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Getting Real Estate Leads with Live Chat

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2011—Driving traffic to your website is key for generating homebuyer and seller leads, but one major component of most real estate websites is often overlooked. Companies spend thousands each year driving more and more traffic to their websites in order to generate leads and rarely take the ...


The Perils of ‘Show-and-Tell’ Sales Presentations

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2011—One of the most critical, yet overlooked principles in the selling process, is the power of self-discovery through customer involvement. Regrettably, many salespeople use a "show and tell" presentation style and babble on hoping they might say ...


A Closer Look at Home Pricing Forecasts, Local Markets Vary Widely

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2011—Economic consulting firm Clear Capital reported prices nationally have decreased by 3.2 percent in the first six months of 2011 and are forecast to drop another 2.4 percent in the second half of 2011. ...


Market Results to Build Your Brand

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2011—All too often we have a success and move quickly on to the next item on our agenda. It’s easy to forget these happy client comments, homes sold and other professional achievements, but they are some of ...


Four Steps to Add Weight to your Springboard

It’s not just the grappling housing market that has troubled our industry over the past few years. Threats on the online technology side have put smaller real estate companies in an odd position when third-party providers have a business model fueled by stealing web traffic away, and in some cases, ...


Money Really Does Grow on Trees, Says Horticulture Experts

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2011—I have a proposed solution to the imperiled mortgage crisis, and what’s more, it’s right in our backyard. Literally. ...


Rand on Real Estate: A Closer Look at Colorado Springs

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011—Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com hosts “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC where this week he discusses the Colorado Springs real estate market with RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: save 10% on any staging product from the REALTOR.org Store, deals on home and credit protection from REALTOR Benefits® Program partners and REALTORS® support the “Secondary Market Facility for Residential Mortgage Act of 2011”. For more information ...


National Association of REALTORS Bans Sexual Orientation Discrimination

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® recently added language to its code of ethics banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Article 10 of NAR’s REALTORS® Code of Ethics previously prohibited the “denial of its professional services to any ...


Monthly Survey Report Assesses Opinions about Owning a Home, Renting a Home, and Household Finances

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011—Fannie Mae's (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) new monthly national consumer attitudinal survey report provides eleven indicators offering a window into the opinions of Americans across the country. These behavioral insights convey what consumers think about the outlook for owning and renting a home and about their household ...


New Foreclosure Study Finds the More That’s Owed, the Longer the Defaulter Can Stay

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011—Homeowners living in houses worth over $417,000 can live in their homes mortgage-free without fear of foreclosure for more than a year, but those in the less valuable homes are getting thrown out in 300 days or less. ...


Evolution of the Broker Pricing Opinion

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—Executives within the default Industry are required to make decisions on a variety of dispositions that vary from loss mitigation to REO pricing strategies. The Broker Pricing Opinion (BPO) is an integral component of the decision making ...


High Rollers Move Up

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—While a third of homeowners struggle to stay above water on their mortgages, nearly a quarter of those in the upper income tiers have been trading up to take advantage of deals in the luxury home market. ...


Weekly Video Tip: Pre-Interviews

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—If you’re planning on interviewing someone on camera…remember the old adage…”practice makes perfect.” ...


HUD, CLPHA to Host Conference on Green Solutions for Public Housing

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—Across the country, public housing authorities are struggling to control skyrocketing energy costs, often accounting for nearly a quarter of their operating budgets. To help cut energy bills and consumption, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities ...


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