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Weichert, Realtors Opens New Franchise Offices, First in Nevada

RISMEDIA, Oct. 2, 2007-Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., the rapidly growing franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors®, continues its nationwide expansion with the opening of its first Nevada affiliate, located in Reno. The company also announced new franchises in Annapolis Junction, Md., and Kasson, Minn. ...


50 Days of Leaders: Staying Ahead

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Face Off: Microsoft and Google Eyeball Facebook

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50 Days of Leaders: Founding Principles

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Howard Hanna Acquires Addleman Realty Company

RISMEDIA, Sept. 28, 2007-At a press conference on September 26th, Howard W. "Hoddy" Hanna, III, Chairman and CEO of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, announced the company's merger with Addleman Realty Company, a residential brokerage company.In business since 1958, Addleman Realty Company is owned by Vaun I. Addleman and based ...


LeadingRE Offers Career Coach to Members

RISMEDIA, Sept. 28, 2007-Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM named Mike Staver chief career development coach for the LeadingRE Institute, a cutting-edge training resource for LeadingRE member brokerages and their sales associates. One of the most sought-after business advisors in the country, Staver is the founder and CEO of ...


50 Days of Leaders: Triumph in a Slow Market

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Sky Sotheby’s International Realty Partners with U.S Assets Group

RISMEDIA, Sept. 27, 2007-Two companies with outstanding reputations in luxury real estate - upscale developer U.S. Assets Group and brokerage firm SKY Sotheby's International Realty - have partnered to market and sell The Founders Club Golf Cottages, an intimate and elegant collection of 13 new custom homes located in The ...


Christie’s Heads to the Islands, Antigua Joins as Affiliate

RISMEDIA, Sept. 27, 2007-JHR Caribbean Real Estate has been selected as an exclusive affiliate of Christie's Great Estates, a wholly owned subsidiary of Christie's International plc, one of the world's oldest fine art auction houses. Through JHR Caribbean Real Estate, buyers and sellers of high-end properties in Antigua now have ...


Survey Says: US Businesses Conflicted about Adopting Climate Change Practices

RISMEDIA, Sept. 27, 2007-While U.S. businesses are concerned about compliance costs related to climate change legislation, those same companies still believe that the federal government should be doing more to combat global warming, according to a new survey sponsored by leading law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. ...


Top 10 Cities for Business from MarketWatch, Part 2: The Bottom 10

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50 Days of Leaders: From the Classroom to the Open House

RISMEDIA, Sept. 26, 2007-What do teaching and real estate have in common? If you asked Hal Sheeler, of Century 21 Energy Sheild Realty, he'd say, more than you think! As today's Realtor on the Rise, Sheeler tells how his music career helped to develop his people skills, translating into a ...


Training Program Sees Graduates’ Sales Worth More Than $20 Million in 2007

RISMEDIA, Sept. 26, 2007-The Career Development Institute, an extensive 60 day training program for new real estate agents at Stirling Sotheby's International Realty, is accustomed to marking the success of its graduates. ...


For Brand New Agents: Seven Ways to Prosper in a Down Market

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50 Days of Leaders: Never Too Young

RISMEDIA, Sept. 25, 2007-While the average college student waits until after graduation to enter the workforce, Tim Seibold, a 21-year-old Texas State senior, has made it a point to succeed while attending classes full-time. Meet this inspiring and motivated agent in today's featured Realtor on the Rise. ...