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Why in This World of Communication Does Nobody Want to Have a Conversation?

Editor’s Note: RISMedia would like to welcome Jared James, CEO and Founder of Jared James Enterprises, an internationally sought-after speaker and trainer, to our online community. Jared will be contributing his extensive experience in helping some of the largest real estate ...


Act Now on Current MVP Offer

NAR PULSE—Benefit from NAR’s Member Value Plus (MVP) program today by accessing this great offer: Action—Register for the 2012 Midyear Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. Reward—FREE Buyer Client Brochure Bundle. Act now before this offer ends April 15. Plus, remember to check back in two weeks for a ...


80 Commercial and Residential Properties in the Carolinas to Be Auctioned in 3-Day Event This Month

National Commercial Auctioneers announces a three-day bank-ordered real estate auction in the Carolinas April 17, 18 and 19, according to Randy Ligon, regional vice president and broker. ...


Working with VA-Loan Clients

With the Iraq War coming to a quiet end in 2011, tens of thousands of U.S. troops have returned home—but what home are they returning to? With the rise in veterans needing residences, there stands to also be a rise in the popularity of VA loans, providing an important niche ...


A House That Time Forgot

(MCT)—Crossing the threshold into the grand entry hall of the Mediterranean-style house in Beverly Hills is like stepping into a time capsule. ...


RES.NET Releases Custom Tasking Enhancement

RES.NET, an infrastructure of diverse real estate professionals and supporting software applications, has recently launched a revolutionary Custom Tasking Enhancement in all of its applications, enabling servicers and asset managers to create fields, and customize tasks and workflows quicker than this Industry has ever experienced, the company has announced. ...


Foreclosure Proceedings Can Make or Break Local Market Recovery

The housing market seems to be on the upswing, and some experts say that by 2014, the market will be back on track. Last week NAR noted that investment properties are on the rise, and the National Institute ...


Rand on Real Estate: Caller Seeks Guidance on Selling Investment

Greg Rand (@GSRand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com and host of Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC, takes a call from an investor in Springfield, N.J. The caller is seeking guidance on selling her current investment property. She is having a difficult time getting her mortgaged refinanced. ...


Spotlight on Mobile: Leading to Tablets

Last week I had the opportunity to attend one of my favorite real estate events of the year; the Leading Real Estate (LeadingRE) Companies of the World Annual Conference. What makes this event different from others in my opinion is the level of engagement by the broker/owner or main decision ...


Case-Shiller House Prices: A Tale of 20 Cities

Eye On Housing—The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes were released recently with data through January for the 10 and 20 city composites (and component cities). The national index, which is calculated quarterly, and the Charlotte, NC metropolitan area, due to delays in data reporting, were not included in the release. ...


California Count: Distressed Properties Make up 6 Percent of Market

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—According to the Central Coast Regional Multiple Listing Service, distressed properties make up only 6 percent of the available listings on the market in San Luis Obispo today. The California Association of REALTORS®’ Distressed Home Sales Statistics confirm a recent decline in the total amount of all reported sales ...


Broker Best Practices: Moving with the Market

“The first step toward achieving customer loyalty is understanding that when you get a client, you get them for life, not just for one transaction,” says Jeff Murtaugh, Designated Broker with Realty Executives Tucson Elite. Read on as RISMedia’s Managing Editor Paige Tepping interviews this Arizona broker about keeping his ...


Survey Finds Women and Men Make Home-Buying Decisions with Head and Heart

Square-footage and price are important elements to consider when selecting a home but according to a new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate of 1,000 men and women, they both also rely on how they feel and how their lifestyle ...


Braley Participates in Global Real Estate Conference

Barbara J. Braley, CFO/Relocation Director, Pruitt Real Estate, Inc., recently attended the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2012 Annual Conference March 24-26 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL, the company has announced. The event was part of LeadingRE’s Conference Week, which attracted nearly 1,000 top ...


Real Estate Will Rock in 2014

Housing starts will nearly double and home prices will begin to rise in 2013, with prices increasing significantly in 2014. ...


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