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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. ...


Enabling Innovation – MLS 5.0

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—Theoretically, the future MLS, or MLS 5.0, is exemplary in its design and capabilities. The investment in time and resources the industry has made getting us to where we are today is magnificent. It has put the real estate industry amongst a select number of sectors known ...


New York Real Estate Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Network

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that Renwick & Winterling Realty Inc. in Bedford, N.Y., has signed an agreement to become a member of its luxury real estate network. ...


The Real Estate Book Offers Instant Creation of Display Advertising Technology from iPromote

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—To generate additional quality leads to its customers, The Real Estate Book, one of the leading publishers of real estate information online and in print in North America, is offering advertisers the option to create online promotional campaigns, at the simple click of a button. Accessible ...


A Look into the Future – Introducing Vicki Cox Golder: NAR President 2010

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—In this month’s NAR Power Broker Roundtable, incoming NAR President Vicki Cox Golder discusses how she will lead the real estate industry into 2010. While she believes that we can once again approach the industry with a ...


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