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Homepoint.com’s New Real Estate Consulting Option Helps Consumers Avoid ‘Getting Squeezed’

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2007--HomePoint.com has introduced a new option for consumers who want to participate in selling their own homes, but who don't want to (or can't) handle the entire process alone. ...


Chicago Association of Realtors Hosts International Real Estate Expo

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2007--The Chicago Association of Realtors® will host the 2007 International Real Estate Expo, an annual gathering of the top professionals in the international real estate market, on Friday, August 24 at the Holiday Inn/Chicago Mart Plaza. ...


Agent Partnerships Strengthen RealtyBid.com and Real Estate Industry

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2007--Real estate agents are involved in an ongoing love-hate relationship with the Internet, and it’s easy to see why.  Certainly, the Internet has provided an unmatched mechanism for agents to disseminate information to customers, yet it’s clear that some Internet real estate start-ups are attempting to push ...


Huff Realty Associates Graduate Training Program, Improving Sales, Confidence, and Satisfaction

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2007—Huff Realty associates participated in a 9-week Leader’s Choice program, resulting in 94 graduates this spring. These agents averaged better than 1.4 transactions per person per week which resulted in an overall business increase of 191%. ...


Keeping in Touch: Prudential Locations Discovers Benefits of Handwritten E-mail

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2007— In order to maximize the benefit of its local knowledge for clients, Prudential Locations makes implementing technology solutions a key component of its overall business strategy to assist its 280 agents in interacting with customers across the state, the mainland and internationally. ...


Trulia and Most Home Partner to Provide Brokers with Marketing and Lead Management Experience

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2007—Most Home Real Estate Services Inc. announced a strategic marketing agreement with Trulia.com through which real estate companies can more accurately track and convert Trulia consumer traffic into qualified leads for their sales associates. ...


Health Found to be the Most Powerful Motivator for Consumers to Build or Buy a Green Home

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2007—Building Green TV and RCLCO (Robert Charles Lesser & Co.) announced that health is the most powerful motivator for consumers to build or purchase a green home. A recent survey conducted by RCLCO found that as many as 42% of all buyers would be motivated to purchase ...


Connecting Neighbors Links Agents and Education

RISMEDIA, July 17 2007—Connecting Neighbors, a division of Reply! Inc. announced its newly formed partnership with RealtyU for its Certified Neighborhood Specialist (CNS) course and designation.  The CNS course, launched earlier this month by RealtyU, coaches real estate professionals on methods for researching valuable neighborhood information to assist home buying ...


Dynamic Business Builder Launches Extended Solutions for Building Client Referral Business

RISMEDIA, July 17 2007—Dynamic Business BuilderTM LLC., a service dedicated to building client referrals, announced expanded options to develop personalized programs and service levels to suit professionals in the mortgage lending and real estate industries, as well as personal service providers. ...


Incentive to Buy: Price is King, Extras Also Might Catch a Buyer’s Attention

By Amy Hoak, MarketWatch ...


Many of Those at Retirement Age Keep Working for Money, Health Benefits

RISMEDIA, July 17 2007—(MCT)—Retirement, what's that? Bettye Rhodes hasn't retired yet and she turns 70 in September. She's not ready to turn in her desk chair at University Hospital for a rocking chair at home. ...


Chase Opens Second Mortgage Office in Charlotte, Expanding in High-Growth Market

RISMEDIA, July 16, 2007—Chase has announced the opening of its second mortgage office in Charlotte, North Carolina, at 13777 Ballantyne Corporate Place. ...


Buyers’ Market Represents Greater Seller/Ad Sales Opportunity for Home & Land Franchisees

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2007—Homes & Land announced the signing of 15 new franchises through the first half of 2007. The company also facilitated eight ownership changes of existing franchise operations.  While the company’s presence spans North America, the new publishing agreements represent its continued expansion in 14 states: Arizona, California, ...


From New to Spectacular: Agent Demonstrates the Power of Education

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2007—While the Florida market can be considered for the most part in the doldrums and some new agents are struggling to stay in the business, one new agent went from new to spectacular in nine weeks. ...


HUD Recommends Homeowners to Contact Local Housing Counseling Agencies

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2007—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is encouraging all residents interested in owning a home, refinancing their mortgage or taking steps to avoid foreclosure to contact a local housing counseling agency for fair and reliable advice. With over 2,300 HUD-approved counseling centers throughout the country, ...