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The Virtual Culture Provides Happiness and Contentment Among Realtors

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-I have been thinking about this article for some time now, and I feel that I'm uniquely qualified to speak to the virtual culture. ...


EXIT Realty Goes Green with ‘Teal is the New Green’ Initiative

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-EXIT Realty brokers, agents and suppliers are going green with the introduction of their "Teal is the New Green" division, as the company's real estate agents from coast to coast are getting involved in marketing new "green" residential developments. ...


RealtyTrac’s Strategic Partnership with PRIMEDIA Expands Foreclosure Data Reach

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, announced that it has expanded its foreclosure data reach through its agreement with PRIMEDIA Inc. that allows website users of www.americanhomeguides.com, www.rentals.com and www.rentalhouses.com to search foreclosure properties via a real-time feed from RealtyTrac's nationwide database of ...


Freddie Mac Launches Guaranteed Structured Pass-Through K Certificates

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-Freddie Mac announced the launch of its offering of Series K-003 Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), multifamily mortgage-backed securities that provide a new vehicle for the company to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's multifamily housing market. ...


Customize Your IDX Solution, Give Site Visitors the Information They Want

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-IDX, or Internet Data Exchange, is an agreed-upon display of listings of brokers who opt in to the agreement. They can then display their listings and those of all member brokers on their site for search. The fields that are displayed are also agreed upon in advance, ...


You Can-and Must- Work Distressed Properties

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-Real estate agents who are finding success in today's market likely have a key commonality: they've accepted that working the foreclosure market is no longer optional. ...


Lifestyle and Economic Changes May be Permanent – Tips to Adjust and Prosper in ‘Reset’ Economy

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-Shock dealt by the market is laying the foundation for deep, long-term change where quick or temporary adjustments won't do. Rocked to their core, consumers are saying a good-bye to frivolous expenditures. In fact, Americans say that even after the recession ends, their spending will return to ...


Is Full Housing Recovery in Sight?

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-Despite signs that housing sales may have reached bottom during the current housing recession, a full housing recovery is not yet in sight and home values will continue to fall during the next several quarters wrote noted housing economist David Lereah in a Market Commentary currently posted ...


‘The World’ Selects Christie’s Great Estates for International Marketing Services

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-The World, the 644-foot luxury liner gracefully appointed with 165 private homes and the only residential community at sea, has selected Christie's Great Estates for international marketing services. ...


Keeping Up With the Times – Realtors Respond to Challenging Market

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2009-Realtors are adjusting to shifts in the real estate market, reaching out to consumers through social networking and obtaining training to better meet the needs of clients, according to the "2009 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile." ...


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. ...


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. ...


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