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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 ...


Crye-Leike, Realtors Introduces VoicePad Mobile IDX Audio Search on Its Southeast Region Listings

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2009-Crye-Leike, Realtors introduced VoicePad Mobile IDX Audio Search technology which allows property buyers access to the entire local "homes for sale" inventory from any telephone. In January the company began offering their branded "24-7 Info Line" to consumers on all its listings. ...


Howard Hanna Calms the Market, Unveils ‘Worry Free Home Buying’

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Howard Hanna has announced another what it calls exclusive "Buyer's Advantage" program. The new program, delivered through Howard Hanna's mortgage services, focuses on income loss protection through "Worry Free Home Buying." ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? include: A free listing presentation available at REALTOR.com®; travel deals through NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program; and existing-home sales rise in February. ...


BH&G Real Estate to Participate in Historic ‘Earth Hour’ Tomorrow: 1,800 Cities around the World Will ‘Go Dark’ in Support of Climate Change Initiatives

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-As momentum builds around the world for the first global vote for action on climate change, more than 1,800 cities around the world are planning to participate in the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour tomorrow, where some of the world's most recognizable buildings will ‘go dark,' turning ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – 7-Miles of Peace and Relaxation

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-Boca Grande, Florida, known for its world-class tarpon fishing, sugary white sand beaches, spectacular sunsets and relaxed island lifestyle is home to 743-1 South Harbor Drive, a single-lvel condo situated in a location where you won't find ...


HomeFinder.com Launches First Print Ad Campaign Since Rebranding

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-HomeFinder.com announced the launch of its "Let Homes and People Find Each Other" national print advertising campaign, reflecting the company's goal of being the most reliable local real estate listings search site. As a result of HomeFinder.com's exclusive partnership with media leaders Gannett Co Inc., the McClatchy ...


Short Sales Test Homebuyers’ Patience

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-(MCT)-Those searching for the best housing bargains on the market might consider buying a short-sale property, but there's an important qualification for buyers interested in going this route: They need plenty of patience. ...


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