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Ernie Coshonis to Head the Talbot Group’s Operations

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Liz Talbot, President of The Talbot Group, announced the appointment of Ernie Coshonis as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the firm’s nationwide relocation counseling and management services. ...


Home Improvement Spending Surges 8.7% in October

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Spending on home improvement surged 8.7% in October 2009 as American homeowners responded to tax credits, according to Marvin Windows and Doors, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors. ...


Do You Find It Easy or Difficult to ‘Toot Your Own Horn?’

RISMEDIA, December 5, 2009—One of the biggest concerns I hear from my clients, almost on a daily basis, is: “How can I market myself without being pushy?” or “How can I be assertive without being aggressive?” ...


Shift Your Mindset, Tighten Your Budget and Get on the Path to Success

RISMEDIA, December 5, 2009—Ensuring that your business is successful in the future starts with making good choices today. Becoming personally involved in your business enables you to get a clear sense of the current market issues and how you can adjust your mindset and budget in order to be successful. ...


9 Leadership Strategies to Beat Fear, Stress, the Recession Blues, and to Boost Morale and Employee Engagement

RISMEDIA, December 5, 2009—There's no doubt about it: the past year or so has been a lean time for most companies. And while there's hope that the worst (economically speaking) might be behind us, we aren't out of the woods yet. The dark days of the recession have spawned a ...


‘For Your Clients’ Series: 10 Ways to Sell a Home with a Wet Basement; Part 3: Preventing Water from Leaking in through Cracks in the Walls

RISMEDIA, December 4, 2009—Imagine walking a potential homebuyer through the murky basement of a troublesome listing you just can’t seem to sell. The first thing the client sees is large, ugly cracks on the walls with water leaking through them ...


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

RISMEDIA, December 4, 2009—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Get the 2009 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers at No-Cost through NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative, save up to 50% on select rentals from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Budget, and share your listings on ...


Business Phones: Meeting the Needs of the Many

RISMEDIA, December 4, 2009—Although it may seem like we should have Aristotle or at least Goethe to thank for the quote “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one,” in fact it’s not any of the great philosophers. It’s really Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, ...


Exploring Uncharted Territory Isn’t Risky – It’s Essential

RISMEDIA, December 4, 2009—As 2009 winds down, no doubt your planning for 2010 is just gearing up. Considering ongoing turmoil in the real estate industry and the forecast for the next few years, I can’t stress enough the importance of diversifying your skills and knowledge to avoid falling behind permanent ...


Today’s Featured Listing – Everything You Need in Your Own Backyard

RISMEDIA, December 4, 2009—Located just 30 minutes from Orlando, Florida, this Plantation-style estate is situated on 20 acres of pristine Florida land. Built in 2009, this home was constructed to meet with commercial building standards and ...


Realty Executives International Announces New Executive Director of Franchise Development

RISMEDIA, December 4, 2009—Realty Executives International, Inc. announced Bryan Brooks as the new executive director of franchise development to contribute to the company's global franchise expansion efforts by supporting Regional Developer and Broker/Owner growth initiatives. A primary geographic focus for Brooks is the United States market. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Launches New ColdwellBanker.com Website

RISMEDIA, December 4, 2009—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has unveiled its next great online “property” – the wholly redesigned Coldwell Banker website available now at beta.coldwellbanker.com. A key objective of the site relaunch is to help redefine real estate search which, to date, has focused primarily on ...


10 Tips to Prepare for a Market Rebound

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2009—Are you ready for the potential of the market resurging in 2010? If you have been in real estate long enough, you will remember what happened in the last two big turnarounds in the ’80s and ’90s; ...


Short Sale Reforms Could Speed Recovery – RE/MAX Chairman Lauds Government Action

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2009—The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced new guidelines to the short sale process that could speed the housing market recovery, a move RE/MAX Executives have been promoting in Washington D.C. for the past year. ...


Regional Spotlight: Rhode Island Home Sales Soar in October 2009 to Highest Level in Four Years

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2009—Single-family home sales in Rhode Island rose 20.5% in October 2009, the fifth consecutive month that home sales have increased year-over-year, according to The Warren Group. Condominium sales also climbed 7%, but prices for both single-family homes ...


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