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Prudential Florida Realty Named One of Prudential Real Estate Network’s Top Companies

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—Prudential Florida Realty has been named recipient of the Gibraltar Circle Award for the 10th year in a row, which is given annually to the top 50 companies in the Prudential Real Estate Network based on gross commission income. The prestigious award was presented to Prudential Florida ...


Carmen Mercado Named Chairman of NAHREP; Leaders Discuss 5-Point Plan to Preserve Homeownership for Multicultural Buyers

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—Carmen Mercado, a Long Island, New York-based Education & Diversity Manager with NRT’s Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, was installed as chairman and president of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals during its policy forum last week in Washington, D.C. Mercado has served on the association’s ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC Acquires Licensing Rights to Expand in Australia

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC (SIRA) announced it has acquired the rights from the Sotheby’s auction house to license the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in Australia. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...


Mortgage Applications Increase

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—Mortgage applications increased 15.5% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 4, 2011. ...


Create a Memorable First Impression through Successful Curb Appeal

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—(MCT)—Now that virtually all the winter's snow has melted (in some areas of the country) and it's easier to navigate the streets, let's consider something calculated to get people slamming on the brakes: curb appeal, that special ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: move toward financial security with an IRA from REALTORS® Federal Credit Union; SentriLock brings the power of the SentriCard to your customers; and REBAC and the Center for Specialized REALTOR® Education announce the launch of Training4RE.com. ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #7 – The Three T’s: Tenants, Taxes & Toilets

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—"I don't want to be a landlord" is one of the most common obstacles to investing in real estate. In this video we discuss how to mitigate your fear of being a landlord by getting the right perspective, and understanding your abilities and limitations. ...


If Listings Could Talk – 5 Tips to Help Your Listing Stand Out

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—You have worked hard to get the listing appointment, beaten out the competition and have secured the listing. During your listing presentation, you demonstrated your knowledge of the market and the neighborhood. You relied on your reputation and sales record as well as your brokerage and brand ...


New Year, New Life – Realty Executives Brokers Launch ‘Love Your Life’ Campaign to Embrace Life/Work Balance

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—With the dramatic shift in the real estate industry and the economy over the past few years, Realty Executives Nevada Broker/Owners Jeff and Fafie Moore, CRS, CRB, CRP, have faced the challenges of the market head-on as one of the largest real estate brokerages in the state. ...


Maponics to Offer Real Estate Subdivision Boundaries

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—Maponics, a leading provider of location-based data, announced its groundbreaking Subdivision Boundaries product with plans for vast U.S. coverage by mapping more than 500,000 by year-end. The real estate industry has long recognized that the immediate area surrounding properties significantly impacts quality of life and home values. ...


LPS Real Estate Group Expands MLS Software Capabilities with Completion of Paragon 5 MLS Phased Release

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—LPS Real Estate Group, Inc., a division of Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology and services to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced the release of its new Paragon 5 (P5) MLS platform to more than 200 Multiple Listing Services (MLS) ...


DotLoop Joins Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—DotLoop, the collaborative workspace for real estate professionals, has joined the 2011 Conference of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World in Las Vegas, March 8-10. Continuing their nationwide expansion, DotLoop will engage with the 600 premier real estate companies attending this year’s conference; exhibiting the innovative ...


American Home Shield Awards Nearly $1 Million to Contractors for Delivering Quality Service to Customers

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—After six months of rigorous competition, American Home Shield, a leading national provider of home warranties, announced the outstanding performers and award recipients in its 2010 Contractor Quality Bonus program. The program, which ranked contractors from across the country according to customer feedback received from July to ...


Although Slowly, the Real Estate Cycle Is Turning

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2011—Housing recovery may seem like a mirage in the desert of record foreclosures and steep unemployment, but history indicates that a more balanced market is in our future. ...


Weekly Video Tip: Audio

All too often, when we think of video we forget the importance of audio. Even the best video can be severely compromised, or rendered useless if the audio isn’t right. Here are a few basic tips to point you in the right direction. ...