Building Better Business Systems

Business Debbie De Grote at Excelleum Coaching & Consulting offers these tips for running your business: Make a list of all of the weaknesses in your business. Put them in order of priority starting from the most important issue. List your key sources of business you want to extract m...

Close the Sale: Tips for Showing a Home

Marketing Buying a house is a big purchase, so throwing in a subscription or a service as an incentive isn't going to be what tips the scales. It’s pocket change compared to what buyers are about to spend to be homeowners. But there are a few things you, as a real estate agent, can do to build the relat...

RE/MAX Holdings Announces CEO Transition

Business [caption id="attachment_8349" align="aligncenter" width="198"] Dave Liniger[/caption] RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. announced that Margaret Kelly has decided to retire from her position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and resign from the Board of Directors. The RE/MAX Board of Directors elected Dave Lin...

Tom Ferry: 4 Ways to Finish Strong in 2014

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How to Network at a Holiday Party

Marketing Written by Michael Goldberg Holiday parties are great! Whether it’s your company party, a client’s gathering, association festivities, or celebration with family and friends, it’s a chance to have fun and get into the spirit of things. Of course, there are also some great networ...

Brokers: A Way to Give Back

Community Each year, Joseph Brazen of Brazen Sotheby's International Realty in Bellevue, Wash. offers free photos with Santa.  Joseph Brazen in a Santa Claus suit with Randi Brazen as Mrs. Claus. "We do not charge for pictures, however we ask for donations," says Taylor Brazen, broker. "Donations in t...

Because Buying a Home Can Be a Rollercoaster Ride-Literally

Community A real estate broker in Ermelo, Netherlands,  installed a miniature version of a rollercoaster in a property he has listed. Prospective buyers hop in the car and are taken for a ride--in a good way! ...

How to Tap the House-Buying Generation

Marketing By Bubba Mills A few weeks ago, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported that despite an improving job market and low interest rates, the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades. NAR added that this is preventing a healthier housing market fr...


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