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RealtyTrac Releases New Foreclosure Search Widget for Real Estate Agents and Brokers

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, announced the launch of a new foreclosure search widget for real estate agents and brokers, allowing them to easily insert a fully functional nationwide foreclosure property search to their websites. The new product will help agents drive more traffic ...


HomeAway Unveils New Vacation Rental Community Site

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2011—HomeAway, Inc., a leading network of online vacation rentals, introduced Community from HomeAway, a site for vacation rental owners and managers to share expertise and opinions, and access blogs and resources to optimize their vacation rental businesses. The new site represents an enhanced version of the “Owner ...


6 REALTOR® Associations Launch Point2 Listing Syndication Program

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2011—Point2 announced six new listing syndication and co-marketing program implementations that will enable 4,400 REALTORS® representing 22,000 listings in six states to leverage Point2's real estate syndication network of more than 50 popular real estate consumer websites and search engines, at no added cost to them. ...


Credit Quality a Mixed Bag: 3 Tips for Securing Rental Tenants

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2011—Everyone knows that The Great Recession has taken its toll on the housing market. Foreclosures have been at historical highs and we have all heard the personal and devastating stories of displaced homeowners. But there is a ...


Was Bailout Not as Costly as Previously Estimated?

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2011—(MCT)—Almost three years after a series of government bailouts began, what many feared would be a deep black hole for taxpayer money isn't looking nearly so dark. The brighter picture is highlighted by the outlook for the bailouts' centerpiece—the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. "It's turning ...


5 Easy Ways to Integrate Video into Your Marketing Efforts

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2011—Real estate professionals know that success is, in part, driven by how well they can create a connection. One way to do that is to integrate video into your marketing campaign. With today’s technology, it is easier than ever to capture great video. What previously required a ...


What Does the Manager of the Future Look Like?

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2011—You have 10 offices; you don’t have an exit strategy; the average age of your managers is 55 and the average age of your agents is 50. You have a lot of reinventing to do over the next few years in order to survive and put yourself ...


Declutter Your Home to Help Ease Stress and Simplify Life

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2011—(MCT)—Inside many of us lurks a pack rat—at least a little one, anyway. Even inside Deniece Schofield. Schofield is a nationally known organizing expert who teaches people how to get their clutter under control through her books, magazine articles, TV appearances and seminars. ...


American Home Shield Expands $1.2 Million Quality Bonus Program for Contractors for 2011

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2011—While awaiting the official release of the 2010 Contractor Quality Bonus standings, thousands of contractors in the American Home Shield network can get a jumpstart on earning their share of the $1.2 million available in bonuses for quality performance in 2011, the company reports. ...


Century 21 System Raises Over $1.8 Million for Easter Seals in 2010

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2011—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, announced that its brokers and agents raised more than $1.8 million in 2010 on behalf of Easter Seals. ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: updated 2011 Code of Ethics products are now available; $50 off an AHS® Home Warranty FlexPlan®; and Good Neighbor Awards are now accepting applications. ...


Practice Good Hearth Health: Fireplace Safety Basics

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—In the winter, there’s nothing as idyllic as sitting by a gently crackling fireplace with a cup of cider or hot cocoa, feeling the warmth from your toes to your soul. The essence of comfort and luxury, ...


Pending Home Sales Decline in January 2011

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—Pending home sales eased moderately in January 2011for the second straight month, but remain 20.6% above the cyclical low last June, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator, declined 2.8% to 88.9 based on contracts signed in January from ...


Company Spotlight: Cutting Edge – Keller Williams Realty’s eEdge Combines All Agent Functions into One Cohesive System

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—In an industry contingent upon time constraints, fast communication and lead generation, rapidly adopting new technology is important for any successful and progressive brokerage. When it comes to providing revolutionary, cutting-edge tools to its agents, Keller Williams Realty is definitely no stranger. Starting this month and rolling ...


NAR Bus Tour Opens National Homeownership Dialogue

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—Throughout the month of March, consumers across the country can engage REALTORS®, local officials and their neighbors on an issue that literally hits close to home—homeownership—as the National Association of REALTORS® kicks off a month-long Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour in cities across the nation. ...


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