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Existing-Home Sales Record Another Big Gain; Inventories Continue to Shrink

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—Driven by the first-time buyer tax credit, existing-home sales showed another big gain in October 2009 with a strong uptrend established over the past seven months, while inventories continue to decline, according to the National Association of Realtors. ...


Marketing Strategies: 7 Tips to Make Public Speaking Easier

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—A survey was recently released showing that the top fear among individuals is public speaking, while the fear of death was later on down the list. Do you know what that means? It means most people would rather die than speak in public. ...


Real Estate: Creating a Strategy from a Sea of Numbers

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—When I entered the real estate industry in 1984 I was told real estate was a numbers game. I never forgot that. The more people I reached and made a connection with, the better chance I had they would turn into buyers and sellers. ...


Builder Confidence Unchanged in November

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—In a survey in which most responses were received prior to congressional action to keep an important home buyer incentive alive, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes remained unchanged at a low level this November, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported. ...


PropertyPursuit.com Launches with Online Listings from The Real Estate Book

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—Newly launched national listing portal PropertyPursuit.com announced a strategic partnership with The Real Estate Book, a leading online and print publisher of real estate information. ...


3 Keys to Successfully Leading in a Virtual Workforce World

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—Just 20 years ago, “going to work” meant waking up, getting dressed, jumping in the car and driving to a physical location where you interacted, face-to-face, with your boss and coworkers all day. In 2009, ...


Housing Affordability Hovers Near Record-High Level for Third Consecutive Quarter

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—Nationwide housing affordability, bolstered by affordable interest rates and low house prices, hovered for the third consecutive quarter near its highest level since the series was first compiled 18 years ago, according to the National ...


Getting Your Share of the Homebuyer Tax Credit Business

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—More than 2 million homebuyers took advantage of the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit. How many of those 2 million-plus homebuyers did you work with? If you missed out on the first wave of the tax credit business, now is your second chance. Now, millions more are ...


Talking about Drugs is Easier than Talking about Credit

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—In the United States, only 39% of all parents feel prepared to discuss drugs and alcohol with their teens. Sadly, less than that feel knowledgeable enough to discuss money or finances with them. Based on a recent study, nearly six in ten parents (60%) find talking to ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands to Tennessee and Kentucky with Addition of Hometown Connection

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced the addition of The Vaughn Team, a Clarksville, Tenn.-based real estate brokerage serving Clarksville, Tennessee, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to its growing network of agents. The company will do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Hometown Connection. ...


Realty Executives International Launches Social Media Initiative

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—Realty Executives International, Inc. launched an official Facebook page, called Realty Executives International, and Twitter profile, called @realtyexec, this month. Nearly 600 “fans” on Facebook and “followers” on Twitter received play-by-play social media correspondence at the 2009 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Convention and Expo Nov. 13-16. ...


More Than 1 in 4 Homes for Sale in Price Reduction Report Have Seen Reduction

RISMEDIA, November 21, 2009—Trulia, Inc. has announced that 25.6% of homes currently on the market in the United States as of November 1, 2009 have experienced at least one price cut during the past 12 months. More than 40% of ...


Why Do Realtors Get Depressed When Opportunity Is Knocking?

RISMEDIA, November 21, 2009—Now is the time for real estate professionals across the board to take advantage of the opportunities today’s market presents. Having weathered the economic downturn, opportunity is now knocking at the door, and now is the time to make sure you open it. Here, Brian Buffini, Founder ...


Affordable Prices Draw Investors to Real Estate

RISMEDIA, November 21, 2009—Affordable prices and foreclosures are attracting investors to the housing markets today, and the number of consumers interested in investing in real estate has doubled since March 2009, according to the new Move.com Homeownership Survey recently released. Low prices and foreclosure bargains have also become the most ...


Most Landlords Renovating Vacant Properties in Still-Difficult Market

RISMEDIA, November 21, 2009—More than half of smaller, independent landlords who expect the difficult rental market to continue (52%) are renovating their vacant properties, says The National Association of Independent Landlords. ...


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