Times are tougher, and the Top 100 are feeling the pain. Learn how they're embracing the challenge of a slower market. Plus, find out who's adding customer convenience — and supplementing the bottom line — with ancillary services.
Today it seems that the amount of real estate marketing information online is infinite. How much is enough — or too much? What’s the next step? We asked 10 tech innovators to tell us what you need to know about the online world — now and tomorrow.
To help you gain a better understanding of short sales and what it takes to specialize in this growing area, we took a look at some of the most common questions on this topic that you and your customers likely will face today.
Learning to take wise risks is so critical to both personal and business success. When it comes to risk—whether you’re Richard Nixon normalizing relations with Communist China or Lance Armstrong winning seven Tour de France victories after overcoming cancer—nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Your business plan is to offer gift cards for a home-improvement retailer or commission rebates. Yet, depending on the jurisdiction, you may be prohibited from or limited in the offers you can make to consumers, finds a new study.
REALTOR® Magazine is pleased to present a special excellence in innovation series throughout 2005. This article kicks off the series, essays from scholars and well-known authors, on the elements of successful entrepreneurship.
Whether you’re installing a network in your brokerage or just trying to integrate the software and peripherals at your home office, a little expert help from a computer consultant can make a difficult job easier. Unless you’ve hired the wrong person, that is.
These examples show how governments and citizens, including many real estate professionals, have worked together to make their communities a better place to live and sell real estate. Each livability challenge addressed—from gridlock to declining green space—offers tools for jumpstarting improvement in your area.
Love ’em or hate ’em, companies that connect Internet consumers with sales associates are now a part of your business reality. Whether their business model is selling leads or providing a conduit for practitioners to pitch their services to consumers, these companies have leveraged the power of the Internet to create new forms of real estate marketing.
In the flurry of selling real estate and serving clients, it’s easy to forget about building your own real estate investment portfolio. Six years ago, Ted Federer and his brothers, John and Jim, solved that perennial problem by combining their own equity investing with a business of buying and managing properties for private investors.
Whatever image appears when you hear the words “financial freedom,” you probably already realize that investing in real estate is one of the best ways to get there. Provisions of the new tax law make real estate a even better proposition. Why should your clients get all the profits?
Is your former top performer just going through the motions? Does your entire sales team seem to mope around the office complaining? Learn how to cultivate a passionate approach to both work and life as well how to build a cohesive business team that performs as never before.
Real estate knowledge and customer service may be what really counts in concluding a successful sale, but if you don’t convey a professional image to prospects and clients, all the skills in world probably won’t get you in the door. If your physical or mental images need some makeover, our two image experts will help you get started.