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Local Certified Exchange Specialist Assists Investors with Tax-deferred Property Exchanges

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2008-First American Exchange Company, LLC, a subsidiary of The First American Corporation and a qualified intermediary in IRC Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, has announced that it is working with investors to help them capitalize on a little-known IRS rule that allows for the tax-deferred exchange of investment ...


Gerencia Red, Monterrey, Mexico, Named Exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2008-Gerencia RED has been selected as an exclusive affiliate of Christie's Great Estates, a wholly owned subsidiary of Christie's International plc, the world's oldest fine art auction house. Through Gerencia RED, buyers and sellers of high-end properties in Monterrey and the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, now ...


Massachusetts Real Estate Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Network

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2008-Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC has announced that Hallmark Realty Ltd. in Hopkinton, Mass., has joined its luxury real estate network. The company has 11 sales associates that service the MetroWest Boston area.The firm, owned by Erika Paul, now will do business as Hallmark Sotheby's International ...


Ditch ‘Pitch’ from Your Vocabulary

By Shane Shapiro ...


Equestrian Services Announces Partnership with WTS International

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2008-Equestrian Services, LLC, a company setting standards for the planning, design, delivery and management of equestrian amenities worldwide, announces its partnership with WTS International, Inc., one of the world's leading spa, fitness and recreation activities consulting and management firms.According to the company, their offering, Equi-Spa Lifestyle Solutions, ...


Washington Real Estate Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Network

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2008-Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC has announced that Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty in University Place, Wash., is the newest member of its luxury real estate network. ...


A New Look at an Old Tradition-How to Maximize Yard Signs in Today’s Market

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No-sweat- Dressing for Success in Summer

By Elizabeth Wellington ...


6 Ways to Building Strong Relationships with Clients

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2008-Simon Payn, of Ready to Go Newsletters, says it is strong relationships with past clients and their farm that is seeing the smartest Realtors though the housing crisis in the United States. ...


SharperAgent Now Offers Traditional Folded Greeting Cards for Real Estate Agents

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2008-SharperAgent's marketing library of more than 2,000 templates now includes more than 300 new folded greeting card designs, most available in two popular greeting card sizes: Large standard (5" x 7") and smaller note card (4' x 5.5"). ...


Winner of ‘My Century 21 Open House’ Announced

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2008-Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced the winners of the My CENTURY 21 Open House Video Contest. Through a popular vote on YouTubeTM, viewers selected the top 10 entries. The user-generated video contest inspired dozens of creative submissions on the recently launched CENTURY 21 Channel, the housing ...


ForSaleByOwner.com to Help Market Customers’ Listings to Facebook Users

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2008-ForSaleByOwner.com, a for sale by owner website, announced that its listings will be included in the Cribfinder application on the Facebook Platform. With more than 60 million active users, Facebook is the sixth-most trafficked website in the United States. According to the company, Cribfinder provides ForSaleByOwner.com customers ...


Using Technology as a Customer Service Tool, an Overview

Commentary Fred Doleac ...


How to Foster Better Communication with Agents – Part IV

RISMEDIA, July 19, 2008-Continuing in our six-part Viewpoints series on communicating with clients, this week, Gary Lombardo, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing at HSA Home Warranty, agrees with our other panel of experts, saying that our fast-paced industry requires consistent evaluation of communication channels. Here, he offers his take ...


Keeping an Open Line of Communication

By Chuck Green ...