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A Renewed Focus on Going Green – Green Building Grows at Surprising Rate

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2009-As builders and remodelers retool their businesses in a tight credit market and recapture the interest of jittery consumers, this spring is the greenest yet for the nation's home building industry, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


Alain Pinel Promoted to General Sales Manager of William Raveis Real Estate in Massachusetts

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2009-Chris Raveis, executive vice president and managing partner of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, LLC, Massachusetts, announces the promotion of Cohasset resident Alain Pinel to senior vice president and general sales manager of the 18 Massachusetts sales offices. ...


Award-Winning Real Estate Agent Presents Sales Tips in New Book

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2009-"Secrets of a Top Salesperson: How Emotions Make or Break the Sale" by award-winning real estate agent Paula Pagano is a new business book that aims to guide readers through the labyrinth of emotions that are encountered in sales situations. ...


Why Agent Selection is Essential in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, May 23, 2009-Continuing our May Viewpoints series, this week, Cabot L. Jaffe, AlignMark's President and CEO, takes the stage, offering his advice on why it is crucial to have a quality recruitment and hiring process in place so that you surround yourself with agents who are passionate about the ...


More ‘Gold’ for the Golden Years: 5 Reasons for Seniors to Rent Their Vacation Properties

RISMEDIA, May 23, 2009-It seemed like a great idea 20 years ago. You'd buy that condo in Florida, vacation there as often as possible, then someday sell your primary residence and spend your "golden years" basking in the sun. But like so many Americans, the nation's recent economic troubles have ...


Long Realty Creates Career Opportunities with Online Assessment

RISMEDIA, May 23, 2009- While many companies are downsizing in the current economic climate, Long Realty is expanding its sales force to better serve the needs of its growing base of buyers and sellers. With more than 33 offices across Arizona and Mexico, Long Realty is looking for candidates interested ...


Prudential Network Realty Professionals Attend National Sales Convention

RISMEDIA, May 23, 2009-More than 30 real estate professionals and managers from Prudential Network Realty recently traveled to the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for the 2009 Prudential Real Estate Sales Convention at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: A new offer from NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, eNeighborhoods; a FREE webinar through REALTOR® University; and REALTORS® explore land use challenges. ...


RE/MAX Agents Master Today’s Market – Outpace Competition with Certified Distressed Property Expert Designation

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-As the government announces new plans to streamline the short sale process, RE/MAX International Inc., launched a national training tour that will bring the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) program to professional real estate agents in more than a dozen cities in the next three months. ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Stepping Away from Ordinary

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-Located in the small southern Oregon town of Grants Pass, this three-bedroom home is situated in an area known for clean living and year-round outdoor living. Fly fishing the famous Rogue River, skiing Mt. Ashland, farmers markets, summer concerts in the park as well as the world ...


Recession to Ease as April Leading Indicators Rise

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose sharply in April 2009, the first increase in seven months, and the strengths among its components exceeded the weaknesses for the first time in one and a half years. The Index for the U.S. increased 1.0% in April, following ...


RealTracs Solutions Selects Point2 Technologies Listing Syndication Platform

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-RealTracs Solutions, the multiple listing service (MLS) in Middle Tennessee has selected Point2 Technologies Inc. to drive its online property listing syndication strategy, the company has announced. ...


Engel & Völkers Forges Strategic Partnership with PCMS Consulting

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-PCMS Consulting announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Engel & Völkers Florida. Engel & Völkers delivers a unique franchise model for luxury residential real estate brokerages with their boutique-style property shop concept, the company states. As one of the leading real estate brokerage firms ...


RE/MAX Partners with InvestorLoft.com to Provide Consumers with Valuable Investment Information

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-RE/MAX International, Inc., announced a new, strategic partnership with online technology provider InvestorLoft.com. InvestorLoft.com allows investors to value residential real estate and make investment decisions that could help stabilize local real estate markets. RE/MAX is the first real estate network in the U.S. to partner with InvestorLoft.com. ...


Single-Family Starts and Permits Edge Higher in April

RISMEDIA, May 21, 2009-Production of single-family homes edged upward in April 2009 as builders responded to improving conditions for new-home buyers, according to newly released figures by the U.S. Commerce Department. While overall starts fell 12.8% to a record-low ...


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