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Ugly Website Syndrome

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By Ryan Gervais Do you suffer from ugly website syndrome?  Does your website have a twin? If you answered yes to either question, it is time to “get real,” as Dr. Phil would say, and develop a better brand image for your website.  In my last article, I gave a bold statement: to try and help every reader get one …

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5 Reasons to Love Realtors Property Resource®

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By Stefanie Hahn Realtors Property Resource® was recently introduced to my market and I am pleasantly surprised by how much I love this tool.  For those of you not familiar with RPR, it is a database of 116 million homes nationwide that (once your MLS allows), you can access to search, compare, create reports with data from a myriad of …

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If You Fail, It’s Not the Market’s Fault!

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By Jared James As many of you know, I make my living as a speaker/trainer and have had the opportunity to speak to tens of thousands of REALTORS® and entrepreneurs over the last 12 months. My job is not just to communicate effectively, but to entertain and make the audience feel something. As Maya Angelo put it, “People will not …

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Mid-REALTOR® Crisis: That Ain’t My Sign in Her Yard

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By Toby Boyce She’d been courting both of us, and promised that she’d let us know tonight who she chose. I waited patiently by the phone, but finally drove by her house. That ain’t my sign in her yard. I thought she was the “one” and that we’d be together forever – well at least the next six months – …

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Eye of the YPN – Photo Contest

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By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager How many times have you been out showing a property or walking through a potential listing and stumbled upon something extremely strange or uniquely cool? Here is your chance to share those on-the-job eccentricities with the world and possibly win a prize.  From June 15 through July 15, 2011, we will be running the Eye …

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The Reality We Create

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By Brett Caviness I strongly believe in the power of positive thinking and live by it everyday.  As a determined entrepreneur and recent graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, I am goal-oriented and envision my plans becoming a reality.  I work toward my goals each and everyday. I have been in the business since 2009, but recently began a …

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The ‘Q’ About QR Codes

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By Toby Boyce Realtor.net is all a buzz over how amazing QR codes are and how it will be a game changer in real estate. Really? A game changer? That’s a stretch. Is it part of the entire Technology 2.0 — smartphones, instant access and response, among the requirements — game changer? Of course. But it is a small piece, …

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Market Stats Can Be Your Best Friend

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By Kelly Reark OK, I’m ready.  Elections are over.  The holidays are around the corner.  Bring on the buyers. Here in Florida, our season is just about to start.  What are people expecting, and what are you going to do about it? My advice is to study your market, and practice how you will handle objections from buyers and sellers.  …

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Saving My Business, My Community, and Our Industry

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Sales & Marketing, Short Sales & Foreclosures 1 Comment

By Jonathan Osman If you ever want to start a heated discussion among agents in my area, ask them their opinion of short sales.  What will pour forth is the most draw-dropping tales of sheer lunacy; always ending with “I’ll never show or sell another short sale again.” This presents a problem for me on a number of levels.  First, …

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The Future of Google, Real Estate: Collaboration

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By Nobu Hata Has anyone else started having the “Google” question pop up during their listing presentations?  Not your website, nor your blog, or your Facebook page inquiry – the “can you make our home show up in Google?” question.  It may be just that my clients tend to be a little more tech-savvy than your average buyer or seller, …