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PCMS Enters into Strategic Partnership, Recruits Veteran Sales Team

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-PCMS Consulting announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Terabitz of Palo Alto, CA and is finalizing partnerships with several other innovative industry leaders. In addition, the 18 month old firm has recently recruited a veteran sales team which has been deployed throughout the country ...


Bay East Members Receive Free Property Management Software through Agreement with TReXGlobal.com

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-Bay East Association of Realtors® announced that they have signed an agreement with TReXGlobal.com to provide the TReXGlobal Partner Program as a free member benefit to their more than 5,900 members.According to the company, SimplifyEm.com Property Management Software is a resource that is designed to assist real ...


That’s a Wrap – Wrap-Off Event to Take Place at International Sign Expo

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-Kansas-based business Lowen Corporation, provider of large-format, full-color vehicle wrap graphics, will be holding a unique competition while in attendance at the International Sign Expo, taking place April 16-18 in Las Vegas. Ninety-six professional wrap installers will have the chance to showcase their skills and compete to ...


Coldwell Banker CEO Discusses State of Housing Market

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-Jim Gillespie, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, participated in CNBC's "Roadmap to Rebound" segment which focused on the state of the housing market, and what real estate professionals believe should happen to get the market moving again. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Expands Global Reach in 2008

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC has announced that its international master franchises, which operate in 64 countries and territories worldwide, granted more than 400 new franchise offices outside of the United States in 2008. Domestically, 34 new independently owned and operated brokerage companies joined the franchise network ...


Steinborn GMAC Real Estate & Emerick Real Estate Firms Merge

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-Anna Emerick-Biad, president of Emerick Real Estate Inc. and John L. Hummer, president of Steinborn GMAC Real Estate announced that their two companies have merged and will now have approximately 40% market share of active listings in greater Las Cruces. ...


Light at the End of the Tunnel? U.S. Home Prices Rise for First time in 12 Months

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-U.S. home prices rose for the first time in 12 months, showing an increase of 1.7% on a seasonally-adjusted basis from December to January, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) monthly House Price Index. December's previously reported 0.1% increase was revised to a 0.2% decline, ...


How to Increase Your Business by 40% or More by Asking This Simple 4-Word Question

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2009-One of the key opportunities in all of your businesses, good market or bad, is follow up, and sometimes the simplest solutions to ongoing problems are the simplest. Let me share a little secret with you that should enable you to magically increase the number of follow ...


Attorney-Based Loan Modifications Helping Struggling Southern Californians Save Their Homes

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-Amid the buzz about Obama's housing market rescue plan with $75 billion earmarked to help troubled borrowers and otherwise stem the housing crisis at large, it's also been widely reported that more than half of the loans modified in the first quarter of 2008 "went bad again ...


Federal Reserve Announcement Drives Mortgage Rates to Drop

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-Driven by the news that The Federal Reserve plans to spend an additional $750 billion to buy mortgage-backed securities, the weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year mortgages fell to 5.06%, down from 5.21% the week prior, according to the ...


EXIT Realty U.S. President Discusses Real Estate Market Shift

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-In a recent interview on the Real Estate Now Radio Show with Ric Giumenta of EXIT Realty First Choice, Tami Bonnell, president of the U.S. Organization of EXIT Realty Corp. International was optimistic about the real estate forecast: ...


Long & Foster President Nominated for FHA Commissioner & HUD Secretary for Housing

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-P. Wesley Foster, chairman and CEO of The Long & Foster Companies, announced that Long & Foster president and COO David H. Stevens has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Federal Housing Administration Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing. ...


5 Tips for Builders and Remodelers to Thrive in Today’s Economy

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-Looking for ways to maximize business opportunities during tough economic times? According to experts at Simonton Windows®, builders, remodelers and contractors can enhance their selling opportunities and close more deals if they follow these tips: ...


RE/MAX CENTRAL Featured on TLC’s ‘Deals on the Bus’

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2009-RE/MAX CENTRAL, of Las Vegas, NV, appeared on TLC's "Deals on the Bus," a new show featuring real estate agents who have successfully taken their business on the road. Nick Nolf, a top-producing Associate for RE/MAX CENTRAL and his foreclosure bus tour was the highlight of Saturday's ...


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Acquired Home Sellers, Inc.

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2009-Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England announced that it has acquired the assets of Home Sellers, Inc., in South Portland, Maine. Home Sellers' operations in South Portland and Boothbay Harbor, Maine, will be combined with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's existing Portland office. Home Sellers will now ...


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