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Social Media’s Impact on How Brands Connect to the Fragmented Consumer

(eM+C)—New communications channels have changed how brands and their customers interact, making it a necessity for businesses to adapt and create stronger digital relationships that extend and strengthen their customer connections. Where and how consumers spend their time online has changed. They're choosing aggregators and social media over individual company ...


Improving Markets Index: Syracuse, NY

NAHB recently unveiled an index that tracks housing markets on the mend, the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). The IMI is intended to draw attention to the fact that housing markets are local and that there are metropolitan areas where economic recovery is underway. The index measures three readily ...


Freddie Mac Prices New $3.5 Billion Five-Year Reference Notes® Security

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) announced recently that it priced its new 1.00 percent five-year USD Reference Notes® security due on July 28, 2017. The issue, CUSIP number 3137EADJ5, was priced at 99.748 to yield 1.051 percent, or 29.5 basis points more than five-year U.S. Treasury Notes. ...


Prudential Network Realty Names Chris Cardinale Chief Financial Officer

Prudential Network Realty announces the promotion of Chris Cardinale to chief financial officer. Cardinale joined Prudential Network Realty in 2006 as director of finance and is responsible for the company’s financial operations and management. ...


When Was the Last Time You Contributed Something?

As a professional trainer and speaker at over 50 conventions and events every year, I continue to appreciate those in the field whom I’ve admired and learned from. My favorite has always been self-help author and motivational speaker, Tony Robbins. Robbins ...


International Sales Continue to Climb in U.S. Market, REALTORS® Report

Due to low prices and the relative weakness of the dollar, international buyers continue to identify the U.S. as a desirable place to own property and make a profitable investment. ...


Renters are Willing to Make Sacrifices for Homeownership: Century 21 Survey

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced the results of its spring home buying survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive. The survey revealed that non-homeowners are more likely to make sacrifices to own their dream home. ...


Two Real Estate Auction Veterans Launch AmeriBid

Larry Latham and Stephen Karbelk, CAI, AARE have announced the creation of AmeriBid LLC (www.AmeriBid.com), a premiere global real estate auction company. Headquartered in Tulsa, OK, AmeriBid will manage the sale of commercial, residential and agricultural properties nationwide for lenders, servicers, estates, private owners and investment companies. ...


Leads Management Myths

Using the Internet to capture real estate leads can be an exciting way to earn new business. It can also be a major undertaking for those without the training, understanding or systems to manage online lead generation. ...


Existing-Home Sales Constrained by Tight Supply in May, Prices Continue to Gain

Limited supplies of housing inventory held back existing-home sales in May, but sales maintained a strong lead over year-ago levels and home prices are on a sustained uptrend in all regions, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


What to Do This Year: Rent or Buy a Home?

Today is a tempting time to buy a home with interest rates and prices at their lowest levels in years. Deciding whether to buy or rent can be complicated, and potential homebuyers have a lot to consider this summer. As ...


Single-Family Housing Starts Rise 3.2 Percent in May

Single-family housing production increased for a third consecutive month and builders pulled more permits for both single- and multifamily construction in May, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. The data reveals that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of single-family housing starts rose 3.2 percent ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: The New Age of Real Estate

What are consumers most concerned with today? “There is still a lot of fear and uncertainty in the marketplace. That’s why it’s crucial that every consumer has the best information on which to base a buy or sell decision,” says ...


Florida Real Estate Services, Prudential Florida Realty Announces Preferred Partnership with Service America®

Florida Real Estate Services, Prudential Florida Realty announces a new preferred partnership with Service America to offer customers a trusted, reliable source for home service plans when buying, renting, or selling a property, the company has announced. ...


Steady Builder Confidence in June

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose one point to 29 from a revised May level of 28, according to the latest reports. The index is at its highest point in five years, since May 2007. Of the three components, ...


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