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Building a Level of Trust through Education

RISMedia, June 7, 2011—Having received his real estate license shortly after he turned 18 and entering the real estate industry right out of college, Chad Rogers, a real estate agent in Beverly Hills, Calif. is dedicated to educating buyers and sellers on the realities of today’s market. “Now more than ...


The Business of Growing: The Top Nine Challenges of Growing an Entrepreneurial Business and How to Tackle Them

RISMedia, June 7, 2011—For many, achieving the American Dream means taking control of their destiny, quitting their 9 to 5, and opening the doors to their very own business. These brave entrepreneurial souls have shaped American enterprise, and today, they’re ...


Hey Case-Shiller, It’s Not the End of the Real Estate World

RISMedia, June 7, 2011—So many of us giggled nervously as we thankfully avoided the end of the world a couple of weeks ago. But judging by the continued “end of the world” type coverage the Case-Shiller housing study got recently, maybe we are nearing the end. ...


Real Living Launches National Luxury Homes Program, Elegant Homes International

RISMedia, June 7, 2011—Inspired by the belief that “remarkable homes deserve remarkable results,” Real Living recently introduced Elegant Homes International, its new national luxury homes program, the company announced. ...


Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and South Dakota MLSs Launch Point2 Listing Syndication Programs

RISMedia, June 7, 2011—Five real estate Multiple Listing Service (MLS) organizations and associations in the states of Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and South Dakota recently launched national property listing syndication programs with Point2, a leading provider of real estate marketing and syndication solutions. ...


Your Real Estate Social Media Mantra: ‘Give and Gain’

RISMedia, June 6, 2011—Make this your transformational mantra for engagement in social media. This means not just characters in tweets, but real actions and sharing with others—whether it’s your knowledge, cool tools or any other valuable information you can share. ...


The Future of the Disability Housing Market

RISMedia, June 6, 2011—Americans living with disabilities struggle every day to find affordable and accessible housing on low incomes. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will join Inglis Foundation and the Disability Opportunity Fund from 9 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. ...


3 Ways to Sell More Effectively to Baby Boomers

RISMedia, June 6, 2011— With 60 million baby boomers online, marketers need to pay attention to this generation. An estimated 78.2 percent of boomers are online, accounting for one-third of the internet population. As boomers control more than $2 trillion in annual spending, this demographic represents a sizeable opportunity for ...


Low-Cost Marketing Strategies

RISMedia, June 6, 2011—Everyone loves the idea of streamlining their marketing with low- and no-cost ideas that can leverage what they are doing in their business. Here are six tips that can help you maximize what you have available to you and at the same time, spread your marketing message ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Launches Integrated Marketing Strategy

RISMedia, June 6, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced the launch of an integrated marketing strategy built around its newly redesigned website, www.sothebysrealty.com, which gives affiliates the ability to create their own broker, agent and specialty websites that share the corporate site's innovative features, functionality, look and ...


Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and South Dakota MLSs Launch Point2 Listing Syndication Programs

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2011—Five real estate Multiple Listing Service (MLS) organizations and associations in the states of Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and South Dakota launched national property listing syndication programs with Point2 this month, Point2, a leading provider of real estate marketing and syndication solutions has announced. ...


How to Warm Up a Cold Prospect

RISMedia, June 4, 2011—Successful salespeople understand that making the sale has much more to do with developing trust and rapport than it does with issues of lowest price, highest quality or the largest company. Unfortunately, far too many salespeople unintentionally ...


FHA and Fannie Mae Announce Green Refinance Plus to Pay for Energy-Efficient Upgrades in Affordable Apartment Buildings

RISMedia, June 4, 2011— U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced Green Refinance Plus, a program between HUD’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Fannie Mae to allow owners of existing affordable rental housing properties to refinance into ...


Why Washington, D.C. Is in the Black

RISMedia, June 4, 2011—Only one market among the 20 tracked by the S&P/Case-Shiller index released recently reported positive price growth in the first quarter. This honor went to Washington, D.C., a market that’s different from others in some ways and similar in others. In the first quarter, the Case-Shiller Home ...


Prudential Network Realty’s Avondale/San Marco Office Wins Regional First Place Sales Award

RISMedia, June 4, 2011—Prudential Network Realty’s Avondale/San Marco office recently was named the No. 1 Prudential group in the South, the company has announced. The office was honored by Prudential Real Estate Affiliates with the 2010 fourth quarter office award, earning first place based on residential Gross Commission Income (GCI) ...


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