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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 ...


Houston Association of REALTORS Selects zipLogix Digital Ink for Members

zipLogix, creator of zipForm®, the leading provider of electronic forms software for the real estate industry, recently announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement to provide zipLogix Digital Ink™, powered by SIGNiX, to members of the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) Multiple Listing Service (MLS). As a membership ...


How to Use Foreclosure Data to Identify Investment Opportunities

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2011—In the current complex housing market, it is critical for real estate professionals to evaluate their individual markets for short-term and long-term real estate investment potential for their clients. In every fluctuating housing market, there are opportunities. ...


Recruit, Retain, Expand

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2011—Mobile technology is changing the way the world operates, largely by providing smartphone users the opportunity to visit a website directly from their fingertips. It is no secret that while consumers are getting much more demanding of the offerings websites provide on their mobile devices, REALTORS® have ...


Utilizing Social Media Marketing

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2011—You’ve just started your own business. You have put your sweat, blood, and tears into its success. So, now what? How do you plan to spread the word? Technology is advancing so rapidly that if you thought you had a real bang-up marketing plan a year ago, ...


Selling Is a Contact Sport: Keys to Effective Phone Calling

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2011—It has been said that salespeople who avoid making phone calls have skinny children. Prospecting for new business is critically important. For the majority of salespeople, it is by far the most challenging and stressful aspect of their profession. Successful salespeople are proactive and recognize the importance ...


Prepare the Home for 2011 Hurricane Season

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2011—Batten down the hatches—plus the windows, doors and roof. Hurricane Season 2011 starts on June 1 and—based on expert predictions—it could be a whopper. ...


Appraisal Institute Warns Appraisers about Liabilities When Working with Some AMCs

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2011—The Appraisal Institute recently cautioned real estate appraisers about signing agreements imposed by some appraisal management companies that seek to hold residential appraisers responsible for AMCs’ actions. Its president warned that consumers could be the ultimate losers. ...


Guiding the Future: Top Florida Broker Graduates from the NAR Leadership Academy

Regional Spotlight—RISMEDIA, May 17, 2011—Prudential Florida Realty has announced that Rei L. Mesa, President & C.E.O., Prudential Florida Realty, Florida Real Estate Services ,graduated from the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy this week during the NAR Midyear Business Conference in Washington, D.C. ...


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

RISMEDIA, May 16, 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 ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Next Mobile Initiative

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2011—Over the past year, the mobile space has become so vital to a company’s marketing initiatives that having a Mobile Website is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. This is evident by the fact that over the past year many of the country’s top brokerages have ...


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

RISMEDIA, May 16, 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 ...


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