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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 ...


The REALTOR Benefits® Program Covers All of Your Insurance Needs

RISMedia, May 19, 2011—For the products and services you use every day, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (NAR’s) REALTOR Benefits® Program has you covered. Now, with the broad variety of insurance offerings included in the program, you can select various personal and professional coverages at special pricing and relax, knowing ...


Regional Spotlight: April Bay State Foreclosures Take another Steep Drop

RISMedia, May 19, 2011—For the month of April, Massachusetts foreclosure activity remained at levels dramatically below those recorded last year. However, foreclosure petitions—which mark the first step in the foreclosure process in Massachusetts—posted the highest number so far this year. ...


RE/MAX REALTOR Team Experiences Increase in Leads And Conversion with Pro Step Marketing

RISMedia, May 19, 2011—The Mori Team, Bob and Judy Mori, long time practicing REALTORS® in the Trumbull, CT real estate market are leaders in bringing client’s cutting edge marketing tools and advertising practices that help get homes sold. Bob Mori comments, “In today’s world and understanding the needs of buyers ...


Save Time and Simplify Feedback with Showing Suite

RISMedia, May 19, 2011—After one of her showing appointments three years ago, Jill Schuster, principal broker/REALTOR® of Town & Country Realty, Corvallis, OR, received a feedback form from another agent in her market that would later help facilitate her own future communication and listing transactions. "It was a convenience for ...


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

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 who will offer ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Realtors Property Resource™ reaches significant milestone, improve client communications with the newest REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Ifbyphone, and save $5 off your next print on demand order. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


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

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 to miss meeting ...


Minority Homeownership Award Winners Help Sustain American Dream

While the past few years have been challenging for many, owning a home continues to be a goal for Americans of every background, according to John D. Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ...


Fixed-Rate Mortgages Dominant Choice of Refinancing Borrowers

In the first quarter of 2011, fixed-rate loans accounted for more than 95 percent of refinance loans, based on the Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) Quarterly Product Transition Report released recently. Refinancing borrowers overwhelmingly chose fixed-rate loans, regardless of whether their ...


Prudential Preferred Realty Now Offering Proven Training System for Success

Prudential Preferred Realty is pleased to announce we’ve introduced an educational program for REALTORS®—called 100 Days to Greatness®—to our business. The 100 Days to Greatness program teaches the fundamentals of real estate lead generation by referral. It’s ideal for new and experienced agents alike who want to produce a consistent ...


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