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Best Buy for Business Offers Technology Tips for Self-Employed Agents

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2007-Best Buy For Business, a business technology service and solutions arm of Best Buy, has published tips about the top technologies to help self-employed real estate professionals compete with agencies. ...


NAR Membership on the Rise Despite Press Accounts

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2007-Following is a statement by Lucien Salvant, NAR managing director of Public Affairs: ...


Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection Hosts First Luxury Summit, Presenting Wealth in America Findings

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2007-Luxury Portfolio Fine Property CollectionTM will bring together leading real estate professionals to unveil the Luxury Portfolio Wealth in America presentation and discuss market trends at the first Luxury Portfolio Summit Aug. 27-29 at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago. ...


Shroyer Named VP of Professional and Organizational Development

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2007-Real Living Inc. announces the promotion of Caroline Shroyer to vice president of professional and organizational development ...


Erickson Appointed Vice President of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2007-Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., the franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors®, announced the promotion of Mary Jo Erikson to vice president, Member Services. ...


Vacationing Bosses Should Take a Break and Let Staffers Step up

By Carol Hymowitz, The Wall Street Journal Online ...


AlignMark Releases Talent Leadership White Paper: Mindset, Accountability and Execution

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Michael Saunders & Company Announces Strategic Promotions and Two New Divisions

RISMEDIA, August 23, 2007—In a move that brings fruition to several months of in-depth organizational planning that further solidifies its leading position in Southwest Florida, Michael Saunders & Company announced several leadership and divisional changes that will further enhance core services to its 500-plus associates and the public at large. ...


Survey Says: Boomers and Seniors Would Choose Oprah over ‘The Donald’ as their Real Estate Agent

RISMEDIA, August 23, 2007—Donald Trump may have some competition on his hands if the 50-plus set has anything to say about it. According to a recent survey by ERA Real Estate, 29% of consumers aged 50 and older would choose talk show host Oprah Winfrey as their celebrity real estate ...


QuantumDirect, Inc. Adds Chief Marketing Officer to Executive Team

RISMEDIA, August 23, 2007—QuantumDirect, Inc., provider for direct mail, digital printing and e-marketing, announced the addition of Eric Cosway as vice president, chief marketing officer. ...


What Is Sticky Content?

RISMEDIA, August 22, 2007—Scott Tatro of Findahome.com, recently wrote about the idea of sticky content on RISMedia.com’s Forum. In his post, he raises the question, “is "sticky content" just another buzz phrase or can it mean real dollars for agents and brokers that understand and deploy its techniques?” ...


A Fresh Start May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

By Marylyn B. Schwartz ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Network Continues East Coast Growth

RISMEDIA, August 22, 2007—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC has announced that it is continuing its growth in the eastern United States with the opening of Saratoga Sotheby’s International Realty in Saratoga, N.Y., and oldCape Sotheby’s International Realty in Orleans, Massachusetts. ...


Hayes Named Senior Vice President, Region Manager for Stewart Title Guaranty Co., Group President for Stewart Title Co.

RISMEDIA, August 22, 2007—Title industry veteran Harold C. (Harry) Hayes has been named senior vice president, region manager for Stewart Title Guaranty Co. and group president for Stewart Title Co. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Adds 38 New Franchise Offices During Second Quarter

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2007—Century 21 Real Estate LLC has announced that it welcomed 38 new independently owned and operated brokerage offices to its franchise network in the United States during the second quarter.  In all, 22 new companies joined the CENTURY 21® franchise network from April 1 through June 30, ...