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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. ...


Rand on Real Estate: The Professional Investor, Part IV

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2011—Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com, host of “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC, answers the question “How do professional investors play this market?” Buy at the right time, says Rand; buy in an area ...


Avoiding Special Effects

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2011—Many camcorders come with a wide variety of special effects already built in. You can put in dissolves, wipes, and editing transitions of all kinds. You may be able to record in black and white, or other unique variations, along with adding graphics. It’s a collection of ...


Real Estate Technology is Shifting

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2011—We are seeing a significant shift occurring in real estate technology that will impact our industry dramatically in the years to come. Like most shifts, it didn’t happen all at once but if you look carefully you can see the seeds of this shift many years back. ...


Do You Wish You Were Making More Money?

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2011—For the past few months, I have opened my speaking engagements by asking this simple question: “How many of you wish you were making more money?” It’s not a trick question. Not surprisingly, the answer is always ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: The Lifeblood of Your Business: Attracting, Developing and Retaining Top Agents over the Long Haul

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2011—The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Charlie Oppler, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. ...


Xplode Real Estate Conference Features ‘The Website Shredder’

Every real estate professional wants a website with more traffic and more leads. The Website Shredder sessions at the Xplode Conference show the good and the bad about your website—live and on stage! ...


Five Tips to Make Sure Your Seller Doesn’t Switch Agents

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2011—In the current real estate market, with home sales slumping like an injured athlete, many sellers are pulling out all the stops to get their homes to sell. One of the most common tactics is to change ...


How to be Positive without being Pollyanna

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2011—It’s getting really crazy out there. We have officially seen the start of a race to the bottom among economists, statisticians and spokespeople who are all trying to win the award for Chicken Little of the Year. ...


Five Real Estate Trends to Watch For: Real Estate Veteran Points out Key Growth Opportunities

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2011—If the housing market were human, it would look like it just wrestled a few alligators, after running an obstacle course through a snake pit. ...


Don’t Fall Short: Follow This Path to Successful Short Sales

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2011—Short sales aren’t what they used to be. Gone is the long and complex process that often confused and frustrated both buyers and sellers. Today, mortgage lenders—along with the federal government—have streamlined short sales to make them ...


This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

RISMedia, June 29, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: get the pulse of the marketplace with the “2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers,” new mobile app for REALTORS® from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Lowe’s, and NAR urges regulators to reconsider on the Qualified Residential ...


Rand on Real Estate: Opportunities for Real Estate Investors

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com recently appeared on Fox Business explaining why Phoenix, Dallas and Pittsburgh are great cities to invest in. ...


4 Green Education Conversation Starters

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—Do you know people with college-bound kids? If so, then you know that one obsession revolves around the higher education process. ACT scores, their kids' chance of getting into their first-choice school, and the grand college tour ...


5 Tips to Get Your Real Estate Agent Back On the Job

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—In the current real estate market, with home sales slumping like an injured athlete, many sellers are pulling out all the stops to get their homes to sell. One of the most common tactics is to change REALTORS® when the one they’re using isn’t getting the job ...