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Builders Expect Home Sizes to Keep Shrinking

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—(MCT)—Homebuilders are thinking smaller. They've cut the average size of new houses and expect it to shrink more over the next few years. "Most builders will build smaller and lower-priced homes in 2011," said Rose Quint, a researcher with the National Association of Home Builders. "Our experts ...


Reinventing CENTURY 21 – Real Estate Powerhouse Looks to Remind Industry about a Forgotten Statistic

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—It might have been the market meltdown. Or maybe it was the emergence of new players. But somehow along the way, it seems as though the real estate industry forgot about a big company named CENTURY 21 Real Estate. Now headed by real estate veteran Rick Davidson, ...


Diane Turton, REALTORS® Agents Starting the Year Off Right

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—Diane Turton, President and Broker of Record of Diane Turton, REALTORS®, is helping her agents start the year off right. Recognizing the need for a fresh approach to the challenging real estate market, Turton sought out one of the country’s most respected professional and life transformation consultants ...


RE/MAX at the Lake and RE/MAX Executive Form Powerful, New Real Estate Firm

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—Two of the most progressive real estate firms in the Charlotte, N.C. market, RE/MAX at the Lake of Mooresville, N.C. and RE/MAX Executive Realty of Charlotte, N.C., have merged their Lake Norman offices effective January 1, 2011. The new alliance will operate as RE/MAX Executive at the ...


The ABCs of Agent Recruitment and Retention

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—In any market—but especially in today’s market—recruiting and retention is the lifeblood of any successful real estate company. As more agents compete for a piece of the shrinking real estate pie, hiring new, skilled recruits and retaining ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Next 3-5 Minutes

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—Last week I attended a phenomenal real estate conference during which the following question was posed to the mobile panelists: "What do you see happening over the next three years in mobile?" The witty panelist replied, "The next three years? We are waiting to see what happens ...


5 Steps for Putting Twitter to Work for Your Brand

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—(eM+C)—Twitter can help you win customers, drive sales, find/solve problems and manage your brand. If you don’t have a Twitter strategy, you need one. The previous sentences are a combined 140 characters, the maximum length of a tweet. They perfectly capture the power of this relatively new ...


Company Spotlight: Decades Later, Quality Still Prevails – Bold Colors, Sharp Logos and High-Quality Production and Value Keep Lowen a Step Ahead

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—For 60 years, Lowen Sign Company has designed, manufactured and printed real estate signs for independent real estate companies and major franchise brokerages across the country. With a new printing facility located in Hutchinson, Kansas, Lowen has continued delivering eye-catching riders, yard signs, for sale signs, and ...


Rent Increases On the Way, Say Analysts

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—(MCT)—Apartment dwellers could be facing double-digit rent increases in the coming years as a shortage of new multifamily units coupled with a rise in prime renter-age households gives landlords clout they haven't seen since the mid-1990s, say ...


Adam Brown Promoted to Vice President of Custom Publishing Solutions for Network Communications, Inc

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—Network Communications, Inc. announced that Adam Brown has been promoted to vice president of custom publishing solutions for the company. Brown’s promotion is in recognition of the key contributions he has made in the last two years growing revenue and profitability within Network Communication Inc.’s custom publishing ...


Mortgage Refinance Applications Increase

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 7, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index ...


Short Sales: Focus on What You Can Control

RISMEDIA, January 15, 2011—Everyone involved in a short sale has some accountability for successes and failures at each stage of the process. Regardless of where fingers are currently pointing, there’s good reason for real estate agents to take a long, ...


HUD Awards 127 Million Dollars in Grants to Protect Thousands of Children from Lead and Other Home Hazards

RISMEDIA, January 15, 2011—The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $127 million in grants to 48 local projects to conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and ...


Building a Company of the Future

RISMEDIA, January 15, 2011—In a constantly changing industry, it is crucial that real estate professionals always look toward the future and embrace the tools and technology that will keep them at the leading edge of the market. Here, Ed Krafchow, Chairman of the Board, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real ...


Stand Up For Homeownership – Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—As a real estate professional, you know that America is a nation of homeowners—67% of American households are owner-occupied. And housing is a key driver of our economy, accounting for 15% of our Gross Domestic Product in ...


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