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Optimize Yourself and Your Client for This Crazy Market

I write this post on what is a “holiday” for many people: President’s Day.  A three-day weekend, the most joyous of “holidays.” Meanwhile, my wife – who is now a REALTOR® in Chicago – is running around prepping for...
February 18, 2014

Stressed? Give a Grin

Smile. It’s a simple but powerful gesture. Smiling says something about your character. It puts people at ease, increases attractiveness, and it’s contagious. “Some of us need to have more peace in our lives. People want to be around...
November 14, 2012

Going Global: Are You Ready?

Miami is known for its colorful vibrancy, but 23,000 vacant condos put a dark cloud over the south Florida market at its peak inventory in 2008. Do you know what happened? They’ve all sold — largely due to the...
October 12, 2012

What’s Your Sign?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine While I was at the offices of the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® in Rockville, Md., for the Homeownership Matters Bus Tour,  I was taken aback when I saw all of these...

Is Your E-Mail Address in Your E-Mail Signature? Stop It

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Nobu Hata, sales associate with Edina Realty in Minneapolis, has a message for everyone who has their e-mail address in their e-mail signature: You’re not giving anyone added value. Your correspondents...

8 Tips for Powering Up Your Web Presence

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine When considering your Web presence, ask yourself this: Am I interacting with my client base? If the answer is no, or not quite sure, here are eight tips from the International Builders’...
January 13, 2011

Top Qualities for a Contact Management System

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine With so many different contact management systems on the market today, deciding which one to use can be overwhelming. And if you’re new to real estate, you may not know what features...

Scripts Are Coming Your Way

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine At the 2009 Keller Williams Family Reunion in Orlando, I listened to many practitioners who said they wanted more scripts to help them through these demanding times. In response to this request,...