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Broker Spotlight: Tech-Savvy and Taking Charge

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2011—In today’s broker spotlight from Real Estate magazine, Robb Spearman, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts talks about what it takes to support today’s top-producing agents. ...


Movers and Shakers: A Look at Executive Appointments around the Industry

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2011—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC has promoted Wendy Forsythe to senior vice president of network services, the company has announced. Forsythe will continue to lead the teams responsible for providing products, tools and services to the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network of more ...


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: RISMedia Launches Daily Video News Updates

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2011—Responding to the rapidly evolving pace of technology and information delivery, RISMedia, the leader in real estate information systems, announced today the launch of its Daily Video News Update, now featured in each edition of the ...


Consumers Have the Motivation – But Lack the Money for Home Improvement

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011—The arrival of spring brings not only warmer weather, but also spring cleaning and the undertaking of do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects. Much to the chagrin of home improvement stores, the DIY home improvement market has seen ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #10 – Other People’s Money

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011–One of the reasons real estate investing produces such incredible returns is because often times the appreciation is leveraged. ...


Video Tips: Motorized Head Tripods

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011—If you’re serious about shooting video, we trust you’re familiar with using a tripod. It provides the rock solid stability that sets you apart from the hand held amateurs—unless you’re after that “Blair Witch” effect. ...


Mobile Leader Invites Agents to Participate in QR Code Survey

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011—Do you know what a QR code is? You might have heard the term lately or be aware that QR codes are becoming widely popular within the real estate industry at this time. Perhaps you’re even thinking of using them. The real question is do you know ...


Short Sale Marketing System Provides Crye-Leike Realtor with Substantial Sales Increase

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011— Kim Blanton of Crye-Leike Realtors in the Hendersonville, Tenn. area has seen an exceptional increase in listing inventory and sales resulting from Pro Step Marketing’s Short Sale Marketing Plan, Website Design and Social Media strategy. ...


Prudential Douglas Elliman Completes New York City’s Highest Priced Condo Sale Ever

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011—Prudential Douglas Elliman announces the closing of a $48 million condominium at The Plaza, which sets a record for the highest single condo sale in New York City. Lisa Simonsen, Senior Vice President at Prudential Douglas Elliman, represented both sides in the record-breaking deal. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Names Jim Ramsay Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate® LLC recently announced that Jim Ramsay has joined its management team as senior vice president of franchise sales. Ramsay will be responsible for leading the franchise sales team and expanding the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate franchise network. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Launches First Real Estate iAd for iPad

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011—Continuing its strong heritage of innovation and bringing consumers fun and informative ways to engage in the home buying and selling process, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently announced that it is the first national real estate franchise brand to launch an iAd for the iPad—the latest ...


Regional Spotlight: Maui Real Estate Booming with 70 Percent Phase Sellout at Villas at Kehalani

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011—Stanford Carr Development is reporting that the current phase of townhomes at The Villas at Kehalani is more than 70 percent sold out, indicating a strong interest from buyers looking for Maui real estate. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Mobile Foundation

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2011—So you’ve heard about QR codes. In order to crack the QR Code, you need to have a solid mobile website strategy in place. This is the destination all your QR Codes will point to. So, what is it you should be looking for? There is a ...


A Gentle Rise in Mortgage Applications

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2011—Mortgage applications increased 2.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 18, 2011. The Market Composite Index—a measure of mortgage loan application volume—increased 2.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one ...


How Do Property Tax Rates Work?

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2011—It's that time of year again, and some of you should be expecting your property tax bill for the first half of 2011. If that's the case, then you'll probably be wondering just how the government calculates property tax rates and why your bill seems to change ...