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Prudential Palms Realty Honored for Commitment to Consumers, Agents

RISMEDIA, October 26, 2009—As a 2009 recipient of Quality Service Certification Inc.’s “Qe Award” for outstanding customer service, Prudential Palms Realty continues to prove and reinforce its commitment to both consumers and its growing team of sales associates.  ...


The Root of the Problem: Poor Communication

RISMEDIA, October 26, 2009—It is virtually impossible to read a real estate newswire, magazine or attend an event without finding an article or hearing about how Realtors need to embrace social media as a significant component of their marketing program. Yours truly has also been caught up in this wave, having ...


First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Fraud

RISMEDIA, October 26, 2009—The General Accountability Office has reportedly frozen more than 110,000 first-time home buyer tax credit refunds pending civil or criminal examinations due to allegations of fraud. The main concerns are whether or not a home purchase actually took place and if the home buyer claiming the credit ...


Builders Urge Congress to Renew Home Buyer Tax Credit to Create Jobs, Boost Economy

RISMEDIA, October 26, 2009—In order to create hundreds of thousands of badly needed jobs and move the economy to higher ground, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called on Congress to extend and expand the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit set to expire at the end of next ...


U.S. Monthly House Price Index Estimates 0.3% Price Decline from July to August 2009

RISMEDIA, October 26, 2009—U.S. home prices fell 0.3% on a seasonally-adjusted basis from July to August, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s monthly House Price Index. The previously reported 0.3% increase in July was unrevised. For the 12 months ending in August, U.S. prices fell 3.6%. The U.S. index ...


Building Client-for-Life Relationships: Essential Then, Now and Forever

RISMEDIA, October 24, 2009—Building client-for-life relationships is one of the keys to success in the real estate industry. Mastering the process of acquiring leads, nurturing them into clients and continually providing outstanding service takes practice, but once you are able to establish yourself as a trusted source of information, you will ...


Relocating in Your Future? 5 Tips You Need to Know

RISMEDIA, October 24, 2009—The good news: in the middle of a really tough economy, you land a job offer. The bad news: you have to explain to your 14-year-old that it means moving out of state. Whether it's for a new ...


Women Vow to Cut Costs – How Will This Effect the Economic Recovery?

RISMEDIA, October 24, 2009—(MCT)—Women are increasingly reining in spending and promising that their new frugality is here to stay—a vow that, if followed, could throw a wrench into the economic recovery.  ...


Are Short Sales Anything but Short?

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—(MCT)—For buyers, short sales are a way to get a bargain. For upside-down homeowners, they are a way to avoid foreclosure. But for pretty much everyone involved, short sales are not a way to buy a house ...


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

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: head for the REALTOR® Harbor if you plan on attending the 2009 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego; savings from Budget, a REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner and receive a free customized listings optimization plan for REALTOR.com®.  ...


Company Profile – Quality and Service Still Win the Day

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—Jim Whitlach was a raving fan of Lowe’s long before the company factored into his real estate business. The Fresno, California real estate professional was a happy customer of Lowe’s back in the early ’90s when he frequented the home-improvement retailer while living on the East Coast.  ...


Today’s Featured Listing – Unparalleled Lake Front Views

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—A truly international treasure, the Mills Estate in Mount Dora, Florida sits on a majestic 10.89 acre lakefront property. The estate’s 6,111 square foot luxury home was built in 1926 and has been completely ...


New One-Stop Manual Guides Consumers through Housing Bubble and Unstable Housing Market

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—The Homeowner Survival Guide, by Andrew C. Mungar, is dedicated to helping homeowners understand and resolve the problems associated with the devastating financial crisis and the housing bubble. The book guides consumers through every option that is available to them and teaches them how to get their ...


William Raveis Real Estate Expands into New York

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—Chris Raveis, executive vice president and managing partner of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, LLC, MA & NY, announces the company’s newest office located at 7 Union Avenue in Harrison, New York.  ...


Century 21 Real Estate LLC President and CEO Tom Kunz Elected to Easter Seals’ International Board of Directors

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations reports that its president and CEO Thomas R. Kunz has been elected to the international board of directors of Easter Seals during the organization's annual convention in Washington, D.C.  ...


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