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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 ...


California Bucks National Foreclosure Trend in 2010

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—(MCT)—Fewer Californians grappled with foreclosure last year, bucking a national trend and giving homeowners fresh hope that the state's housing market could be on the mend. The 14% drop in foreclosure activity contrasted with a 2% rise nationally, according to data tracking business RealtyTrac. Analysts noted that ...


5 States Where Housing Is Predicted to Recover the Quickest

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—(MCT)—Housing will rebound moderately in 2011, economists at the International Building Show here are predicting, and should gain even more steam in 2012. But the recovery in home building and home sales will vary widely from one ...


Forecast 2011: What Lies Ahead for the Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—Where is the real estate market going? Have we hit bottom? Is recovery around the corner? The next 12 months in the housing market will play a big role in the nation’s potential recovery. Tune into NAHREP Radio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nahrep) on January 25 to hear what ...


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