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Geo-Farming to Build Your Business

By Brandon Doyle Establishing a geo-farm in a local neighborhood that you’re familiar with is a great way to gain additional listings. This is something that takes time and a commitment, but can be very rewarding. The first thing...

Tips for Working With Friends

By Scott Newman So you just found out your buddy got a big promotion and is now ready to buy a sexy luxury condo in downtown Chicago.  He’s your boy–you’ve known him since grade school–of course he’s going to...

One More Pushup!

By Anand Patel In an attempt to jumpstart the fitness routine I once followed, I decided to sign up for a three-week boot camp. As we are now entering the third and final week, I am wondering how am...

Popular Technology: Here Today, Overrated Tomorrow

By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz It seems there’s a new hyped technology in real estate every week. Old favorites include Facebook, Craigslist, Twitter, Blogging, YouTube, and LinkedIn. But what about those sites that were so popular so fast and now...

Minding the Gap

By Jason O’Neil One of the places where I have focused my business is on referrals and past clients. This isn’t unique. But the way I look at it is unique, and it has to do with what I...

5 Tips to Get More From Your Real Estate Testimonials

By David Krichmar Testimonials are a very important asset to you.  Heck, what better way to show your “The Best REALTOR®” then with testimonials from past clients?  Here are five great tips to get more out of your testimonials: 1. Content-...
July 14, 2011

The X Factor

By Stefanie Hahn The letter X hasn’t fared too well in the dot-com era.  Once the mark of secret pirate treasures and “sign here if you would please” contracts, it has been relegated to second-class status ever since Microsoft...

What’s the Magic Bullet to Create More Transactions this Spring?

By Jared James Spring is the time when more people will be making a decision about who to use as their REALTOR® than at any other time of the year. So is there a magic bullet to create more...

Is It Time to Break Up with Your Facebook Business Page?

By Stefanie Hahn Just like chocolate and peanut butter, being social and Facebook go hand-in-hand. But are you really being social through your Facebook business page? This tutorial video will give you tips and advice for getting the most...

To Cut, or Not to Cut Your Commission: That is the Question.

By Subhi J. Gharbieh A week or so ago, I was approached by a long time friend who I have known since elementary school. We grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same high school, and even...