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Sellers Offering Agents Bonuses; Tactic Unlikely to Move Homes

RISMEDIA, Feb. 1, 2008-(MCT)-"Sell my house, and I'll give you a bonus on top of your commission." That's the message some home sellers are sending to buyers' real estate agents. They hope offering an extra $3,000, $5,000 or more will stir up interest in their properties and motivate more real ...


C.A.R. Reports Sales Decrease 33.4%, Median Home Price Falls 16.5%

RISMEDIA, Jan. 31, 2008-Home sales decreased 33.4% in December in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home fell 16.5%, the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) reported. ...


Report Reveals 8 Signs of a Real Estate Recovery

RISMEDIA, Jan. 22, 2008-Encouraging signs that a meaningful recovery in the overall U.S. housing market could begin later this year are found in HouseHunt's fourth quarter, 2007, "Current Market Reports" survey of member-agents and in year-end statistical data compiled by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). ...


RE/MAX Ranked Industry’s Best

RISMEDIA, Jan. 18, 2008-RE/MAX International is the nation's number one real estate franchise, and the number ten franchise overall, according to Entrepreneur Magazine's 29th Annual "Franchise 500 Survey." RE/MAX has held the honor of the top real estate franchisor for eight of the past ten years. ...


A Time-Management Case Study: The Team Approach Ignites Elsewhere

RISMEDIA, Jan. 17, 2008-(MCT)-On any given day, Michael Lemieux could be on site setting up tents for a wedding or at his store, Ray Rents, ensuring delivery deadlines are being met. ...


Regional Spotlight: Property Tax Relief Coming for PA Homeowners in 2008

RISMEDIA, Jan. 16, 2008-Homeowners across Pennsylvania will receive property tax relief in 2008, thanks to gaming revenues, state Budget Secretary Michael Masch said today. He confirmed that December revenue from the state's five open casinos was transferred today to the Property Tax Relief Fund, pushing it past the $570 million ...


The Difference between New York and Miami

RISMEDIA, Jan. 15, 2008-(NYTimes.com)-Miami has had a condominium building boom over the last several years, with aggressive marketing of a flashy lifestyle and a lot of foreign buyers eager to get into the market. ...


Realty World Inc. Announces Sweepstakes Winners

RISMEDIA, Jan. 14, 2008--Winners of the REALTY WORLD, INC. $15,000 Sweepstakes were announced recently by Gary Longobardo, president and COO of Realty World Inc. The six winners, one grand prize winner who receives $10,000 and five winners who receive $1,000 each, entered the Sweepstakes Contest from local markets of Realty ...


Last Year’s Boom Towns: Top ’7 from 2007′

RISMEDIA, Jan. 10, 2008-Gadberry Group announced its list of last year's seven most notable areas in the U.S. - Gadberry Group's 7 from 2007. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Completes Franchise Filing, Paves Way for Growth

RISMEDIA, Jan. 10, 2008-Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced that the company has filed its Franchise Disclosure Document in all franchise registration states. The newest Realogy residential real estate brand is now positioned to hold open discussions in over 40 states with prospects to operate Better Homes and ...


Top 10 Cash Flow Markets for 2008

RISMEDIA, Jan. 8, 2008-NuWire Investor, an online financial news publication, recently released its rankings of the Top 10 Cash Flow Markets for 2008. ...


Prudential Rand Acquires Peterkin and Fitzgerald of Pearl River, New York

RISMEDIA, Jan. 7, 2008-Prudential Rand Realty announced that it has acquired Peterkin and Fitzgerald of Pearl River, N.Y., strengthening Rand's presence and making them the one of the top real estate offices in Pearl River and Orangetown. ...


Weichert, Realtors Launches Maine Franchise, Expands

RISMEDIA, Jan. 7, 2008-Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., the franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors®, continued its rapid nation-wide growth with the December opening of its first affiliate in the state of Maine, headquartered in Portland. In addition, new affiliates in Deerfield and Naperville, Ill., and in Woodbury, Minn., further swelled the ...


Ex-Realogy Executive’s Consulting Company on a Roll

RISMEDIA, Jan. 4, 2008-PCMS Consulting, a full service consulting, management, and sales company founded by real estate and franchise industry veteran Jose Perez in July 2007, had a stellar first six months and is going into 2008 with a full head of steam. Perez, ...


Regional Spotlight: The Phoenix Condo Market Expected to Recover

RISMEDIA, Jan. 3, 2008-According to NewCondosOnline.com, the Phoenix Condo market will recover quicker than other markets. The Phoenix condo market has been under the microscope of national analysts ever since the rapid increase in sales and home values in 2005. Economists and real estate professionals begin monitoring sales, inventory levels, ...


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