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Need a Boost? Give these Sales and Marketing Webinars a Try

NAR PULSE--Searching for ideas to give your business a jump? The upcoming Sales and Marketing Webinar Summit offered on Oct. 17 will teach you how to attract clients using video on your iPad, harness the power of photo marketing using Pinterest ...


ICBA Statement: CFPB Should Expand on Mortgage Rule Accommodations

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) released this statement following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) release of finalized amendments and clarifications to the comprehensive mortgage rules it released in January. ...


Basel, QM and QRM – Disaster Averted, Mostly

This time last year, we warned that the pending rulemakings for the Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act and the Federal Reserve’s proposed Basel III international capital standards had the potential to severely ...


Weekly Video Tip: Creating Multiple Framing Options by Scaling Down

Today, we're going to talk about an advanced editing technique that’s going to show how you can create multiple framing from the same shot. ...


Market Insider: Regional Variations in Recovery

The national housing data have been quite impressive this year. Existing-home sales were up 9.4 percent last year and are on track to match with similar increases this year. New-home sales are showing even better percentage gains, though off very low ...


Market Leader Launches Office Professional Package for Brokerages and Offices

Market Leader, a leader in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals and a wholly owned subsidiary of Trulia (NYSE: TRLA), has launched Market Leader Office Professional, enabling leading brokerages, offices and real estate teams to provide the entire Market Leader Professional system to every agent. ...


Optimizing Your Facebook Business Page for More Leads

Do you have a Facebook business page for your real estate business? You should. Facebook business pages are free advertising, as social media expert Erica Campbell Byrum pointed out in a recent article. ...


Mortgage Returns Launches Business Analysis Reports for Mortgage Originators’ Marketing Departments

Mortgage Returns, a provider of CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, announced the company has launched its Business Analysis Reports, an in-depth report giving mortgage originators’ marketing departments information on production statistics, marketing ROI, customer retention and loan officer performance that can be used to increase ...


Amid Falling Foreclosure Rates and Rising Prices, Trade-Up Buyers Are Coming Back

With foreclosure sales in rapid decline nationwide and in high demand in many fast-rising markets, a report released this week by mortgage technology company FNC indicates that housing demand by trade-up buyers is rising as the home equity available to these ...


Survey Says: Business Opportunities Abound for Relo Departments

New business opportunities don’t always require new products and original services, but sometimes just a new approach. Some brokerage relocation departments are successfully re-directing expertise to reflect their local markets’ ever-changing needs by expanding, linking or repackaging existing services. ...


Real Estate Partner Firms Sponsor Industry CEO Exchange

Taking place at New York City’s prestigious Yale Club next week, RISMedia’s 2013 Real Estate CEO Exchange will gather real estate’s most influential and dynamic brokerage leaders to examine our collective future in this new era of real estate. ...


Real Estate Firms Optimistic about Keeping up with Competition, Challenges

Despite the difficulties real estate has faced in the past several years, most real estate firms remain optimistic about the future of housing, with 69 percent of all firms expecting profitability to increase over the next year, according to the 2013 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Real Estate Firms. ...


Forum Brings Together Lawmakers and Industry Experts on Top Housing Issues

On Sept. 17, 2013, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sponsoring Building a Better Future: America’s Housing at a Crossroads, a series of in-depth discussions at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. ...


Webinar Alert: Want a Fun, Effective Way to Keep in Touch? Don’t Miss RISMedia’s “Pop-a-Note” Webinar This Thursday at Noon EDT

If you have 30 minutes to learn how to ramp up your client communications this Thursday, grab some lunch and listen in on RISMedia’s free webinar on “Pop-a-Note,” RISMedia’s easy e-marketing system that helps you build relationships and stay in touch ...


Mortgage Rates Rise, Freddie Mac Says, but Jumbo Loans Are Cheap

(MCT)—With interest rates rising, it’s getting harder to find a great deal on a home loan these days — unless you’re rich enough to be looking for a jumbo mortgage. ...


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