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Bishop Realty Associates Affiliates with Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-Real Estate and Relocations Services, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. company, announced the affiliation of Bishop Realty Associates, previously affiliated with Coldwell Banker. The full-service real estate brokerage will operate as Prudential Bishop Realty Associates in Homestead, Florida City, Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest. ...


Survival Sales Tactics – What to Focus on in a Tough Market

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-One definition of "insanity" centers on engaging in repetitious behavior, but expecting different outcomes to result over time. However, that process happens all the time across many sales professionals and sales mangers in many different industries, including real estate. In 2009 real estate professionals need to ...


Builders Serving Mature Home Buyer Market See More Consumer Interest

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-Builders of single-family housing for the mature home buyer market reported an increase in traffic of prospective buyers during the first quarter of this year, according to the 55+ Housing Market Index (55+ HMI) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The component measuring ...


‘Keeping It Real’ – How SentriLock Builds Momentum by Putting the User in Control

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-For SentriLock, there's only one word that can adequately describe 2008: milestone. ...


RE/MAX Sales Associates Ranked Most Productive

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-RE/MAX announced that two respected surveys of the nation's top real estate brokerages reveal that RE/MAX Sales Associates outperform their competitors by a significant margin. According to the company, based on transactions closed in 2008, The REAL Trends 500 Survey, found that RE/MAX Sales Associates averaged 13.2 ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Columbus Square, A New Upper West Side Community

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-Columbus Square, a collection of five unique rental buildings, rising from 97th to 100th Streets between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue and featuring over 300,000 square feet of prime retail space, will provide the Upper West Side with ...


RealtyTrac Powers National Foreclosure Search on Keller Williams Website

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-RealtyTracTM, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, and Keller Williams Realty Inc., announced a new strategic partnership where RealtyTrac will provide comprehensive national foreclosure data on KW.com, the company's national website. ...


RE/MAX Joins Global Race to End Breast Cancer

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-It's the first global event of its kind, expected to draw more than 50,000 runners and walkers who are moved to help end breast cancer forever. Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Inaugural Global Race for the Cure® is in Washington, D.C., this weekend, June 5-6, and ...


NAHB – Bolstering GSEs Key to Future of Nation’s Housing Finance System

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-In contemplating the future status of housing government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress it is critical for the federal government to provide a backstop to the housing finance system to ensure a reliable and adequate ...


3 Bailout Strategies for Real Estate Investors

RISMEDIA, June 4, 2009-Real estate investors and vacation home buyers represented 35-40% of all residential property purchases in the years before the market downturn. Yet, many of these same investors are now experiencing serious negative equity and cash flow issues, and ...


Down Market? How about an Ideal Opportunity?

RISMEDIA, June 4, 2009-With the passing of an $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers, much has been made about the great opportunity available to those who have never owned a home. Yet, the reality is that today's market offers just as many advantages for existing homeowners wishing to move-up ...


Pending Home Sales Up for Three Months in a Row

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2009-Record low mortgage interest rates boosted pending home sales for the third consecutive month, with some benefit now from the first-time buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Tax Credit Is Good News for Prospective Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-(MCT)-The popularity of reality-based TV shows focusing on the experiences of first-time home buyers paints a rosy picture, but the recent national news of mortgage foreclosures has darkened that picture a bit. ...


RE/MAX Adds Brazil to International Roster

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-RE/MAX International Inc., recently welcomed the Federative Republic of Brazil to its expanding list of international regions. Four region owners, who originate from Brazil and Portugal, have purchased master franchise rights for RE/MAX Brazil and plan to open offices throughout the largest country in South America. ...


Coldwell Banker United, Realtors and Century 21 Southern Homes Join Forces

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-Jeffrey Wheeler, president and COO of Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS and C.J. Crankshaw, owner of Century 21 Southern Homes, announced today that Southern Homes will become a part of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors. ...


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