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Smarter Agent Secures $6 Million in Funding

RISMedia, June 22, 2011— Smarter Agent, a mobile technology provider, recently announced it secured an additional $6 million from its super angel investors, completing its Series A funding to $18 million. The capital will continue the company’s accelerated growth and development of its mobile search platform, including the expansion of ...


Corelogic Signs Midwest Real Estate Data to Partner InfoNet

RISMedia, June 22, 2011—CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX)—a leading provider of information, analytics and business services—recently announced that Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED™) has signed an exclusive agreement with CoreLogic to participate in Partner InfoNet. Representing 13 REALTOR® organizations and almost 40,000 subscribers in Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and Northwest ...


Point2 Launches ‘Express Tools’ for REALTORS®

RISMedia, June 22, 2011— Point2—a leading provider of real estate marketing and listing syndication solutions including the Point2 Agent platform used by tens of thousands of REALTORS®—recently introduced Express Tools, a breakthrough modular suite of powerful online marketing tools for real estate professionals. ...


Prudential Network Realty Raises $1,200 for MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation

RISMedia, June 22, 2011—Prudential Network Realty, a member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network®, recently hosted the first annual Real Estate Round Robin tennis event at the MaliVai Washington Youth Center, raising more than $1,200 for the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation. ...


Rand on Real Estate: Why Now Has Never Been a Better Time to become a Landlord

RISMEDIA, June 21, 2011—Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com hosts “Rand on Real Estate” on 77WABC Radio in New York, where this week’s discussion comes from a caller from Orange County who does not believe that ...


Mobile Search: A Mini Playbook

RISMedia, June 21, 2011—(EMC)—There's a popular belief that mobile campaigns are only suited for certain types of businesses, such as restaurants and local retailers. Perhaps its search volume hasn't yet hit critical mass, but the momentum is shifting. Understanding a few of the basic best practices will help maximize your ...


Weekly Video Tip: Digital Zoom vs. Optical Zoom

We’re all familiar with the zoom control on a video camera, and what it does to the picture. But what we may not understand is the difference between digital zoom and optical zoom. Many camcorders offer both. ...


Foreclosure Clean-Out Generates Additional Income

RISMEDIA, June 21, 2011—As a national columnist, I am often about other income opportunities in the real estate field. Foreclosure clean-out is another revenue stream for real estate professionals. Renee in Arizona asked me about this opportunity. ...


NAHREP Report: Latinos, First-Time Homebuyers Are the Key to the Housing Recovery

RISMedia, June 21, 2011—The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) has published a report “The State of Hispanic Homeownership” that offers an overview of compelling data on the Hispanic home buyer market and why it is poised—due to its population size, high desire and buying clout—to drive first-time ...


Do Buyers Believe Prices Have Bottomed?

RISMedia, June 21, 2011— According to RE/MAX of New England Executive Vice President Jay Hummer, the market is active with buyers who believe that prices have bottomed out and interest rates will soon be on the rise. Included below is a short summary of each New England market: ...


Smarter Agent Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnMobile Top 100 Winner

RISMEDIA, June 21, 2011— Smarter Agent, a mobile company in locations based technology and mobile platform development, recently announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnMobile Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnMobile 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that ...


Industry Leaders Point to a Future Full of Opportunity at Achieve! Conference

As real estate professionals continue to grapple with the “new normal,” it is more important than ever that brokers and agents understand where our industry is today as well as where it’s headed. This was the theme at RISMedia’s Achieve! ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Mobile Stats Stack Well for Westchester Broker

I recently had the chance to sit down with the great folks over at Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in Westchester, New York, to discuss their current mobile strategy, changes they want to make for the present and where they want to go in the near future. Matt ...


Regional Spotlight: How to Avoid Contractor Blues in PA

A large, homemade sign stood outside Andy Warzynak's Harborcreek Township house for more than a year. ...


HUD Issues 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress

According to its latest national homeless assessment, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reports the number of homeless persons in the U.S. held steady between 2009 and 2010, despite the economic downturn. For the first time, HUD’s annual report reveals how the Recovery Act’s Homelessness Prevention and Rapid ...


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