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Keller Williams Realty Delivers Health Providers Program to Associates

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-Keller Williams® Realty Inc., one of the largest real estate franchises in the United States, has announced that it is now offering associates options for affordable health coverage through a new Keller Williams Health Providers Program. ...


RealBiz360.com Selected by Fort Lauderdale Association for Exclusive Virtual Tours

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-RealBiz360 Inc., one of the leaders in delivering high-resolution imaging over the Internet, has announced that it has been selected as the exclusive online provider for Real Estate Virtual Tours by the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale (RAGFL), representing more than 8,000 members. ...


RealtyTrac Launches New Renter Foreclosure Alerts

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, announced a new service called RealtyTrac Renter Alerts(TM) that gives tenants advanced notice when the property they are renting enters into default or is about to be foreclosed by a lender. ...


Zillow.com and 180 Newspapers Launching Co-Branded Real Estate Websites

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-Real estate website Zillow.com has announced plans to launch co-branded real estate websites with 180 newspapers nationwide, powered by Zillow. The Tampa Tribune and 100 newspapers published by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. are among the first newspaper websites to be powered by Zillow's search technology. Additional papers ...


Realogy CEO Richard A. Smith to Lead Business Roundtable’s Housing Working Group

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations, announced the creation of a Housing Working Group devoted to exploring viable solutions to the challenges facing the housing market and providing actionable recommendations to the administration and Congress to return stability to the U.S. ...


Century 21 Judge Fite Company Participates in National Open House Month

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company will participate in Century 21 Real Estate's second annual April Open House Month Campaign and the first-ever "Path to Your Dreams Sweepstakes." Through this sweepstakes, the CENTURY 21® System is opening the door for one lucky consumer to win $221,000 toward the ...


30-Year Mortgage Rates Remain Low for Second Week

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year mortgages remained relatively steady for the second consecutive week at 5.09%, up slightly from 5.06% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Meanwhile, rates for ...


RE/MAX Welcomes Bahamas to Extensive Global Network

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2009-RE/MAX International Inc. celebrated the official signing of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to the global RE/MAX Network, with a flag-raising ceremony at its Denver headquarters. ...


Should You Go FSBO?

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2009-Pronounced "fizzbo," an FSBO (for sale by owner) is a Realtor acronym for a property that an individual is looking to sell on their own. ...


Alan Shafran Inducted Into HomeGain Million Dollar Club

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2009-HomeGain®, one of the leading real estate websites, announced that Alan Shafran, Realtor® with The Alan Shafran Group of Prudential California Realty in La Costa, CA, and HomeGain AgentEvaluator® member, has reached one million dollars in gross lifetime commissions with HomeGain. ...


Harry Norman Realtors and Jenny Pruitt & Associates, Realtors Merge

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2009-Harry Norman Realtors® and Jenny Pruitt & Associates, Realtors® announced the merging of their two companies, making the new combined entity the residential real estate company in greater Atlanta with the largest volume sold market-share in the region. ...


Coldwell Banker ‘Portraits’ Campaign Spotlights Multimedia Tools and Consumer Trust

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2009-As the nation collectively watches for signs of recovery in the real estate sector, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC began the multimedia roll-out of its 2009 marketing campaign highlighting the company's experience and innovation, while offering consumers messages of hope about the future of real estate. Elements ...


Coldwell Banker United and Century 21 Hecht Join Forces

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2009-Jeffrey Wheeler, president and COO of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors and Bob Hecht, owner of Century 21 Hecht announced that Century 21 Hecht will become a part of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors. ...


Houston Association of Realtors Introduces Member Videos to Promote Listings

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2009-With an estimated 146 million Americans viewing online videos each month, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) has introduced Member Videos, a free online tool that allows members to upload and share videos of their listings, their firms and themselves on the association's website, HAR.com. ...


What You Need to Know Before Working with Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2009-There are legions of agents who seem to think that they will have discovered the proverbial pot o' gold if they are fortunate enough to have a bank or banks hand them their asset recovery properties to ...