The Makings of a Rising Realtor®

Let’s face it: the market went from boom to housing bust in 18 months.

“Quite frankly, things are just not as easy as they once were. A real estate agent’s job is now more about actualsalesmanship, hard work and determination, which is why now, more than in recent times, being a great Realtor® matters,” according to RISMedia.

The editors of Real Estate magazine will select the 2008 50 Realtors on the Rise from across the U.S. and feature the winners in the August issue of Real Estate magazine and online atwww.rismedia.com.

Real Estate magazine’s 4th Annual Realtors on the Rise contestrecognizes innovators who have reinvented the way agents interact with citizens. In addition, editors are seeking “tech-savvy nominees who incorporate a personal touch.”

Best of the best

The difference between a great agent and an extraordinary Realtor® is a commitment to being the best — in their marketplace. They “own” their neighborhood — and have increased their sphere of influence by becoming “the expert.”

Kimberly Sperling of Edina Realty in Lakeville, Minnesota is a case in point. The 2007 winner “became accredited in staging and offers consultations and staging services to sellers. She carries inventory that clients can use in their home and has furnished entire, empty homes for quicker sales,” RISMedia says.

The deadline to submit nominations is June 15.

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