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Podcast Your Way to Today’s Tech-Savvy Buyer

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Today, buyers and sellers are turning to the Internet for more information than just housing listings. They want to stay abreast of what is happening in the areas where they are buying and selling with the latest localized housing market information. ...


Sellers Gain Tiny Bit of Traction in September; Buyers Still Negotiating Thousands Off Home Prices

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—The negotiating power of homebuyers slipped a tad in September 2009, but buyers in most markets were still negotiating thousands of dollars off the last listing price of homes. Buyers nationally negotiated a median 2.9% off the final listing price, down from 3% in August 2009, according ...


Homeowners Slashed Listing Prices by $24,718 on Average in October 2009

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—More than four out of every 10 homes listed for sale (43.5%), across 27 major U.S. housing markets reduced their listing prices in October 2009, according to a report of homes listed on Multiple Listing Services (MLS) ...


Planning Year-End Tax Strategies in a Down Year

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—(MCT)—Year-end tax planning this year will be different from years past, largely because of the recession. For many taxpayers, the year has meant a job loss, a job with less income or perhaps a home foreclosure. ...


Point2 Technologies Announces 10 Real Estate MLS and Association Contracts

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Point2 Technologies Inc. announced that it has been selected by 10 leading real estate Multiple Listing Service (MLS) organizations and Associations across different regions of the United States to power their national online property listing syndication strategy and plans. ...


Latest Major Market Realtor Association Pushes MLSCloud Participation to More Than 600,000 Realtors

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Six months after its launch, MLSCloud now puts more than 600,000 REALTORS® just a mouse click away from real estate consumers who are looking to buy and sell property across the United States. ...


Stephen Roney to Lead Prudential Utah

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. company announced new leadership for its Wasatch Front-based affiliate Prudential Utah Real Estate. Stephen Roney, a residential real estate and relocation veteran of more than 30 years, assumes leadership of the company. ...


Realty Executives International Franchise Growth Booming

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Realty Executives International, Inc. has awarded franchising rights to 48 franchisees year-to-date, welcoming 2,429 new Executives (real estate agents). Around the world, new regions have been added to the company’s portfolio including the Dominican Republic, Honduras (Roatan) and Turkey. In the United States, New Jersey and Grand ...


LeadingRE and RESPRO Team Up for Annual Conference

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc. (RESPRO) will join forces for their respective annual conferences in Las Vegas at Encore at the Wynn Hotel March 7-11, 2010. The gathering is expected to attract members of both organizations from ...


LPS Real Estate Group’s rDesk Broker Website and Product Suite Chosen by Century 21 M&M and Associates

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Lender Processing Services, Inc., a leading provider of integrated technology and services to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced that it has signed an agreement to provide its integrated rDesk Broker Suite of products, offered by its LPS Real Estate Group division, to Century 21 M&M ...


NRT Appoints Dean Cottrill President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Baltimore

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—NRT LLC, one of the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage companies announced the appointment of Dean Cottrill as president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Baltimore. Cottrill will oversee the operations of 25 local sales offices and more than 1,600 sales associates throughout Maryland and ...


Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. Expands Brand Awareness in Asia Pacific with PropGO.com and PropGOLuxury.com

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a real estate brokerage firm that has leveraged technology to grow from its Silicon Valley roots to international prominence, and one of Asia’s leading online real estate media groups, Asia Interactive Corp, which owns PropGO.com and PropGOLuxury.com brands, have announced that they ...


Point2 Technologies Announces Ten Real Estate MLS and Association Contracts

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009—Point2 Technologies Inc. announced that it has been selected by ten leading real estate Multiple Listing Service (MLS) organizations and Associations across different regions of the United States to power their national online property listing syndication strategy and plans. ...


Existing-Home Sales Surge in Many States in Third Quarter, Metro Prices Moderating

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009—Most states continued to experience rising existing-home sales in the third quarter 2009, with prices moderating in many metro areas, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®. Total state ...


10 Things to Consider when Hiring a Move Management Company

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009—While moving can be a tedious process, working with a reputable move management company can make the difference between a successful or frustrating move. Here, Erin Mitchell, director of program development, The Move Advocate discusses what you should consider when you are referring your clients to a ...


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