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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. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies – Are You a ‘People Pleaser’ or Are You Committed to ‘Win-Win’?

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2009-The biggest mistake that most real estate agents make in dealing with their clients and colleagues is that they are unconsciously committed to "people pleasing." Being able to recognize the signs of a "people pleaser" is the first step in changing your strategy and the way in ...


Prudential Network Realty Professionals Complete Successful Trade Between Clients

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009-Prudential Network Realty's team of real estate professionals recently helped clients successfully complete a rare home-selling trade where the clients purchased each other's homes. And to make the situation even more unique, both clients were represented by Realtors from the company's Beaches office in Atlantic Beach. ...


Shorewest Realtors Earns RELO® Quality Certification

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009-Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global real estate network, has awarded Shorewest, REALTORS® the RELO® Quality Certification (RQC). Milwaukee-based Shorewest joins 31 other companies that currently hold this prestigious certification, after completing the program's rigorous application process. ...


Worldwide ERC® CEO Resigns

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009-Worldwide ERC® announced that Lynn Bragg has resigned her position as CEO, and the association's board of directors has named senior vice president Karen Reid as interim executive director. Ms. Bragg is leaving to pursue other business opportunities. ...


Dwellworks, LLC Announces Addition of New Senior Vice President, Business Development

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009-Dwellworks is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Fosser as new senior vice president, Business Development for its Residential Services department. ...


Sandstorm Design and National Association of Realtors Launch the Green REsource Council Website

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009-Sandstorm Design launched a new website for the National Association of Realtors® to promote the Green REsource Council and NAR's Green Designation.The designation is the first of it's kind from NAR and offers specialized green real estate training for residential, commercial and property management professionals. ...


Ron Sims Sworn in as HUD’s Deputy Secretary

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009-Ron Sims has been sworn in as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As the second most senior official at HUD, Sims will be charged with managing the department's day-to-day operations, a nearly $39 billion annual operating budget, and the ...


Gabriels and RealtyTrac Announce Partnership to Deliver Nationwide Search with More Than 1.5 Million RealtyTrac Foreclosure Listings

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009-Gabriels Technology Solutions, one of the leading private label e-commerce technology providers and RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, announced the introduction of co-branded foreclosure search products for new media that provide a world class competitive advantage to Gabriels' media clients for increased ...


Sponsor Spotlight: RISMedia Announces Top 5 in Real Estate Network® as Master Level Sponsor of Midyear Power Broker Reception

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2009-RISMedia is proud to announce Top 5 in Real Estate Network® as a Master Level Sponsor 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 4th annual ...


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, ...


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