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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 ...


Weichert Sees Expanded Tax Credit as Final Step to a Healthy Market

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009—Nearly two years ago, James M. Weichert, president and founder of Weichert, Realtors, began calling upon Congress for a homebuyer tax credit that he felt would help repair the struggling national economy. Three versions later, the leader of one of the nation’s largest independent real estate companies ...


Will FHA Rule Change Benefit Condo Market?

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009—(MCT)—The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is giving the condo market something it hasn't had for a while—a little breathing room. ...


9 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Christine Van Tuyl and Margaret La Grange, an award-winning mother-daughter team with Prudential California Realty in Coronado, have compiled their latest list, “Top Tips for Improving Your Credit Score Now.” “Although interest rates ...


Regional Spotlight – Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in 3Q 2009

RISMEDIA, November 14, 2009—Sales of existing single-family homes in Florida rose 33% in the third quarter 2009 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the latest housing statistics from Florida Realtors®. A total of 44,345 existing homes sold statewide in 3Q 2009; during the same period the ...


To Tweet or Not to Tweet

RISMEDIA, November 14, 2009—While many real estate professionals believe that social networking by itself will help generate sales and lead them to success, this is only partially true. Here, Brian Wildermuth, president/owner, SharperAgent discusses how social networking is just one component of a real estate agent’s success. ...


Fannie Mae to Rent Foreclosed Homes to Their Owners

RISMEDIA, November 14, 2009— (MCT)—Qualifying homeowners facing foreclosure will be able to stay in their homes—as renters—under a new program announced recently by Fannie Mae. ...


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

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2009—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: A free commercial webinar from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative, savings on technology solutions from REALTOR Benefits® Partner HP, and existing-home sales surge in many states in Q3. ...


Generation Y: Their Momentum Is Building

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2009—The next generation of real estate customers, at 74 million strong, is poised to enter their prime home-buying years. Generation Y, people born between 1980 and 1995, rivals the size and potentially the influence of their ...


Today’s Featured Listing – A Piece of History

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2009—The former Pillsbury Estate, Southways in Wayzata, MN near Minneapolis, is one of the most glamorous, sophisticated and dazzling estates in the world, and is up for grabs for only the second time ...


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