Consumer Tips


    Register Now for ‘Stand Out: Measurable Marketing Strategies that Flat Out Dominate’

    When: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 3 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. CT / 1 p.m. MT / 12 p.m. PT What: Even though we have more tools than ever to connect, it is challenging to be heard amongst the millions of voices. How do we stand out? How do we make a splash, instead of […]

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    Full-Service for All

    Kevin Simrin Vitals: RE/MAX Integrity Years in business: 25 Size: 7 offices, 280 agents Regions served: Oregon, from the California border up to the state capital of Salem 2019 sales volume: $1,554,593,582 2019 transactions: 5,500 www.integrityhomesonline.com With more than three decades living in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Kevin J. Simrin is as much of an expert […]

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    Don’t Forget: Newsmaker Nominations Close in October

    RISMedia will be accepting nominations for its 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers until 11:59 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2020. The Real Estate Newsmakers are those individuals making headlines for their newsworthy contributions to the housing industry, and for their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve. Nominate a 2021 Newsmaker here. Readers may nominate […]

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    Realtor.com®: Natural Disasters Put the Brakes on New Listings

    According to realtor.com®’s Weekly Housing Report for the week ending Sept. 12, while the overall housing market is staying strong, recent natural disasters have prevented potential sellers across the West and South from listing their homes. The number of new listings for the week declined 17 percent compared to last year as a result of […]

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    Housing Starts: Single-Family Growth Continues in August

    In August, single-family starts saw continued growth while overall housing production declined 5.1 percent, according to the latest U.S Housing Development and Commerce Department report. August records 1.42 million starts if housing builders keep this pace for the next 12 months. Single-family starts increased 4.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.02 million, while […]

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    Lemon, Garlic Sauce, Rosemary Make Flavorful Fish Dish

    (TNS)—Rosemary adds a fragrant touch to sautéed fish fillets. I have used mahi-mahi, but any type of firm white fish will work. The cooking time depends on the size of the fish. Count about 8 minutes per inch of thickness. The lemon and garlic sauce flavors the pasta and complements the rosemary on the fish. […]

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    Thoughts on Leadership: Lessons From Vice Lombardi

    It’s an exciting day [at press time] for me as the NFL kicks off with the Houston Texans taking on the Kansas City Chiefs. I’ve often drawn comparisons between the lessons learned in sports and the lessons we can glean as leaders, and one of my all-time favorite football leaders was Vince Lombardi. The legendary […]

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    Maximize Your Billable Time

    What percentage of your day would you say is income-producing? We define income-producing as prospecting, lead follow-up, presentations to buyers and sellers, negotiating, and closing deals…money time. Income servicing are things that must be done, or potentially delegated, things like inspections, following up on the deals and issues in the pipeline, marketing, and prepping for […]

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    Moving Concierge Service Is a Profoundly Strong Customer Retention Tool

    Real estate agents and brokers frequently misdirect their focus when it comes to driving growth in their business. Somewhere along the line, firms and agents became obsessed with online lead generation and forgot about the old-school, customer-for-life programs that keep them connected with past clients for repeat and referral business. The National Association of REALTORS® […]

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    Putting Agents and the Community First

    Michael Cole Broker/Owner Realty ONE Group Dockside Myrtle Beach, S.C. www.docksiderealtycompany.com Region served: The coastline of South Carolina and the outskirts of Myrtle Beach Years in real estate: First licensed in 1994 Years with Realty ONE Group Dockside: My wife Tammi and I opened Dockside Realty in 2007. We partnered with Realty ONE Group Dockside […]

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