Improving Your Business
Stories, articles and advice aimed at improving your business
Back in the Market By Barry Paoli Despite our current situation, I still predict that motivated buyers will spark the real estate market and speed the needed upturn. In order to help with this process, we need to give
Managing upward for continuous success By Joe Takash Managing Up: 1. The rare act of transparent communication with one’s professional superior or superiors to get needs met, thoughts heard and contribute to the success of boss, team and organization.
By Brian Hilliard In a market as tough as this, Realtors often want to know what they can do to meet more prospects and get more business. And while that’s certainly a good question, I’d submit that an even
By Steve Adams When economic times are good, the spirit of altruism seems to be at the forefront. Individuals and organizations look for ways they can make a positive impact on other people and their surroundings – even if
By Colin Rohlfing, LEED AP Not long ago, a major retailer launched its largest sustainability campaign to date. The retailer printed – yes, printed – 20 million, 16-page publications intended to help customers find budget-friendly ways to help the
By Eugenia M. Orr Our city is filled with people who want to be globally responsible, but don’t know where to start. As a real estate professional, there are many ways that you can point out features, items and
By Dirk Zeller Evaluating your performance against the statistics of other agents or companies in your market segment is a great starting point, but it is rarely enough to uncover your unique edge or point of difference. When you
By Douglas Smith Salespeople are getting hammered in today’s economic environment. Entire market segments have evaporated, potential clients are holding back on buying a home until the market changes and opportunities and new prospects are fewer and further between.
Nearing the end of the first decade of the new millennium, social media sites play a defining role in the next generation of Web
By Laura Reedy Stukel In 2009, “green” real estate was white hot – a bright focus during a down market. But as the economy and the local real estate market tried to right-size itself this year, the green trend