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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. ...


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 ...


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