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Builders, Do You Take ‘Going Green’ Seriously?

RISMEDIA, Jan. 15, 2008-A new professional designation program from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will soon provide home buyers with additional assurance that the builder or remodeler they've chosen is authentically "green." ...


Connecticut’s Randy Salvatore Awarded Builder of the Year

RISMEDIA, Jan. 14, 2008--Building upon his recent accolades as an 8-time HOBI award winner for outstanding achievements in the construction industry, New Canaan, Conn. resident Randy Salvatore received the ultimate recognition for professional excellence when he was named "2007 Builder of the Year" by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association ...


A Real Estate Survival Tip: The ‘To-Don’t List’

By Michael Soon Lee ...


How to Leap from Procrastination to Motivation

RISMEDIA, Jan. 11, 2008-"Nothing matters more than selling," says Michael Masterson, author of the new book, Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat. "Many first-time entrepreneurs have the impression that they are doing things in a logical order when they look for the perfect office space, ...


NAR’s Council of Residential Specialists Adds Luxury Home Training

RISMEDIA, Jan. 11, 2008-The National Association of Realtor's Council of Residential Specialists® has recently approved an Institute for Luxury Home Marketing course for two elective credits toward earning the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS®) designation. ...


What’s Troubling Real Estate

Commentary by Walt Baczkowski ...


The Importance of Appraisals in a Declining Market

By Jason Kotar ...


Succeeding Through a Corrective Market

By Paige Tepping ...


How to Structure a Super Team

RISMEDIA, Jan. 16, 2008-As more teams are stepping out into markets across the country, team leaders are finding what really works to succeed, especially in the current challenging market. Gary Mercer, of the Gary Mercer Real Estate Team, has been in real estate for 21 years and never has he ...


Real Estate Viewpoints: Real Estate vs. the Media, Part II

RISMEDIA, Jan. 21, 2008- In the conclusion of this two part series, Steve Ozonian, chairman of the Board Realty Information Systems, Global Mobility Solutions, comments on the misleading, and often misinformed, media. ...


Think You Know the No. 1 Way to Drive Consumers to Your Web Site?

Commentary by Scott Dixon ...


5 Tips to Turning a Resolution into a Reality

By Maya Bailey, Ph.D. ...


Over 50% of Mortgage Borrowers Are Gen Xers

RISMEDIA, Jan. 9, 2008-The housing market may be in the doldrums, but the long-term outlook for the industry is looking good as Generation Xers - people born between 1965 and 1979 - enter their peak home-buying years. ...


RISMedia.com Local Editor Seizes the Holiday

RISMEDIA, Jan. 8, 2008-As one of RISMedia.com's most recent local editor sponsors, Tom Stynes of the Stynes Group, used the holidays as a time to become a voice of expertise in the Silicon Valley, California. ...


An Exclusive Look into Growing a Global Presence

By Stephanie Andre ...