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The State of Sales Training in America

RISMEDIA, August 14, 2009-Founded in 1944, The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) has been providing research, education and support to more than 70,000 members in 100 countries and who provide services in the field of workplace performance and education. Dr. Brian Lambert Ph.D. (blambert@astd.org) is the organization's Director of ...


The Distressed Property Institute Reaches Historic Milestone: 10,000 Members Nationwide

RISMEDIA, August 14, 2009-The Distressed Property Institute, LLC has announced its nationwide member base has grown to more than 10,000 members, making its http://www.cdpe.com/ [Certified Distressed Property Expert]® designation the fastest growing designation in real estate industry history. CDPE training enables real estate professionals to better identify the solutions for, ...


New Book and Companion Website Offers Insights into Navigating Today’s Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, August 14, 2009-This is not your father's real estate market! Declining home values have brought about the re-pricing of homes across the United States. These declining home values have also made lenders more risk averse, with many mortgage loans being denied because the appraised value of homes is ...


Realogy Reports Results for Second Quarter 2009

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2009-Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, today reported results for the second quarter of 2009. The Company had second quarter 2009 net revenue of $1.0 billion, a net loss of $15 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of $185 ...


HUD Secretary Donovan Announces $132 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Improve Native American and Alaskan Housing, Spur Economic Development

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2009-During a visit to an Anchorage, Alaska community today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that HUD is awarding 61 grants, totaling $132 million, to Native American and Native Alaskan communities across the country to improve housing and stimulate community development (see ...


When You Speak Up, We’re All Heard

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2009-In spite of the healthy competition fueling the real estate industry, it's not uncommon that our own business successes end up serving everyone in the field. ...


Compliance and the Virtual Culture

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2009-In an ongoing series of articles, I would like to take the opportunity to keep the real estate industry up to date with behind the scene issues regarding operating a national Internet-based real estate brokerage. ...


Real Estate Professionals Discover Lead Generation Tool with Proven ROI: the Telephone

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2009-Savvy real estate professionals have rediscovered one of the best tools for generating qualified leads online: the telephone. To help agents and brokers measure the effectiveness of their online listings and other marketing campaigns, Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, has introduced ATG's eStara Call Tracking on ...


zipLogix Introduces the Real Estate Industry’s First iPhone Forms Application

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2009-zipLogix, the creator of zipForm®, real estate's leading forms software, has announced the release of their zipForm® Mobile product. Hailed as the industry's first mobile application for real estate forms available for the Apple® iPhoneTM and iPod touch®, zipForm Mobile is now available through the Apple App ...


Fannie Mae’s Guideline Changes May Affect Corporate Transferees’ Purchasing Power

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-If you serve the corporate relocation market you may be aware of yet another challenge this population faces. Because of changes announced in June by Fannie Mae (FNMA), the largest mortgage purchaser in the country, transferring families' purchasing power could be significantly impacted. ...


RE/MAX Welcomes Colombia and Morocco to Its Global Network

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-RE/MAX International, Inc., recently welcomed the countries of Colombia and Morocco to its growing global franchise network, which now boasts offices in more than 70 countries. The international growth of RE/MAX is especially welcome in major U.S. population centers, such as the metro Chicago real estate ...


Make REO Properties Work for You

RISMEDIA, August 8, 2009-As the real estate market continues to change, it is crucial that real estate professionals keep up with the latest trends in order to remain ahead of their competition as well as stay successful. Here, Richard Davidson, Chief Operating Officer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC suggests the best ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies – Are You Sabotaging Your Own Success?

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2009-Have you ever felt like you had reached a plateau and could go no higher? If so, you're not alone, many people sabotage their own success. This article teaches you how to reverse self-sabotage. In my work as a real estate business coach for the past 12-plus years, I ...


It’s a Buyer’s Market – Take Advantage

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-The buyer's market that we are in right now is the perfect opportunity to get buyers off the sidelines and into a new home. While many buyers are content waiting for even lower prices than we are seeing today, George Faucette, President, Coldwell Banker Faucette Real Estate in ...


How Can Agents Attract Buyers to Open Houses?

RISMEDIA, August 1, 2009-As real estate continues to become centered around the latest technology advancements and real estate agents are focusing their time and money on new ways to connect with clients, many are moving away from the basics. Here, Sami Inkinen, COO and Co-founder of Trulia, discusses ways in which ...


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