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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) ...


Mortgage Insurance Cancellation: The Myths and Realities

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—When it comes to private mortgage insurance (MI), there are several myths that exist that make buyers reluctant to consider a conventional loan with MI as an option when purchasing a home. One of the more common ...


Rand on Real Estate: Thinking about Investing Out of State? Video Talk Show Series Kicks off with NJ Homeowner Looking into Hawaii Real Estate

RISMEDIA, Friday, June 3, 2011—77WABC Radio in New York is featuring “Rand on Real Estate,” a talk show hosted by OwnAmerica CEO Greg Rand (@gsrand) that focuses on building wealth in the greatest asset class known to mankind - American housing. In this first segment of a new ...


NAR Grants Help Make Home Ownership an Affordable Opportunity

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—Seventeen local and state REALTOR® associations have been awarded over $60,000 through the Housing Opportunity Program Grants, a National Association of REALTORS® grant program. The funds will be used by the associations to promote and expand affordable housing opportunities in their communities. ...


Mortgage Application Update: What Latest MBA Survey Reveals

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—Mortgage applications decreased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 27, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 4.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis ...


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