2010 List Issue: Your Best Ideas

There's more than one way to succeed in real estate, and here's the proof: Hundreds of tips, most from real estate professionals around the country, gathered into one jam-packed issue of REALTOR® Magazine. Some call it crowdsourcing, others call it user-generated content. We call it a timely collection of ideas that can help you raise the bar on your career.

April 1, 2010

Sales & Marketing

Tough times mean tricky transactions, but professional courtesy helps deals move along more smoothly. Plus: Community contacts that lead to referrals, advice for one-on-one networking, and more.


The importance of property photos can't be overstated, but did you know you can get high-quality images with your cell phone? Plus: Find more fans on Facebook, learn shortcuts for your Mac, and more.

Home & Design

Make condos and townhomes stand apart from similar units on the market. Plus: How to give your listings scent appeal, what to ask a home stager before partnering up, and more.

Law & Ethics

Social media is a fabulous tool for building relationships, but watch out for legal and ethical risks. Plus: The ethics of short sales, how to avoid being tripped up by slip-and-fall lawsuits, and more.


Dealing with high vacancies? You'll appreciate innovative solutions for finding strong tenants. Plus: A fresh approach to negotiating, which commercial sectors have the brightest outlook, and more.

For Brokers

Boost your bottom line with seven tips for renegotiating your office lease. Also: Keep your top performers happy, learn how to tell if prospective recruits will be a good fit, and more.

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