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Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Favor Stricter Standards to Ensure Fair Treatment for Latinos

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2007-Fair and balanced reforms that include separate licensing, required training for originators and full disclosures on higher risk loans is what Hispanic real estate professionals favor in the mortgage suitability debate being waged by lawmakers, according to a survey from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate ...


Real Estate Brokers and Agents Gather at Assist-2-Sell’s 2007 Annual Convention

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2007-On Feb. 12, more than 300 Assist-2-Sell® franchise owners, brokers and agents came together for Assist-2-Sell's annual convention at the Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas. During the two day event, attendees celebrated the Company's 20th anniversary, shared ideas for growing their businesses, and recognized ...


Weichert Realtors Continues Accelerated Nationwide Growth

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2007-Weichert Real Estate Affiliates accelerated its nationwide growth with the openings of new franchise offices in Fresno, California, in Columbia, Maryland, and in Blue Springs, Missouri. In addition, four affiliated Weichert offices expanded to new locations in North Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee. ...


QuantumDirect, Inc. Promotes Debbie Gurley to Vice President of Customer Support

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2007-QuantumDirect, Inc., a leading direct marketing technology company, announced the promotion of Debbie Gurley to vice president of customer support. She has the primary responsibility for the direct marketing success of every QuantumDirect customer, whether a real estate agent, a franchisee or a corporate level customer. ...


CNN Warrior One Hummer Starts National Tour, Raises Money for Wounded Veterans

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2007-The Hummer that was once home to a CNN news crew, embedded with the U.S. Marines during the invasion of Iraq, has a new mission. The completely overhauled Hummer that the news crew named Warrior One, has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind, military tribute vehicle touring the ...


Realogy Franchise Group Announces Franchising Agreements with Top-50 Firm

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2007-The Realogy Franchise Group announced that Realogy and its Coldwell BankerR and Sotheby's International RealtyR brands have entered into multiple long-term franchising agreements with the Tomlinson Black Group of Companies, an independent real estate brokerage organization based in Washington and Idaho. ...


Realogy Files Annual Report on Form 10-K with SEC for 2006

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2007-Realogy Corporation announced that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ...


Intero Real Estate Services to Enter Los Angeles Market

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2007-Intero Real Estate Services has entered the Los Angeles real estate market with the opening of its first office in Woodland Hills. Real estate veteran Ron Ario, the former director of the Central and Southern California regions for Keller Williams, will lead Intero's growth in the LA ...


HomeGain Named Second Most Popular Real Estate Web Site in 2006, According to Hitwise

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2007-HomeGain announced that it was named an annual winner of the Hitwise Top 10 Awards for 2006. Hitwise ranked HomeGain, a leading provider of online real estate solutions that connect agents and brokers with home buyers and sellers, as the second most popular Web site in the ...


Homes & Land Ranks within Top 100 of Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2007-Homes & Land announced that it has been ranked within the top 20% of Entrepreneur magazine's list of the top 500 franchises. Homes & Land ranked in the number 95 position overall and number two in the category of ‘Advertising Services.' Placing within the top 20% of ...


Reply! Strengthens Executive Team, Promotes Tonya Hayes and Bill Perrault

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2007-As Reply!, Inc. continues to extend its footprint in the consumer services industry while providing a reliable and scalable performance based marketing platform for advertisers, the company has promoted two employees; Tonya Hayes to vice president of Public Relations and Bill Perrault to vice president of Information ...


REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: Rhode Island Home Sales Rise in January, Prices Still Inching Downward

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2007-Increases in single-family home sales in Washington and Kent counties helped push sales across Rhode Island up by 12.8% in January, compared with year-before numbers. But the median sale price continued to decline, and in January fell 2.8% below the median price in January 2006, according to ...


Pro Step Marketing Partners with a Top-Selling Williamsburg Real Estate Team

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2007-Pro Step Marketing, a real estate-focused marketing strategy, design and implementation firm, partnered with The Travis-Jenkins Real Estate Group of Williamsburg, Virginia, to implement a Web site and print marketing strategy. ...


Dave Liniger Pledges Assistance to Severely Wounded Soldiers

RISMEDIA, March 7, 2007-Before a cheering crowd of nearly 6,000 RE/MAX affiliates, Chairman Dave Liniger announced plans to provide the funding necessary to take The Sentinels of Freedom Foundation to a national level. The four year "scholarship" program has already helped six severely wounded veterans in northern California by providing ...


Second-Annual LRE Tech Exchange Brings High-Tech Professionals to Seattle

RISMEDIA, March 7, 2007-The cutting-edge of real estate came to Seattle last month, the LRE Tech Exchange. Boldly pushing into new frontiers, LuxuryRealEstate.com hosted the 2nd annual event from February 22 to 24 to promote new technologies and strategies that will help brokers and other industry insiders find even more ...