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NAR Introduces Online Member Guide for 2011

RISMedia, May 23 2011—“What do I get for my dues dollars?” is a common question asked from agents to brokers. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (NAR) annual Member Guide answers this question and many more about the value of REALTOR® membership. ...


Regional Spotlight: Realty Executives Raises Money for Habitat for Humanity

RISMedia, May 23 2011—The Junior/Senior Golf Classic, sponsored by Realty Executives of Kansas City, is in its seventh year and continues to raise thousands of dollars for Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. ...


Home Improvements – Outdoors: Starting Seeds

RISMedia, May 23 2011—Starting plants from seed is an easy way to grow flowers and vegetables on the cheap. For the cost of a seed packet, you can enjoy oodles of flowers and vegetables. Plus, you get to experiment with unusual plants that aren’t commonly sold in containers or cell ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: 3 Mistakes to Watch Out for When Asked, ‘So What Do You Do?’

RISMedia, May 21, 2011—OK, so you’re standing in line in the supermarket, or in an elevator, at a party, or in a networking group. Sooner or later, someone is going to say to you, “So what do you do?” This ...


Realogy Expects Continued Improvement in National Existing Home Sale Data

RISMedia, May 21, 2011—Realogy Corporation reported that based on closed and open home sale contract information from its franchisees and company-owned brokerage operations, it expects that the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of existing home sales on a national basis should remain between 5.0 million to 5.2 million in each ...


Foreclosures Fall Slightly in April

RISMedia, May 21, 2011—The inventory of homes in foreclosure awaiting resale fell slightly in April, but they are still 12.7 percent higher than they were a year ago, according to Lender Processing Services April 2011 month-end mortgage performance statistics. ...


Learn How to Expand Your Marketshare and Profitability at This Year’s Achieve! Conference

RISMEDIA, May 20, 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 ...


Foreign Buyers Recognize Value of Homeownership in U.S.

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2011—The U.S. continues to remain a top destination for foreign buyers as international purchases surged by $16 billion this year, one of the highest increases in recent years. This is according to the National Association of REALTORS®' ...


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

RISMEDIA, May 20, 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 ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Survey Finds Spike in Gas Prices is Impacting Where Home Buyers Choose to Live

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2011—The high cost of gasoline is not just emptying wallets; it is also impacting where consumers choose to buy a home. According to a new Coldwell Banker survey among its network of real estate professionals, 75 percent said that the recent spike in gas prices has influenced ...


First Ever ‘National Kids to Parks Day’ This Weekend

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2011—As a nation we have a special day to take our children to work. Now, with the help of National Park Trust (NPT), children will be treated to a weekend experience -National Kids to Parks Day (NK2PD) on May 21—a nationwide park play-in to promote healthy lifestyles ...


2011 Hurricane Season Approaches; Florida Residents Urged to Prepare

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2011—With the 2011 Hurricane Season set to begin June 1, Floridians should be preparing an emergency communication plan to keep their families safe and in touch. ...


8 Tactics to Get Noticed across Time Zones

RISMedia, May 19, 2011—If your goal is to generate leads and referrals from international home buyers or sellers, it’s a sound strategy to stand out from the crowd. ...


You Had Me at QR Code…

RISMedia, May 19, 2011—Do you want to impress your sellers with your marketing expertise? Are you going on a listing appointment and you know the competition is fierce? Do you work with buyers and want to demonstrate your technical know-how? QR Codes and Mobile Tours are a ...


NAR Member Survey Shows Focus on Training, Commitment to Profession

RISMedia, May 19, 2011—REALTORS® have been focusing more on training to help them better meet the needs of clients in a housing market with unique challenges, according to the 2011 National Association of REALTORS® Member Profile. The study’s results are representative of the nation’s REALTORS®, who account for more ...


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