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Competing in the Online World of Real Estate

Today’s homebuyers are hungry for information—and they expect to get that information with a few quick taps on their smartphones, tablets or laptops. Reaching potential buyers where they are is critical—and buyers are online. So how can real estate agents ...


A Rise in International Homebuyers: Are You Ready?

International buyers are entering the U.S. housing market at a rapid pace, according to a recent NAR report, the 2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. In fact, international buyers accounted for 7 percent of all residential purchases in the U.S. in ...


MRIS and Federal Title Launch Comprehensive Closing Costs Calculator

MRIS, the industry-leading Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and Federal Title & Escrow Co. has announced it has launched MRIS Close It!, a desktop and mobile app that provides quick and concise closing cost estimates. ...


First American Title Launches comprehensive Multilingual Website and in-language Video Library

First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), has announced the launch of a new multilingual website and online video library, www.FirstAmMulticultural.com, to help multicultural consumers pursue home ownership and navigate the ...


Eye on the Economy: Existing Home Sales Improving

Existing home sales increased 2.4 percent in July, tallying the fourth consecutive month of increase. While the pace of existing home sales remains 4.3 percent below the July 2013 rate, the steady improvement for resales is positive news for the ...


Big Data and the Real Estate Media Titans: Crafting Your Big Data Marketing Strategy

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series on Big Data analysis as relevant to the real estate industry. ...


CEO Exchange Kicks off Tomorrow in New York

An elite gathering of the real estate industry’s top brokers begins tomorrow, Sept. 9, when RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange kicks off at the Yale Club in New York City. The overall theme of the day-and-a-half-long event, which runs through Sept. 10, ...


Finding the Right Mortgage Takes Time, Effort

(MCT)—Most home buyers who need a mortgage place themselves in the hands of a loan officer or mortgage broker referred to them by their real estate agent, or by a friend, relative or business associate. This is the easy way, and I ...


New Real Estate Marketing Guidebook Makes Waves

Best-selling author and digital marketing expert Jay Baer has partnered with For Rent Media Solutions™ and Homes.com® to release Youtility for Real Estate—a practical marketing guide for real estate professionals. Now available for preorder on Kindle, Nook and Google Play, the eSpecial delves into marketing for real estate professionals and ...


RE/MAX Named a Leading Low-Cost Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

RE/MAX, LLC has been named among the leading low-cost U.S. franchises for 2014 by Entrepreneur magazine. The global real estate leader ranked the highest among real estate brokerage franchises, and 11th overall on this year’s list, which included 95 franchises “that can be started for less than $50,000.” The list ...


Speaker Spotlight: Sherry Chris to Be Featured Panelist at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Attendees at this year’s NAR Annual Conference and Expo will have a special opportunity to hear several of the nation’s most successful industry leaders break down their strategies for success at RISMedia’s 19th annual Power Broker Forum, titled, “Power Broker ...


Mortgage Applications Inch Forward

Mortgage applications increased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 29, 2014. ...


Tips that Will Immediately Help You Win More Listings and Convert More Buyers

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series. How do you win more listings and convert more buyers? First, develop a brand identity, separate your personal from your professional life on Facebook and remember that real estate is still a ...


Realogy Supports First LGBT-Centric Real Estate Conference

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), which will host its inaugural National LGBT Real Estate Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 14-16, has announced that residential real estate franchising and brokerage services leader Realogy Holdings Corp., and its Coldwell Banker Real Estate, ...


Terabitz Relaunches Leading Local Websites to Compete with National Portals

Leading web marketing platform provider, Terabitz, has announced the re-launch of several local real estate websites owned by long-time clients, CENTURY 21 Award of San Diego, Calif. and Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene in Houston, Texas. Both brokerages have long-term relationships with Terabitz, and with ...


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