Risk Management Archive

What You May Have Missed in 2015

The end of the year is a time to look back on one’s accomplishments in the past twelve months, so that we can get ready to face the next twelve. In the age of analytics, it’s easy to get...
December 11, 2015

Judging a Book by its Reviews

Say what you will about online shopping behemoth Amazon.com. In my humble opinion, the best thing about the whole site is the reviews. Sometimes they actually help me decide whether or not to purchase a product that I can’t...
August 20, 2013

Are You Ready for the Next Sandy?

The recent hurricane on the East Coast may be over, but the cleanup process is just now beginning. Beyond debris pickup, property managers and owners across the area are learning what preparations worked well, and what they can do...
November 1, 2012

How to Build a Brokerage, the Entrepreneurial Way

Finally, real estate brokers get their own E-Myth. No, I’m not talking about some sort of internet rumor or online fairy tale. I mean that business writer Michael Gerber has made real estate brokerages the eighth stop on his...
September 7, 2012

Smart Luck

No one likes to think their successes are the result of pure chance. Most cite their hard work and diligence first, giving the roll of the dice last billing in the achievement department. Why give all that credit to...
May 22, 2012

Predicting the Future of Real Estate

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine A few months ago, Dan Burrus was sitting in a café in Istanbul making a call to his wife in Barcelona using Apple’s iPhone-to-iPhone FaceTime video chat. He was able to...
March 7, 2012

‘Survive Your Serengeti’ Author Reveals How to Hone Your Entrepreneurial Power

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Chances are good in today’s economic environment that you’re working harder for less. Companies have cut back on jobs and unemployment remains high. According to author and Africa-native Stefan Swanepoel, surviving...
February 22, 2011

The Risk Takers: Beating the Odds and Succeeding

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine How did the founders of Curves, Spanx, Geek Squad and Kinko’s turn a small dream into big success? With a little ingenuity and a big leap of faith. Authors, and husband...
August 4, 2010

You Are What You Choose

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine QUICK SKIM For years, social scientists have been using certain demographics such as age, income, and education level to determine how people make purchasing decisions. Scott de Marchi and James Hamilton argue...
October 26, 2009

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey The following book is part of our “Readers Choice”, selected by Weekly Book Scan visitors to be featured. QUICK SKIM Using a traditional (a.k.a. boring) marketing strategy is one of the riskiest things you can...

Top 10 Sales Books (4/21/08)

Here are the latest top selling real estate books about sales from Amazon.com: 1. How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Redesign, Redecorating, & Home Staging Business, By Mary Larsen and Teri B. Clark 2. Confessions of a...
April 21, 2008

The No-Lawsuit Guide to Real Estate Transactions: 5 Ways You Could End Up in Court

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM One in five real estate practitioners will be involved in a lawsuit during their career, says real estate broker Barbara Nichols in The No-Lawsuit Guide to Real Estate Transactions (McGraw-Hill, 2007). The effects...
July 27, 2007

Acquiring Merger Skills

By Jim Huff, president, Huff Realty, Louisville, Ky. Acquiring Profit: The Win/Win System to Real Estate Mergers and Acquisitions By George Slusser (Quantum Solution) $25 Acquiring Profit not only met but exceeded my expectations. It gets to the meat...