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Help Regulators Take Proper Aim, Appraisal Institute Tells Congress

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2011—Testifying before a Congressional subcommittee, the Appraisal Institute’s president-elect recently told lawmakers their intent was “right on target,” and asked them to “guide the regulators’ aim” in implementing consumer-friendly real estate appraisal guidelines. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Welcomes the Gorbutt Group of Westchester County, NY

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2011— Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Rand Realty, a leading real estate brokerage in the Greater Hudson Valley and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network®, has announced that the Gorbutt Group of White Plains has joined the firm’s White Plains office, strengthening Rand Realty’s presence in ...


RE/MAX Reports Inventories Are Shrinking

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2011— Inventories in 53 markets surveyed last month by RE/MAX are down nearly fifteen percent from a year ago, when the tax credit boom was winding down, another indication that housing markets have recovered from the tax credit-induced sales boom and the bust that followed it. ...


Dealing with Sales Rejections: Some Will, Some Won’t, So What!

I can think of no other profession that's as closely associated with the term rejection as a career in sales. You might say that rejection is as natural to a salesperson as trail dust is to ...


Rand on Real Estate: The Real State of Real Estate

RISMEDIA, July 19, 2011--Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica hosts “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC, where this week, he offers some realistic optimism on the real estate market, as opposed to what the media provides to the public. ...


Builder Confidence Gains Two Points in July

RISMEDIA, July 19, 2011— Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 15 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for July. The gain largely offsets a three-point dip recorded in June, and marks the ninth time out of ...


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. ...


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