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Focus on 3 Core Elements to Create a Miracle in Your Business

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2011—One of my favorite movies is “Miracle,” in which Kurt Russell is playing the coach of the history-making 1980 Olympic hockey team. In the movie, it was his job to assemble a team that would be able to play against the Russians. The American association’s vision was ...


Fannie Mae’s Latest National Housing Survey Shows Key Changes in Americans’ Attitudes toward Housing and the Economy

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2011—Fannie Mae's latest national housing survey finds that Americans are more confident about the stability of home prices than they were at the beginning of 2010, even though they lack confidence in the strength of the economy: ...


Mobile Real Estate ID Signs on as Mobile Technology Sponsor of 2011 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2011—Mobile Real Estate ID, one of the industry’s leading mobile solution providers has signed on as the Mobile Technology Sponsor of the 2011 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference which will take place at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. As part of their agreement, Mobile ...


Onboard Informatics and First Team Real Estate Partner to bring Lifestyle Search to the Southern California Area

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2011—Onboard Informatics, a premier data and technology services provider to top-tier real estate, media and technology companies has partnered with First Team Real Estate (a Leading Real Estate Companies of the World member) to power the company’s Lifestyle Search. Lifestyle Search, an innovative home search tool that ...


Real Estate 3.0 – The Evolution of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—When was the last time you heard the words “energy,” “fresh” and “fun” in conjunction with the real estate market? Or remarked that a brand is consistently over-delivering despite a challenging environment? If you’re like most in ...


New-Home Sales Fall 12.6 Percent in January 2011

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—(MCT)—Sales of new U.S. homes fell in January 2011, almost completely retracing the strong gain seen in December, the Commerce Department recently estimated. ...


Economy Embarking on Period of Expansion, According to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Mortgage Market Analysis Group

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—Continued improvements in economic activity driven by strong growth in consumer spending are moving the economy beyond the recovery phase and into a period of expansion, according to the February 2011 Economic Outlook released by Fannie Mae's Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. For 2011, economic growth ...


REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards Now Accepting Nominations

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® is currently accepting applications for the 12th annual REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards. The awards recognize REALTORS® for their dedication to volunteer service. ...


Steve Harney and Matthew Ferrara to Serve as Deans of Institute 2.0 for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World has appointed Steve Harney and Matthew Ferrara as Deans of Institute 2.0, LeadingRE's learning platform. Harney will serve as the Dean of the School of Agent Excellence and Ferrara has been appointed as the Dean of the School of ...


RES.NET Releases Short Sale Portal

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—RES.NET, an infrastructure of diverse real estate professionals and supporting software applications, has released their much anticipated Short Sale Portal. The new portal provides mortgage servicers with critical tools to manage the short sale workflow process, and to connect with their borrowers and representing listing agent. Because ...


Improve Your Communications Strategy and Build Your Sphere of Influence

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2011—According to the 2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 89% of home buyers used the Internet as one of the information sources in their home search process. It is no surprise then that today’s agents ...


High-End Real Estate Provides Unique Value

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2011—Recent increases in significant sales for the high-end real estate market underscore the need for brokers and agents in this segment to think outside the box when it comes to providing financial options that can help close a sale. Here, Philip White, President and Chief Operating Officer ...


Homeowners Commit to Green Living as They Look Past Traditional Homes

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2011—(MCT)—After a year in his straw-bale house on Boise Avenue, Mark Lung says the house has saved him money, conserved resources, provided a comfortable environment through four seasons and convinced its owners—and maybe a few visitors—that straw has life far beyond the fields. ...


Homeowners Willing to Tackle Remodeling Projects

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—(MCT)—Homeowners who put off renovations during the recession are thinking about spending money on their properties again. ...


Home Sellers Fare Better in Getting Their Homes Sold Using a REALTOR®, According to HomeGain Survey

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—HomeGain.com, a leading online real estate resource that connects home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals, announced the results of its For Sale By Owner (FSBO) vs. REALTOR® survey. HomeGain surveyed over 1,000 homeowners asking whether they used a REALTOR® to sell their home or whether ...


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