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Real Estate News Archive


Home Price Reduction Levels Rise for Fourth Straight Month

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—Trulia, Inc., a leading place to start your real estate search, announced that 26% of homes currently on the market in the United States as of September 1, 2009 have experienced at least one price cut. Price reduction ...


Company Profile – A Marketing Must

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—As chief information officer for Chantilly, Virginia-based Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., Michael Koval knows a thing or two about choosing effective technology for the company’s 13,700 sales associates. After a thorough due diligence process, Koval recently selected SharperAgent’s CRM (customer relationship management) program to add to ...


Realogy CEO Richard Smith Urges First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Expansion

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—Realogy CEO Richard Smith appeared on Fox Business Network earlier this week to discuss the state of the housing market as well as the proposed legislation in Congress to expand the first-time homebuyer tax credit to all homebuyers.  ...


Keller Williams Realty Rolls Out New Maximum Annual Benefit Plans for Associates

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—Keller Williams Realty announced that it has added a new Approved Vendor to the company’s Health Providers Program which now offers all KW associates group annual maximum benefit plans.  ...


Delta Media Group Introduces Mobile Broker Advantage System at RISMedia Conference

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—The RISMedia & The Top 5 in Real Estate Network® Leadership Conference saw the launch of a new mobile property search platform this week.  ...


Trend MLS Selects ShowingAssist’s Online Showing Management Product

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—ShowingTime, one of the real estate industry’s leading showing management technology providers, announced that TREND MLS, one of the nation’s largest multiple listing services, has chosen ShowingAssist to give members the ability to schedule showings directly through the MLS. In addition, the new ShowingTime Appointment Center will ...


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 ...


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