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Christie’s Great Estates Strengthens Presence in San Francisco Bay Area with Pacific Union International, Inc.

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—Christie’s Great Estates announced that Pacific Union International, Inc. has been awarded exclusive status as the only Christie’s affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pacific Union International is the new entity formed from the recent acquisition of Pacific Union Real Estate by Mark A. McLaughlin of Morgan ...


CIC and planetRE Partner to Provide Industry Best Practice eSignature Solution

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—Communication Intelligence Corporation ("CIC"), a leading supplier of electronic signature solutions for business process automation in the financial industry and a recognized leader in biometric signature verification and planetRE, a leading provider of transaction management platform to national real estate brokers announced that they have entered into ...


Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Purchases Lucero Summit Broker

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc., one of the largest suppliers of real estate office management software in North America, announced the purchase of the Lucero Summit real estate brokerage software from MarketLinx, a leading provider of information technology to the residential real estate industry and a member ...


Coldwell Banker Schmitt Agents Reach Consumers with Custom Marketing Suite Built by SharperAgent

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—SharperAgent announces a new partnership with Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Company, one of the largest and oldest real estate brokerages in the Florida Keys area. Released earlier this year, Coldwell Banker Schmitt’s new private-label marketing suite was developed to help over 140 of the company’s sales ...


First-Time Buyers Race to Beat the Clock, Qualify for $8,000 Federal Tax Credit

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2009—First-time home buyers have just 12 weeks to find and close on a home to qualify for the $8,000 Federal tax credit before the November 30th deadline. Those just beginning the process will have to beat the average time it takes to buy a home, a challenge smart ...


Taking Responsibility for Communication

“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach.” ...


Foreclosure Activity Remains Near Record Level in August

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2009—RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, released its August 2009 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 358,471 U.S. properties during the month, a decrease of less than 1% from the previous month, but still ...


The MLS of the Future – A Seismic Shift, Technologically and Generationally Driven

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2009—Once MLS 5.0 has been fully implemented, the changes that will have occurred in the real estate landscape will be equivalent to a seismic shift of catastrophic proportions, catastrophic to those who refuse to adapt. Traditional MLSs, Realtor associations, franchises, brokerages, teams and agents that embrace these scalable, ...


RE/MAX International Partners with iQual

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2009—RE/MAX International, Inc. recently announced a partnership with California-based iQual Corporation whose flagship product, the ApprovalGUARD™ Service, is designed to help consumers understand and manage their credit profile. The terms of the partnership will allow RE/MAX to provide consumer credit information and articles written by professional credit ...


Market Leaders Unite to Form Prudential Rubloff Properties

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2009—Prudential Preferred Properties and Rubloff announced the merger of Rubloff Residential Properties with Prudential Preferred Properties. The combined company will operate as Prudential Rubloff Properties, an independently owned and operated firm with 17 offices and nearly 900 sales professionals and staff.  ...


Pedal to Properties Selects Franchise Sales Firm PCMS Consulting

RISMEDIA, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009—Pedal to Properties, a unique Boulder-based real estate firm that incorporates the use of distinctive cruiser bikes as part of its real estate touring practice, has signed an agreement with PCMS Consulting, an experienced franchise consulting, management and sales firm.  ...


Allen Tate Company Partners with CellSigns, Introduces Mobile Texting

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2009—Allen Tate Company, one of the Carolinas’ leading real estate companies, has introduced yet another convenient way for potential home buyers to access information about available properties: mobile texting. Through its partnership with CellSigns, a leading mobile applications company, consumers will have instant access to property information ...


Homeowners Increasingly Optimistic about the Future of the Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2009—Four times a year, Zillow.com conducts a survey with Harris Interactive to get a pulse on how homeowners perceive the value of their own homes and their local real estate market. Our quest – to find out how realistic homeowners are about their own ...


Lose Your Job, Keep Your Home – Ask for Help Before it’s Too Late

RISMEDIA, Sept 11, 2009—(MCT)-Few words sting like the ones that inform you that you're being laid off — especially today, with jobs so hard to come by. If you're a homeowner, the blow of a job loss can ...


First-Time Buyers, Tighter Lending Requirements Spark Home Warranty Demand

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009—A dramatically changing housing market dominated by first-time buyers, tightened financial lending requirements and higher down payments is intensifying consumer demand for home warranties, according to the Home Warranty Association of California (HWAC). Stewart ...


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