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Preparing a Contract Offer to Get It Signed, Not Rejected

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2009-Are you providing professional skills and guidance to buyers in structuring their contract offer to help them get it accepted? ...


9 Ways to Ignite Innovation Inside Your Company…and Light Your Way out of the Recession

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2009-The recession is in full swing, and companies everywhere are feeling the pain. Yours is likely no exception. Shrinking budgets, sweeping layoffs, and a smothering malaise that's settled over your workforce make it hard to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes, even the ...


GE Targets Net Zero Energy Homes by 2015

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2009-GE has announced that by 2015 it is developing a turn-key product portfolio that will empower consumers to build - both new home builders and existing homeowners - to efficiently consume, manage and generate electricity to enable an overall net zero annual energy cost. ...


ERA Real Estate Announces J Samuels Signature Homes LLC as New Affiliate in Hawaii

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2009-ERA Franchise Systems LLC has announced that J Samuels Signature Homes LLC in Hawaii has joined the ERA® global network and will now operate as ERA Signature Homes. ...


Top 5 Will Be in Vista, San Diego This Week – Qualified Agents Encouraged to Attend Free Seminar

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2009-Top producing agents in the Vista and San Diego, California areas are invited to attend "The 90-Minute Solution," two educational FREE seminars presented by The Top 5 in Real Estate Network(R) on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16. ...


Rethinking the Open House

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2009-It's a familiar weekend scene in American neighborhoods, the ubiquitous Open House; three signs, a flag and one seriously bored agent watching Rachel Ray reruns in the family room. ...


Measuring and Labeling Home Energy Performance with the EnergySmart Home Scale

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2009-The U.S. Department of Energy will be holding a webinar in the coming weeks to help homeowners better understand their home's energy efficiency. Here are the details: ...


Realtor/Foreclosure Avoidance Educator Announces Agreement with Michigan Association Of Realtors

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2009-Meeting the demands of a changing market and economy, industry leader Will Weaver announces an agreement with Michigan Association of Realtors to train Michigan Realtors how to help Homeowners seeking to Avoid Foreclosure in this tough Economy. In addition Will Weaver and Michigan Association of Realtors have ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Collaborates with Frontgate Home Furnishings

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2009-Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC has announced a marketing agreement with Frontgate®, a leading fine home furnishings distributor, to showcase some of the unique properties represented by its more than 10,200 sales associates located in nearly 500 offices in 39 countries and territories worldwide. ...


Women in Relocation Holds Annual Spring Event

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2009-Women in Relocation a New York City-based national organization of relocation professionals, held their Annual Spring Event on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. The productive event was hosted by Brown Harris Stevens at their Park Avenue office. Dedicated to providing a forum to meet and network with colleagues, ...


An Event Not to Be Missed – Recharge at This Year’s Leadership Conference

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2009-Foreclosures, short sales and working with expired listings will be in focus this year at RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network Leadership Conference, Sept. 9-10 at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Our panels of ...


How Much Value Do You Provide Your Clients?

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2009-Spartanburg, South Carolina-based Realtor Maria Tascon has two important things in her arsenal: her Keller Williams systems and her membership in the Lowe's REALTOR® Benefits program. ...


Use Social Media to Your Advantage, but Beware the Pitfalls

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2009-Social media is, and has been, exploding as a way for people to stay connected, market services and generally communicate with each other. Although a supporter/proponent for Realtors to embrace social media-for the benefits provided in marketing or staying in touch with customers or clients-there are also ...


Corporate Relocation Responds to the Economy

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2009-It would be difficult to find any segment of U.S. business unaffected by the economy to some greater or lesser degree. There is a veritable spider web of interconnectedness when it comes to one segment of the workforce ...


A Brilliant Recipe – More Clients, in Less Time

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2009-Peoria, Illinois-based Traders Realty jumped in with both feet, so to speak, in January 2008, when it decided to make a company-wide switch from its own in-house client follow-up program to The Personal Marketing Company's (TPMCO) ProPowerTM Client Follow-up program. This was the first of several marketing ...


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