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Onboard Informatics and Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Announce Strategic Partnership

RISMEDIA, February 2, 2011—Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, a North American leader in real estate software, is announcing a new partnership between their globalWOLF website division and Onboard Informatics, one of the premier data service providers to top-tier real estate, media, and technology companies. According to the company, this partnership ...


PCMS Consulting and Digital Docs.net Sign Regional Deals

RISMEDIA, February 2, 2011—PCMS Consulting and Digital Docs.net, the creators of Digital Closing Docs with Forever Marketing, announced the signing of two regional agreements as they continue to roll out their innovative post-closing marketing technology around the country. RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) member, Hunt Real Estate ERA, headquartered ...


For Your Clients: Common Impediments to Selling and How to Overcome Them

RISMEDIA, February 1, 2011—Even with the economy improving overall, it would be false to say the real estate market is booming, especially for home sellers. Unfortunately, negative financial headlines are causing some potential sellers to needlessly hide in fear. For ...


7 Rapport-Building Tips to Increase Your Sales Effectiveness and Strengthen Your Client Relationships

RISMEDIA, February 1, 2011—Successful salespeople understand that making the sale has much more to do with developing trust and rapport than it does with issues of lowest price, highest quality or the largest company. Unfortunately, far too many salespeople unintentionally sabotage their chances of making a sale by skipping the ...


HUD, VA and USICH Officials Volunteer during Nation’s Homeless Count

RISMEDIA, February 1, 2011—On Thursday, January 27, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Scott Gould, and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Director Barbara Poppe, joined volunteers around the nation as they participated in a national count of homeless persons and ...


planetRE launches Comprehensive Mobile Platform for Paperless Transaction Management

RISMEDIA, February 1, 2011—planetRE, a technology provider for online real estate, launched planetRE Mobile Agent, a comprehensive transaction and communications management platform for agents, the company has announced. Powered on leading mobile devices like Apple iPhone and Google Android phones, the platform enables agents to be on the road and ...


Home Trends: Take Carter’s Advice

RISMEDIA, February 1, 2011—HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse shares his motivation and insight for tackling projects around the house ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: RE/MAX of Boulder – Quality Over Quantity

Editor’s Note: The RREIN Broker Spotlight Series offers industry insights from members of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), an elite network of leading real estate companies united behind the belief that Information Share Equals Market Share. In this interview, featured ...


Monday Morning Mobile: End to Exclusivity

RISMEDIA, January 31, 2011—Last Monday, my team and I decided to switch the e-mail servers for our company and mobilerealestateid.com. The new server, IMAP, would allow for e-mail syncing across multiple devices; read an e-mail on the phone, it gets marked read on the desktop and webmail and vice versa—pretty ...


New Home Sales Increase; Seasonality Should Drive Improvement into Spring

RISMEDIA, January 31, 2011—New home sales increased 17.5% month-over-month in December 2010 to 329,000 units, after being flat month-over-month in November. On an annual basis, new home sales fell 7.6% year-over-year in December after falling 23.9% year-over-year in November. This data is annualized based on seasonal adjustment factors for typical ...


A Mobile Strategy for All – New Jersey Brokerage Implements Company-Wide Mobile Plan

RISMEDIA, January 31, 2011—As the regional director for RE/MAX of New Jersey, Amanda Brown is charged with providing service and support to the more than 205 offices and nearly 3,400 agents that comprise this busy East Coast region. ...


3 Tips for Increasing Site Engagement and Conversion

RISMEDIA, January 31, 2011—(eM+C)—In the early years of Internet adoption, it was enough for companies to paste a virtual brochure on the Web and call it a day. Today, we've moved so far beyond that static state that companies with any online ambition must consider a vast array of dynamic ...


Multifamily Rentals: NAHB Sees Rising Demand, Insufficient Supply

RISMEDIA, January 31, 2011—New job creation amid a slowly recovering economy is creating increased demand by new renters seeking to move into apartments. However, the lack of credit needed to finance the development of apartments is already causing rents to increase and is likely to lead to a shortage of ...


Regional Spotlight: Eastern Massachusetts High-End Market Activity

RISMEDIA, January 31, 2011—September, 2010 was the first month of the year when closed single-family sales over $1 million did not exceed the year before. Of concern is the fact that similar declines also occurred in October and December. Last month, 127 single-family homes conveyed in Eastern Massachusetts (excluding ...


Pending Home Sales Continue Uptrend

RISMEDIA, January 29, 2011—Pending home sales improved further in December 2010, marking the fifth gain in the past six months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


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