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Where Will Homeownership Rates Go from Here?

RISMEDIA, July 19, 2011— The drop in the homeownership rate from an all-time high of 69.2 percent in 2004 to 66.4 percent in the first quarter of 2011 reflects a decline from unsustainable levels to something closer to historical averages, ...


Regional Spotlight: New England Housing Updates

RISMEDIA, July 19, 2011—RE/MAX of New England Executive Vice President Jay Hummer believes the housing market has turned the corner, and a recovery is now underway. ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Supports Local Students through Its Back-to-School Supply Drive

RISMEDIA, July 19, 2011—CENTURY 21 New Millennium, a member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network®, has launched its annual school supply drive to help students in need across the DC Metro and Southern Maryland region. The full service real estate brokerage is continuing its support of children in communities across ...


The Value of Buyer Representation Agreements and How They Can Help You Build Business

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2011—Today’s real estate market requires an agent that continues to deliver the traditional customer service that brought them success during the boom years, while implementing new technologies and marketing strategies to stand out from the crowd. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: From Shopping Carts to Shopping QR’ts

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2011—This morning my father told me that he was looking to get a new “cell phone” and said he “doesn’t need to have the Internet on his phone,” to which I responded, “You don’t need it, but why wouldn’t you want to have it?” ...


Can Foreclosures Boost Your Business?

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)'s recent report shows that a typical REALTOR® had eight transactions in 2010. It is no secret that every real estate professional can use more business. Can foreclosures help boost your business volume? ...


HUD, VA to Provide Permanent Housing and Support to Thousands of Homeless Vets

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2011—U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced recently that HUD will provide $46.2 million to public housing agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to supply permanent housing and case management for ...


The MLS/CLAW™ Launches Full Mobile Marketing Solution for All Members

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2011—Members of The MLS/CLAW™, beginning July 15th, have access to Mobile Real Estate, LLC’s complete Mobile Marketing Solution for real estate for all their members. This system encompasses text messaging, QR codes, and branded property mobile websites. This makes The MLS/CLAW™ the first MLS in the ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Advertisement on The New York Times iPad Application Generates Strong Results

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that its recent interactive advertising campaign in The New York Times iPad application generated strong results, driving leads to its network of affiliates. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Tips for an Instant Attitude Adjustment

RISMEDIA, July 16, 2011—Wouldn't it be great to always be motivated to market your business? Imagine for a moment what it would feel like to know that you could instantly change your mindset to something positive and productive. ...


‘I Can’t Make Wednesday’s Training. Can You Move It to Thursday?’

RISMEDIA, July 16, 2011—Want a nickel for every time you’ve heard something like that? You put yourself out to offer critical, informative, well-designed, and well-presented training to either keep your agents productive or licensed, and can get only half of them to show up at any one time. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands to Arizona

RISMEDIA, July 16, 2011—Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC recently announced the addition of Scottsdale, Arizona-based real estate firm Phoenician Properties to its franchise network. Founded in 2001, Phoenician Properties will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Phoenician Properties continuing under the direction of its broker/owner, ...


Real Estate Marking Strategies: Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed?

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2011—If you’re like most real estate professionals that I coach, you have asked yourself this question, “Do I have what it takes to succeed?” either on a conscious level or a subconscious level. ...


Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Markets Show the Turn of the Real Estate Cycle

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2011—The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Quarterly Data Book for the first quarter of 2011. First quarter data on the commercial real estate markets show the natural effects of the turn of the real estate cycle. Broader economic indicators were positive in ...


Getting Real Estate Leads with Live Chat

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2011—Driving traffic to your website is key for generating homebuyer and seller leads, but one major component of most real estate websites is often overlooked. Companies spend thousands each year driving more and more traffic to their websites in order to generate leads and rarely take the ...


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