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The Active Enterprise Network Partners with Onboard Informatics for Lifestyle Search

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2011—The Active Enterprise Network announced their extended partnership with Onboard Informatics to include the necessary data needed for lifestyle search, an innovative home search tool that gives customers a personalized search experience on real estate websites. Through this new lifestyle search engine, customers will be able to ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise in March 2011

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—Sales of existing-home sales rose in March 2011, continuing an uneven recovery that began after sales bottomed last July, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Getting Your Clients to Buy Now

Have you been feeling frustrated with clients who don't seem to be able to make a decision? At the beginning they seem interested in buying—either they've contacted you or you contacted them—then, as they see some homes, they may begin listening to the news about today's marketplace and they start ...


Reaching Tomorrow’s Customer Today

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—Finding new clients and prospecting is the lifeblood of the real estate industry. How have social networking and Web 2.0 affected the business? ...


Company Spotlight: Incorporating Lifestyle into the Real Estate Experience

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—Eric Bryn, vice president of Digital Innovation at Baird & Warner sees his partnership with Onboard Informatics as an opportunity to provide real estate buyers and sellers an innovative way to search for real estate. ...


Fed Proposes Mortgage Standard Rules

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—(MCT)—The Federal Reserve recently proposed requiring banks to ensure borrowers can repay their mortgages before they give them a loan. ...


Next on NAHREP Radio: Leading Latinas in REO

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—The REO business is a tough business to break into: Demand, competition and access prove to be big hurdles for newcomers. Three Latina leaders share their insights on the business on the May 3 show of The Voice of Hispanic Real Estate and offer tips to other ...


Billings Association of REALTORS Renews License Agreement with Goomze

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—Goomzee Corporation, a leading provider of mobile technology solutions for real estate professionals, announced that Billings Association of REALTORS® has renewed its site license agreement to provide Goomzee’s product, Realty Connect, to their members. The service enables Billings REALTORS® to provide Montana home buyers real estate listing ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Debuts iPad Listing Presentation Tool

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, announced it is providing its network of more than 11,700 sales associates with a digital tool that enables them to quickly and easily deliver listing and marketing presentations via an iPad. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Welcomes the Asian Real Estate Association of America to China

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, announced that Century 21 China will host a meeting for members of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) during their trade mission to China. ...


Trusted Name, New Approach – Citi Puts a Fresh Spin on Mortgage Relationships

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2011—Welcoming a brand new player to the real estate playing field is always big news. New perspective, new ideas, new potential on the horizon. However, with almost 200 years of history, and ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? include: exclusive OfficeMax® discounts available; errors and omissions protection for brokers and agents now available through the newest REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Victor O. Schinnerer & Co., Inc.; and a new bill has been introduced to speed short ...


Commentary: Nonprofits Warn of Increased Foreclosures with the Elimination of the Housing Counseling Assistance Program

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2011—Enduring the devastating housing crisis is a challenge that is only exacerbated by Congress’s decision to eliminate all funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Counseling Assistance Program. Representatives from NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the NAACP, the National Coalition for ...


New HUD Campaign Empowers Homeowners to Recognize, Avoid and Report Foreclosure Relief Scams

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is launching a new campaign in Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles called Know It. Avoid It. Report It. This campaign has two objectives. First, ...


Appraisal Institute Issues Earth Day Call to Real Estate Community for Collaboration

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2011—In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), the Appraisal Institute called on the world’s real estate community to join in helping ensure reliable valuations for sustainable “green” buildings. The Appraisal Institute is one of the nation’s largest professional associations of real estate appraisers and has members in ...


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