Real Estate Information Archive
RISMEDIA, September 24, 2010—Retailers aren't the only ones slashing prices this fall to attract shoppers. National real estate brokerage ZipRealty's inaugural Sale Rack Report finds that many home sellers are aggressively reducing their asking prices, some
RISMEDIA, September 23, 2010—(MCT)—New housing starts surged 10.5% in August 2010 to the highest level since spring, but the activity was driven by a sharp spike in apartment construction, government data showed. Housing starts rose in August to an annualized rate of 598,000, compared with a revised 0.4% increase in July, the Commerce Department reported. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected housing starts to drop to 535,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis.
RISMEDIA, September 23, 2010—(MCT)—Bill Joyce starts every short sale journey with "The Speech." In a what's-ahead warning to home buyers, the Roseville real estate broker promises prospective buyers that they will be tested and tortured. They will endure privations beyond all expectations. And then they might fail.
RISMEDIA, September 23, 2010—Having a strong, reliable partner is something all real estate brokerages hope to have in their vendor relationships. Such is the case with Leawood, Kansas-based Reece and Nichols, which has found a happy home for its sign production
RISMEDIA, September 23, 2010—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is making available $1.68 billion in homeless assistance grants to thousands of local projects that house and serve homeless persons and families across the country.
RISMEDIA, September 23, 2010—HomeGain, one of the first companies to provide free instant home valuations online, announced the results of its nationwide 2010 third quarter home prices survey based on the responses of over 1,100 current and former
RISMEDIA, September 23, 2010—There is nothing more effective to increasing a broker’s bottom line than the recruiting of experienced, productive agents. When a broker successfully recruits four or five experienced agents, it can be the financial equivalent
RISMEDIA, September 23, 2010—Many vacation property owners would like to rent their home out when they're not using it themselves. Problem is, they let their worry about the "what-ifs" override the benefits of collecting all that glorious rental income.
RISMEDIA, September 22, 2010—While every industry defines professionalism in a different way, it is crucial that real estate professionals understand how to recognize and encourage professionalism in their agents. In this month’s Power Broker Round Table, industry experts Stephen Baird and Beverly Kendall discuss what their definition of professionalism entails and how you can maintain a level of professionalism within your office.
RISMEDIA, September 22, 2010—Do all real estate websites present the same property data? Is the search experience fairly uniform? Not at all. There are huge differences, or Deltas, in the type and quality of information found on property websites.
RISMEDIA, September 22, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: a discounted Resort and Second Home Markets online course from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; help fight breast cancer with NAR’s
RISMEDIA, September 22, 2010—(MCT)—With little fanfare, the National Bureau of Economic Research recently declared that the so-called Great Recession is over, determining that the U.S. economy hit bottom in June 2009 and began a long, sluggish rebound.
RISMEDIA, September 22, 2010—In its first three days since registration opened, the Real Estate Market Domination Summit
has already reached 30% capacity at the legendary Hotel del Coronado, in San Diego, 1parkplace has announced.
RISMEDIA, September 21, 2010—Social media and social marketing offer us an opportunity that is so much more powerful than most people realize. As Allan Dalton
, chief marketing officer for RISMedia and co-founder and president of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, often says, social media represents the “democratization of information” and offers all of us the chance to become “citizen journalists.” In other words, through the effective use of social media, we can position ourselves as thought leaders.
RISMEDIA, September 21, 2010—We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. One of the basics of shooting a good video is to always use a tripod. You’ll be rewarded with steadier shots, smoother pans, and a more enjoyable