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Real Estate News Archive


Price-Reduced Listings Continue to Soar Over Last Year, According to ZipRealty’s Monthly Price Reduction Index

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2010—The number of price-reduced homes on the market this November increased dramatically compared to the same time last year, rising 24.1% according to ZipRealty's Price Reduction Index, a monthly review of MLS-listed properties in 26 markets surveyed by the real estate brokerage. ...


For Your Clients – 10 Ways to Stop and Prevent Roof Leaks

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2010—If you think roof leaks are only a problem if you live in a climate with frequent rain, think again. While roofing problems are obviously most often caused or exacerbated by rain, there are other just as ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Berlin

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2010—Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced its luxury real estate services are now available in Berlin with the opening of Berlin Sotheby's International Realty. ...


Consumer Sentiment Rises in December

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2010—(MCT)—A gauge of U.S. consumer sentiment rose in early December, reaching the highest level since June 2010, but remains below pre-recession levels, according to the Reuters/University of Michigan index. ...


The Year in Review…and the Shape of the Future – An Interview with Dale Stinton

RISMEDIA, December 13, 2010—Dale Stinton, the no-nonsense CEO of The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), brings a perfect blend of realism and optimism to NAR’s members. The future holds promise if you’re willing to confront the facts and offer consumers ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Adding Value

RISMEDIA, December 13, 2010—This week I had the opportunity to attend a sales conference for one of our partner companies. I was truly impressed by all of the various tools and training this company is incorporating to add value not only to their sales team, but for their clients. “Adding ...


The Solution to Recruiting Resistance – ERA Real Estate Brings Results-Oriented Option to Brokers

RISMEDIA, December 13, 2010—Running a profitable business is about having the right agents in your brokerage, but it’s also about having the right number of agents. To be truly successful, you need to be using your resources efficiently. That means having your desks filled with talented salespeople who can help ...


Obama’s Pick to Lead Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Promises Leadership

RISMEDIA, December 13, 2010—(MCT)—President Barack Obama's nominee to lead Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently pledged to Congress to offer not just management, but leadership, if he becomes the new chief of the troubled housing agencies. ...


NAHB’S Multifamily Production and Vacancy Indices Show Increased Confidence

RISMEDIA, December 13, 2010—Serving as leading indicators for the sector, two composite multifamily indices produced from NAHB's survey of multifamily builders and property managers showed improvement in the third quarter of 2010. The NAHB Multifamily Production Index (MPI) increased to ...


RE/MAX Leader Named to Children’s Miracle Network Board

RISMEDIA, December 13, 2010—A father of three, Mike Reagan will readily admit that he's a soft touch, especially when it comes to sick kids. And as the senior vice president, Brand Marketing for the RE/MAX Network, Reagan is dedicated and driven to helping those kids and their families as they ...


Forty-Year Real Estate Industry Veteran Bob McKinnon Recognized with Outstanding Career Award

RISMEDIA, December 13, 2010—EXIT Realty Corp. International recognized the best in North America at its gala Annual Convention held recently in Dallas, Texas. Steve Morris, EXIT Realty founder and CEO, was on hand to present the Outstanding Career Award to Bob McKinnon, EXIT Realty’s senior regional consultant. ...


Washington County Board of REALTORS Launches Property Data Syndication Program with Point2 Enterprise Solution

RISMEDIA, December 13, 2010—Washington County Board of REALTORS® (WCBR) recently launched one of Utah’s first Point2 property listing syndication programs. The initiative will enable WCBR’s 150 local real estate brokers and 850 agent members to publish for sale home listings across Point2’s national partner network of more than 50 high ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease

RISMEDIA, December 13, 2010—The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 3, 2010. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 0.9% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index increased ...


Active Listening Skills Strengthen Trust with Clients

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2010—An ancient Chinese proverb reminds us; "To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well." While everyone can benefit from this sage advice, these words of wisdom are particularly appropriate for real ...


The All-Important First Impression

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2010—When getting your home ready to be put on the market, it is crucial that home sellers understand the importance of making a good first impression. While many sellers become overwhelmed with the amount of changes they think must be made before their home is listed, there ...