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Semonin Realtors Tap SharperAgent to Help Find the Right Message

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2009-SharperAgent announced that it has successfully launched Semonin Advantage for HomeServices of America affiliate, Semonin Realtors. One of the market leaders in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana, Semonin selected SharperAgent to help build a comprehensive marketing solution for its agents that will help them prospect for new ...


RealtyTrac CEO James Saccacio Wins 2009 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2009-RealtyTrac® one of the leading online foreclosure marketplaces announced that chief executive officer James J. Saccacio received a 2009 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award presented by the Orange County Business Journal during the eighth annual awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Irvine. ...


Central Texas Real Estate Sales Volume Down, but Home Prices Show Modest Increase

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2009-According to the February 2009 Multiple Listing Service report by the Austin Board of Realtors® (ABoR), the Austin-area home sales volume remains down year-over-year, but home prices have risen compared to February 2008. ...


Agents and Consumers Benefit from Going Green

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-With a growing number of consumers looking for less in a home: less energy, water and natural resource usage, and less waste production; RE/MAX International Inc., is launching a new initiative, aimed at educating the company's sales associates and their customers in "earth friendly" living. As part ...


Industry Veterans Robert Houghton and Gary Hegenbart Join RealtyTrac Team

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-RealtyTracTM, one of the leading online foreclosure marketplaces, has announced that information technology expert Robert J. Houghton has been hired as chief information officer/chief technology officer. In this position, Houghton will oversee RealtyTrac's IT and technology departments, while increasing efficiencies in RealtyTrac's corporate business processes. ...


OpenHouse.com Re-launches Website with New Features to Support Agent and Broker Success

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-OpenHouse.com, one of the leaders in online open house marketing, opened the door to its newly re-launched website with free services and other benefits for brokers, agents, franchisors and aggregators. ...


Housing Starts Regain Ground

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-For the first time in eight months, nationwide housing starts turned upward this February, posting a 22.2% gain that was due primarily to a big bump on the often-volatile multifamily side, according to numbers released from the U.S. Commerce Department. ...


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orange County Offers New Approach to Traditional Real Estate Office

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orange County today celebrated the opening of the company's first entertainment conference venue in Huntington Beach. Located at 5355 Warner Avenue, the approximately 1,850-square-foot wi-fi enabled space represents an entirely unique venue for interacting with real estate clients and conducting business. ...


Honesty, Integrity and Commitment in a Turbulent Marketplace

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2009-Honesty, integrity and commitment are three pillars that Edina Realty Home Services has been standing on for the past 53 years, and three of the main reasons as to how the company has been able to claim their spot as a leader in their marketplace. Here, Bob ...


Looking for Success? 10 Things You ‘Must’ Do to Find it

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2009-As the real estate market begins to turn around, the most important thing on your mind should be whether you are positioned to take advantage of this uptick. ...


30-Year Mortgage Rates Drop Substantially for First Time in Four Weeks

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for thirty-year mortgages fell for the first time in a month to 5.21%, down from 5.28% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Meanwhile, rates for ...


Obeo to Make ‘Bold’ Appearance at 2009 LeadingRE Annual Conference

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2009-Obeo, a provider of full-service residential real estate online marketing products in North America, will showcase its newest technology tools and services at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM 2009 Annual Conference March 26-28 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. ...


Realogy Charitable Foundation Distributed $2.9 Million in Net Proceeds to Support Charitable Causes in 2008

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2009-Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, announced that even during the challenging real estate market of 2008, its employees, agents and brokers continued to volunteer and raise funds for their local chapters of the Realogy Charitable Foundation, which distributed $2.9 million to ...


Coldwell Banker United, Realtors Renews Long-Term Franchise Agreement

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2009-Coldwell Banker United, Realtors, which has grown dramatically since affiliating with the Coldwell Banker® brand in 1986, has renewed its franchise agreement and will remain a Coldwell Banker affiliated company through at least 2020. According to the company, Coldwell Banker United, Realtors is the largest affiliate within ...


New ‘Recession-Proof’ Franchise Attracting Brokers

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