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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 ...


Trust-Building Critical in Today’s Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, January 5, 2011—Now more than ever, most consumers are nervous about jumping into homeownership, highlighting the need for integrity and honesty in real estate today. Here, Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC offers the following tips for real estate professionals to build trust with ...


Bringing a New Approach to the American Dream – How Radian Stands Up for Homeownership

RISMEDIA, January 4, 2011—If you’ve been in the real estate industry for a long time, probably the last place you’d expect to see Brien McMahon is standing amidst a sea of pink flamingos. But McMahon is making a statement here. ...


Weekly Video Tip: Using Green Screen Technology

RISMEDIA, January 4, 2011—Have you ever wondered how the meteorologist on the five o’clock news interacts so effortlessly with the animated weather map? And have you ever asked yourself how Elliot and E.T. gracefully flew through the starlit sky via bicycle in 1982? The answer is green screen or chroma ...


7 Ways to Generate Leads and Make Money Using Facebook

RISMEDIA, January 31, 2011—A few years ago it was enough just to be on Facebook. That alone might have made you stand out. Nowadays, however, everyone—from your fiercest competition to your dear old Aunt Susie—is on the social networking giant, so it’s imperative that you maximize your presence. Here are ...


New Survey Helps Marketers Find Their Place on Social Media Usage Scale

RISMEDIA, January 4, 2011—The team at Ardynn Publishing has released a new survey entitled "How Social Is Your PR?” The purpose of the survey is to help marketers see where they fall on the social media usage scale. As we kick off the New Year, the team at Ardynn Publishing ...


Paint Offers Inexpensive Way for Homeowners to Freshen and Update Their Homes

RISMEDIA, January 4, 2011—Individual style, mixed with budget-conscious decorating will drive 2011 paint color trends, according to Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert at the Paint Quality Institute. ...


Terabitz Solidifies Industry Leadership Role; Continues to Sign Leading Brokerages, Launch New Products

RISMEDIA, January 4, 2011—Real estate brokerage technology provider, Terabitz announced the launch of www.ywgcrealty.com (Yerman Witman Gaines & Conklin Realty). It is the latest Terabitz-powered website developed for a leading multi-office U.S. brokerage. “We launched 40 new sites in 2010 in addition to signing our first 53 office international real ...


Zillow Logs Record-Breaking 2010

RISMEDIA, January 4, 2011—Real estate information company Zillow Inc. wrapped up 2010 with a record-breaking traffic month, which capped a year of significant business announcements and usage milestones. Zillow logged more than 13 million unique users in the traditionally slow real estate month of December, the most in any month ...


Pending Home Sales Continue Recovery

RISMEDIA, January 3, 2011—Pending home sales rose again in November 2010, with the broad trend over the past five months indicating a gradual recovery into 2011, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Making Mobile Easy with New Website

RISMEDIA, January 3, 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 clicking through every possible inch of our existing website and mapping out what those clicks would lead to on the new site. While we ...


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