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Profits and the Virtual Culture

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2009-I have read at least a hundred articles over the last several years regarding the profitability of the typical brick and mortar real estate office business model. Having owned an independent real estate company with the brick and mortar business model in California years ago, and then, up ...


PCMS Consulting Joins Forces with Crye-Leike, Realtors

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2009-PCMS Consulting announced a new partnership with Crye-Leike REALTORS to assist the company in growth strategies to expand its franchise operation in multiple states. PCMS has business development personnel currently servicing over 20 states and plans to leverage Crye-Leike's already strong southern states footprint with the objective ...


Landvoice Upgrades Expired Service for Leaders Elite Members

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2009-Leaders Elite, a North American online membership-based training and coaching program for real estate professionals, announced that its partner Landvoice, a leading source for For Sale By Owner (FSBO) listings has upgraded its Expired service exclusively for Leaders Elite members. ...


Luxury Real Estate Firm Morgan Lane to Acquire Pacific Union Real Estate

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2009-Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate, one of Northern California's leading luxury real estate brands is being acquired by the principals of Morgan Lane Marin, Inc., a fast-growing boutique real estate firm with operations in Marin county. ...


ZipRealty Teams with Bank of America to Improve Online Home Buying Experience

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2009-ZipRealty, the nation's ninth largest real estate brokerage, announced a new mortgage feature, provided by Bank of America Home Loans, that will help streamline the home buying process for today's busy home shopper. ...


You’re a Key Market Player-Believe It

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-It's tough to convey the full value of working with a licensed real estate professional, but that's just what you should be trying to do in a market like the one we're seeing. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: 5 Tips to Feng Shui Your Mind and Get Your Listings Sold

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-In today's changing market where the predominant energy is fear, your challenge is to be extremely vigilant about what you focus on. Why is your deliberate focus more important now than ever? What are you giving attention to? If you're giving attention to what you don't want, ...


Use Social Media to Your Advantage, but Beware the Pitfalls

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-Social media is, and has been, exploding as a way for people to stay connected, market services and generally communicate with each other. Although a supporter/proponent for Realtors to embrace social media-for the benefits provided in marketing or staying in touch with customers or clients-there are also ...


Ready to Remodel? How to Make Your Remodeling Project Pay Off

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-(MCT)-While the market continues to struggle, homeowners are faced with an important question: Is a home remodeling project worth it? ...


LeadingRE and New York Metro Group to Host Success Strategies Event

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the LeadingRE New York Metro Group will co-host an inspiring special event for sales associates, brokers and managers on succeeding in the current and future real estate markets on August 13 at the New York Times Conference Center in ...


30-year Fixed Rates Inch Upward After Four Week Decline

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages increased last week to 5.31%, up from 5.26% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Meanwhile, rates for 15-year fixed mortgages rose to ...


Real Estate Agents Tout Success with HomeGain’s BuyerLink Marketing Program

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-HomeGain, a leading website that connects real estate professionals with home buyers and sellers, announced, in anticipation of the HomeGain Live Nation Real Estate Forum on August 3rd in San Francisco, numerous successes of its agent and broker members across the U.S. using HomeGain's BuyerLinkTM pay-per-visit marketing ...


California Association of Realtors Launches Realtor iPhone Application

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-The California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) announced the launch of My C.A.R, the first native iPhone application for use by a Realtor® association. This mobile application is available at no charge for members of C.A.R. Designed for the iPhone/iTouch, with a companion version available for BlackBerry® and ...


Signs of Stability: Housing Market Shows 12th Consecutive Monthly Decrease in Number of Listed Homes

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2009-The U.S. housing market continues to show signs of stabilization with a drop in the number of Multiple Listing Service (MLS)-listed homes for the twelfth consecutive month. The number of single family homes and condos listed for ...


Catch 22 Artificially Suppressing San Diego County Rebound

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2009-Despite a worsening local job picture with unemployment now over 10%, the real estate market in San Diego County is exhibiting signs of steadily increasing activity and price increases. But, recent government action is preventing motivated buyers with good credit from even getting their offers considered. ...


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