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As we are putting together a Tech Bootcamp, we brainstormed a myriad of ideas that we (and our fellow Realtors) may be interested in learning more about.  Take a look at the list, and vote on the items that YOU would like to find out more about.  We grouped the topics into sections:  Social Media...
Got Referrals? At our new membership site,, we do!  Our goal is to build a large network of reliable carefully-screened real estate agents who can refer business to each other.  Join us today and you can give and receive member-to-member referrals from buyers and sellers! ...
Wow!  There are 26 (or more) NAR designations from the National Association of Realtors®, and it's easy to get lost in the alphabet soup of abbreviations.  How many designations do you have?  And how have they helped you increase your business and earn a profit?  Do your designations make you mor...
It seems like everyone's using DropBox and it's a great way to save and share files!  You can download it free at and copy files into it.  When you're away from your office, simply log into your dropbox account from your iPhone or any internet-connected computer, and Viola!  there...
Lynn Friedman called me this morning to ask for my email address, and I gave her  I guess the email address was impressive, because she asked how I got it that email. I got my email forwarding address many years ago, and I use it for marketing material...
I really, really hate when people refer to real estate agents as "realtors" because we are NOT all Realtors®, and furthermore, many consumers are not aware that the term "realtor" is NOT synonymous with "real estate agent".  My big pet peeve are the real estate shows on HGTV that constantly refer...
Drumroll please.... after months of hard work writing my first book for RealtyPro Academy, it's finally all coming together.  As it is being edited and finalized for publishing, we are offering a "sneak peak" premier training event to Realtor(R) Associations throughout California.  First to book ...
Watching the TV show "Undercover Boss" with Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman and CEO of the Dwyer Group, we were impressed that they recite their "code of values" before each company meeting, to keep their commitment "front and center" and to emphasize the importance of the company philosophy.  They ...
Starting January 12012, there is a new statewide disclosure, according to CA Civil Code # 2079.10.  It’s to be provided to the buyer (by either the seller or the broker).  It is an energy booklet from the CEC (California Energy Commission) called “What is your Home Energy Rating”, booklet # CEC-4...
Chris O, a fellow Linkedin group member, challenged us to give advice for a newbie business owner.  Okay, so I took the challenge.  Off the top of my head, here's the 3 most important tips that have been successful for me.  Every new entrepreneur can listen & learn: 1) You must have a good contac...

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Top California Broker and Realtor Regina P. Brown writes articles and blogs about local real estate trends, houses for sale, and tips for home buyers.