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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. ...


HUD to Offer Grants to Fix Housing-Related Health Hazards

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it is making grants available to help eliminate lead-based paint and other housing related health hazards from lower income homes. The funding will help protect young children as well as other vulnerable populations. ...


10 Tips for a Cleaner, Safer Kitchen

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—(MCT)—The first day of spring has come and gone. To get the cleaning season started right, we looked for the best advice on cleaning the busiest—and maybe dirtiest—room in the house: the kitchen. ...


ERA Real Estate Launches Technology Offering that Mirrors Its Culture of Collaboration

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—ERA Real Estate, an innovative franchising leader in the residential real estate industry, announced the launch of a new broker and agent intranet solution, teamERA.com, that brings the company’s collaborative culture to life in an online environment. ...


Next on NAHREP Radio: The Great Recession – Has It Changed How Consumers Manage Money?

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—What spending patterns are you seeing among home buyers? Has the economic crisis changed the way they manage their money? Do they buy “less” house? Learn the last consumer trends from the 2011 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey conducted by Harris Poll and the National Foundation for Credit ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: learn how to use the REALTOR® mark correctly, save 10% on your SFR Certification, and REALTOR® Magazine is seeking candidates for the 2011 Good Neighbor Awards. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


Building Homeownership: What the April 18th FHA Price Increase Means for You and Your Low-Downpayment Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—In one of the first articles I wrote for this column, I said that the majority of home buyers today without 20% to put down on a new home are getting an FHA loan. I also said ...


House Rich Rule #12 – Share the Brain Trust

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—Don’t let Washington or Wall Street stop the entrepreneurial spirit in you. We are in a period of history right now where as an entrepreneur, you want to build wealth and you can’t rely on anyone else. The real estate market is here for you and the ...


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