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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. ...


CoreLogic Home Price Index Shows Decline for Fourth Straight Month

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services released its November 2010 Home Price Index (HPI) which shows that home prices in the U.S. declined for the fourth month in a row. According to the CoreLogic HPI, national home prices—including distressed sales—declined by 5.07% in ...


Rental Resurgence: Owners of Vacation Rentals Optimistic About Their Rental Business in 2011, According to New HomeAway Report

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—As leisure travel continues to rebound, owners of vacation rentals are expressing optimism about their bookings in 2011. In fact, HomeAway, Inc.—one of the world's leading online vacation rental marketplaces—finds in its latest "HomeAway Vacation Rental Marketplace Report" that eight of 10 vacation rental owners anticipate their ...


Top Ten Most Searched Real Estate Markets in 2010

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—While many real estate markets in 2010 experienced extraordinary highs and lows in response to tax credits, low interest rates and price swings, consumer interest in real estate remained consistent. Las Vegas and Los Angeles came in ...


Century 21 to Implement IDX Indexing and Display Functionality in Compliance with New NAR Policy

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations announced that it is the first national real estate franchisor to implement a new search functionality in compliance with the new National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) policy governing the ...


Trulia Connects Real Estate Professional Profiles to Facebook, Reaching 500 Million New Prospects

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—Trulia.com, a leading site for real estate professionals, home buyers and sellers, announced the ability for real estate professionals to link their Trulia profiles to their social network through Facebook Connect. This new feature allows agents and brokers to expand their footprint and drive more inquiries by ...


Christie’s International Real Estate Is New Name for One of World’s Leading Networks of Luxury Property Specialists

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—Christie’s, one of the world’s leading art businesses, announced a corporate name change for its exclusive property brand Christie’s International Real Estate, formerly Christie’s Great Estates. The prime and super-prime sectors of the property market—where Christie’s International Real Estate operates exclusively—have a global clientele. The name change ...


Real Estate Today Celebrates 100th Show

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—Real Estate Today, the national talk radio show produced by the National Association of REALTORS®, celebrates its 100th show this weekend. Now one of the fastest growing real estate shows in the country, Real Estate Today can be heard on more than 120 stations across the U.S, ...


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