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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. ...


Homeowners Ignore Advice to Use ‘Complicated’ Good Faith Estimate as Mortgage Shopping Tool

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2011—Men and women may indulge in the joys of shopping, but when it comes to financing the biggest purchase of their lives, neither is a shop-a-holic. That's because, according to a new survey from ING DIRECT USA, 56 percent of people buying a home do not use ...


Realtors Property Resource Announces 500,000 REALTORS Milestone

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2011—REALTORS® Property Resource™ (RPR), a subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, has reached the significant milestone of enrolling over 500,000 REALTORS®; from more than 274 MLSs across the country. With the latest addition of executed ...


NAR Modifies Popular Green Designation Program to Focus on Residential Real Estate Practice

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2011—"NAR research has consistently shown that there is a considerable and growing market for green buildings, and many of today's consumers want homes and communities that are more resource efficient and sensitive to the larger environment," says ...


REALTORS Seize the Day at Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2011—Now is the time for REALTORS ® to come to the aid of their industry, on behalf of the nation’s 75 million home owners, aspiring home owners, real estate investors, and the nation’s economy. That was the message delivered recently during “59 and ½ Minutes: A Member-Director ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: How You Can End the Habit of Procrastination for Good

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2011—As a business coach for real estate professionals for the last 14 plus years, I often hear the same question from my clients: "How do I stop procrastinating and do what I need to do to pick ...


How Strategic Partnerships Can Help You Grow Your Real Estate Business

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2011—Increasing real estate sales in today’s market takes a business model that includes strategic partnerships, according to Dan Carrillo, managing partner of the Gonzales Group. Carrillo, a 30-year industry veteran and an expert in the multicultural real estate market, will offer tips and insights on strategic partnerships ...


Housing Finance Market Reform Must Ensure Mortgage Affordability

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2011—Reforms to America's housing finance market must ensure a reliable source of affordable mortgage lending for creditworthy consumers. That's according to REALTORS® and other industry insiders who examined the federal government's future role in the secondary mortgage market at the "Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac: Obama Options ...


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