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NAHB Report Finds Small Builders are the Mainstay of the Nation’s Housing Industry

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2010—Small home builders are the mainstay of the nation’s housing industry, including a sizable number of self-employed mom-and-pop operations, according to a new study by economists at the National Association of Home Builders. ...


Global Real Estate Index Launches as Worldwide Directory

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2010—1000watt Consulting and Australia-based Classified Ad Ventures announced the launch of a new joint initiative—the Global Real Estate Index (www.globalrealestateindex.com). The goal of the Global Real Estate Index is to provide a comprehensive directory of real estate technology service providers around the world. ...


Yardi President and Point2′s SVP Named to Inman Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders List for 2010

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2010—Yardi Systems announced that company President, Anant Yardi and Senior Vice President of Point2, Saul Klein have been named to the prestigious Inman News Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate List for 2010 in the Technology category. ...


Real Estate’s ‘RREIN’ Makers – RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Is Leading the Information Revolution

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—What is a business network? According to Wikipedia, a business network is: “a social economic activity by which groups of like-minded businesspeople recognize, create or act upon business opportunities.” What is the value of information? The value ...


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

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: free resources through NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative to help buyers find the perfect loan; get a great rate on an auto loan from REALTORS® Federal Credit Union; and home improvement projects that pay off. ...


2011 Trends: Social Media Meets E-mail

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—It’s that time of year again. With the dropping of the disco ball on New Year’s Eve come predictions for the New Year. Melanie Attia, e-mail marketing expert and product manager for Campaigner, a leading e-mail marketing service provider, believes businesses and consumers will be interested in ...


Economic Growth Poised to Kick into Higher Gear by Second Quarter of 2011, According to Fannie Mae’s Economics and Mortgage Market Analysis Group

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—Improvements in consumer spending and consumer confidence, increased demand for goods and services, and falling unemployment claims are all positive factors for a brighter outlook as we move into 2011, according to the December 2010 Economic Outlook released by Fannie Mae's Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. ...


What the New Tax Bill Means for You

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—(MCT)—The new tax bill that President Barack Obama recently signed will save every American from a number of tax increases that would have begun January 1, 2011, and will add more than a year of benefits for ...


Real Living Ending Year on a High Note as 16 More Companies Join Its Fast-Growing National Network

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—Real Living, a national real estate franchisor, announced that 16 additional companies—along with their hundreds of real estate professionals and dozens of offices—have joined Real Living, as the company’s national expansion continues. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Website Features New Home-Buying Search Tool Focused on Lifestyle

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—Building on this year’s re-launch of its industry-leading website and a tradition of innovation and leadership within the real estate industry, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced it unveiled a tool that will once again change the way consumers look for homes online. With the new lifestyle ...


RE/MAX Brand Expands with Second Conversion in a 12-Month Period

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—A four-member Keller Williams team in West Roxbury has recently converted to a RE/MAX office, marking the second such conversion in a 12-month period and boosting RE/MAX’s overall position in the local marketplace from number four to number one. ...


Diane Turton, Realtors Collects Gifts and Donations for Needy Children as Part of Company’s 6th Annual Giving Tree Project

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—During Diane Turton, Realtors’ sixth annual Turton Giving Tree project, the company collected unwrapped toys and gifts for local children who are in need as well as monetary donations that will go towards feeding needy families in the area, the company announced. ...


Are You Creating a ‘Recruiting and Retention’ or a ‘Selection and Development’ Culture?

RISMEDIA, December 21, 2010—How unique…another article on recruiting! Is there any other subject matter that attracts the same level of real estate management focus, fascination, and even fetishism than this eternally endearing and enduring company-based crusade? Given such repetitive emphasis, ...


Weekly Video Tip: Utilizing Social Media Marketing

RISMEDIA, December 21, 2010—You’ve just started your own business. You have put your sweat, blood, and tears into its success. So, now what? How do you plan to spread the word? Technology is advancing so rapidly that if you thought you had a real bang-up marketing plan a year ago, ...


The Truth About Home – Connecting with Today’s Buyers and Sellers

RISMEDIA, December 21, 2010—According to the American Heritage Dictionary, home is defined as “To the very center. To be guided to a target automatically.” In this challenging housing market, consumers still want a home as the centerpiece of a good ...


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