Shortly after 10-year-old Bonnie Freeman was diagnosed with leukemia, she told her father that she wanted to help other sick kids. Out of her inspiration was born the nonprofit organization STOP! Children’s Cancer Inc., based in Gainesville, Fla. Its goal: raising money for pediatric cancer research.
REALTOR® Charlotte Esarey took a leave of absence from her real estate career to volunteer with the Family Hope International to help rebuild Indonesia. The Dec. 26 earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra, making Banda Aceh the closest major city to the earthquake’s epicenter. More than 200,000 people were killed by the tsunami, which also left up to 5 million more in need of basic services, according to the United Nations.
According to the recently released list of “The World’s Richest People” by Forbes magazine—the 19th annual list of the world’s billionaires—46 out of the 691 billionaires (7 percent) made their money in the real estate industry.
Real estate professionals who send commercial e-mails to clients, prospects, or other professionals will need to check the Federal Communications Commission’s list of wireless domain names to ensure that they are not sending commercial e-mails to a prohibited domain.
It’s a love of water that keeps Linda Rike and Ed Daughety in this picturesque 60-mile stretch of Carteret County, along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. So it was only natural that the husband-and-wife team would develop as their business motto, “Just add water to your lifestyle” as they focus on selling waterfront properties.
Read more about the 2005 Top Performer Diarists, who will chronicle their successes over the course of eight months this year, culminating with a final feature article in the September issue of REALTOR® Magazine.
In real estate sales, there are no regular paychecks, tax withholdings, or automatic retirement savings. Follow these tips to effectively budget and manage your commission income—so that it catapults you to financial stability and success.
Your niche in real estate says a lot about who you are—and sometimes reveals much about what you’ve been through and what you care about most deeply in life. Practitioners share their stories of how they targeted their way to success.
It’s the simple things that can have a profound effect on a child’s life. Jim Bess knows this because he grew up poor during the height of the Depression. And now, he’s on a mission to ensure underprivileged kids in his area don’t go through what he did.
After spending years building and growing a loyal client base, your client list—also known as your book of business or goodwill—has value. How do you determine its value, and what is the best way to sell your client list at retirement?