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The New Normal: Where Do We Go From Here?

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2011—In the aftermath of the new normal that we are experiencing in today’s real estate market, it is crucial that real estate professionals take the time to make the most of today’s reality. Now is the time ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #5 – Find Your Florida

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2011—I use Florida as a metaphor for the unique opportunity that this economic crisis presents to investors. Florida is a market that has performed wonderfully for investors for decades, but it is in a very tough spot right now. Over development, over speculation and wild lending practices ...


Weekly Video Tip: Stock Footage

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2011—If you’d like to add some professional pop to your video production, something called stock footage may be just the answer. For example, if you’re doing a video about San Francisco, incorporating some brief clips of cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, or Alcatraz would ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands in New York State with Addition of TechValley Homes Real Estate

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2011—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced that TechValley Homes Real Estate LLC, which serves the greater Albany, N.Y. region, has joined its fast-growing franchise network. The brokerage will operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Tech Valley under broker/owner Miguel Berger, adding two offices ...


Late Mortgage Payments Fall in Fourth Quarter 2010

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2011—(MCT)—There's a note of optimism in the air about the U.S. mortgage delinquency rate. The number of mortgages that were past due in the fourth quarter of 2010 was at its lowest level since the end of 2008 (excluding homes that are already in foreclosure). Meanwhile, the ...


Z57 Inc. Announces IDX 3.0 Next Level REALTOR® Websites Incorporating Social Media and Advanced Search Capabilities

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2011—Z57 Inc., a leading provider of real estate online marketing services, announced data-rich improvements to their REALTOR® Internet Data Exchange (IDX) website product. Partner Onboard Informatics’ recent enhancements to their IDX platform allowed Z57 to build more functionality into their IDX 3.0 website product. The technology provides ...


The Wine Country Group Merges with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2011—Bay Area real estate industry veterans Ed Krafchow, Earl Shuttleworth and Gerrett Snedaker announced the formation of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group Realtors with nine offices and over 180 agents concentrated in northern California’s Wine Country. Formerly associated with Frank Howard Allen, The ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Celebrates Worldwide Network Growth in 2010

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that it grew both the office and agent count within its global network by 11% in 2010, ending the year with 11,700 sales associates located in more than 550 offices in 44 countries and territories worldwide. ...


RES.NET Releases Agent University

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2011—RES.NET, an infrastructure of diverse real estate professionals, has created a free, online Agent University. The new University is available in the AMP section of RES.NET, and allows professional level members to sign in and take advantage of several classes that can be taken at any time. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Mobile Foundation

Now that you’ve cracked the QR code and know that in order to have a successful QR code marketing strategy you need to have a mobile website strategy in place, what is it you should be looking for? There is a lot that goes into building a solid mobile website ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies – 7 Tips to Motivate Your Sphere of Influence to Refer to You

RISMEDIA, February 19, 2011—As a business coach for real estate agents, I often hear my clients say, “I just can’t pick up the phone and call my sphere of influence.” “Why not?” I ask. ...


Housing Affordability Rises to Highest Level in Two Decades

RISMEDIA, February 19, 2011—Nationwide housing affordability during the fourth quarter of 2010 rose to its highest level in the 20 years since it has been measured, according to National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) data. The ...


Create a Consistent Reputation while Promoting Your Brand

Real estate professionals can all agree that consistency is the key to creating brand and name recognition in your marketplace. An in today’s challenging market, real estate professionals must do everything they can to make sure they stay top of mind. Here, Jeff Morr, CEO/broker, Majestic Properties in Miami, Florida ...


10 Tips to Successfully Build Relationships with Prospects

RISMEDIA, February 18, 2011—In today’s challenging economic climate, everyone needs a bigger piece of the pie because the pie itself just isn’t big enough anymore. Everyone is talking about how to get more prospects. I constantly hear agents say, “I ...


What’s In a Name? Job Titles Set the Bar for Excellence

RISMEDIA, February 18, 2011—How important is a job title? Some might argue that it’s just that—a title—and that it has little, if anything, to do with the amount of passion, energy and ambition required of the job given. As the owner of a fairly large real estate firm, I have ...


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