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Coldwell Banker Names New Senior Vice President of Marketing

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently named Sean Blankenship as its new senior vice president of marketing, the company has announced. Blankenship joins the Coldwell Banker® brand with 23 years of marketing experience, most recently leading the digital strategy, development and execution for Gulf States Toyota in Houston, a leading ...


Prudential Network Realty’s Linda Sherrer Shares Lessons Learned in New Webinar

Prudential Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer recently shared her strategic business-building insight as a featured speaker in the Prudential Real Estate Leadership Excellence webinar series, the company has announced. ...


NAR Video Spotlight, Part 1: Make Our Marks Remarkable

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a 3-part videos series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series the first Tuesday of each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. ...


Rebound Alert: 96 of the Top 100 U.S. Home Markets Advance

Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination and complete lifestyle resource, recently released the Homes.com Local Market Index, a new summary of price performance on repeat sales properties in the U.S. Utilizing home pricing data for the period ending March 2013, the index showed 96 out of 100 markets for ...


Vote Today for RISMedia’s ‘Real Estate Pro of the Month’ Contest

For the past month, agents and brokers nationwide have been submitting their Success Stories to us on Facebook as part of RISMedia’s Real Estate Pro of the Month contest. The winner will have his or her story featured in ...


May Home Price Trends Reveal Las Vegas Takes the Lead in Real Estate Recovery

Recently, Clear Capital released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through May 2013. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the most granular home data and analysis earlier than nearly any other index provider in the industry. ...


Improving Housing Market Conditions Shifting ‘Pendulum’ Towards Sellers

According to Jean Grant, Vice President of HUNT Mortgage, the past few years made those looking to purchase a new home well positioned to get a great property at a great price. Recent buyers were also able to finance the home with a historically low interest rate. Low interest rates ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Names Sean Blankenship Senior Vice President of Marketing

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has named Sean Blankenship as its new senior vice president of marketing, the company has announced. Blankenship joins the Coldwell Banker® brand with 23 years of marketing experience, most recently leading the digital strategy, development and execution for Gulf States Toyota in Houston, a leading ...


Real Estate Brokers Get Fierce in the Face of Inventory Challenges

With the current shortage of inventory across the nation, many real estate brokers are facing a challenge they haven’t dealt with in a long time. In today’s market, it’s no longer about getting buyers to buy—it’s about getting homes on the ...


Google Plus Changes and What They Mean to You

If you haven't logged into Google Plus lately, you are in for a big surprise. Recent Google Plus changes make this one of the biggest overhauls to date with 41 updates taking place within Google's social network. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Announces Executive Staff Promotions

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has promoted two key executives, the company has announced. ...


HSF Affiliates LLC Appoints BBDO Proximity Minneapolis as Advertising Agency for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

HSF Affiliates LLC has named BBDO Proximity Minneapolis as the advertising agency for the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate brokerage network, which will begin affiliation later in 2013, the company has announced. ...


HUD and VA Team up: Provide Homes to 9,000 Homeless Vets

Approximately 9,000 homeless veterans living on the streets and in the nation’s shelter system will soon find a permanent place to call home. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced recently that HUD will provide $60 ...


Home Sales Soar, Consumer Confidence Returns—Multiple Offers and Demand for Advice Powers REALTORS’® Value

The more than 100 major real estate brokers who attended RISMedia’s Mid-Year Power Broker Forum earlier this month virtually all reported first quarter gains in transactions and dollar volume from 2012. Consumer confidence combined with near historic low mortgage interest rates ...


HUD and Census Bureau Reports New Residential Sales in April

Sales of new single-family houses in April 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 454,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ...