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New Jersey Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Brand

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that Kienlen Lattmann Realtors in Basking Ridge, N.J., is the newest member of its luxury real estate network. ...


RE/MAX Results Acquires RE/MAX Associates Plus

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—RE/MAX North Central, the regional body for RE/MAX, a leading residential real estate company, announces that Twin Cities’ RE/MAX Results has acquired RE/MAX Associates Plus and will be operating all locations under the RE/MAX Results identity. ...


PCMS Consulting Doubles Revenue in 2010; Company Enters Fourth Year with Positive Momentum

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—PCMS Consulting announced that it doubled revenue in 2010 and launched their new website (www.pcmsconsulting.com) this week. The company, comprised of nine seasoned real estate industry professionals providing multiple solutions to the industry, has focused its efforts on helping brokerages position themselves to be successful as the ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: 5 Tips to Turn a Resolution into Reality

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—Did you know that 90% of Americans break their New Year’s Resolutions by January 31st? You can prevent this from happening, and turn your resolutions into a reality by following the tips listed below. ...


FHA Issues Guidance for Reverse Mortgage Borrowers and Lenders Dealing with Outstanding Debts

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released guidance to homeowners and lenders that use the reverse mortgage or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program and are dealing with outstanding property taxes and unpaid hazard insurance premiums. FHA’s guidance ...


When Creating a Mobile Website, Experience Is King

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—Redesigning and/or rejuvenating your website can be a daunting task. Just recently, my team and I sat in our conference room for hours looking through every possible inch of our existing website and mapping out what that would lead to on the new site. While we are ...


Do-It-Yourself Interior Painting Is Like Money in the Bank

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2011—Trying to decide whether to do some home remodeling this year or leave your money in the bank? You can do both if you remodel with paint. “The cost of do-it-yourself interior painting is so low, it’s almost like remodeling without touching your bank account,” says Debbie ...


California First State to Adopt National Efficiency Standard for Light Bulbs

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—(MCT)—Californians will see the light—and a resulting energy cost savings—earlier than the rest of the United States.  The California Energy Commission says Golden State consumers will be the first in the nation to save money under a federal law improving the energy-efficiency standard of light bulbs. ...


Regional Spotlight: Real Estate Workshop Covers Future of Foreclosures in Florida

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—If Florida real estate posted a Facebook status, it might read: "In foreclosure." How will last year's foreclosure fraud meltdown impact this year's foreclosure defense strategies? ...


Mortgage Applications Drop the Week before Christmas and Increase the Week After

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the weeks ending December 24, 2010 and December 31, 2010. For the week ending December 24, 2010, the Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 3.9% on a seasonally adjusted basis ...


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

RISMEDIA, January 5, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: find the resources you need to succeed at the REALTOR.org Store; celebrate the New Year with savings from REALTOR Benefits® Program partner Lenovo; and REALTORS® reflect on 2010 and are ready for 2011. ...


Simple Tips to Make the Most of Social Networking in the New Year

RISMEDIA, January 5, 2011—For the first time ever, U.S. Web surfers visited the Facebook social networking site more often than any other site in 2010, beating out Google, now in the number two spot, according to a report from Hitwise, an Internet analytics firm. ...


Powerful Webinar Provides Real Estate Professionals with Tips to Learn How to Work Smarter, Not Harder

RISMEDIA, January 5, 2011—Are you curious about e-signatures and how they can help you streamline your real estate business? If you’re ready to see how e-signatures can empower your company to complete transactions quickly and securely online, join us for a powerful new webinar, “Work Smarter, Not Harder ...


Great Lakes Region Leads Nation in Outbound Traffic; Growth Slows in Western States, According to 2010 United Van Lines Migration Study

RISMEDIA, January 5, 2011—Outbound traffic from the Great Lakes region continued to lead the nation in 2010 with four states capturing high-outbound rankings. Western states that had traditionally experienced high-inbound traffic, most notably Nevada, saw their traffic level off. The ...


HUD Deploys Walzak Consulting REO Performance Evaluation Model

RISMEDIA, January 5, 2011—To better oversee the maintenance and sales of foreclosed FHA homes, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has deployed the REO Performance Evaluation Model developed by Walzak Consulting Inc. in its Management and Marketing III (M&M III) program for HUD field service manager and asset ...