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Point2 Implements National Real Property Data Syndication and Co-Marketing Programs with 17 MLSs and Associations

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2011— Point2 (www.Point2.com) recently announced that it has completed the implementation of its national listing syndication and software co-marketing program, with 17 additional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) organizations and associations, including 10 California Regional MLS, Inc. member organizations and two international associations, in Mexico and ...


How to Stay Positive No Matter the Market

It is more important than ever that we find ways to stay positive, especially as we continue to make our way through today’s real estate market. Your success depends on your mindset, not on the economy or the marketplace. How do I know this to be a fact? I’ve interviewed ...


The 8 Best Ways to Protect Smartphones

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2011—Have you ever received repeated cell phone calls from an unknown number? Or opened a text message offering an update to a phone app you don't even use? These are just a few of the situations that should raise security red flags, according to computer science and ...


How to Cultivate Strong, Inspired Teams and Guide Them to Meet a Common Goal

Paul David Walker—business advisor to mid-sized and Fortune 500 CEOs; founder of Genius Stone Partners, a company that partners with the C-suite to build business performance; and author of Unleashing Genius: Leading Yourself, Teams and Corporations—has guided business leaders to ...


Real Estate Agents Shoulder Small-Business-Owner Burden

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2011—(MCT) —Eight out of 10 real estate agents are independent contractors, not salaried or commissioned employees. Which means that a real estate agent can be described as a small businessperson, says Walt Molony, spokesman for the National Association of REALTORS®. Or, in the view of the IRS, ...


Seasonal Home Price Increase Underway in May 2011

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2011—Data through May 2011, released recently by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed a second consecutive month of increase in prices for the 10- and 20-City Composites. The 10- and 20-City Composites were up 1.1% and 1.0%, ...


Veterans and Active Duty Can Get Financial Help When Buying Their First Home

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2011—The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization working to meet the unmet needs of military personnel and their families, is offering financial help to eligible first-time home buyers through its Dream ...


Prudential Florida Expands Market Presence in Martin County

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2011—Prudential Florida Realty, a member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), has expanded its market presence in Martin County with the opening of the sales office at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club. ...


Realogy Files Comments with Regulators Regarding Dodd-Frank Mortgage Rules

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2011—Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, recently announced the Company filed comments with the six regulatory agencies responsible for drafting the rules regarding Qualified Residential Mortgage, or QRM, under the Dodd-Frank Act. ...


Don’t Sell Me…Help Me!

There are some interesting things happening when it comes to doing business in the current environment. ...


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

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? include: help sellers make the best decisions with the NAR Guide to Home Selling, Learn how REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner Victor O. Schinnerer & Company helps members with E&O insurance, and the Home Ownership Matters bus is hitting ...


Refinance Applications Surge in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2011—Mortgage applications increased 15.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 15, 2011. ...


Op-Ed: Provisions in House’s Environment Spending Bill Promise a Wet, Hot, Dirty American Summer

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2011— This week, the House of Representatives plans to vote on the Interior Environment FY 2012 Appropriations bill, H.R. 2584, which is chock full of more than 40 provisions that would prolong pollution of the air, water, ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Celebrates Third Anniversary with Significant Growth, Momentum, Recognition

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2011— Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC is celebrating its third anniversary with a growing network of 6,858 agents across 198 offices in 22 states. Since launching the franchise in July 2008, the lifestyle real estate brand has continued to grow significantly and maintain exciting momentum ...


First Team Real Estate Names New Director Of Relocation

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2011—First Team Real Estate, an independent real estate firm in California and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), has announced the appointment of Gayle Glew as director of the company’s corporate relocation services. He will be primarily responsible for business development and continuing to enhance ...


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