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An Agent-Driven Environment

RISMEDIA, April 18, 2011—Successful real estate professionals know that equipping their agents with the tools they need to stay in touch with their clients and provide the most up-to-date and accurate information is one way to stay ahead of the curve. Here, Dottie Bowe, owner of Keller Williams Realty in ...


Mortgage Help Center Opens in Jacksonville, Florida

RISMEDIA, April 18, 2011—Fannie Mae announced the opening of the Jacksonville Mortgage Help Center to provide free education and counseling services to struggling Duval County homeowners. The Jacksonville Center, the latest of eight Mortgage Help Centers to open across the country, is part of Fannie Mae's nationwide initiative to educate ...


Scripting Success – 7 Tips to Stand Out from the Crowd

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2011—For years, real estate professionals have been trying to tailor their marketing strategies to an ever-evolving consumer. Some focus on using the latest technology or trends to stand out from the crowd, while others stick to more ...


Regulators, Banks Reach Deal to Correct Foreclosure Flaws

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2011—(MCT)—Federal banking regulators have reached agreements with the nation's biggest mortgage lenders to address longstanding complaints that the foreclosure process is unfair to delinquent borrowers trying to stay in their homes. ...


Do Online Ratings Matter?

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2011—Most real estate professionals can attest to the fact that client referrals are an important part of their business. In a day and age where consumers are relying on reviews from friends and family, positive views are even more important. Here, Sara Bonert, director of broker ...


For Your Clients: How to Manage Unexpected Home Expenses

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2011—(MCT)—Homes are more affordable these days, the selection is abundant, and interest rates are still fairly low. For some people, it could well be a great time to buy. ...


REALTORS Applaud Bill to Speed Lender Response to Short Sales

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2011—A new bill to improve the process for approving short sales may soon bring relief to distressed homeowners who are unable to keep their homes and hope to avoid foreclosure. The bill, recently introduced in the U.S. House and strongly supported by the National Association of REALTORS®, ...


4 Tips to Manage Your Leads and Improve Your Conversion Rate

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2011—With studies showing that buyers begin their search for a home well before they actually buy, you need to have a game plan in place to strategically position yourself to be top of mind when they are ready to buy. In conjunction with the positioning, you need ...


Persistence Is Key – Motivational Strategies Can Lead to Success

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2011—Starting each day with enthusiasm comes easily to most agents when the housing market is booming. But when times are tough, even the most experienced CRSs can struggle to maintain their drive. “It’s hard to get motivated when you’ve been hitting the wall, but those who get ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Spacious Home Is Full of Surprises

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2011—This beautiful home, located in Granite Bay, California and equipped with everything you could possibly want for a comfortable lifestyle is being listed by RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member Lyon Real Estate. ...


PCMS Consulting Set to Expand Camp REinvent

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2011—Originally launched in 2009, PCMS Consulting's popular Camp REinvent™ coaching series is being expanded to reach a bigger and more diverse audience, company Founder and Chief Visionary, Jose Perez, announced. The company will be offering more client specific programs in addition to presentations geared towards larger groups. ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2011—Mortgage applications decreased 6.7% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 8, 2011. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Solutions to Self-Sabotage

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—"I don't know why I'm sabotaging myself.” I hear this statement every day from clients and prospective clients. This sentiment is extremely common amongst both seasoned and new entrepreneurs. I hear many examples of self-sabotage in my ...


Scared of Your Shadow Inventory?

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—This big inventory of homes—90 days or more delinquent on their mortgage payments, currently in foreclosure or now REOs—at last count was 2.1 million. It’s enough to make you plop, plop, fizz, fizz, worrying everyone from the banks to the sellers and most of the rest of ...


Regional Spotlight: RE/MAX Seasonal Trend Report for Twin Cities

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—Numbers don’t lie, and if you look at the most recent monthly housing statistics for the Twin Cities metro, as released in the Monthly Indicators report for February 2011 distributed by the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®, you’ll see they look pretty dismal. ...


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