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Build a Reputation, Build a Business – Align Yourself with a Successful Organization

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009— Every real estate professional knows that a large part of their success depends on their reputation, which can be greatly affected by the organizations with which they align themselves. Here, Blair Allan, National Executive, Strategic Business Alliances at Bank of America discusses how a strategic business ...


94% of Real Estate Small Business Owners are Optimistic about Their Businesses

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—With the real estate market poised for a positive turn in 2010, a recent study commissioned by the Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute reveals 94% of real estate small business owners are optimistic that their companies will emerge from the recession intact and well positioned for ...


Harry Norman, Realtors Launches New Video Channel

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—Harry Norman, Realtors is the latest firm to acquire professional video content for its website and newsletters from Orlando-based VScreen, Inc. Harry Norman welcomed the step as a logical and cost effective move in the right direction, based upon video’s rapidly growing popularity on the Internet. ...


HomeFinder.com Launches iPhone Application to Help Home Buyers Find Geographically-Targeted Open House Listings

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—HomeFinder.com, which connects home buyers, sellers and real estate professionals locally and nationally, announced the launch of "Open Houses," an iPhone application dedicated to helping homebuyers find open houses and connect with a qualified local Realtor. The application, which is free, can be downloaded from the iPhone ...


Less than 25% of Renters Pay Online, Though Three-Quarters of Apartment Firms Offer the Option

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—Despite significant investments by apartment firms to offer online and automated rent payment systems and growing use of the Internet to pay bills, most renters continue to deliver a rent check to their property office each month, according to a new research report by the National Multi ...


5 Keys to a Top-Performing, Consumer Real Estate Website

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2009—Ever try to search for a new home online? ...


Foreclosure Filings Fall for Fourth Month

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2009—(MCT)—Foreclosure filings fell 8% in November 2009 from October, the fourth straight month of declines, RealtyTrac of Irvine, Calif., recently reported. ...


Ending the Housing Crisis One Short Sale at a Time – How One Company Provides Security to the Process

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2009—Short sales and home warranties seem to go hand in hand, especially considering the realities of today’s real estate market. ...


Making Home Affordable Modification Program Moving Slowly – Just 4% of Mortgage Modifications are Permanent

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2009—(MCT)—Just 4% of delinquent borrowers who started trial mortgage modifications under the Obama administration's housing plan have had those more affordable loan terms made permanent, the Treasury Department recently reported. ...


HOPE NOW Launches Hope LoanPort to Assist at-Risk Homeowners

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2009—HOPE NOW recently announced the launch of a new Web portal that will allow Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing counseling agencies the ability to submit completed Home Affordable Modification (HAMP) applications for borrowers at-risk of foreclosure. Housing counselors in nine key markets will assist ...


National Association of Realtors Selects DocuSign as Official and Exclusive Provider of ESIGN Services

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2009—DocuSign, one of the leading providers of on-demand electronic signature solutions, announced a broad business and technology partnership with the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of America’s largest trade organizations. NAR has selected DocuSign as the exclusive and official provider of ESIGN services for its 1.2 ...


7 Tips to Thrive This Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, December 12, 2009—Are you wondering how to survive this holiday season? Do you get caught up in the fast pace to the point of stress and exhaustion? What if, this year, you could create exactly what you ...


Those Days Are Gone – New Business Model Is the Name of the Game in 2010

RISMEDIA, December 12, 2009—As 2009 comes to an end, it is crucial for real estate professionals to prepare themselves for the future so they can hit the ground running in 2010. While the business model of the past no longer applies to today’s real estate market, Sherry Chris, President and ...


Live-in Stagers Maintain Properties for Absentee Owners

RISMEDIA, December 12, 2009—(MCT)—The three-bedroom waterfront estate in Fort Lauderdale normally would rent for about $5,000 a month. But Angela Genereux gets to live there for roughly a third of the cost. ...


Home Price Reduction Levels Drop to 2009 Low

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2009—Trulia, Inc., a real estate search site, has announced that 22% of homes currently on the market in the United States as of December 1, 2009 have experienced at least one price cut, the lowest level since ...


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