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It’s Time to Get Focused

It’s Time to Get Focused

by Debbie DeGrote, Excelleum Staying on schedule is the No. 1 thing that I find most sales people struggle with… even the really good ones. There is so much that will distract you and pull you off of your schedule. We always tell our clients that the goal should be to spend 80% of the day on income producing activities. Yet, even the best of agents would probably admit to...

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Zillow? Trulia? It’s Still About Hyper Local Info and Relationships

Zillow? Trulia? It’s Still About Hyper Local Info and Relationships

Tom Ferry gives his take on how the Realtor can remain at the center of the transaction.

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Zillow Announces Acquisition of Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock

  Combination of companies sets stage to offer more real estate tools and services that empower consumers and drive more business for real estate professionals Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z)  announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia, Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. The Boards of Directors of both...

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What Does a Potential Zillow/Trulia Merger Mean to You?

What Does a Potential Zillow/Trulia Merger Mean to You?

Written by Steve Murray, publisher, REAL Trends The announcement that Zillow and Trulia maybe combining set off more phone calls and emails than one can imagine. What does it mean? It means that there will be one dominant online real estate portal. It will be more than three times the size, in terms of viewership, than its next competitor. Think 120 million monthly...

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Build a Powerful Culture Statement

Build a Powerful Culture Statement

  Written by Steve Franks, CEO,  Washington Association of REALTORS® in Olympia, Wash. In “The Power of Habit,” Charles Duhigg discusses the concept that organizations are driven by habits and routines. Every workplace has an unspoken code about “how things really work around here.”  A company’s policy manual lists formal rules and procedures, but it won’t...

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REAL Trends’ Penza on NAR-approved Facilitator List

REAL Trends’ Penza on NAR-approved Facilitator List

  Terry Penza, director of Network Membership for REAL Trends, has recently been approved as a facilitator for association planning and mergers. Due to NAR’s new core standards for state and local associations, facilitators are mandatory for associations under 500 members who receive an NAR grant. NAR will approve some grants to local associations to help them develop a...

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