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Major Legislation in 2011: How Brokers Can Impact the Issues

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Charlie Oppler, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and ...


Affordable Housing Providers Dominate Apartment Industry’s Largest Owners, According to Annual Ranking of 50 Largest Firms

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—The apartment industry made a surprising recovery in 2010 from the "Great Recession," and that recovery is reflected in the 2011 NMHC 50, the National Multi Housing Council's annual ranking of the 50 largest apartment owners and ...


Weekly Video Tip: Pre-Interviews

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—If you’re planning on interviewing someone on camera, remember the old adage "practice makes perfect.” ...


Onboard Informatics Announces Technology Learning Series

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—Onboard Informatics, a premier data and technology services provider to top-tier real estate, media and technology companies, has launched a Technology Learning Series program, specifically for professionals in the real estate industry. ...


HUD to Address ‘National Origin’ Housing Discrimination during National Fair Housing Month

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it will launch an effort to better address national origin-based housing discrimination during Fair Housing Month in April. HUD will initiate a national media campaign and a series of community discussions on topics ranging ...


Century 21 Award Renews Franchise Affiliation

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, has announced that CENTURY 21 Award, an independently owned and operated brokerage company that is the largest franchisee within the CENTURY 21® System, has signed a long-term renewal ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Announces New Ownership of Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty in Spain

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC has announced that City & Provincial Properties PLC is the new owner of Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty. ...


Real Estate Survivors, Innovators to Share Success Strategies

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2011—A diverse line-up of real estate visionaries and experts will share insights and strategies at RISMedia’s Achieve! Conference this May. RISMedia’s 23rd annual educational and networking event will take place on May 24th and 25th at the ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Special Delivery

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2011—Have you ever received something in the mail that you weren’t expecting? If you have, and it was not a bill but something that you actually wanted, then you know how nice it feels to get something you otherwise didn’t think you were going to receive. ...


Calling All ‘Agents of Change’: TREB Kicks off New Initiative Highlighting Top Agents’ Success Stories

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2011—Who is leading the charge in today’s real estate market? To foster conversations and recognize those at the forefront of the industry, The Real Estate Book/RealEstateBook.com, a content provider of real estate information online, in print, direct mail, social media and mobile platforms, has launched a new ...


Real Estate Leaders to Converge on Houston to Shape the Future of MLS Public Websites

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2011—Some of real estate’s most innovative and respected thought leaders will gather in Houston this summer to chart the future of MLS public websites connecting REALTORS® and Internet consumers when the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) presents MLS Cloud 2011 on June 2-3 at the Post Oak ...


Point2 Announces 11 New Listing Syndication Partnerships

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2011—Online real-state, marketing-solution provider Point2 has announced that it has completed the technology implementation and market rollout of its listing syndication and real estate broker and agent product line co-marketing program with 11 additional real estate Multiple Listing Service (MLS) organizations and associations. The new ...


CoreLogic Home Price Index Reports Non-Distressed Properties Showing Signs of Stability, Overall Price Declines

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2011—CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a provider of information, analytics and business services, has released its February Home Price Index (HPI), which shows that home prices in the U.S. declined for the seventh month in a row. ...


Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Inch Higher

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2011—Mortgage rates continued to rise this week, with the benchmark conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 5.08 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.41 discount and origination points. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies – Are You a ‘People Pleaser’ or Are You Committed to ‘Win/Win’?

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2011—The biggest mistake that most real estate agents make in dealing with their clients and colleagues is that they are unconsciously committed to “people pleasing.” The signs to watch out for will clearly show you whether you ...


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