Experts say the holidays are a prime time to delve into business development. Every holiday party offers a new chance to make positive first impressions with prospects and cement your relationship with colleagues or past clients. To make the most of this holiday season, follow these networking rules.
This festive time of year offers no shortage of opportunities to network, celebrate with colleagues, and show your appreciation to clients with holiday cards and gifts. Yet with all of these cheery occasions comes the potential for etiquette mishaps. Here, manners experts and real estate pros answer some common questions and provide tips that will help you make a great impression this holiday season.
Sellers are always are looking for new ways to entice buyers, particularly in a slow housing market. Some update their kitchens and bathrooms to make their home stand out from the rest; others offer creative incentives. But there are also those who favor a decidedly more spiritual approach, calling on higher forces for extra help finding buyers.
Lessons learned as a child come in many forms—favorite stories, family wisdoms, and first-hand experiences that make you smarter about life. Here, practitioners share some of the most memorable lessons they learned in childhood, and how they apply the wisdom to their work every day.
Just because you’re given small spaces to work with in preparing a home for market doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with them. You can easily make any room look larger or more attractive, according to designers and home stagers who have developed strategies to show off the best features of every room in a house.
For some, maintaining work-life balance means limiting office hours and finding colleagues to cover for them when a vacation is needed. For others, it means hiring part-time help or using computerized checklists. The key is to find a solution that works best for you.
There was a time when it took Washington regulators to mandate better automotive safety systems. Not anymore. Motorists have come to expect the best products the industry can design. And the cars coming to market in 2005 will be the safest yet.
For tax purposes, whether you're a broker or a salesperson, there are two important sources of information on record keeping to check with before retiring—your accountant and the Internal Revenue Service.