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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. ...


Xplode Real Estate Technology Conference Gives $35,000 of Mobile Technology to Attendees

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2011—Brokers, agents and mortgage professionals who met in Austin, Texas last month for the very first Xplode Real Estate Technology Conference, received $35,000 worth of free mobile technology from leading mobile solutions provider, Mobile Real Estate ID™. Xplode is a conference series created to deliver a unique ...


Showcase Your Professionalism with Personalized Products from NAR

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2011—To stand out from the crowd in today’s real estate market, you and your agents need to stay a step or two ahead of your competition. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) can help you put your best professional foot forward, providing you with the programs, products, ...


Realogy Reports Results for Full Year 2010 – Real Estate Leader Posts Net Revenue of $4.1 Billion

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2011—Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services, reported results for the full year ended December 31, 2010. Realogy’s net revenue for the year was $4.1 billion, an increase of 4% compared to 2009. The growth is attributed to an increase in the average ...


Eight Additional MLS Providers Connect with Goomzee

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2011—Goomzee, one of the industry’s leading mobile technology solutions providers, announced that they are connecting with eight additional MLS markets throughout the United States. This expansion has more than doubled their MLS user reach, now surpassing 250,000 agents. ...


Smarter Agent Acquires Start-Up Toor.me

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2011—Smarter Agent, a leading mobile real estate network, announced the acquisition of Toor.me, combining Toor.me’s QR code product with Smarter Agent’s existing suite of mobile real estate apps that can be branded to agents, brokers, realty franchisors, media and finance companies. ...


Content is King – Information Provides Value When Reaching Out to Your Sphere of Influence

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2011—Ever since I began my career in real estate, I was told that creating high touches with my database or my sphere of influence was one of the most valuable things I could do to build a ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Constantly Mobile Consumer

RISMEDIA, March 7, 2011—When Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance to unveil the iPad 2, he made note of the fact that in only nine months during 2010 Apple sold nearly 15 million iPads, which generated close to $10 billion in revenue for the company. According to Jobs, “2010 was ...


RISMedia’s Facebook Page Surpasses 4,000 Friends & Fans

RISMEDIA, March 7, 2011—As social media entrenches itself across the real estate landscape, RISMedia's official Facebook page has become a vibrant online community with more than 4,000 fans and a solid base of approximately 3,000 active monthly users. Are you getting the latest RISMedia FB updates? ...


Competing with Distressed Properties a Major Challenge in Metro Chicago Real Estate Market, RE/MAX Reports

RISMEDIA, March 7, 2011—Foreclosures and short sales, collectively known as distressed properties, have accounted for anywhere from 35-48% of home sales in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market over the last year, according to RE/MAX. As a result, distressed homes ...


New Wave of Real Estate Agents See Industry as Way to Take Control of Their Career

RISMEDIA, March 7, 2011—(MCT)—Jerome Ryan was a senior architect who designed high-rise condos. Beth Reilly has worked for a big Fortune 500 company. Gary Judson is a former marketing manager who's getting his master's in elementary education. Now they're selling houses. ...


Weichert Relocation Resources Launches Annual Survey to Gauge Economy’s Impact on Corporate Relocation

RISMEDIA, March 7, 2011—Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. (WRRI), one of the world’s leading relocation and assignment management companies, has launched its annual Mobility and the Current Real Estate Market survey. ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease

RISMEDIA, March 7, 2011—Mortgage applications decreased 6.5% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 25, 2011. The results do not include an adjustment for the President’s Day holiday. ...


Simple Tips to Differentiate Yourself in Today’s Real Estate Industry

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2011—This firmly held consumer belief is possibly the greatest challenge we face in this business. We are all the same. How unfair! We are all unique human beings, with unique hopes, dreams, skills and talents. REALTORS® are ...


Understanding the Wants and Needs of Your Consumers

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2011—As we continue to make our way through today’s volatile market, now’s the time to start focusing on your skills and what you’re doing to find business, win the sale and close the deal. Here, Brian Wildermuth, president & co-founder of SharperAgent discusses how the proper selling ...