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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 ...


The Freest of the Free Markets

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Think back to your college days. You went out all night and drank way too much. The next morning you had a devastating hangover, and one of your buddies came up with the miracle solution—the hair of the dog that bit you. So you started again. “It’s ...


Regional Spotlight: Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Up in January 2011

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Florida's existing home and existing condo sales rose in January 2011, according to the latest housing data released by Florida REALTORS®. According to the data, existing home sales increased 14% last month with a total of 12,151 homes sold statewide compared to 10,702 homes sold in January ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Pristine Home with Traditional Elegance

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Located in Wilmington, Delaware, this pristine French-style home with traditional elegance and an open floor plan is being listed by RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate. ...


Realogy to Release Full-Year 2010 Financial Results and Host Webcast on March 4

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Realogy Corporation will release its full-year 2010 financial results and file its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 on Friday, March 4, 2011. ...


Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Down Two Weeks in a Row

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Mortgage rates retreated further this week, with the benchmark conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping back to 5.09%, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.45 discount and origination points. ...


Foreclosure Homes Account for 26 Percent of All 2010 Residential Sales, According to RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its Year-End and Q4 2010 U.S. Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that foreclosure homes accounted for nearly 26% of all U.S. residential sales during the year, down from 29% of all sales in 2009 but up from 23% ...


Deadline to Participate in Top Broker Ranking Extended

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—RISMedia announced today that the deadline for its 23rd Annual Power Broker Survey has been extended to Friday, March 4, 2011. As the industry’s leading report ranking the nation’s top brokerages, this listing of the real estate ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise in January 2011

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January 2011 sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


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