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Your Untapped Lead Source – Text Messaging

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2008-Text messaging is fast becoming one of the most common forms of communication in the United States. This untapped median can be very important for finding potential buyers and customers. People feel comfortable typing in an address and getting the information they need. This non threatening form ...


Putting Home Info in the Hands of Buyers & Agents

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2008-CellSigns, Inc., a provider of mobile tools and services for real estate and newspapers, announced that they have released version 2.0 of their mobile search tool, Mobile Agent. Now, according to the company, a home buyer can drive around their local market, see any home for sale ...


4 Tips to Help Your Clients Qualify for a Mortgage

By Marshall Loeb ...


How to Foster Better Communication with Agents – Part V

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2008- "I believe the best way to increase communication is to make our agents true partners in our businesses, plain and simple," says Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty, Inc. "When we make our agents our partners, "my" or "your" business becomes "our" business." In the ...


Blogging Made Easy – Tips for Real Estate Professionals

By John Hernandez ...


As Companies become More Global, Should They Hire Talent Locally or Transfer Employees Internationally?

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2008-As they continue to increase their global presence, the world's pharmaceutical companies find themselves wrestling with a multitude of challenges -- from deciding whether to find local talent versus transferring employees internationally, to understanding the nuances of foreign labor markets, to developing a strategic workforce plan -- ...


Weichert Relocation Resources Wins Prestigious Leadership and Culture Award from BlessingWhite

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2008-BlessingWhite, one of the world's leading management consulting and leadership development training companies, recently announced the winners of its 2008 Leadership Award.This prestigious award is given each year to the three companies among BlessingWhite's vast global client base that have achieved the most significant results in driving ...


Proxio Launches International Multiple Listing Service

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2008-Proxio is connecting the world of real estate with its launch of what it is reporting as the first international MLS and purpose-built professional network, ProxioProTM. Since Proxio's inception and European release three months ago, over 550 agencies with over 40,000 listings from 25 countries have ...


National Economic Woes…Fact and Fiction – Part I

By Marylyn B. Schwartz ...


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. ...