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Leads vs. Referrals – Develop a Referral Mentality

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2010—Contact with people creates opportunity or, said another way, contacts create contracts. Never forget this basic requirement in sales. The day-to-day success of your business depends upon a steady flow of leads and your ability to convert them into sales. The more efficient you are at doing ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Prudential Fox and Roach- Keeping True to Its Philadelphia Roots

Editor’s Note: The RREIN Broker Spotlight Series offers industry insights from members of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), an elite network of leading real estate companies united behind the belief that Information Share Equals Market Share. In this interview, ...


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

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: a no-cost field guide to using privacy and security features in social media through NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; REALTOR Benefits® partner Lowe’s, extends long-term relationship with NAR; and sign up for a free holiday safety ...


3 Frequently Overlooked Ways to Boost Revenue

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2010—(eM+C)—During the busy holiday season, real estate professionals are looking for new ways to stand out in crowded inboxes. With prospective buyers envisioning themselves in a new home in 2011, now is an ideal time to engage prospective clients and start building loyalty. By focusing on a ...


Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Provisions Relevant to REALTORS

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2010—The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has been working closely with the members and staffs of the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee to ensure that Wall Street Reform legislation did not adversely affect REALTORS®. Below is a summary of the most important actions ...


Mortgage Modification Keeps Hope Alive for Struggling Homeowners

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2010—(MCT)—This holiday season will be a happy one in the Bellwood, Ill., home that Rogelio Huerta and Maria Soto share with their two young sons. That's because the couple recently made the first mortgage payment on a permanent loan modification that will keep the family in the ...


Lights, Camera, Action – Building Your Online Business with Video

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2010—One of the basic premises of business is that people like to do business with people they like and trust. Real estate is certainly no exception. While today’s digitally detached world seemingly makes it more difficult for ...


Vlog about Batteries

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2010--If you’re planning on doing some outdoor shooting this Winter…we have a word for the wise. Pay attention to your batteries. Filming the kids building a snowman can be quite different than shooting a Summer picnic…for one simple reason. Batteries don’t like cold weather. ...


Simple Tips to Downsize Your Lifestyle

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2010—(MCT)—David, Christy and Noah Swindlehurst are practicing new math at their Eden Prairie, Minn., town home—minimal addition, maximum subtraction. ...


FHA Project Approval a Crucial Step in Selling Condominiums

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2010—Earlier this year, the FHA required all condominium developments to have their developments approved as a prerequisite to lending. Without “Project Approval,” the FHA would no longer insure loans, effectively stopping FHA lending within effected developments. ...


Energy Efficient Improvements Equal Big Savings for Homeowners

RISMEDIA, December 6, 2010—For most Americans, the holiday season means shopping for family and friends. But this year, spending a little money at home can equal big savings today, next year and for years to come. With time running out to cash in on the popular home energy efficiency tax ...


RREIN Gets Down to Business for Members: Network Garners Media Praise, Builds Members’ Success

RISMEDIA, December 6, 2010—Within the first six months since the initial launch of RISMedia's Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), Broker members are already benefiting from the variety of publicity opportunities RREIN provides. In addition to the Network’s strong presence at ...


Monday Morning Mobile: New Website Makes Mobile Easy

RISMEDIA, December 6, 2010—Redesigning and/or rejuvenating your website can be a daunting task. Just recently my team and I sat in our conference room for hours clicking through every possible inch of our existing website and mapping out what those clicks would lead to on the new site. While we ...


Home Refinancing Applications Drop as Interest Rates Rise

RISMEDIA, December 6, 2010—(MCT)—Brightening economic signs are pushing interest rates higher, choking off a surge in home refinancing at the same time that buyers are showing more willingness to purchase houses at today's beaten-down prices. Fannie Mae said that the typical rate mortgage lenders were offering on 30-year fixed loans ...


Empty Houses and Their Effect on Neighboring Homes

RISMEDIA, December 6, 2010—(MCT)—The abandoned rowhouse next door to Wendy and Brian Malaney has been a nightmare of a neighbor. The rowhouse's roofing material blew off, and water seeped through the Malaneys' adjoining walls. Later the pipes burst in the ...


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