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7 Tech Game Changers for Your Business

One of the technology industry’s hottest shows wrapped up last week in Las Vegas, where we got a peak at some items that have the potential to drastically change the way real estate professionals do business. From virtual reality...
January 11, 2016

Rebuilding Neighborhoods: One Block at a Time

On a portion of LaSalle Street in Central New Orleans,  homes are boarded up or have been torn down, overshadowing and slowly peeling away at the history of a thriving musical scene in the early 1900s.  But a change...

The Best of CES for Real Estate

LAS VEGAS — It was all about the “Internet of Things” at the 2014 International Consumer Electronic Show, which wrapped up last week in Las Vegas. More than 3,000 exhibitors showed off the latest gadgets and offered a peek...
January 13, 2014

Wacky Real Estate News: A Lawn-Mowing Neighbor Out of Control, a Playground Penthouse, and Lingerie Models?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Need a laugh or a little amusement to add to your day? Check out this month’s wackiest real estate news at REALTOR® Magazine online. Among this month’s headlines: Police Tase Lawn-Mowing...

Foreclosure vs. REOs: Do You Know the Difference?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, contributing editor, REALTOR® Magazine Do you ever tell others that you are “showing a foreclosure?” If so, you’re not using the word “foreclosure” correctly. Some real estate professionals use the term to refer to all...
October 11, 2010

Are QR Codes the ‘Next Big Thing?’

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine QR codes are being hyped as the “next big thing” for connecting prospects to your marketing, according to several tech experts during the California Association of REALTORS® Expo in Anaheim this...

Real Estate Considered One of Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Take a deep breath. Relax. You’re stressed out, according to a recent survey from CareerCast. In fact, working as a real estate agent is considered one of the most stressful occupations...
September 29, 2010

REALTOR® Safety Month: Do You Carry a Safety Device for Added Protection?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTOR® Safety Month is a reminder to real estate professionals that safety needs to be a priority. Everyday situations can be potentially dangerous: You’re meeting with strangers all of the time...
September 23, 2010

REALTOR® Safety Month: Is Your Safety at Risk?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor REALTOR® Magazine We’re in the middle of REALTOR® Safety Month, and it’s a good reminder to those working in real estate that, if you’re not careful, it can be a risky business when...
September 13, 2010

Responding to Criticism: How’s Your Online Rep?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If a customer is unhappy with your service, don’t be surprised if he takes to the Internet to voice his frustrations about you. If you venture to review sites — such...
August 26, 2010