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CBHK Hires Chief Technologist to Streamline Operations

RISMEDIA, Oct. 16, 2007-Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy (CBHK) named Philip Kiracofe the company's Chief Technologist. Kiracofe will be responsible for the vision and implementation of all CBHK's internal systems and public-facing Web sites. His primary goal is to implement technological solutions that will automate routine agent tasks that today consume ...


Weichert ‘Buyer Verification’ Seeks to Give Sellers Peace of Mind

RISMEDIA, Oct. 16, 2007-For sellers, having a home sale fall through is very disappointing. The letdown is even greater if it happens right before the closing, especially if you've already purchased another home. ...


Pacific Union GMAC Signs on for ‘100 Days to Greatness’

RISMEDIA, Oct. 16, 2007-According to Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate, anything is possible in 100 days. For the 14 managers recently trained in the mentor program offered by Buffini & Company, it's all about 100 Days to Greatness, the approximately 14-week curriculum. The intent of the program is to certify ...


Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents Addresses Real Estate Market’s Health

RISMEDIA, Oct. 16, 2007-On Sept. 30, dozens of members of the exclusive Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents held a special meeting, marking the beginning of the 12th Annual Luxury Real Estate Membership Conference in Vancouver, B.C. At this meeting, they discussed the state of the real-estate industry and how ...


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Wins Top Marketing Award

RISMEDIA, Oct. 15, 2007-Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, one of the nation's leading Realtors, was recently selected as having the Best Overall Marketing Package at the 12th Annual Luxury Real Estate Membership Conference of LuxuryRealEstate.com in Vancouver. More than 250 real estate brokers and agents from a half dozen countries ...


Four Ways to Educate Consumers About Escrow

RISMEDIA, Oct. 15, 2007-In response to ongoing efforts by local escrow professionals and the California Escrow Association (CEA) to proffer consumer education, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has recognized October as "Escrow Month." ...


ZipRealty Announces Cost Rationalization Plan and Revises 2007 Revenue Forecast

RISMEDIA, Oct. 15, 2007-ZipRealty, Inc. announced that, due to ongoing challenges in the residential real estate and related home mortgage markets, the company has taken steps to reduce its cost structure to align it to current market conditions. Specifically, management expects it can lower its current operating expense structure by ...


Six Reasons Top Performers Jump Ship

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Six Tips to Supercharge your E-zine Success

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Signature Service GMAC Real Estate Enjoys 117% Increase in Agent Population

RISMEDIA, Oct. 11, 2007-Nelson Goulart, broker of record/owner of Signature Service GMAC Real Estate, is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in his market place, as his agent base has grown by a spectacular 117% over the course of just one year. ...


Is the Open House What it Used to Be?

RISMEDIA, Oct. 10, 2007-(MCT)-In his 16 years in the real estate business, broker John Hodnett has held only one open house. ...


50 Days of Leaders: Last but Not Least

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How to Market Homes with Turnkey Interior Design

RISMEDIA, Oct. 10, 2007-Boca Raton is a desirable location that draws people who move from all over the globe. One effective way for a builder to attract buyers from outside the area is to furnish a home so it is ready for move-in, says real estate broker John List of ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Network Expands to Portugal

RISMEDIA, Oct. 10, 2007-Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced it has expanded its global real estate network to Portugal with the addition of Portugal Sotheby's International Realty. ...


50 Days of Leaders: Leveraging the Power of the Web

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