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Guess Who’s Looking: Fifty Percent, According to a Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors Survey

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2007--While the nation's experts ponder positives, negatives and neutrals about the state of the real estate market, Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors wanted to hear what Greater Philadelphia home buyers and sellers thought about the real estate market during June's National Homeownership Month. ...


Sotheby?s International Realty Network Continues Growth in Mid-Atlantic Region

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2007--To further its strategic growth in the eastern United States? key luxury markets, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates, Inc. has announced that two leading real estate firms have joined its network. ...


LuxuryRealEstate.com to Host International Gathering of Experts

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2007--From Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, LuxuryRealEstate.com will host the 12th Annual Membership Conference, bringing hundreds of international real estate experts to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for one of the largest networking opportunities in the industry. ...


Buyer Beware: Skeletons in the Closet

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2007?How much do you suppose a pile of crunchy dead bugs on the basement floor will affect the selling price of a $500,000 home? How about a life-size skeleton hanging in the closet, or an open coffin in the basement with a dummy vampire inside? Or an ...


Commentary: Students in the Neighborhood, Good or Bad for Property Values?

By June Fletcher ...


Toll Brothers Employs Home Staging to Boost Inventory Home Sales

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2007 Toll Brothers has spent the last 40 years staying in tune to the industry's latest trends. To reflect the current buyer's market, the ...


Survey Says: Increasing Number of New Jersey Realtors Make Use of the Internet and Technological Devices

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2007 New Jersey Realtors? are becoming more tech savvy and accessible to clients by increasing their use of the Internet and technological devices, according to results from a survey commissioned by the New Jersey Association of Realtors(NJAR). The 2007 New Jersey Member Profile survey, which was conducted ...


You Don’t Need to Show Up For This Kind of Job Interview

By Anjali Athavaley ...


Most Americans Don’t Know Where Their Tap Water Comes From

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2007?Today marks the official start to summer and as temperatures steadily increase across the U.S., so will Americans thirst for water. ...


Training & Business Development: How to Make a Business Decision – in One

RISMEDIA, June 20, 2007-Think back on your last buying or selling transaction - how many decisions do you suppose you made through the course of that process? 10? 20? One hundred? More than one hundred? ...


California’s Economy: Housing Downturn Should Be Hurting More Than It Is, UCLA Forecast Says

RISMEDIA, June 20, 2007-(MCT)-For several years, the folks behind the quarterly UCLA Anderson Forecast have been predicting the imminent bursting of the housing bubble. And when that happened, they figured, it would drag down the state's economy. ...


Training & Business Development: ASR Course Addresses the Market for Seattle King County Association of Realtors

RISMEDIA, June 20, 2007-Recently the Seattle-King County Association of Realtors in Bellevue, Washington held their first ASR class. According to Claudia Crowell, director of Business Practices for the Association, the class was an outstanding success with over 65 members completing the course and becoming new members of the Seller Agency ...


Training & Business Development: Do You Know the Dirt on Your Neighborhood?

RISMEDIA, June 20, 2007-No it's not a new reality show or a rumor, it's the inside scoop. It's the information, resources and knowledge about your neighborhood packaged into a comprehensive offline and online course to help you become "The Neighborhood Expert." ...


Should You Start an Agent Team? Learn More in Recruiting Track at Leadership Conference

RISMEDIA, June 20, 2007- Realtors who want to get up to speed on the latest recruiting and training trends should not miss this RISMedia's 18th Annual Leadership Conference to be held Sept. 5-6, 2007 in New York City. ...