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Low Costs and Spring Fever Expected to Spur Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, January 29, 2011—(MCT)—The spring real estate market is approaching, and this year there is no federal tax credit to get wary buyers off the fence. A recent survey of 3,500 U.S. homeowners and renters conducted for the National Association ...


Remodelers Expect Market Gains during 2011

RISMEDIA, January 29, 2011—The latest National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) edged up to 41.5 in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to 40.8 in the third quarter. An RMI below 50 indicates that more remodelers say market activity is lower compared to the prior quarter ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Create Your 2011 Success Blueprint

RISMEDIA, January 28, 2011—Many people who want to create success for the New Year don’t realize that in order to do that, they need to have a blueprint for success. What does that mean specifically? It takes two things to ...


New-Home Sales Rise Sharply in December 2010

RISMEDIA, January 28, 2011—(MCT)—Sales of new single-family homes rose almost 18% in December 2010 to the highest rate since last spring, but builders in 2010 still suffered through their worst year since record-keeping began in 1963. ...


Good Pictures and Virtual Tours Help Sell Homes in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—Virtual Tours have become very popular, but do you really need one? For that matter, do you really need good pictures, or a professional photographer? Can't you just snap two or three photos with your point-and-shoot, load them to the MLS and "poof" the house is sold? ...


Regional Spotlight: CAR Reports California Home Sales Rise in December 2010, Posting Seven-Month Sales High

RISMEDIA, January 28, 2011—California home sales rose in December 2010, posting their highest level since May, according to data from the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.). The statewide median price increased from November, but was down from a year ago. ...


2010 Foreclosure Activity Down in Hardest-Hit Markets, but Increases in 72 Percent of Major Metros Nationwide

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its 2010 Year-End Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report, which shows that while foreclosure activity increased from 2009 in 149 of the nation’s 206 metropolitan areas with a population of ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revial: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—This unprecedented housing crisis has a flip side—the investment opportunity of a generation. One in four real estate transactions in 2011 will be purchases by investors. Learn how to capture this opportunity: The gold rush is on. ...


Leading Brokers Vie for Top Ranking in Annual Survey

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—In today’s challenging real estate environment, where brokers increasingly compete for a larger piece of a shrinking pie, inclusion among the industry’s upper echelon of real estate firms in RISMedia’s 23rd Annual Power Broker Report & ...


Dallas Broker Turns Heads with New Web Comedy Series ‘The Agent’

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—The medium of video can be utilized in many different ways in the real estate business. It can showcase specific listings, provide an overview of a market, or in the case of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, David Winans & Associates, it can be the basis ...


Prudential Florida Realty’s Rei Mesa Celebrates 30 Years of Service to the Real Estate Profession and Industry

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—Prior to joining Prudential Florida Realty, Rei Mesa owned his own real estate brokerage that he ultimately sold to NRT, which operates Coldwell Banker offices in Florida. He then served as Miami-Dade District Manager with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. ...


Relationship Building and Follow-Up Service Key to Real Estate Success

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—The most successful real estate agents place great value on developing lifetime relationships with their clients. In today's competitive marketplace, they are aware that their clients are aggressively prospected and their loyalty cannot be taken for granted. ...


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

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: new products and offerings available at REALTOR.org/Store; marketing tools that meet your needs from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners; and existing-home sales rise sharply. ...


Simple Tips to Connect with Gen Y Buyers through Mobile Solutions

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—It’s no surprise that Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation, Generation Next, and the Net Generation, is tech-savvy. According to The Kiplinger Letter, a weekly business and economic forecasting periodical, Generation Y will reshape workplaces ...


A Local Footprint Goes a Long Way in Today’s Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—Knowing your local market is an important piece of the puzzle for any real estate agent. As consumers continue to demand more information at a faster pace, it is crucial that agents take the time to learn the ups and downs of their local real estate market. ...


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