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Getting your Website in Lead Generation Mode

The secret to web marketing success is understanding that it’s a blend of website strategy, offline marketing and your social media. Here are 10 steps to make sure you do just that. ...


Seven Big Trends for Small Businesses in 2013

(BPT) - Today, if you tell someone you'll be in touch, he or she may not only ask when, but how. Modern technology has dramatically changed the way we communicate, providing multiple ways to stay connected at any time. For small and medium-sized businesses, this means big opportunities to stay ...


Freddie Mac Prices $1 Billion Reopening Of 1.250% Seven-Year Reference Notes® Security

Freddie Mac announced recently that it auctioned a $1 billion reopening of its 1.250 percent seven-year USD Reference Notes® security that matures on October 2, 2019. The stop yield for the issue, CUSIP 3137EADM8, was 1.309 percent, priced at 99.617434, or approximately 16 basis points more than seven-year U.S. Treasury ...


Earn a Reward Equal to Your National Dues from Your Credit Union

NAR PULSE—Learn how the Three Rs of Banking can equal $120 for you. From now through February 28, simply start a relationship with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, use their checking and online banking services and the amount of your 2013 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ...


REALTORS® Teach High School Students about Financial Literacy & Home Ownership

Regional Spotlight—Over 180 students from several Tucson area high schools recently learned about financial literacy and home ownership this fall from members of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® Housing Opportunities Committee as part of their “From High School to Homeownership - The Four Key Financial Steps” Program. ...


RES.NET Platform Now Supports Traditional Real Estate Market

RES.NET, a provider of software applications connecting real estate professionals and consumers, has announced that its platform now supports the traditional real estate market. Originally introduced in 2004 as a technology solution for the default space, RES.NET has evolved its platform to now enhance retail, or traditional real estate transactions. ...


Going the Extra Mile to Provide Great Customer Service

“When better is possible, good is not enough,” says Shad Bogany of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene. Read the following article to glean Bogany’s top tips on providing excellent customer service as well as staying ahead with technology and marketing. ...


Plan Now for Success in the New Year

A critical component to business success in the new year is gaining insight through reflection and analysis. In order to move forward in a strategic manner, it is important to pause and review what and who defined your success in 2012. Those details will offer insight into what pillars of ...


It’s Write a Business Plan Month: How to Include Your Marketing Strategy

December is National Write a Business Plan Month - so designated to encourage unhappy employees to become their own satisfied bosses. Whether your goal is to own your own business, become a consultant, a speaker or an author, you'll need to ...


CoreLogic® Releases December MarketPulse Report

CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, recently released its December MarketPulse report. The monthly publication provides insight into the health of the U.S. economy with emphasis on housing and mortgage metrics. CoreLogic Chief Economist Mark Fleming and ...


Top Economists: Fla.’s Housing Market Growing Stronger

Regional Spotlight—Florida's residential real estate market will continue its upward trend into 2013, though the pace of recovery may be slower than the U.S. as a whole, according to leading U.S. economists speaking at Florida REALTORS® 2013 Real Estate and Economic Forecast Conference Dec. 12 in Orlando. ...


Don’t Settle for Good Enough

From luxury automobiles to high-tech electronics, the phrase "made in Japan" is synonymous with quality and reliability. The Japanese have a well-deserved reputation for their relentless pursuit of excellence, but it wasn't always that way. ...


Freddie Mac Economist Sees New Households Outpacing Apartment Boom

In his 2013 forecast, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, Frank Nothaft, sees more than a million new households bolstering housing starts, driving apartment vacancy rates down to ten year lows and outpacing the boom in new apartment construction. ...


Innovative or Absurd? Racy Listing Video Goes Viral

Here at RISMedia, we love to see what real estate professionals around the world are doing to better their business and sell homes. So when the following videos surfaced featuring lingerie-clad super models and a bare-bottomed man strutting his stuff through a ...


Mortgage Rates Ease Slightly, Remain Near Record Lows

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates easing slightly and remaining near record lows to keep homebuyer affordability high and attractive to those looking to refinance. ...


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