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Rand on Real Estate: Kevin from N.J. Seeks Advice on Relocating to Florida

Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com and the host of Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC, speaks with live listener Kevin this week. Kevin is seeking advice on selling his home in New Jersey and relocating to Pine Island, Fla., where he can get two ...


2012 Trends in Global Relocation: Employment on the Rise

Despite a challenging global economy, 57 percent of multinational companies expect to increase the number of employees they transfer this year and next, according to the 2012 Trends in Global Relocation Survey released recently by Cartus Corporation, a provider of ...


J. Rockcliff REALTORS®’ Torrey Team Celebrates 23rd Annual Northgate Neighborhood Garage Sale

Northern California’s J. Rockcliff Realtors recently announced that the “Torrey Team,” consisting of REALTORS® Pete Torrey, Zack Torrey and Andrea Torrey, will be holding their 23rd annual Northgate Neighborhood Garage Sale on July 14, 2012 from 9am to 1pm in Walnut Creek’s Northgate community. ...


Contest Alert: Tell Us Your Top Summer Staging or Selling Tip and Win $50 American Express Card

It’s that time again! No, we’re not talking about firing up the grill for the Fourth. We’re talking about another RISMedia Reader Rewards contest. This time, we’re asking for your top summer home staging or selling tip. The market seems to be ...


5 More Habits of Highly Productive Real Estate Agents

In our last post "5 Habits of Highly Productive Real Estate Agents," we explored techniques designed to improve your efficiency and boost your productivity. That article was so wildly popular that we decided to put together 5 additional productivity tips. ...


New Rules of Engagement: The Real Estate Landscape Is Changing…Again

All over the country, as the selling season swings into high gear, green shoots are sprouting in terrain that’s been arid for a while. But like Dorothy, who sensed as she glanced around the Emerald City that “we’re not in Kansas anymore,” any Realtor® worth his or her salt can ...


Spring Sales: Home Prices Rise in April

Data through April 2012, released by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that on average home prices increased 1.3 percent in the month of April for both the 10- and ...


For Sellers, Farmland Provides Jackpot of Their Dreams

(MCT)—The record farmland prices that are shaking up rural America offer a potential bonanza for sellers. ...


Top 5 Spotlight: How to Connect with Today’s Consumers

Building relationships with clients has always been an important component of real estate success. But with today’s consumer being more and more tech savvy, connecting with them can create a challenge if you’re not up-to-date. Read on as RISMedia’s Lesley Geary talks to Christine Richardson of Weichert REALTORS® about the ...


Home Is Where the History Is

As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day next week, thousands of them will flock to places like Mount Vernon, Monticello and Peacefield to learn and understand more about our country's history and the men and women who shaped its future. ...


Pending Home Sales Soar in May to Highest Level in 2 Years

(MCT)—Prospective homebuyers signed the most contracts to buy existing homes last month in more than two years, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors. ...


Walt Disney’s Birthplace Draws Interest, but No Buyers

(MCT)— Not only do prophets lack honor in their native land, some don’t do much for real estate values — at least to judge by Walt Disney’s childhood home on Chicago’s Northwest Side. ...


Leading Houston Brokerage Joins Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has announced that Gary Greene, REALTORS®, the residential real estate sales leader in Houston, Texas, has joined its growing franchise network. Owned by Mark Woodroof and Marilyn Eiland, the former Prudential Real Estate Services affiliate will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real ...


Century 21 Outstanding Homes Joins Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene announced today that Century 21 Outstanding Homes has merged its operations with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene’s West Lake Houston office. Mark and Rebekah Snipp purchased Outstanding Homes in 2008 and have grown the organization to include more than ...


Where to Find Today’s Huge Opportunities in Real Estate

In the nearly 30 years I’ve been in real estate, I’ve seen the highest highs and lowest lows in the market and everything between. Yet like many who believe homeownership can provide a better life for individuals and families and ...


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