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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, ...


RELO Direct Unveils Enhanced Move Management Program

RISMEDIA, July 11, 2007—RELO Direct®, Inc., a corporate relocation management company, announced a strategic relationship with Star Move AllianceSM, a provider of household goods moving services, to enhance RELO Direct’s move management program.  RELO Direct® Move Management is a full-service, one-stop solution that enables Leading Real Estate Companies of the ...


Yardi Systems Acquires Commercial Procurement Services provider SiteStuff, Inc.

RISMEDIA, July 11, 2007—Yardi Systems, an asset and property management software company, announces the recent acquisition of SiteStuff, Inc.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, SiteStuff is a provider of procurement and supply chain management services to the commercial real estate market.  ...


Free Tom Ferry TAG Seminars Help Create Value for Real Estate Agents

RISMEDIA, July 11, 2007—American Home Mortgage has announced the second-half of 2007 schedule for the nationwide The Appointment Game (TAG) seminar series created by renowned trainer and personal coach Tom Ferry. Offered free to real estate professionals through American Home Mortgage’s sponsorship, each TAG event series is a three-day seminar ...


Employers Cautiously Optimistic About Hiring in Q3

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2007—CareerBuilder.com and USA TODAY released the results of their latest survey, conducted by Harris Interactive(R), tracking projected hiring trends for the third quarter of 2007. The survey, titled "Q3 2007 Job Forecast," was conducted from June 1, 2007 through June 13, 2007 of 2,417 hiring managers and ...


MRIS Streamlines Customer Care with Aplicor Online CRM

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2007—MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.), announced successful implementation of a new customer relationship management system (CRM) for the 60,000 licensed real estate professionals it serves throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. ...


Fun in the Summer: Flexible Fridays Allow Early Weekend Departures as a Perk

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2007—(MCT)—Come summertime, many employees at public relations and marketing firm Imre Communications in Towson take off early Fridays to jump-start their beach weekend, spend a mother-daughter day at the salon or to run errands. ...


It’s a Small World After all: Understanding and Conquering the International Market

By Stefan Swanepoel ...


Getting Down to the Core: Leadership Conference Offers More Strategies to Maximize Core Services

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2007--We hear the phrase, "It's time to get back to basics" a lot lately. But how can you use the company's core services to build your business. Find out in a special session being offered at this year's Leadership Conference. ...


What Makes Agent Teams Tick? Take the Survey and Find Out

By Maria Patterson ...


Add a Revenue Stream: Launch a Foreclosure Division

By Ralph Roberts ...