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Real Estate News Archive


Life in Mobile: All or Nothing

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2011—I recently had the chance to attend the Leading RE annual conference in Las Vegas and stay at the beautiful new Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. The conference was great and the hotel was absolutely amazing. Spending a whole week out in Vegas really puts into perspective the ...


Maximizing M-Commerce in a 4G Environment

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2011—The current explosion in smartphone sales and deployment of 4G networks is making an investment in m-commerce capabilities increasingly necessary for retailers. M-commerce technologies provide a great way to target consumers and draw them into your online or brick-and-mortar stores. ...


Home Inspectors Use Smartphones to Take Credit Card Payments On-site

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2011—Home inspection franchise, A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections, recently announced a new partnership with Real Estate Management Outsource to implement mobile payment processing technology for accounts receivables. Payment processing will be powered by Mercury VirtualTerminal™, a mobile payment application from Mercury Payment Systems®. ...


Sponsor Spotlight: Buffini & Company Sponsors RISMedia’s ‘Achieve!’ Conference

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011--Buffini & Company is honored to be a sponsor at RISMedia’s marketing and opportunity conference, Achieve!, opening in Rye, N.Y. , yesterday and continuing through today, May 25. ...


The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Cross-Cultural Conversations

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011—Knowing where to meet potential buyers and sellers online is only half the battle. Once you’ve identified the social networks that fit your global objectives, the next challenge is tapping into the business-building potential of these networks ...


Realtors Property Resource Provides Free, Comprehensive Property Database for REALTORS

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011—In this fast-paced, technology-based world, a major challenge is meeting the information needs of technology-empowered consumers who do extensive research, sometimes months before starting the process of buying or selling a property. The Realtors Property Resource™ (RPR™) is an exclusive benefit for NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) ...


Weekly Video Tip: Storyboarding

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011—Every video starts with a handful of ideas. Those ideas need to be organized in order to produce something your audience will actually understand. ...


Technology: Friend or Foe?

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011—I know this question is odd coming from me, the CEO of one of the most successful technology companies in our industry. However, I’m also an experienced real estate professional and want to point out what I ...


Customize Your Presentation Style

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011—Warning: The information you are about to read will dramatically change the way you see yourself and how you relate to other people. ...


Regional Spotlight: Home Prices Rise as Inventory Drops — Positive Signs for Central Ohio Housing

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011—The number of homes listed for sale this year is lower than the previous year suggesting the central Ohio housing market is continuing its steady recovery. The 3,940 homes added to the market in April represent a 15.1 decrease compared to April of 2010 and the 3,886 ...


Regional Spotlight: Realty Executives of Kansas City Continue Support of Habitat For Humanity in 2011

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011—For a seventh year, Realty Executives of Kansas City has been instrumental in fundraising and constructing a Habitat for Humanity home in Kansas City. This year’s house will again provide a home for a local needy, worthy family. This is the first home in a series of ...


Achieve Conference Kicks off Tomorrow – Don’t Miss These Industry Leaders

RISMedia, May 23 2011—RISMedia’s Achieve! – Real Estate’s Marketing & Opportunity Conference—will provide the most innovative educational programs and networking opportunities for brokers and agents. Industry experts Joe Clement, Todd Hetherington and Ed Krafchow are among the leading broker panelists ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Make It There – You’ll Make It Anywhere

RISMedia, May 23, 2011—Having attended the NAR Midyear meetings in DC recently and keeping my ear close to the street on the mobile buzz, it seems to me that there are still those that doubt the viability of QR Codes. Are they a phase/craze? Will they be obsolete by ...


Sponsor Spotlights: Don’t Miss These Industry-Leading Organizations at Achieve! Conference This Week

RISMedia, May 23 2011—Sponsors of RISMedia’s Achieve! – Real Estate’s Marketing & Opportunity Conference—represent the leading companies and organizations in the industry. Each week, we will present a selection of this year’s event sponsors to offer our readers a more in-depth look at these industry leaders that you won’t want ...


April Existing-Home Sales Ease

RISMedia, May 23 2011—Existing-home sales slipped in April, although the market has managed six gains in the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...