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Real Estate News Archive


RE/MAX Leads Industry in National TV Advertising

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2009-At a time when competitors are cutting back on spending and even canceling entire television campaigns, RE/MAX continues to lead the way in national television advertising among all real estate companies, according to RE/MAX.First quarter 2009 results from Nielsen Media Research showed RE/MAX holding 99.9% of the ...


HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to Speak at American Bar Association Housing Conference

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2009-Lawyers, private sector, government, non-profit and academic professionals alike will convene in the nation's capital May 20-22 for the 18th Annual Conference on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The conference, "Opportunities During Challenging Times," is sponsored by the American Bar Association ...


The Realty Alliance, Realtor.com Announce Marketing Agreement

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2009-Brokers belonging to The Realty Alliance (TRA) and their sales associates now have access to a new marketing program designed to attract and engage more potential clients viewing their listings on Realtor.com, one of the leading homes for sale websites, according to a marketing agreement. ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Acquires Teton Village Realty

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2009-Sotheby's International Realty, Inc., a residential real estate brokerage firm representing fine properties in some of the world's most sought-after markets, announced it has acquired the assets of Teton Village Realty in Jackson Hole, Wyo. ...


Foreclosure Activity Remains at Record Levels in April

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2009-RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, released its April 2009 U.S. Foreclosure Market ReportTM, which shows foreclosure filings-default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions-were reported on 342,038 U.S. properties during the month, an increase of less than 1% from the previous month ...


Top 5 Q&A: Competitive Marketing and Pricing Challenges in Today’s Market

Editor's note: This week RISMedia is running a five-part series of Q&As with Top 5 in Real Estate member Valerie Fitzgerald, owner of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group (www.thevaleriefitzgeraldgroup.com) in Beverly Hills, California. Valerie will offer unique insight into what it takes to be successful in today's challenging times, and her ...


Top 5 Home Staging Trends to Help You Compete in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2009-Staging your home before listing it on the market is a crucial step that many homeowners often overlook. While the competition continues to be fierce in today's market, homeowners must take the necessary steps in order ...


5 Tips to Strengthen Corporate Relocation Programs in a Down Economy

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2009-As the global economy remains unsteady, the effects of the credit crunch and rising inflation have placed excessive pressure on corporations to keep business costs - such as relocation programs - to a minimum. ...


When Listing’s Don’t Show, Get to the Root of the Problem

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2009-RISMedia recently spoke with Celeste Starchild, VP sales and marketing at ListHub about the issues that matter most to real estate professionals today. Here, Starchild discusses the process of distributing listings to the Internet and how to address the problem when listings can't be found on consumer ...


Point2 Technologies Forges Real Estate Association and MLS Partnerships

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2009-Point2 Technologies announced seven new technology integration and co-marketing agreements with real estate Boards, Associations and Multiple Listing Service organizations (MLS) in the United States to jointly deliver listing syndication and online marketing technology services to their members.Technical implementation is in progress for all the new partners ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Increase Slightly during First Week of May

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year mortgages increased slightly last week. Last week's rate was 5.07%, up slightly from 5.05% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com®. Meanwhile, rates for 15-year ...


Top 5 Invites Top Bethesda, Maryland-area Agents to Attend Distressed Properties Seminar Wednesday

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009--Top agents in the Bethesda, Maryland area are invited to attend ‘Moving Up In a Down Market,' a free seminar presented by RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, on Wednesday, May 13 in at the Marriott ...


Sponsor Spotlight: RISMedia Announces Event-Level Sponsors for Midyear Power Broker Forum

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009-RISMedia is proud to announce American Home Rescue, HomeFinder, OfferRings, Onboard Informatics, Point2 and RealtyTrac as Event-Level Sponsors of our Power Broker Reception following our Forum at NAR's Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. this week! The valued support of our sponsors is critical to making this ...


Top 5 Q&A: The 3 Worst Mistakes a Seller Should Avoid

Editor's note: This week RISMedia is running a five-part series of Q&As with Top 5 in Real Estate member Valerie Fitzgerald, owner of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group (www.thevaleriefitzgeraldgroup.com) in Beverly Hills, California. Valerie will offer unique insight into what it takes to be successful in today's challenging times, and her ...


Is It Time for You to Quit the Real Estate Business?

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009-I don't think I'd be going too far out on a limb to suggest that there has been a lot of "soul-searching" within the ranks of real estate licensees. ...