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The Anatomy of a Lead: Turning Leads into Closed Sales

By Desiree French ...


After Years of Trial and Error, Companies Take a More Focused Approach to M&A Integration

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2007—Mergers and acquisitions have strongly rebounded from the downturn in 2001-2002. But many still fail to deliver value to the shareholder. To avoid pitfalls and better manage the process, many companies have begun to structure and formalize their integration practices, concludes a study by The Conference Board. ...


Where Recruiting Stands Today: Leadership Conference Offers Essential Methods for Retraining Agents

RISMEDIA, July 4, 2007--As the market shifts, what essential skills do agents need today to succeed? Find out at this year's Leadership Conference in a special Recruiting and Training Track on Thursday, Sept. 6. ...


Delta Media Group, Inc. Selected As LeadingRE Preferred Vendor Associate

RISMEDIA, July 4, 2007—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ (LeadingRE), a global real estate network, has selected Delta Media Group, Inc. as a vendor associate company for its Leading Real Estate Solutions™ division of endorsed fine real estate products for LeadingRE member firms.   ...


Female Investors on the Rise

RISMEDIA, July 3, 2007—(MCT)—The days are long gone when women waited for marriage to settle down and start nesting.  ...


Embrace the Spotlight: Three Myths About Public Speaking

By Marshall Loeb, MarketWatch ...


Giving Lending the Right Rep: Chase Reinforces its Role as a Responsible Lender

By Maria Patterson ...


Slowing Housing Market Drives Hawaii’s Largest Real Estate Auction

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2007--In a slow real estate market, people get creative to sell their property. So Honolulu real estate brokerage firm Elite Pacific Properties is bringing to Hawaii a technique that is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the US: real estate auctions. Elite, which specializes in upscale real estate, has ...


Getting Creative with New Technology: Mapping Site Creates Unique Marketing Opportunity

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2007?MapJack.com announced the launch of its Web site that offers browsers up-close-and-personal views of San Francisco ? enabling travelers to pre-evaluate destinations and locals to explore various boroughs of the city and alternate traveling routes. MapJack showcases a new level of mapping technology and an exciting new ...


How to Generate Positive PR This Fourth of July

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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 ...