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How to Position Your Buyer Clients Favorably in REO Transactions

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2011—Someone once likened selling REO properties to rooting for the House at Blackjack or being a Yankee fan; as a lifelong Red Sox fan, that second one hurt. ...


Social Media: A Foolproof Method for the Madness

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2011—Despite the hard-and-fast proof that social media is increasing exponentially—first for personal and now for professional use—the naysayers are still out there. You’ve heard them … “Social media is a waste of time.”… “I’ll never get more business from Facebook.”… “Social media is just another distraction.” While ...


Rand on Real Estate: Opportunities for Real Estate Investors

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com recently appeared on Fox Business explaining why Phoenix, Dallas and Pittsburgh are great cities to invest in. ...


4 Green Education Conversation Starters

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—Do you know people with college-bound kids? If so, then you know that one obsession revolves around the higher education process. ACT scores, their kids' chance of getting into their first-choice school, and the grand college tour ...


5 Tips to Get Your Real Estate Agent Back On the Job

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—In the current real estate market, with home sales slumping like an injured athlete, many sellers are pulling out all the stops to get their homes to sell. One of the most common tactics is to change REALTORS® when the one they’re using isn’t getting the job ...


Experts Agree Prices Have Bottomed Out and Will Stay There

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—A significant majority of the 108 economists and experts participating in MacroMarkets’ June Price Home Expectations panel believe that the bottom for home prices arrived in the first quarter or will arrive sometime before year-end. ...


Prudential Florida Realty, Real Estate Services Leadership Team Completes Career Development Certification Program

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011— Rei L. Mesa, President and Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Florida Realty, one of North America's largest and most successful real estate brokerages and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network®, (RREIN)has announced that his entire executive and management team including "Family of Services" mortgage, title and ...


RREIN Members on the Move: Coach REALTORS Welcomes Geoff Matherson and 16 Sales Associates

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011— Coach REALTORS® announces that Geoff Matherson and the 16 real estate sales associates from his firm (formerly known as Coldwell Banker Matherson) have joined Coach REALTORS®, strengthening Coach’s visibility within the south shore market place of Long Island, New York. ...


Are You a Bridge Builder?

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011—"Biography" is one of my favorite TV shows because it pays tribute to the accomplishments of well-known, successful men and women. I gain insight and inspiration from their stories of achievement and personal triumph over adversity. I ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Did You Catch That?

Imagine releasing millions of butterflies into the sky and using your iPhone to catch them. Sounds a bit farfetched right? Well that’s exactly what Mobile Art Lab did when they released their iPhone application, iButterfly, in Japan. This app uses augmented reality to display different butterflies based on where you ...


Builders Back Reauthorization of Flood Insurance Program

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011— The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently expressed support for a five-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to ensure that the federally-backed flood insurance program remains efficient and effective in protecting flood-prone ...


FHFA House Price Index Rises 0.8 Percent in April; First Monthly Increase Since May 2010

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011—U.S. house prices rose 0.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from March to April, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s monthly House Price Index. The previously reported 0.3 percent decrease in March was revised to a 0.4 percent decrease. ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011— Mortgage applications decreased 5.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 17, 2011. ...


6 Steps to a Good Coaching Partnership

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011—In real estate, coaching is a huge business. And depending on your preference, your coach can focus on a number of things related to good business practices and increasing your bottom line. ...


Shrewd Farmers Live off the Land They Sold, Then Bought

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011—(MCT)—Farmers, who bet on the weather each growing season, have emerged as the shrewdest gamblers in the housing industry. ...


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