Preparation Means Profit in 2008

In this issue, we will give some insight into how real estate professionals can stay positive and productive- despite what has been called one of the deepest real estate slumps in nearly half a decade.

In this issue:

Don’t Let the Slow-Down Slow YOU Down!

Amidst the discouraging outlook the national media is forecasting for the foreseeable future in the real estate industry, REALTORS® may find themselves looking at 2008 as a potentially unfruitful year. While the housing market IS undergoing a huge metamorphosis, the media scare may be unfounded. In reality, today’s market represents more of a balancing of the scale rather than a major slump. In a recent article posted in Broker Agent News, Roselind Hejl equated the current housing market to a “Back to the Future” for real estate. If anything, the real estate “gold rush” is subsiding, giving way to a more solid and stable future for sellers, buyers and those of us who make our profession in the real estate industry. More…

There’s Always Something New at iHOUSE

Check out our Viewpoints article in next month’s Real Estate Magazine where we will be discussing social networking and user generated sites and their relevance to the real estate industry and your lead productivity. Learn more about how to double lead generation power. iHOUSE Web Solutions had a great time at the 2007 NAR convention in Las Vegas! Congratulations to our NAR Contest Winner Laurine Morden of Lacey, WA! Enjoy your new iHOUSE® website.

Customer Close-Up: Kelly Colley of Birmingham, AL.

This month’s Customer Close-Up features Kelly Colley and her website www.alabama-homefinder.com. “A lot of people think being a REALTOR® is easy and you can make your own schedule. Being a good REALTOR® actually requires a lot of discipline and a hard working mentality.” says Kelly Colley, who is a perfect example of how discipline and hard work pay off in the real estate industry. In Montgomery, Alabama, Kelly co-founded Alabama Homefinders, Inc with her husband Robb, after being a licensed REALTOR® for only one year.

iHOUSE Blueprint Monthly Poll

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