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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 ...


Turnaround: 4 Months and Counting?

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2011—Price declines will end and average U.S. home prices will stabilize by Labor Day. Prices in even the hardest-hit markets will level out by the end of 2012. ...


HUD Secretary Announces Disaster Assistance for Tennessee Storm Victims

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2011—U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Tennessee and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds last month. ...


Reology Donates Millions to Charities

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2011—Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, has reported that $5.3 million was donated to numerous charities in 2010 due to the fundraising efforts by Realogy employees and independent sales associates as well as members of Realogy’s real estate franchise brand networks. ...


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