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Real Estate News Archive


LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse Reveals Dip in Rates

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—Average mortgage rates fell week-over-week, but the decrease is expected to be short-lived, according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, a snapshot of the lowest and average home loan rates available within the LendingTree network of lenders. ...


Zillow Surfaces Thousands of Real Estate Agent Ratings and Reviews

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—Real estate website Zillow.com launched the ability for home buyers and sellers to search for and find local real estate agents based on ratings and reviews from former clients. Thousands of consumers have rated and reviewed their agents since Zillow launched the ability to review agents in ...


RentJuice Launches in New York City, Sees Strong Adoption by Major Brokerages and Landlords

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—RentJuice, an online technology platform streamlining the rental process for real estate professionals and networking together brokerages and landlords announced its expansion into the New York City market. The online software, which has already been hugely successful in Boston, Chicago and Miami, is moving the availability of ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Celebrates Successful Recruiting Year

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, one of the world's largest networks of leading independent real estate brokers, continued to expand in 2010, with over 50 new offices and 2,300 sales associates added during the year. A strong pipeline of new member candidates ensures additional growth ...


RealtyTrac Releases Year-End Foreclosure Report

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its Year-End 2010 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows a total of 3,825,637 foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on a record 2,871,891 U.S. properties in 2010, an increase of nearly 2% from 2009 and ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: How to Create Your Multiple 6-Figure Income in 2011

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—You are about to learn the secrets to creating a multiple six figure income while still having time to do what you love to do. This is a very exciting topic because we really are going to ...


Institute Unveils Tips to Help Homeowners and Buyers Avoid Appraisal Problems

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—The Appraisal Institute released helpful tips for consumers, providing guidance for homeowners and buyers seeking to ensure their sales are completed in a timely manner. ...


Leads vs. Referrals: Develop a Referral Mentality – Part 2

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—In last month’s article, we reviewed the importance of referrals in shaping the long-term success of your real estate business. A number of key, yet simple, things you can do and keep in mind can make a huge difference in this effort. ...


Surveys Offer Additional Contact Points with Clients

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—Right now, you’re thinking this might be a case of “be careful what you wish for.” Absolutely not—there’s nothing to fear. You need to know definitively what your clients think, and creating an annual survey is an important marketing step, especially prior to any strategic planning. ...


New Firm to Represent Sotheby’s International Realty Brand in Chicago

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that Jameson Real Estate in Chicago has signed an agreement to join its luxury real estate network and will be re-branding its operation as Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty within the next days and weeks. ...


REALTOR® Volunteer and Mentor Program Seeks Nominations

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Society is seeking entries for Volunteering Works, a program that matches REALTORS® who would like to expand their community service outreach with a mentor who is already a successful volunteer leader. ...


Keller Williams Realty to Launch eEdge Agent Business Platform

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—Keller Williams Realty announced that it will launch what it says is one of the real estate industry’s first complete lead-to-close business solutions for every agent in the company, eEdge. The first phase of eEdge, voted on and ratified by the company’s Associate Leadership Councils, will officially ...


Goomzee Launches Mobile Solution

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—Goomzee Corporation, a leading provider of mobile technology solutions for real estate professionals, announced it has released what it calls one of the real estate industry’s first all-in-one mobile marketing and lead capture solutions that includes two-way Text Message marketing, QR Code marketing with lead capture, and ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: RE/MAX Alliance – Evolving with the Market

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, ...


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

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: enhance your business with NAR’s new print on demand service; insurance solutions through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program; and a discounted webinar on optimizing your Facebook page from REALTOR® University. ...