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RE/MAX Chairman: Housing Slump Presents Opportunities

RISMEDIA, August 17, 2007—During the midst of a major market correction, accompanied by the fallout of sub-prime lending practices, the message to RE/MAX real estate pros attending the Annual RE/MAX International Summer Conference for broker/owners and managers this week in Denver was full steam ahead! ...


Prudential Real Estate Introduces Innovative TeamBuilder Program

RISMEDIA, August 15, 2007--Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. company, has announced the launch of TeamBuilderSM, an innovative approach to recruitment and retention of sales professionals within the real estate industry. ...


Group RCI Hosts First Leisure Real Estate Symposium in India

RISMEDIA, August 14, 2007—Group RCI, a leader in non-hotel leisure accommodations, announced they would be hosting their first Leisure Real Estate Symposium in India. ...


LuxuryRealEstate.com Announces Award Nominations for Upcoming Vancouver B.C. Conference

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2007--LuxuryRealEstate.com recently announced nominations for its eight annual awards, including two new ones, which will be presented to members of its international network at the 12th Annual Membership Conference in Vancouver, B.C. from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. ...


Realtor Car Wrap Web Site Introduced by Lowen Sign Company

RISMEDIA, August 10, 2007--Lowen Sign Company recently launched www.lowensigncarwraps.com, offering customized vehicle graphics solutions to Realtors®. ...


The Warranty Group Announces Agreement with United Country Real Estate

RISMEDIA, August 9, 2007--The Warranty Group, a unit of Onex (TSC: OCX) has announced an agreement with United Country Real Estate to offer an exclusive home warranty program. ...


Prudential Real Estate Announces 30 Additional Offices Opened in Second Quarter

RISMEDIA, August 9, 2007--Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., a Prudential Financial [NYSE: PRU] company, has announced second-quarter growth activity resulting in 13 newly affiliated companies and numerous mergers or acquisitions with existing companies. This added 30 additional offices to the Prudential Real Estate Network. ...


GMAC Real Estate Names Obeo Approved Virtual Tour Vendor

RISMEDIA, August 8, 2007--Obeo, a provider of full-service residential real estate online marketing products, was recently named an approved virtual tours vendor for GMAC Real Estate’s more than 1,000 franchised and company-owned offices throughout the United States and Canada. ...


Network Communications, Inc. and Condo.Com Announce Online Partnership

RISMEDIA, August 8, 2007--Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), a publisher of printed and online real estate information, has announces an agreement with Condo.com (www.condo.com) to publish its condo and town home listings from NCI publications on one of the largest online condominium marketplace.  The deal will have NCI feeding its resale ...


First American eAppraiseIt Announces two executive appointments

RISMEDIA, August 8, 2007--First American eAppraiseIT, a leading provider of real estate valuation products and services, has announced that Diane Swanson has been named vice president, national sales manager, and Barbara Girolami has been promoted to vice president, valuation consulting for First American eAppraiseIT’s Valuation Consulting group. ...


Network Communications, Inc. Signs Multi-Year Adwords Deal with Google

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2007--Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), a publisher of printed and online real estate information, has announced a three-year partnership with Google to offer AdWords™ and other local products from Google to the real estate industry.  The signed deal makes NCI the first company in the real estate marketplace ...


Prudential Georgia Realty Wins Consumers’ Choice Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2007--For the fourth straight year, Prudential Georgia Realty has been honored with a Consumers’ Choice Award as a “Best in Class” company in the Executive Home Sales category. In addition, the Atlanta-based company, for the third consecutive year, has won a Consumers’ Choice Award for Best Commercial ...


Network Communications, Inc. Acquires By Design Publishing

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2007--Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), a publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America, has announced the acquisition of By Design Publishing, a personal marketing solutions company for real estate agents.  With the acquisition comes the group’s two signature titles, Home by Design and Your ...


Recent Growth and Acquisitions Spur Technology Firm to Create Real Estate Holding Company

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2007—Network Earth, Inc., an international technology company that specializes in Web-based software development for businesses, announced the formation of COYS Group, LLC. ...


Randall, Realtors Forms New Commercial Division

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2007—Randall, Realtors GMAC announced the formation of a new division of their company, Randall Commercial Real Estate. In their continuing efforts to better serve their clients and agents, Randall has created the formal commercial division to be headed by Ed and Andy Schilke, as Directors of Commercial ...