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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 ...


RE/MAX National Housing Report Nov 2010: Home Prices Defy Predictions, Remain Stable

RISMEDIA, December 21, 2010—In recent months, the real estate market has been impacted by several outside forces that have resulted in some uncertainty. While the tax credit has expired and some lenders are still working their way out of a foreclosure moratorium, the market is struggling to find secure footing. ...


Real Estate Prospecting – Building an Advocate Army

RISMEDIA, December 21, 2010—The single greatest concern facing all real estate professionals is prospecting for new business. As a commission salesperson, your livelihood is directly dependent on your ability to prospect effectively. Do you consistently ask for referrals? To be successful in the real estate profession, you need assistance from ...


ERA Real Estate Unveils New Look for Website

RISMEDIA, December 21, 2010—ERA Franchise Systems LLC, an innovative franchising leader in the residential real estate industry, launched a new website design this week to unveil the company’s bold and refreshed look to home buyers and sellers. ...


Fannie Mae Opens First Mortgage Help Center in Texas

RISMEDIA, December 21, 2010—Fannie Mae announced the opening of a new mortgage help center in Dallas and partnerships with two non-profit housing agencies that will provide free counseling services for struggling homeowners in the greater Dallas and Fort Worth metro areas, with loans owned by Fannie Mae. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: RE/MAX 440 and RE/MAX Central – Higher Education Equals Higher Productivity

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, ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Merry Mobile – Happy Facebook!

RISMEDIA, December 20, 2010—With the holidays upon us and the snapshot of our year quickly developing before our eyes, if it had not been developed already, for many, reflection sets in. As I joined the Lucky Strike Social Media Club for dinner this past week at the Roger Smith Hotel ...


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