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Time is Money: How Agents Can Streamline Day-to-Day Business

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-It's no secret that in today's world, the old cliché "time is money" rings truer than ever. In 2009, real estate agents have found that streamlining day-to-day business practices is the only way to efficiently attract new business while simultaneously working with existing clients, providing the service ...


Century 21 Real Estate Celebrates 30th Anniversary of its Philanthropic Partnership with Easter Seals

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world's largest residential real estate sales organizations is pleased to announce that 2008 contributions made by members of the CENTURY 21® System exceeded $2.5 million. With this year's contribution, the CENTURY 21 System has raised nearly ...


Halstead Property Development Marketing Signs as Exclusive Marketing Firm for Strivers West

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-Halstead Property Development Marketing has signed on as the new, exclusive marketing firm for Strivers West, a premier condominium development in the quaint and historic Strivers Row district in Harlem. ...


Despite ‘Chicken Littles,’ Real Estate Markets Are Improving

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-April is now here and we're all starting to hear positive news, almost daily, about the real estate industry. Don't get me wrong - the "Chicken Littles" of the world are still out there, telling everyone who will listen that the sky is still falling. ...


30-Year Mortgages Stay Low and Stable

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for thirty-year mortgages remained stable for the third consecutive week at 5.08%, down slightly from 5.09% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Meanwhile, rates ...


Apartment Finder Announces Online Partnership with OLX.com

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-Apartment Finder, one of the leading sources of information for apartment seekers in the multi-family industry, announced another online partnership to publish its apartment rental listings on the Web. Its newest partner is OLX.com, a leading online real estate classifieds network, and through this alliance, Apartment Finder ...


RealBiz360.com Announces Affiliate Partnership with AnnounceMyMove.com

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-RealBiz360 Inc., one of the leading providers of delivering high resolution imaging over the Internet announced that it has entered into an affiliate partnership with AnnounceMyMove.com to provide free, auto-generated listing announcements with their new social media product, AnnounceMyListing. ...


Rich Sands Joins Matthew Ferrara & Company as National Instructor

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-Matthew Ferrara & Company announced Rich Sands as their newest national instructor. ...


TourFactory Announces Co-Marketing Partnership with AgentAdvantage

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-TourFactory® and AgentAdvantage® have announced a co-marketing partnership where both companies will offer bundle pricing of their most popular services. These packages are the combination of the best-in-class products for both agent website service and virtual tour marketing. ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Honored by Franchise Business Review

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2009-Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced it won Franchise Business Review's Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the second year in a row. ...


Real Estate Veteran Buys Master Franchise in Singapore

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2009-The RE/MAX system continues to grow at a record pace, as Ken Lim, broker/owner of RE/MAX Real Centre in Singapore, becomes the new Master Franchise regional owner and director, the company announced.According to RE/MAX, in 2008, RE/MAX sold over 700 franchises worldwide, and now has nearly 7,000 ...


Farming the Foreclosure Market

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2009-Amid all the hype and hearsay surrounding foreclosures, three agents in diverse parts of the country are making hay with short sales and REOs. And there is plenty of hay to be had: the number of properties ...


Prudential Florida Realty’s Rei Mesa Recognized as 2008 Broker of the Year

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-Prudential Florida Realty's president and chief operating officer Rei Mesa was recognized as Prudential Real Estate Affiliates (PREA) 2008 Broker of the Year at the national PREA Sales Convention in Las Vegas last month. ...


Realty Video USA Co-Founder Addresses Global Industry Conference

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-Stephen Schweickart, co-founder of Realty Video USA, recently spoke on the latest video trends at the 2009 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® conference at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. The event attracted top real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and ...


NAMB’s Strategic Withdrawal of Legal Action Against FHFA

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-In February 2009, the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) filed suit against the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) to block implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), which will inhibit competition among mortgage originators and increase the cost of mortgages to consumers. NAMB's suit ...


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