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Weekly Video Tip: Pre-Interviews

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—If you’re planning on interviewing someone on camera…remember the old adage…”practice makes perfect.” ...


Donald Trump and Naked Cowboy – What Do They Have in Common?

RISMEDIA, July 11, 2011—What exactly is branding and why should you care? ...


Property Feedback System Saves Time and Money

RISMEDIA, July 11, 2011—When Gary Pamma started his company, Gary Pamma Home Selling Team, in 2007, he had no system for collecting feedback on his properties. Pamma lists and sells bank owned properties, and soon began receiving requests from some of his corporate sellers regarding feedback on their property—they wanted ...


Mobile Dependence Day: The Year of Mobile

RISMEDIA, July 11, 2011—(eM+C)—No doubt you've heard the phrase numerous times over the past couple of years, but this time it's finally true. With the smartphone market expected to grow nearly 50 percent this year, 2011 is in fact "the ...


Top Agents Make Money Doing the Right Things Right

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2011—At a time when creating a high value proposition can be the differentiator in getting more buyer and seller business, top earning agents are equipped with the best and latest engagement tools. They know that incorporating systems, ...


Make It There – You’ll Make It Anywhere

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2011—Having attended the NAR Midyear meetings in D.C. this past May and keeping my ear close to the street on the mobile buzz, it seems to me that there are still those that doubt the viability of QR codes. Are they a phase/craze? Will they be obsolete ...


Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Markets Show the Turn of the Real Estate Cycle

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2011—The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Quarterly Data Book for the first quarter of 2011. First quarter data on the commercial real estate markets show the natural effects of the turn of the real estate cycle. Broader economic indicators were positive in ...


Seven Out of 10 Renters Say Owning a Home Is a Top Priority

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2011—Most Americans still believe that owning a home is a solid financial decision, and a majority of renters aspire to homeownership as a long-term goal. According to the 2011 National Housing Pulse Survey released recently by the ...


Cloud’s Sudden Ascent Offers New Opportunities, Headaches Alike

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2011—(MCT)—It may be bad news for the people in your corporate IT department, but much of their work may be moving to "the cloud." ...


The Long Song of Technology: Does Your Voice Make the Cut?

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2011—Leading economists agree that 122 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 46 dictate the growth and success of the US and Global economy. This group has become labeled as the “Economic Influencers.” Professionals in ...


Making the Most of Seller Contributions: Not Just for Closing Costs Anymore

When it comes to seller contributions, the real estate and mortgage industries are well overdue for a new way of thinking. That’s because the majority of agents (and buyers and loan officers, too) simply think the only use for seller contributions is to cover closing costs, and that means you’re ...


Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends Shows Jump in 30-Year Fixed Rates

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2011—Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends™, a daily survey of over 950 lenders, shows 30-year, fixed rates bouncing up 0.15% to 4.78% after setting a new six-month low last week. ...


Top Ten Ways to Lose Customers in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—Sales and marketing consultant, Brett Clay, author of Selling Change, 101+ Secrets for Growing Sales by Leading Change, reveals his top ten list of mistakes salespeople and companies are making in today’s market. Clay says, "Some of ...


Do QR codes work?

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—Over the past six months, QR Codes—those funny looking square bar codes—have become all the rage. They started popping up in retail stores, magazines and every real estate tradeshow in this hemisphere. Real estate agents were anxious to use them and vendors were anxious to incorporate them ...


Prices Rise for Second Consecutive Month

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—Hours after the National Association of REALTORS® announced an 8.2 percent jump in May prices, CoreLogic confirmed its May numbers show a second consecutive month-over-month increase. ...