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Real Estate News Archive


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. ...


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. ...


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