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Video Best Practices: Online Video – Make Your Investment Count

RISMEDIA, August 17, 2009-If it hasn't already happened, it won't be long before everyone is sick of hearing about how great online video is. For the record, as co-founder of a video production company, I think the stampede to capture, edit and share video content is fantastic. ...


TweetLister Releases Version 2 with Enhanced Tools for Real Estate Brokers and Owners

RISMEDIA, August 17, 2009-TweetLister, a fast-growing tool for posting, managing, scheduling and searching real estate listings on Twitter, has announced its Version 2 release, featuring enhancements that add tremendous value and marketing power for all its users, according to the company. The service remains a free, fast, simple, user-friendly way ...


RETechnology.com Announces Launch with MRIS and MRED

RISMEDIA, August 17, 2009-RE Technology a web portal installed into MLS systems allowing agents and brokers to gain access to information, reviews and product ratings of real estate technology products available in their market, has announced a product launch with MRIS and MRED MLSs. ...


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

RISMEDIA, August 14, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Offers to help increase sales through NAR's Right Tools, Right Now initiative, A limited-time special from NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, InfoUSA®, and 2nd quarter existing-home sales rise in most states, for more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


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 ...


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