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Third-Generation Brokerage Balances Impressive Growth with Commitment to the Community

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—ERA Real Estate, an innovative franchising leader in the residential real estate industry, has named RREIN member ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. in Leesburg, Fla., as the winner of its prestigious Gene Francis Memorial Award, a national award presented by ERA Franchise Systems LLC to its "Top All-Around ...


Realty Executives International Sees Significant Franchise Growth in the First Quarter of 2011

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—Realty Executives International, Inc. has awarded franchising rights to 12 new franchisees in North America year-to-date in 2011. New franchise locations include those added in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. In the United States new franchise locations can be found in Florida, Tennessee, California, Missouri ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Hover at 5.00 Percent for Second Consecutive Week

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—Average mortgage rates held steady week-over-week according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, which tracks the lowest and average home loan rates offered by lenders on the LendingTree network. ...


RISMedia Revamps Time-honored Annual Conference for Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—This May, hundreds of the industry’s top practitioners and visionaries will gather for RISMedia’s 23rd annual educational and networking event, Achieve!, Real Estate’s Innovation & Opportunity Conference. Formerly known as The Leadership Conference, RISMedia’s ...


Is Your Website Wooing Jaded Searchers?

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—The other day I got a flustered phone call from a friend. In between curses and huffs about never dating again, she wanted to know why everyone in the New York singles scene is all over the place. For better or worse, the reality is that living ...


Investors Dominate Distress Sales

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Investor activity dominated a sluggish distress sale market in February as homebuyers are increasingly frustrated by difficulties getting financing, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. ...


Choosing the Right Social Media Partner – The Five-Point Relationship Test

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Both buyers and sellers are becoming increasingly more tech savvy and are demanding more time and energy from their agents for less. Meanwhile, agents are constantly looking for ways to stay on top of technology advances and the ever-changing social networking sites while still reaching their buyers ...


Regional Spotlight: 2011 Ohio Home Sales Off to a Strong Start

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Home sales for the first two months of the year are just 1.1 percent behind the same period last year, suggesting a strong start for the central Ohio housing market according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS® (CBR). ...


Allan Dalton Invited as First Speaker in HUNT Real Estate Corporation’s Distinguished Speaker Series

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—As part of its 100-year anniversary events, Peter Hunt, chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation, and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) invited Allan Dalton, co-founder and president of RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network® and author of Leveraging Your Links to ...


Point2 and Proxio Sign Global Marketing Agreement

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Online real estate marketing solutions provider Point2 recently announced a marketing agreement with Proxio, the international Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and global referral network. According to the company, the partnership effectively expands market reach for both Point2 and Proxio, and creates new marketing and revenue channels for ...


One of San Diego County’s Leading Real Estate Companies Signs Franchise Agreement with Real Living

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Exclusive Properties, one of the largest, most successful and respected residential real estate firms in San Diego County and a current franchisee of Windermere Real Estate, recently announced it has selected Real Living as its new franchisor. Additionally, the company announced its name will change to ...


Phil Edwards Joins CompensationMaster as Vice President of Business Development

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—CompensationMaster announced recently that the company is expanding its management team and hiring industry veteran Phil Edwards to fill the newly created role of vice president of business development. He will be responsible for the company’s business development strategy, business partnerships, and both the sales and marketing ...


How Well Are You Insured Against Flooding?

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—(MCT)—The frightening images of Japan's tsunami wiping out homes, roads and entire cities are vivid reminders that a natural disaster can strike at any time. ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: maximize your e-marketing with the hub and spoke concept, SentriLock enhances SentriCard®, and tax time can be less taxing for home owners. ...


A Closer Look at February Existing-Home Sales Following Sustained Gains

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—Existing-home sales fell in February following three straight monthly increases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops—dropped 9.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million in February from an upwardly revised 5.40 million in ...