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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 ...


Positive Signs: Home Prices Rise 1.7% in Second Quarter

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009—Freddie Mac announced that its Conventional Mortgage Home Price Index (CMHPI) Purchase-Only Series registered a 1.7% quarterly gain (7.0% annualized) during the second quarter 2009 for the U.S., following a downward revised 1.5% drop (–5.9% annualized) in the first quarter. Over the year ending with the second ...


Today’s Featured Listing – I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009—If you are looking for a once in a lifetime opportunity, now is your chance to own a turn-key business- “Cravings Ice Cream Sandwich Shoppe” in Defiance, Ohio. One of the ...


HUD Announces $50 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Assist Local Communities Hit Hard by Foreclosure

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009— U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced HUD is launching a $50 million effort to help state and local governments address the inventory of foreclosed properties assisted under the Department's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). HUD is awarding $44.5 million to nine national ...


Cut Price, Cutthroat Realty – Third Season of Bravo’s ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Returns

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009—Foreclosures? Nationwide recession? These guys can handle it! Bravo gives viewers an up-close and personal look at the top agents in Los Angeles's tough real estate market, who stop at nothing to close the deal on the third season of "Million Dollar Listing." The docu-series takes viewers ...


Tax Credit Helps Spur Pending Home Sales

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—(MCT)—A gauge of future U.S. home sales rose more than expected in July 2009 to the highest level in more than two years as first-time buyers rushed to take advantage of a tax ...


Working the Foreclosure Market: Pre-Foreclosure Properties

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—With all the buzz about bank-owned homes—REO properties—in the mainstream media and trade press, the entire market of pre-foreclosure properties has become virtually invisible. ...


Recruit Experienced Agents Through Recruitment Process Outsourcing

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