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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 ...


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 ...


E-Verify a Step Forward in Solving Immigrant Worker Problems

As Congress looks into mandating E-Verify, a voluntary Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the U.S., the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently urged lawmakers to ensure it is a fair, efficient and workable system and noted that this should ...


Coldwell Banker Ranks More Than 2,300 of North America’s Most Expensive and Most Affordable Housing Markets

RISMedia, June 20, 2011—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently released its Home Listing Report (HLR), a snapshot survey of average listing prices for four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes in more than 2,300 North American markets. Newport Beach, Calif., led the list of most expensive U.S. real estate markets for the second year ...


Spring Conference of the Relocation Directors Council® Highlights

RISMedia, June 20, 2011—Prudential Network Realty Relocation Director, Linda Lindenmoyer, Relocation Director, recently attended the Spring conference of the Relocation Directors Council® (RDC) in Las Vegas, NV. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Are You Ready to Shift to a Prosperity Mindset? Part One

How do you acquire a Prosperity Mindset? Most people think it's by having a lot of money. ...


Voters Strongly Support Politicians Who Embrace Pro-Housing Policies, Mortgage Deduction

RISMedia, June 18, 2011—Nearly three out of four American voters believe that it is reasonable and appropriate for the federal government to provide tax incentives to promote homeownership—a sentiment that cuts across partisan and regional lines across the country, according ...


Coldwell Banker: Niagara Falls Most Affordable

RISMedia, June 18, 2011—Newport Beach, Calif., led the list of most expensive U.S. real estate markets for the second year in a row, with an average home listing price of approximately $2.5 million for property listings meeting the subject home criteria. ...


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