Aug. 4, 2015

Who is Your Champion?


The Super Bowl and World Series determine the football and baseball champions. Since there can only be one champion, the other team loses the competition. In feudal times, a knight might champion for the king or a patriotic, romantic or religious cause.

Fierce competition can occur when buying or selling ...

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May 19, 2015

Brokers Welcome Greater Data Control as NAR Approves Funding for Upstream

This past Saturday during the 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., the NAR Board of Directors approved a partnership between the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and its wholly owned subsidiary Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) and UpstreamRE, LLC, to create a nationwide broker data-entry and ...

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April 17, 2015

4 Tips for Working with Multigenerational Buyers

Working in real estate can be a challenge in itself, but when you're working with multigenerational buyers—a household of more than two generations—things can get even more complicated as you work to meet the diverse needs of parents, grandparents and children alike. However, as the housing market continues to ...

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Feb. 22, 2015

Ask the Expert: What Type of Video Best Attracts Buyers?

Q: When it comes to marketing listings, what type of video is most effective in terms of attracting prospective buyers?

A: There’s a lot of talk regarding video in every industry, including real estate. Why? Because it works. Video is a great way to convey a story, as it can ...

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Dec. 22, 2014

Real Estate Firms and MLSs Team Up to Launch New Consumer Website

Recently, real estate brokerage firms representing more than 300,000 Realtors® and 25 leading Multiple Listings Service (MLS) firms with 350,000 agent and broker subscribers announced the formation of a new company that will develop and manage a new consumer website. The name of the new company has yet ...

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Dec. 4, 2014

3 Steps to Go from Good to Great in Real Estate

It’s the proverbial question that crosses every business leader’s mind, “How do we take our business to the next level?” Best-selling author and Stanford business professor, Jim Collins, set out to discover just that when he wrote his book, “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ...

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Dec. 3, 2014

In Real Estate, Everything is Evernote-worthy

House hunters these days use any and every portal to connect with a real estate professional. Unless you’ve got clones of yourself ready to record every exchange between you and a potential new client, keeping up with constant streams of communication is a challenge. (And if you do have clones ...

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Nov. 30, 2014

Idea Exchange Council Comes Together with Common Goal of Raising the Caliber of the Real Estate Industry

Two times per year, at NAR’s major meetings, the idea exchange council for brokers comes together to share broker challenges, ideas and solutions. And the goal is always the same: to raise the caliber of the industry by sharing good ideas. Earlier this month, during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo ...

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Nov. 16, 2014

There Is No Job Too Small to Outsource

The two most common phrases I hear from agents are “nobody can do it as good as me” and “my market is different than all the others.” While it may be true that nobody can do it exactly like you, this myth that is expounded from the mouths of ...

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Nov. 15, 2014

Threatening Phone Calls to Dozens of Agents Remind Us about REALTOR® Safety

With the recent tragedy of Arkansas broker Beverly Carter still weighing heavily over the real estate community, a recent onslaught of mysterious, threatening phone calls made to several female Fall River, Massachusetts' agents have continued to remind us that REALTOR® safety is an industry issue that needs ongoing attention ...

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