Window to the Law: Creating a Cybersecurity Program

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. Watch the new Window to the Law video from the National Association […]

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Agent Incomes Get a Lift From Referrals: Study

In real estate, referrals are vital. According to a new ReferralExchange study, 42 percent of agents earned $10,000-$50,000 from fees for referrals last year; as many as 5 percent earned $50,000-$100,000, and 2 percent earned up to $500,000. “Referrals are one of the key drivers of business in the real estate industry,” says Scott Olsen, […]

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Market Trends, and Your Big Opportunity in 2018

As a student of history and the markets, I believe the real estate industry is the healthiest it’s been in more than three decades. Although sales and home prices are close to where they were before the housing boom, there’s more economic stability. Overall, I expect the housing market to remain solid, led by a […]

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Balancing Time to Best Serve Clients

In the following interview, Deborah Thompson, REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin, Inc., in Tallahassee, Fla., discusses the advantages of Homes & Land marketing, the direction of the market, social media and more. Region Served: Tallahassee Years in Real Estate: 24 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 70 Most Effective Method for Communicating […]

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Making Real Estate Personal Again: LaVerne Pike, Windermere Real Estate

In a business where technology can easily take center stage, LaVerne Pike, an award-winning veteran agent with Seattle’s Windermere Real Estate, stands apart by focusing on the person-to-person connection and a level of service that puts him—not the internet—at the center of the relationship. In this interview, Pike explains how his detailed knowledge of the […]

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Building a Referral Business Through Innovative Means

ReferralExchange agents take an out-of-the-box approach to generating referrals Referrals have long been a key for success in the real estate business, but simply waiting for friends and family members to tell you they know someone moving out of the area isn’t enough to cut it for real estate professionals looking to keep pace with […]

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Power Up Your Prospecting Strategy

Cole Information’s local focus and depth of data put real estate professionals where they want to be If there’s anything better than selling a home, it’s picking up a listing five doors away before the ink has dried on the contract—and agents have a better shot at doing just that, thanks to the marriage of […]

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Riding the Wave of Momentum

In the following interview, Barbara Dunkle, REALTOR® with Seacoast Real Estate in Portsmouth, N.H., discusses Homes & Land, marketing, technology and more. Regions Served: Rye, New Castle, Portsmouth and North Hampton, N.H. Years in Real Estate: 25 Best Tip for Finding Success in the Luxury Market: Be patient and listen to what the client’s needs […]

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Staying Ahead of the Competition

In the following interview, Gia Arvin, REALTOR® with Matchmaker Realty in Gainesville, Fla., discusses the brokerage’s charitable initiatives, marketing strategies, and more. Region Served: North Central, Fla. Years in Real Estate: 13 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 17 Best Tip for Getting the Right Listing Price: I take the seller to tour their […]

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Realtor.com Results Summit Zeroes In on Agent Productivity

Realtor.com®’s upcoming annual Results Summit, “Break / Through,” will zero in on agent and team productivity, with more than 50 top sales professionals revealing insights for success. The two-day event takes places Sept. 18-19 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Register. Breakout sessions at the event cover topics including lead generation and conversion, developing engaging […]

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