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RE/MAX Senior Counsel Named to International Trademark Association’s Board of Directors

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—Adam Scoville, RE/MAX Senior Counsel, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA), a worldwide association that supports and advances trademarks and intellectual property as elements of fair and effective global commerce, RE/MAX has announced. ...


Prudential California Realty Announces Merger with Coldwell Banker Coon & McCreary, REALTORS®

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—Prudential California Realty announced the merger of Coldwell Banker Coon & McCreary, REALTORS®, a real estate brokerage that tracks its roots to the early 1970s in east Contra Costa County. Broker/owner Frank Coon currently operates successful offices in Pleasant Hill and Antioch. The merger between the two ...


Relationship Building and Follow-Up Service Key to Real Estate Success

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—The most successful real estate agents place great value on developing lifetime relationships with their clients. In today's competitive marketplace, they are aware that their clients are aggressively prospected and their loyalty cannot be taken for granted. ...


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

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: new products and offerings available at REALTOR.org/Store; marketing tools that meet your needs from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners; and existing-home sales rise sharply. ...


Simple Tips to Connect with Gen Y Buyers through Mobile Solutions

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—It’s no surprise that Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation, Generation Next, and the Net Generation, is tech-savvy. According to The Kiplinger Letter, a weekly business and economic forecasting periodical, Generation Y will reshape workplaces ...


A Local Footprint Goes a Long Way in Today’s Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—Knowing your local market is an important piece of the puzzle for any real estate agent. As consumers continue to demand more information at a faster pace, it is crucial that agents take the time to learn the ups and downs of their local real estate market. ...


RETransform Acquires PropertyView Solutions, Inc.

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—RETransform, one of the real estate industry’s leading business services corporations announced the acquisition of Dallas-based PropertyView Solutions, Inc. (PVSI), a leading provider of property management and accounting software. The PVSI team will be kept intact and both groups will work together toward providing unparalleled service, support ...


Appraisal Institute Launches ‘Green’ Valuation Program

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—The Appraisal Institute launched its Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program, educating appraisers on the intricacies of valuing high-performance residential and commercial buildings. The Appraisal Institute is one of the nation's largest professional associations of real estate appraisers. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Names Jennifer Marchetti Vice President of Marketing and Communications

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced that Jennifer Marchetti has joined its management team as vice president of marketing and communications. Marchetti will report to Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC, and will be responsible for brand marketing ...


LeadingRE Members Aim to Lead the Way with Adoption of New Technology

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—A recent survey of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International member firms indicated that many are using Quick Response (QR) codes to promote their businesses and home listings. Mirroring this trend, Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies ...


Top 5 Member Danielle Claroni Earns Regional REALTOR® of the Year Award

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® (GAR) announced that Top 5 in Real Estate member Danielle Claroni of New England Land, LLC is GAR’s REALTOR® of the Year 2010. ...


Pre-Sale Renovation: Home Seller Do’s and Don’ts

RISMEDIA, January 25, 2011—You’ve probably seen those depressingly cheery home-themed TV shows: a couple needs to sell their house, they have an outdated kitchen, and a designer comes in and proceeds to convince them to renovate the kitchen into a ...


Homeownership More Affordable Than Renting in 72 Percent of Major U.S. Cities

RISMEDIA, January 25, 2011—Trulia.com, a top site for home buyers, sellers and renters, released its latest Rent vs. Buy Index which found that it is more affordable to buy than to rent a two-bedroom home in 72% of America's 50 ...


The Art of Selling in the Mortgage Industry – 3 Tips to Find Success

RISMEDIA, January 25, 2011—The past few months have been great for the mortgage industry. Most of us have seen the effects of low rates and benefitted from the refinancing boom. It's easy to become so focused on the task at hand that you forget about planning for the future. As ...


More Pull, Less Push – SharperAgent’s ‘Success Marketing Program’ Helps Agents Create a Plan, then Execute

RISMEDIA, January 25, 2011—Like many brokers across the country, business these days is flat year-over-year for Coldwell Banker United’s Jeff Wheeler. But, unlike many brokers, Wheeler is using this time very wisely. In anticipation of the market’s return, he is shrewdly focused on where dollars should be cut…and where they ...


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