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Friday’s Featured Listing – An Island Oasis

RISMEDIA, April 17, 2009-"The inspiration for the design is from the ocean... powerful, with rhyme and grace," says the designing architect of this island oasis located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. It's no wonder then that the centerpiece of the ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Joins Forces with Home and Style Designer Stephen Saint-Onge

RISMEDIA, April 17, 2009-"Good design has the power to change lives." That simple philosophy is what inspires noted home and style designer Stephen Saint-Onge, whose makeover techniques have reached millions across the country through design makeovers in magazines and on television. ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Florida

RISMEDIA, APRIL 17, 2009-Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that Sailfish Point Realty LLC, located in the Sailfish Point community of Stuart, Fla., is the newest member of its luxury real estate network. ...


Foreclosure Activity Increases 9% in First Quarter

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2009-RealtyTrac®, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, released its U.S. Foreclosure Market ReportTM for Q1 2009, which shows that foreclosure filings - default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions - were reported on 803,489 properties in the first quarter, a 9% increase from ...


Funnel Recruiting – a Company’s Lifeline

RISMEDIA, May 2, 2009-The number-one responsibility of any recruiter is to sign on new agents, both experienced and inexperienced. A recruiting process must be in place with a pipeline that is current and growing. ...


Weidel Realtors Receives Prestigious Award

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2009-Weidel Realtors was recently presented the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Million Dollar Club award. The award, which is given to top member companies who participated in outgoing referral transactions with an actual sales price of one million dollars or more, was presented at the ...


Intero Franchise Services Retains Top Consulting Firm, Names New VP of Business Development

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2009-Intero Franchise Services, Inc. announced that it has retained real estate consulting firm, PCMS and appointed Mike Bruno as vice president of Business Development to develop the Northern California market for Intero. In filling this new position, Mike will be responsible for expanding Intero's market share in ...


Network Communications, Inc. Affiliates with Canada’s National Newspaper

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2009-Network Communications, Inc. (NCI) one of the largest publishers of print and online real estate information in North America, announced the addition of The Globe and Mail, one of Canada's leading national newspapers, as an advertising affiliate for its The Real Estate Book brand, one of the ...


Realogy Appoints Charlie Young as President & CEO of ERA Franchise Systems LLC

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2009-Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, today announced the appointment of Charlie Young as president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems LLC. Young succeeds beloved former president and CEO Brenda W. Casserly, who passed away on April 1 after a long and ...


Retirement Communities Benefit from Silver Lining in Economic Downturn

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2009-According to a recent national survey of Coldwell Banker® real estate professionals, over half of those who work in popular retirement areas are seeing younger retirees (ages 60 and under) looking to purchase homes in their markets. ...


30-Year Mortgage Rates Remain Steady

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year mortgages remained relatively flat during the past week. Last week's rate was 5.10%, up slightly from 5.08% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website ...


Real Estate Industry Heating Up

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2009-My wife and I recently attended our once-a-month cruise club cocktail hour, in which we are two of the only working stiffs in the group, as most of the members are retired. Obviously whenever I show up because of my real estate history in this area of ...


South Florida’s International Realty Inc. is GMAC Real Estate’s Newest Franchisee

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2009-International Realty Inc., an independent real estate brokerage firm for the past two decades, announced that it has become a franchisee of GMAC Real Estate. The new name of the company will be World GMAC Real Estate. ...


Area Pro Realty Offers Brokers Consistent Income

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2009-A new franchisor, Area Pro Realty, has announced that it is bringing a "fresh and well-needed" business model to the residential real estate industry. According to the company, this business model allows independent brokers and franchises alike to operate a successful brokerage in any economic market, even ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

RISMEDIA, April 10, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: REALTORS® say FHA is key to the housing rebound; financial solutions offered through NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program; and April savings through the Right Tools, Right Now initiative. ...


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