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Expanded Version of Tax Credit Will Allow More Homebuyers to Qualify

RISMEDIA, November 9, 2009—President Obama recently signed an expanded version of the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit that was set to expire on November 30. “The new version of the tax credit has the potential to stimulate the housing market even more than the old version due to the fact that ...


Staying Up in a Down Market: Short Sales, Expireds & Price Reductions

RISMEDIA, November 9, 2009—Don’t miss a powerful RISMedia session during the NAR conference, geared specifically toward agents and led by Top 5 in Real Estate President & Co-founder Allan Dalton. This session will delve into making the most and becoming the most successful in dealing with short sales, expireds and price ...


How ‘The Golden Rule’ Affects Your Entire Business

RISMEDIA, November 9, 2009—Treating your clients the way in which you wish to be treated is an effective way to build trustworthy relationships with your clients. Here, Jim Dohr, president of Coldwell Banker Gundaker discusses how always treating your customer right will enable everything else to take care of itself.  ...


Realty Executives International Hosts Record Breaking Attendance at Quarterly Franchise Training Event

RISMEDIA, November 9, 2009—Realty Executives International, Inc. announced record breaking attendance at the company’s quarterly Franchise Training event with 54 new and renewal Realty Executives franchise owners from North and Central America. Notably, double the attendance the company has historically hosted for over 20 years.  ...


‘Navigate Your Business Strategy with Obeo’ during This Year’s Realtors Conference and Expo

RISMEDIA, November 9, 2009—Obeo, a leading provider of full and self service residential real estate online marketing products in North America, will be meeting with industry leaders during the 2009 REALTORS® Conference and Expo Nov. 13-16 aboard the San Diego Prestige…a luxury yacht moored right outside the doors of this ...


Home Buying 101: College Towns are Undiscovered, Affordable and Stable Markets for Homebuyers

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Every fall, college football fans feel nostalgic for the tradition, lifestyle and spirit of their college towns as they cheer on their favorite teams. This year’s Coldwell Banker® College Home Price Comparison Index (HPCI) reveals that these ...


Professionalism of Providing Feedback

RISMEDIA, November 7, 2009—Taking the time to stage your home so that prospective buyers can envision themselves living in the space is a crucial part of getting your home sold. While a vast majority of sellers take their agents advice and declutter their homes before a showing, the feedback from a ...


Number of Home Listings Declines Nearly 3% in October 2009

RISMEDIA, November 7, 2009—The number of home listings within 27 major U.S. metropolitan areas slipped 2.82% in October 2009, compared to a month prior, and is down 28.65% compared to a year ago, according to a survey of home listings information provided by MLS in these markets conducted by national real ...


5 Spaces to Consider When Creating a Flexible Home

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—The definition of family has expanded far beyond the traditional image of a married couple and 2.2 children, and daily lives are busier than ever. Understanding a family’s unique needs and lifestyle is important in helping them ...


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

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: November offers from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative, tell us why you love being a REALTOR® at the 2009 REALTORS® Conference and Expo, and stay safe while you’re there with valuable tips from NAR.  ...


Real Estate Marketing: Dominating a Niche Market

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—The ongoing financial crisis is changing the face of the real estate market, and although the media is fond of using terms such as “credit crunch,” and “credit crisis,” these are misnomers. A more appropriate term would be a “return to rational lending practices.” The effects of runaway ...


Business Roundtable Commends Senate Vote on Homebuyer Tax Credit, Five-Year NOL ‘Carryback’

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—The following is a statement from the Business Roundtable commending the Senate for their recent vote to both extend and expand the homebuyer tax credit.  ...


Today’s Featured Listing – One-of-a-Kind Riverfront Home

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—Custom built in 2001, this Prairie style home is situated in an urban oasis in Chicago’s popular Lincoln Square neighborhood, on the north branch of the Chicago River. The home sits on over 9,000 ...


Stage Your Home for Under $1,000

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—(MCT)—Staging a home for sale can set it apart from the competition and make it inviting to the greatest number of buyers. Kiplinger's Personal Finance has these suggestions for staging your home for less than $1,000:  ...


Federal Reserve Holds Steady on Interest Rate

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—(MCT)—The Federal Reserve recently stated it was holding short-term interest rates at near zero and would probably make no change for the foreseeable future, despite a turnaround in economic activity. ...


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