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Real Estate News Archive


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. ...


The Evolution of the Virtual Culture

RISMEDIA, November 20, 2009—I recently returned from the NAR National Convention in San Diego, California, a convention that had a feel of celebration. I believe that’s because every one of the 19,000 attendees is a survivor of the past three ...


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

RISMEDIA, November 20, 2009—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Save $25 plus get a 2-month extension on the e-PRO® Course during November, Get exclusive member pricing on a Mini 10 laptop from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Dell, and NAR installs 2010 Officers. ...


Housing Starts Fall Back to Lowest Level in Six Months

RISMEDIA, November 20, 2009—Nationwide housing production fell 10.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 529,000 units in October 2009 as builders awaited word on whether an important home buyer incentive would be extended, according to data recently released by the U.S. Commerce Department. ...


Innovative Home Staging Is Key to Home Sales in Down Market

RISMEDIA, December 31, 2009—With a $569,000 Tampa home sitting on the market for a year and a half and no signs of a sale, Tracy Truitt was a disheartened Realtor looking for a new approach that would help her sell her ...


Today’s Featured Listing – 360-Degree Panoramic Views

RISMEDIA, November 20, 2009—Situated on its own mountaintop overlooking the canyon, this sprawling 37-acre Rocky Oaks Estate in California includes a brand new, 9,000-square-foot residence and award-winning vineyards of merlot, cabernet, pinot noir and syrah grapes ...


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 ...


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