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Now’s the Time to Reinvent Yourself and Your Business

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009-I don't want to sound like an alarmist, but how long have we been talking about the need to make changes in the real estate business? How long have we been talking about profits shrinking? How long have we been talking about "interlopers" taking our listings and selling them ...


What Are the Keys to Effective Leadership?

RISMEDIA, August 22, 2009-While the current real estate market has everyone thinking outside the box in order to come up with ways to remain successful, one thing that hasn't changed is the fact that effective leadership paves the way for a company's success. Here, Stephen E. Summer, Regional Director, Realty Executives ...


Increasing Agent Success

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2009-Keeping your agents successful is one of the best ways to weather today's real estate market, and finding this success may be easier than you think. Here, David Moody, CEO, Qualifying Broker and Greg Martin, President, COO of ERA Sunrise Realty discuss their best tactics in keeping their ...


Company Profile: Taking Center Stage – Successful Staging Starts with PODS

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2009-With a background in music and interior design, it's no wonder Barb Schwarz earned the title of "creator of staging"...complete with the federal trademarks that make it official. ...


Focus on Listings

RISMEDIA, August 18, 2009-"Old Realtors never die, they just become listless." ...


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. ...


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