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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. ...


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. ...


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