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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

By Kelle Sparta ...


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. ...


RE/MAX Ranked in Top 25 by Hispanic Enterprise Magazine

RISMEDIA, Sept. 24, 2007-RE/MAX International is included among the Top 25 franchise opportunities recently announced by Hispanic Enterprise magazine. RE/MAX, which has more than 6,500 affiliated offices worldwide, was the only real estate franchise network listed in the survey.Hispanic Enterprise, formerly Hispanic Trends, is published by Editorial Televisa, in conjunction ...


50 Days of Leaders: Giving Back

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Team Leader ‘Summit’ Recognizes Real Estate Trend

RISMEDIA, Sept. 24, 2007-RE/MAX International recently held its first-ever conference designed specifically to support brokers and agents doing business as a team. The RE/MAX Team Leader Summit featured presentations by RE/MAX Co-Founder and Chairman Dave Liniger, CEO Margaret Kelly and renowned industry consultant Brian Buffini, founder of Buffini and Company."Today, ...


50 Days of Leaders: A Little Time Goes a Long Way

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NCREX Agrees to Join California MLS Alliance

RISMEDIA, Sept. 21, 2007-The Northern California Real Estate Exchange (NCREX), a non-profit organization leading the consolidation of regional Northern California multiple listing systems (MLS), announced its agreement to join California MLSAlliance.In addition to joining California MLSAlliance, NCREX continues to pursue independent efforts to consolidate MLS data within a seamless entity ...


“Foreclosure Queen” Makes Sense of Foreclosure Increases in Chicago

RISMEDIA, Sept. 21, 2007-In light of recent reports of surging foreclosures in Illinois, Marki Lemons, Certified Residential Broker, originator, instructor and self-proclaimed "Foreclosure Queen," has reached out to consumers and Realtors® alike, offering information on how to successfully conduct real estate business in this changing market. ...


Home Builders Offer Deals to Lure Nervous Buyers

By John Spence, MarketWatch ...


50 Days of Leaders: Falling in Love with Real Estate

RISMEDIA, Sept. 20, 2007-After spending years in a career that entailed traveling, long daily commutes, and sub-par satisfaction, Andy Sachs can finally say he has found his true happiness-in real estate. Continuing in our series "50 Days of Leaders," read how Sachs took the advice of his wife and over ...


Oakwood Worldwide Launches New Fall Television Ad Campaign

RISMEDIA, Sept. 20, 2007-Oakwood Worldwide, a leading global temporary housing and serviced apartment provider, announced the launch of its "When You're Here, You're Home" and "No Hotel Required" fall television ad campaign in two of the nation's largest markets, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. This campaign marks Oakwood's first television ...