4 Successful Lessons Taught by a Powerful New York Developer

While there are many successful real estate developers, the fact is it takes many factors to find success in this very competitive field. However, for those who do succeed, they have much to share with others seeking similar success. To find out what it takes to become a success in real estate development, here are some lessons learned by a powerful New York developer. Continue reading 4 Successful Lessons Taught by a Powerful New York Developer

Using Social Media to Optimize Your Real Estate Development Listing

In today’s society, social media provides an unlimited platform to reach a vast amount of viewers simply, efficiently, and effectively. Social media can assist in optimizing your real estate development listing.  Continue reading Using Social Media to Optimize Your Real Estate Development Listing

4 Simple Ways to be a More Effective Leader

Hey manager! Want to get better results from your leadership efforts? Good. Self-improvement is a key focus in any industry. The day you decide you know it all is the day you cap your value. Once they know what you’re worth, there will always be someone willing to outbid you. Continue reading 4 Simple Ways to be a More Effective Leader

Tips for Managing Your Team Off-site

Today’s international marketplace all but guarantees frequent travel. And technology makes that easier than ever, but how can you be an effective manager if you are gone all the time? It’s a challenge many managers face. Here’s how you win.

First, take advantage of the wisdom and information you gain by being in other places working with different teams. Allow your perspective to be deepened and cultured by opportunities and strategies you may not come across cooped up in your own office all the time.

Also, avoid the temptation to use technology to stay connected to your office as if you were there ALL the time. Take advantage of travel to learn, to unplug and to build yourself, rather than succumbing to the temptation to virtually hover over your people. You wouldn’t stand over them and get in the way if you were there, why do it when you’re gone.

That leads to the first tip: let them have some control. You really don’t have to do it yourself, and, if you’ve hired the right people, it’s probably better they do it than you. That is, after all, why you hired them. Give your team a chance to earn your trust while you are away. Instead of worrying about the decisions they might be making, prepare opportunities for them to take the lead. GIVE them a chance to impress you…on purpose.

If you are sitting there shaking your head about the first tip, you have a bigger problem than you want to admit. Either you’re a control freak, or you hired the wrong people. When you hire employees, one of the factors you MUST consider is whether or not those people “need” you in order to do their jobs well. If they do, then something is wrong in the process. The goal of management should be to make the work better and more efficient, not just to make it possible.

Here’s another tip: set up your in-office operations in ways that work for your team, not just “how you like it.” Here’s the thing, the latter may make you feel more comfortable, but it irritates your people, distracts them and, when you’re gone, tempts them to waste time figuring out “better” ways to do things. If you have your protocols set up to best involve and utilize their skills, then they will be too engaged in doing their work to tinker. But, if you insist on doing things in a way that hinders their work, smart people will never stop trying to fix your stupidity. Their success is your success, and it’s much more important than your comfort level – never forget that … whether you are in the office or out chasing more business.

Guide to Starting a Career as a Real Estate Developer

Real estate development can be a very lucrative career choice where professionals purchase real estate, improve on the structures and sell them for a profit. If you’re a novice, it can also result in major losses. In order to enjoy greater success as a real estate developer, the following guide can help you on your way. Continue reading Guide to Starting a Career as a Real Estate Developer

Why Apple is Bailing on the Ad Business

While it seems like Apple is getting involved in every possible business, from video to audio to everything tech, there is one industry that the company seems to have given up on. According to multiple media reports, Apple is planning to get out of the advertising business, dealing all of its iAd management to various publishers. Continue reading Why Apple is Bailing on the Ad Business

Bloomberg Flirting with Presidential Run: What This Means for Clinton and Trump

The former Mayor of New York Mike Bloomberg is considering a bid for the 2016 Presidential Race. This isn’t surprising, The Republican politician flirted with a third party presidential bid during the 2008 and 2012 election cycles. Each time Bloomberg publically announced his consideration for a campaign before backing off.

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How to Best Use Instagram in the Real Estate Industry

Real estate is a rapidly changing field as it relies heavily on the power of the current market. In terms of its alacrity, it has similarities to Instagram. Combining these two forces together creates a powerful and modern way of bringing information about current houses to the marketplace, but it only works if the tool is used correctly. Continue reading How to Best Use Instagram in the Real Estate Industry