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Real Estate News Archive


Onboard Informatics Introduces New Mobile Platform

RISMEDIA, November 20, 2009—Onboard Informatics, one of the premier data services and technology companies for top organizations in real estate, media and technology, has announced a mobile platform enabling real estate companies and developers the power to create custom applications and mobile sites with highly accurate and flexible neighborhood content ...


SharperAgent Releases MultiChannel Marketing System

RISMEDIA, November 20, 2009—SharperAgent announced the latest upgrade to its online marketing suite of tools for real estate professionals. SharperAgent has introduced a first-in-kind MultiChannel marketing system for agents, brokers and real estate companies. Combining drip email and direct mail marketing, users will now be able to create a fully ...


Tax Credit Expands Home Buyer, Economic Opportunities; On Pace to Help 70% of Potential Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, November 19, 2009—The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is spreading the word to consumers about an important new law that extends and expands an attractive tax incentive for potential home buyers. The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance ...


Large Company, Small Company or Your Own Company? It All Depends on Your Marketing Skills

RISMEDIA, November 19, 2009—Do I have to work for a large real estate company to be successful? This is a question I'm asked a lot by real estate agents. Here's my two cents... ...


Howard Hanna Chairman & CEO Receives 2009 RISMedia National Homeownership Award

RISMEDIA, November 19, 2009—Deemed a “perfect choice,” Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna III, Chairman & CEO of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, was honored with the 2009 RISMedia National Homeownership Award, sponsored by Bank of America, at RISMedia’s 14th Annual Power Broker Dinner, held last week during the annual NAR Conference ...


‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award Presented to Craig Proctor

RISMEDIA, November 19, 2009—In the spirit of the famous words of Isaac Newton, RE/MAX International and RISMedia are proud to announce that Craig Proctor,Founder and CEO of Craig Proctor Productions, has been honored with the third annual “On the Shoulders of Giants” award, created to recognize those individuals whose efforts, ...


A Positive Approach to the Future

RISMEDIA, November 19, 2009—Staying positive is easier said than done these days, but having a positive outlook can help real estate professionals head toward the future on the right track. Here, Matthew Stamer, Broker with EXIT Realty Central in Central Florida discusses how a positive attitude toward the future can ...


President Obama Establishes Interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force

RISMEDIA, November 19, 2009—Attorney General Eric Holder, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairwoman Mary Schapiro announced that President Barack Obama has established by Executive Order an interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to strengthen efforts to combat ...


Buffini & Company Coaching Solutions to Help You Win

“You don’t win when you win; you win while you’re preparing to win.” ...


a la mode’s New TourNarrator for Agents Among Top Business Products in Apple iTunes App Store

RISMEDIA, November 19, 2009—a la mode, inc., one of the real estate industry’s largest and most mission critical technology companies, announced that Apple released TourNarrator to the iTunes App Store and it’s already jumped to the #11 spot among paid apps in the business category. ...


Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Acquires Coldwell Banker Wikle Properties in Palm Harbor, Florida

RISMEDIA, November 19, 2009—Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC announced that it has acquired the assets of Palm Harbor, Fla.-based Coldwell Banker Wikle Properties, including both its residential and commercial real estate operations. The combined company will operate as Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. ...


PropertyPursuit.com Joins ListHub Listing Distribution and Management Platform

RISMEDIA, November 19, 2009—PropertyPursuit.com, a division of Delta Media Group, announced it was added to ListHub’s popular listing distribution platform. ...


Homeowner Confidence Inconsistent as Home Values Fluctuate Regionally

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—Homeowner confidence was all over the map in the third quarter, as home values in some parts of the country stabilized while other areas saw continuing declines. Homeowners in the Northeast were the most cynical about their own homes’ values over the past 12 months, although the ...


Housing and Economy Headed for Sustainable Recovery; First-Time Homebuyers Lead the Way

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—Aided by the home buyer tax credit, the outlook for housing and the economy appears headed for a sustainable recovery, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Housing Cooled in October; Tax Credit Extension Expected to Drive Improvements

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—While the housing market cooled in October 2009, now is the time to look for improvement because the expanded tax credit appeals to a much wider range of buyers. ...