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Real Estate Trends Archive


Pro Step Marketing Attending 2010 Five Star Conference

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2010—Pro Step Marketing, a national real estate marketing and website design firm will join agents and guest speakers from around the country during the 2010 Five Star Conference. The 2010 Five Star Conference will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas from September 19-22. ...


10 Questions to Ask Your Short Sale Certification Provider

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—There is a lot of buzz right now in the industry about short sales and making sure you are certified to handle the short sale transaction. Regardless of whether or not you actually want to do a ...


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

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: a free field guide to foreclosures from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; new limited time savings from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners, Avis and Budget; and pending home sales rise. ...


It’s a Manager’s Market, Not a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market – Tips to Lead Your Company to Success

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—Sellers will sell when they’re tired of staying. Buyers will buy when they’re ready. So the only thing left to control is your agents…and it’s up to you, the manager, to change the actions of your sales people now. ...


Prudential Florida Realty Hosts Florida Social Media Summit Presented by Allan Dalton

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—Prudential Florida Realty, Florida Real Estate Services is hosting the upcoming Florida Social Media Summit, taking place on September 14th and 15th, 2010. The highly anticipated event will be presented by RISMedia’s Chief Marketing Officer and President and Co-Founder of The Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, ...


5 Ways to Use Mobile to Your Advantage

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—Since the launch of the weekly column, “Monday Morning Mobile,” featured in RISMedia’s Today’s Real Estate Advisor e-newsletter, and the “Life in Mobile” column in Real Estate magazine, it seems like everything I see and read about in the news has to do with how important mobile ...


FHFA Establishes New Housing Goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has sent a final rule to the Federal Register establishing new housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) for 2010-2011. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 ...


Growing Number of Homeowners Becoming Landlords

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2010—(MCT)—A growing number of homeowners are finding out what it means to be a landlord after failing to sell their homes in today’s economy. With home prices down nationwide, many don't want to take a huge loss when they decide to move. They want to wait to ...


Company Profile: Bank of America Home Loans Works with Real Estate Professionals to Offer Buyers a Better Purchase Experience

RISMEDIA, September 7, 2010—The housing market is showing signs of life. Historically low interest rates and greater home affordability in many areas are beginning to attract prospective home buyers to the market. And with a slow yet steady economic recovery, ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Mobile Ads Benefit Buyers and Sellers

RISMEDIA, September 7, 2010—Earlier this year a lot of attention was drawn to the world of mobile technology and mobile advertising in particular, when both Google and Apple decided to ramp up their mobile advertising businesses. In January, Apple bought mobile advertising company Quattro for $275 million. A couple of ...


The Secret to Real Estate Success: Wear a Red Shirt

RISMEDIA, September 7, 2010—There’s a story told about Andrew Carnegie, the steel industry magnate of the late 1800s and early 1900s. According to the story, Carnegie was in the process of inspecting one of his steel mills from a catwalk high above the work floor. As he moved around the ...


Online Marketing Strategies: Lights, Camera…Now What Do I Talk About?

RISMEDIA, September 7, 2010—When it comes to online marketing, video is the undisputed leader for efficiency and effectiveness. But, technology is only half the formula. The other half is content. And therein lies the problem for many agents and brokers. Simply stated, “What do I talk about?” ...


HUD Shares Plans for New Reverse Mortgage Option

RISMEDIA, September 7, 2010—The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced that it intends to make modifications to its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) product, a reverse mortgage loan insured by the federal government, to make it more attractive and cost effective ...


It’s a Manager’s Market, Not a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market – Tips to Lead Your Company to Success

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—Sellers will sell when they’re tired of staying. Buyers will buy when they’re ready. So the only thing left to control is your agents…and it’s up to you, the manager, to change the actions of your sales people now. ...


Exceeding Expectations, Pending Home Sales Rise 5.2%

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2010—Following a sharp drop in the months immediately after the expiration of the home buyer tax credit, pending home sales have modestly risen, according to the National Association of Realtors. ...