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Real Estate Trends Archive


Keeping Sellers in Tune with Reality

RISMEDIA, August 8, 2011—According to eight-year veteran real estate agent Justin Thayer, many of today’s agents are still hoping to find a time machine that will take them back to 2007. Until such an invention is created, however, succeeding in the current marketplace means competitive pricing. “This is a market ...


The Contact Manager Dilemma

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2011—As real estate professionals, one of our most valuable assets is our database—and one of most important things we do as agents and brokers is to build and maintain that database. It is critical, therefore, to utilize ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Overcome the 7 Ways ‘Perfectionism’ Can Stop You from Success

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2011—Are you a perfectionist? Do you know someone who is? Have you ever wondered if perfectionism is a help or hindrance on the road to success? ...


Market Leader Acquires SharperAgent

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2011—Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR), a leader in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals, today announced the acquisition of Denver-based SharperAgent, a leading provider of online and print marketing suites with more than 30,000 real estate agent users across North America. ...


Real Estate Trends for the Last Half of 2011 and Beyond

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2011—Jason Hartman, creator of the Complete Solution for Real Estate Investors™, discusses current trends in real estate and economist forecast in his "The Investment Real Estate Forecast" report. With the first half of 2011 in the rear view, Hartman's forecast explains in detail that current government policy ...


Market Leader Acquires SharperAgent

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2011—Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR) (http://www.MarketLeader.com), a leader in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals, today announced the acquisition of Denver-based SharperAgent, a leading provider of online and print marketing suites with more than 30,000 real estate agent users across North America. ...


ICBA to Regulators: Risk Retention Rule Would Devastate Credit

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2011—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) sent a letter urging the regulatory agencies to re-propose the onerous Credit Risk Retention rule, which includes a proposed definition of qualified residential mortgage. ICBA stated that the regulatory agencies ...


REALTORS® to Regulators: Narrow QRM Definition Not Necessary to Assure Safe, Sound Mortgage Lending

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2011—A proposed rule by federal regulators to impose a minimum 20 percent down payment, stringent debt-to-income ratio requirements and rigid credit standards will deny millions of Americans access to safe, low-cost mortgages, according to the National Association ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: customize NAR’s #1 best seller, dental plans that fit your needs, and pending home sales rise in June. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


Alliance to Save Energy Hails 25-30% Advance in 2012 Energy Code for New & Renovated Residential, Commercial Buildings

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2011—The Alliance to Save Energy recently hailed a newly released model building energy code upgrade that will improve energy use in commercial and residential buildings in the United States by as much as 30%. ...


It’s Time to Link Up – with LinkedIn

Mention the phrase “social media” and most people automatically think of Facebook and Twitter. But if you have any dealings in the corporate world—whether you’re a CEO, salesperson, human resource manager, administrative assistant, or anything in between—you’ll want to take a closer look at LinkedIn. ...


Humanization, Relationships and Likeability

RISMEDIA, Aug 2, 2011—We can trace word-of-mouth marketing all the way back to 2000 B.C. when Eve said to Adam, “You ought to try a bite of this apple.” The Garden of Eden scenario represents marketing in its purest form—after ...


Rand on Real Estate: America Is a National Marketplace with Something for Everyone

RISMEDIA, August 2, 2011—Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica hosts “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC with a live caller from Passaic, N.J. discussing long-term retirement decisions of the current properties he owns. ...


Despite ‘Buyers’ Market’ Conditions, Real Estate Company Satisfaction Improves among Sellers

RISMEDIA, Aug 2, 2011—Although conditions in the real estate market point to the continued existence of a buyers’ market, home buyers indicate they are less satisfied with real estate company services, compared with 2010, while home-seller satisfaction has improved during ...


Home-Price Index Sees Small Bump in May

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2011—(MCT)—A closely watched index of home prices in the largest U.S. cities increased from April to May, the second consecutive month of improvement, but experts attributed the bump to seasonal variations and prices continued to fall compared ...


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