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California Count: Distressed Properties Make up 6 Percent of Market

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—According to the Central Coast Regional Multiple Listing Service, distressed properties make up only 6 percent of the available listings on the market in San Luis Obispo today. The California Association of REALTORS®’ Distressed Home Sales Statistics confirm a recent decline in the total amount of all reported sales ...


Broker Best Practices: Moving with the Market

“The first step toward achieving customer loyalty is understanding that when you get a client, you get them for life, not just for one transaction,” says Jeff Murtaugh, Designated Broker with Realty Executives Tucson Elite. Read on as RISMedia’s Managing Editor Paige Tepping interviews this Arizona broker about keeping his ...


Real Estate Will Rock in 2014

Housing starts will nearly double and home prices will begin to rise in 2013, with prices increasing significantly in 2014. ...


New Prudential Real Estate Poll: Americans Increasingly Optimistic about Homeownership

Prudential Real Estate, a Brookfield Residential Property Services company located in Connecticut, released a new national survey showing that Americans are significantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. According to the second-annual Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey, a full 60 percent of Americans have favorable views ...


Product Showcase: Showing Suite Gives Real Estate Pros Tools to Work Smarter, Faster in Today’s Challenging Market

“Anyone who puts their home on the market today is serious about selling,” says Matt Cockerham. “They want to know what buyers are thinking and they want to know that I’m working to get them this information.” ...


New Foreclosures Slow in Foreclosure Hot Spots

Markets that experienced the biggest boom in foreclosures in 2009 and 2010 today are experiencing a decline in new foreclosures. ...


Industry Insight: The Agent of the Future

Fierce competition within the current real estate market has proven that building a brand is an ongoing investment of time and energy. Strategic thinking and progressive ideas are just a few of the top qualities an agent of the future will possess. They are also the driving forces behind a ...


Investment Outlook: An Economy on the Rise

It is becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. economy is improving, creating a more favorable backdrop for residential real estate investment. Our nation’s economy is kicking into second gear; monthly job gains have exceeded 200,000 for three consecutive months, providing ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: A Reputation for Quality

Ken Crowley, the broker/owner of RE/MAX Realty Group, certainly knows how to build long-lasting relationships; his company recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Read on as he chats with RISMedia’s Executive Editor, Maria Patterson, about building and sustaining relationships with clients, providing consumers with the information they need in the current ...


Reality Rules: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Makes Innovative Marketing Moves

When it comes to branding, thinking outside the lines of traditional marketing is a surefire way to raise awareness and harness customer loyalty. ...


Spring Looks Bright: Pending Home Sales Solidly Higher Than Last Year

Pending home sales were down slightly in February but remain notably above the pattern in the first half of last year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract ...


How Will the JOBS Act Affect Small Business?

The U.S. Senate passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) on Thursday, ushering in a new era of investment regulation. Some are even calling the JOBS Act a small-business investment bill. In some ways it is, as many of the ...


Top 5 Network Spotlight: Using Technology to Maximum Advantage

Have you ever wondered how today’s top agents are utilizing technology? Wonder how social media can affect your marketing? Read on as RISMedia’s Lesley Geary interviews Fran Reali of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate about using technology to maximize ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Turning a Vision into Reality

J. Rockcliff REALTORS® was recently named the No. 1 real estate company in the East Bay by the San Francisco Business Times. In the following interview. RISMedia’s Barbara Pronin chats with Jeff Sposito, the company’s president, about retaining top agents, ...


Content + Delivery = Power: How to Succeed in an Information-Driven Market

No matter what business you’re in, the role of information in influencing consumer decisions is nothing short of a major paradigm shift. But while we can all agree that providing consumers with relevant content is essential, not everyone may realize ...


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