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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®. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Increase Your Power to Attract Prosperity

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—In the last 14-plus years as a Law of Attraction business coach, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing hundreds of very successful real estate professionals. I was able to ask them the secret to their success and the answer that I always got was their mindset. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Hosts Its First National Brand Conference, Fusion 2011

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC (“BHGRE”) hosted its first national brand conference last week in Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort and Casino. Named Fusion 2011, the conference was designed to help Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate agents be better prepared to meet the ...


DocuSign Closes Record Year

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—DocuSign closed 2010 with its strongest year to date, further advancing its leadership position as one of the leading online electronic signature services with more than 5.2 million customers trusting DocuSign with their signatures by signing more than 50 million documents, the company announced today. ...


Keller Williams Realty Announces Numbers for 2010, Continued Growth during Real Estate Downturn

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—Keller Williams Realty recently reported at its national convention that it ended 2010 with 79,315 associates, 701 market centers (offices), and associate profit share up 7.2%, with its agents receiving $34.6 million dollars back. Since the inception of the profit sharing program, the company has given back ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate CEO Jim Gillespie Provides Insights in New Book

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—Nationally known real estate author and host of Extra’s Mansions & Millionaires, Michael Corbett has written a straightforward guide about the home buying process in his third real estate book, Before You Buy! The Homebuyer’s Handbook For Today’s Market (Plume Original / $15.00 / March 2010). ...


Mortgage Applications Increase

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—Mortgage applications increased 13.2% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 18, 2011. ...


Stay Warm from the Ground Up: The Basics of Basement Insulation

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—If heat is escaping your home, this is the time of year when you’ll feel it—in most areas of the country anyway—not just physically, but in your wallet. Too many people spend way more than they should ...


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

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Realtors Property Resource™ introduces new features and enhancements; sign up for a truly free trial with REALTOR Benefits® Partner, DocuSign®; and a new CIPS course is available at REALTOR® University. ...


Home Sales Continue to Rise, Prices Remain under Pressure

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—For the first time in six months, home sales in the 54 U.S. markets surveyed in the RE/MAX National Housing Report are greater than one year ago. The year-to-year sales difference has been improving for three consecutive months. In January 2011 it turned positive with a 0.7% ...


Controversial Real Estate Valuations Addressed in New Book from Appraisal Institute

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—A landmark book published this week by the Appraisal Institute demonstrates valuation methodologies for controversial easement-related appraisal assignments. The Appraisal Institute is one of the nation’s largest professional associations of real estate appraisers. ...


Apartments.com National Survey Reveals Renter Moving Plans for 2011

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—For the first time in years, the apartment rental market is beginning to experience signs of recovery as the U.S. economy slowly begins to strengthen. Reuters reported the rental vacancy rate fell to 9.4% in the fourth quarter of 2010 from 10.3% in the July-September period—the lowest ...


Prudential Florida Realty, Florida Real Estate Services Hits the Road with the Homeownership Matters Awards Tour

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—In March 2011, the Prudential Florida Realty, Florida Real Estate Services Leadership team will kick off the Florida Road Tour to promote the benefits of homeownership and recognize the company’s sales professionals for their outstanding achievements in 2010. ...


Virtual Tour Company Sees Rapid Expansion as Real Estate Market Rebounds

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—Virtual Tour company VirtualTourCafe.com has already seen tremendous growth in 2011 with many thanks to the housing market, says Tim Denbo, President/CEO. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, in 2010, home sales "jumped 15.4% in the fourth quarter to an annual rate of 4.8 million ...


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