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21 Real Estate Boards Comprise Regional Lockbox Consortium

RISMEDIA, Nov. 5, 2007-SentriLock LLC, a provider of electronic lockbox solutions for the real estate industry, announced that the Regional Lockbox Consortium will convert its entire lockbox system to the SentriLock REALTOR® Lockbox solution. ...


Two More Agencies Link up, Merge in Tightening Market

RISMEDIA, Nov. 2, 2007-(MCT)-With the residential real estate market continuing to constrict, two more Bakersfield, California agencies merged with the aim of leveraging market share and advertising power. ...


5 Tips to Make Cold Calls Easier

By Maya Bailey, Ph.D. ...


Brownfield Professionals Report Increased Pace of Redevelopment

RISMEDIA, Nov. 1, 2007-A survey conducted by Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR) indicates that 52% of environmental and government professionals involved in brownfield projects are seeing an increase in the pace of redevelopment activity. Another 47% of respondents view brownfield activity as stable, while none of the respondents indicated any ...


iHOUSE Web Solutions Partners with RealTown

RISMEDIA, Nov. 1, 2007-iHOUSE® Web Solutions has partnered with Internet Crusade's RealTown®, an online real estate community. ...


Weichert Offers Mortgage for Every Listing

RISMEDIA, Nov. 1, 2007-Weichert Financial Services, an affiliate of Weichert, Realtors®, wants prospective home buyers to know that they are prepared to provide a mortgage to qualified buyers for every listing on the market. ...


Energy Efficiency Ranks No. 1 In Consumer Green Building Priorities

RISMEDIA, Nov. 1, 2007-A new survey conducted for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) confirms that a desire for greater energy efficiency drives consumers to choose a green-built home. ...


Green Building for Realtors Course Approved

RISMEDIA, Nov. 1, 2007-ARELLO, The Association for Real Estate License Law Officials, has approved the "Green Building for Realtors®" Course as the first course on record for the new ARELLO Education Content Certification Program (AECCP). ...


The 10 Commandments of Selling Success

By Ralph Roberts ...


Using Online Video to Talk to Consumers

RISMEDIA, Oct. 31, 2007-In response to all the recent media coverage about the real estate and mortgage industries, Prudential Georgia Realty has released a brief eight minute video discussing the metro Atlanta housing market and the positive economic forecast and opportunities that exist in the Southeast. ...


Maximizing Online Profits in a Sluggish Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, Oct. 31, 2007-In a sluggish real estate market, education is the best way to stay ahead of the pack. That's why Delta Media Group, Inc. will be sponsoring "Jump-Start Your Online Profits," a series of educational forums for real estate brokers/owners at the NAR Realtors Conference and Expo Nov. ...


Serve the Growing Population of 55-Plus Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, Oct. 30, 2007-An estimated 10,000 Americans celebrate their 60th birthday every single day, and these active, business-savvy baby boomers comprise the largest and wealthiest buyer's group in the country. The Chicago Association of Realtors has heard, and answered, the call for Realtors to accommodate the specialized real estate needs ...


Are You an Underearner?

By Marshall Loeb, MarketWatch ...


Minority Housing Leaders Join Forces to Market Foreclosures to Underserved Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, Oct. 29, 2007-New Vista Asset Management has tapped ETCREO Management for a business deal that brings together three of the nation¹s minority housing leaders. Under the partnership, ETCREO Management will handle foreclosure disposition services and will help New Vista market REO properties as affordable minority housing for first-time home ...


ERA Real Estate to Post Property Listings on Zillow.com

RISMEDIA, Oct. 26, 2007-Zillow.com and ERA Franchise Systems LLC announced a marketing agreement to feed approximately 80,000 ERA(R) property listings to the Zillow.com Web site on a daily basis. This inaugural agreement for Zillow's Listings Feed program allows home sellers listing with ERA agents to automatically gain marketing exposure on ...