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Seller Finds ‘Sweet Spot’ for Bid War

RISMEDIA, Sept. 18, 2007-(MCT)-The bidding wars of the boom real estate market were the stuff of legends. ...


September is National Preparedness Month

RISMEDIA, Sept. 17, 2007-September is National Preparedness Month and a good time to prepare homes and families for emergencies. Along with first aid kits and food supplies for emergencies, it is important to prepare for urgent financial situations."Something as simple as a broken pipe under your home's foundation, or the ...


50 Days of Leaders: Putting Others First

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2007--Putting others first isn't just a slogan for Tina Porter; it's a way of life. "The more that we help others and do for them, the more we are blessed ourselves," she says. Read how this core belief has benefited Porter in both her personal and professional ...


Oakwood Worldwide Wins U.S. General Services Administration Schedule Contract

RISMEDIA, Sept. 17, 2007-Oakwood Worldwide, a leading global temporary housing and serviced apartment provider, recently won the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 48 Contract (#GS-33F-0020T), making Oakwood an approved vendor of corporate housing to the government. The GSA, a U.S. federal government agency, manages and facilitates many workplace essentials ...


50 Days of Leaders: Creating a Winning Marketing Strategy

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2007--Even though Stefanie Pratt entered the real estate business during a time when technology was driving practically every system, she created a successful business using a marketing strategy that includes the 'best of' traditional methods. Read why these efforts made her an obvious choice for this year's ...


Fidelity National Financial Expands its Multicultural Marketing Program in the Pacific Northwest

RISMEDIA, Sept. 14, 2007-Fidelity National Title Group, Inc., launched its Multicultural Marketing Program in the Pacific Northwest. The program is part of its Multicultural Marketing Division's initiative to help raise the home-ownership rates for underserved and immigrant communities, particularly Latinos, Asians and African-Americans nationwide. To kick off the launch, FNF ...


Chase Offers New Yorkers Legacy Lessons To Build Wealth through Homeownership

RISMEDIA, Sept. 14, 2007-Chase, one of the nation's leading residential housing lenders, is wrapping up its national four-city tour of educational seminars designed to show African Americans how to establish and preserve their legacies through homeownership. ...


Equestrian Communities Bring the New Ruralism Lifestyle to Market

By Jennifer K. Donovan & Michael M. Donovan ...


50 Days of Leaders: In Real Estate since Teen Years

RISMEDIA, Sept. 13, 2007--Jonathan Polino had the advantage of applying his finance background straight out of school by working in his father's real estate company. Licensed since the age of 19, read how Jonathan grew his business and why we thought he was a great addition to our Realtors on ...


Sell Your Home with Feng Shui, Staging Homes for Quick Sale in Any Market

RISMEDIA, Jan. 19, 2007-Dealing with the ups and downs of the housing market is an ongoing challenge for real estate professionals or anyone trying to sell a home. What works one year may not be the best approach the next. A seller's market can swiftly shift to a buyer's market ...


50 Days of Leaders: Mentoring New Agents

RISMEDIA, September 12, 2007--Maribeth Peters loves mentoring new agents almost as much as she loves technology. She combines her two passions by sharing her knowledge of technology to real estate groups who invite her to speak. Read why D magazine has named her 'Best Realtors of Dallas' and why we ...


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Northern California Goes ‘Green’ with Marketing

RISMEDIA, Sept. 12, 2007-Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, one of Northern California's leading providers of real estate services, unveiled a sweeping redesign of all of its marketing materials to incorporate "green" printing practices.The newly redesigned collateral includes listing presentation materials, buyer materials, direct mail, print advertising, company and agent online materials ...


Become a Renaissance Realtor: Turn Prospects into Clients

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2007-The home buying market is blossoming into a new challenge for real estate professionals; several generations are now simultaneously buying homes for different uses. Real estate professionals taking the first step to getting ahead in the market are embracing a unique opportunity to hone their marketing skills. ...


50 Days of Leaders: Caught the Real Estate Bug in College

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2007-- Leo Pareja purchased his first property while in college and from then on he was bitten by the real estate bug. At age 24, this young entrepreneur is already poised to grow a successful real estate business. Read why we chose him as a Realtor on ...


50 Days of Leaders: How the ‘Old Fashioned Way’ Generates Millions

RISMEDIA, September 7, 2007--To generate business, Brian Murtha tried the old-fashioned way--going door-to-door. Five million dollars in sales later, here are some insights as to how he did it and why we chose him as one of this year's Realtors on the Rise.Brian Murtha ...