RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—With the market we have today, consumers desperately need an experienced real estate agent for the largest financial transaction most of them will ever make. They want to know they’re working with a skilled, trusted professional who’s capable of closing sales.
RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—It’s still very much a “cold” buyer’s market according to the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s April 24 Luxury Housing Report, but early numbers from the spring home buying season suggest that demand is warming up.
RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—Consumer attitudes towards the housing markets are echoing views in the years immediately preceding the peak of the housing boom, according to a new national survey by the Gallup poll. Americans continue to see a buyer’s market in housing, according to an April 2011 Gallup poll.
RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011--1parkplace, a leader in online real estate marketing, believes high quality education and training is paramount to the success of its valued members. As a result, the company is kicking off the spring training season with its first major webinar workshop of the year, Wednesday, May 4 (today) at 10 a.m. PST.
Attendees are encouraged to join the live webinar. Those who can not attend the live webinar may RSVP now and have the recording sent to you so you can watch at your convenience.
RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011—RISMedia’s Achieve!–Real Estate’s Innovation & Opportunity Conference—will provide the most innovative educational programs and networking opportunities for brokers and agents. Industry experts Joe Clement, Todd Hetherington and Ed Krafchow are among the leading broker panelists who will offer an in-depth look at where the industry is today and where it’s headed in the future during the Opening Session titled: “The State of the Real Estate Industry–Expanding Your Marketshare and Profitability in 2011” at this year’s Achieve! Conference. The session will take place on Tuesday, May 24 from 1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester County, New York.
RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: visit NAR’s booth #1707 at NAR’s Midyear Trade Expo, REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, zipLogix, introduces new online document storage tool and Realtors Property Resource™ enters limited beta
RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011— REALTORS ® from across the country will gather with government officials and industry leaders in Washington, D.C., next week to address today's critical home ownership, mortgage finance and real estate investment challenges during the REALTORS ® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 9-14.
RISMEDIA, May 3, 2011—I would first like to thank everyone for the kind words and feedback from my previous article. It’s nice to know that I am touching on some key issues in our industry and I hope that I can continue to be a good resource.
RISMEDIA, May 3, 2011—Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to align their guidelines for servicing delinquent mortgages they own or guarantee. The updated framework will establish uniform servicing requirements as well as monetary incentives for servicers that perform ...
RISMEDIA, May 3, 2011—Media buyers follow the masses, who are migrating away from traditional print and TV mediums in massive numbers. More people now get their news online than in newspapers. Nielsen found one million fewer U.S. households watching prime time over last year, while the online audience has almost ...
RISMEDIA, May 3, 2011—Home sales in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area continued at a steady pace in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the same period a year ago as homebuyers took advantage of favorable home prices and interest rates, according to an analysis of MLS data issued ...
RISMEDIA, May 3, 2011—Do your employees trust you? The brutal truth is probably not. It may not be fair, and you may not want to hear it, but chances are that previous leaders have poisoned the ground on which you’re trying to grow a successful business. Make no mistake: Unless ...
RISMEDIA, May 2, 2011—(MCT)—In the overheated housing market of five years ago, buyers often felt they had to accept homes in woeful condition. But these days, most look at "as-is" properties and say, "No thanks." "I try to stay away from things that need a lot of work," says Michael Lisa of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.,
RISMEDIA, April 30, 2011—As a real estate professional you know that you must have a website. There are many options for creating a website, such as a company sponsored site, a custom website, or a real estate website template with hosting. Regardless of where it came from, how do you get visitors to your site now that you have one? I say, let’s throw a party and invite them!
Here are five steps that you can do immediately that will bring more buyers and sellers to your website. And more importantly, these steps will keep them coming back for more! Think of this as getting ready for a big party!
RISMEDIA, April 29, 2011—I find that many of my clients avoid marketing when it comes to their sphere of influence. Yet statistics show that your sphere of influence can be the greatest source of referrals. Let’s look at how you can dig in and get the “gold.”
Tip 1: Define and Grade Your Sphere of Influence
When is the last time that you took a good look at your contact list? What is the total? What are the categories in that group?