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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 ...


RE/MAX University Partners with CRS for Self-Paced Online Courses

RISMEDIA, August 1, 2007—RE/MAX agents can now take on-line courses that count toward their CRS designation at their own pace. This great convenience is the result of a special agreement between RE/MAX University and the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS), the first such partnership CRS has entered into after 30 ...


PsPrint Becomes a National Association of Realtors Benefit Partner

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2007— National Association of Realtors(R) announced a strategic alliance which adds PsPrint to its roster of REALTOR Benefits(SM) Partners. PsPrint LLC is a provider of printing, mailing and design services for small and medium-sized ...


Major Mid-Atlantic MLSs Announce Cooperative Agreement

RISMEDIA, July 31, 2007—The two largest multiple listing services on the East Coast will enjoy expanded access to listing content throughout the Mid-Atlantic region thanks to a cooperative agreement signed between TREND and MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.). ...


Think You Might Be Addicted to E-mail? You’re Not Alone

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2007—If you’re sleeping with a portable device next to your pillow so you will not miss an e-mail during the night, you are not alone. According to AOL’s third annual “E-mail Addiction” survey, more Americans than ever before are using portable devices to keep tabs on their ...


Electronic Forms, Transaction Solutions Named Official Sponsors in Real Estate Webographer Certification

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2007—ZipForm®, a real estate forms software company, has announced that its solutions, along side the RELAY™ Transaction System, have been selected as official sponsors of competencies within the Real Estate Webographer™ certification. While ZipForm® has been named the official sponsor of the electronic forms competency, Relay has ...


Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Builds Client Relationships with SharperAgent

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2007—SharperAgent and Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper have announced the creation of ‘My Contact Manager’, a customized marketing suite designed for Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper agents. ...