavor for real estate agents. Whether they’re making a name for themselves online,...

In a competitive real estate market, sellers are always looking for something they can do to improve the values of their properties. They add landscaping, seal the driveway and clean everything from top to bottom. Yet, if you are in a neighborhood that is well maintained, you may find that every other home has the same basic maintenance done. What can you do to make...

For many real estate professionals, the mere thought of bringing a new team member—or two—on board is all it takes to talk themselves out of even entertaining the idea. However, creating a successful agent team will not only benefit your company (hello increased productivity, profitability and job satisfaction, goodbye having to tackle everything on your own),...

Despite the environment being a hot-button topic in global conversation, eco-consciousness has found its way into our everyday lives. More and more individuals are realizing that they, too, can have a positive impact on their surroundings. Longtime homeowners, buyers opting for new construction, apartment dwellers – they all play a role in protecting Mother Earth. Did...

Ah summer, the season of grilling, dipping in crisp blue pools, and selling homes. If you want the latter to seem as enjoyable as the first two, then you may want to take another look at your staging process. Staged homes sell 78 percent faster than non-staged homes, so it's important to do your due diligence if you want to find that baby a buyer. The following...