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Real Estate Veteran Offers Cure for Home Seller’s Blues

RISMEDIA, September 1, 2010—With existing U.S. home sales diving to 15-year lows and millions of homes stagnant on the market, home sellers are suffering increasing anxiety, uncertainty and financial stress. To address these symptoms, motivational author Joan Gale Frank has published Home Seller's Blues (And How To Beat Them). ...


4 Reasons You’re Not Crushing It Right Now

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2010—Slow month? I’m sorry, slow year? As any agent knows, it’s tough out there in today’s housing market. But others around you are not only surviving, they’re thriving. So what is it that is keeping you ...


Branding: What Do You Want Your Customers to Say About You?

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2010—Ever wonder why businesses use online video? That was a survey question recently posed by PermissionTV.com, and the results may surprise you. By far, the number one reason cited by over 70% of respondents was increasing brand awareness. ...


Real Estate Sees Life in Mobile – Mobile Real Estate Sets the Bar for Mobile Web

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2010—In their 12-person office just off the highway on the edge of the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York’s Westchester County, New York Yankees memorabilia—such as an autographed Derek Jeter #2 jersey and signed baseballs—adorn the walls of Mobile Real Estate (MRE) LLC. So, who’s the Yankees ...


Appraisal Institute’s New Guide to Home Buying Offers Uniquely Unbiased View

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2010—A home buying guide published recently by the Appraisal Institute teaches home buyers when to buy, how to find a real estate agent, how to choose the best home on the market and more—all from the uniquely ...


Planning and Preparation Enable Homeowners to Better Protect Home from Disaster

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2010—It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina came roaring into the Gulf Coast, dramatically changing New Orleans and the lives of those who called it home. While there is very little homeowners can do when facing a natural disaster of that magnitude, the anniversary is an important ...


What Seniors Should Know before Modifying Mortgage

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—(MCT)—Maria Olmo doesn't like her chances of paying off her new, 40-year mortgage. "I'll die before it's paid off," said Olmo, who got her 30-year mortgage modified because she was at risk of losing her home to ...


Monday Morning Mobile: GPS

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—It seems like these days you cannot have a conversation about mobile technology without the acronym GPS coming into play and with good reason. Today more than ever, acronyms like GPS and LBS (location-based search/service) really stand big business. Juniper research estimates that location-based local search and ...


Company Spotlight: Thinking Outside the Site – Coldwell Banker’s Social Media Strategy Keeps Consumers Coming Back for More

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—Resting on its laurels is not an option for 104-year-old brand Coldwell Banker. As real estate companies continue to become more aggressive with the latest technologies and social media platforms to keep in touch with consumers, Coldwell Banker is taking its foray into the future seriously. With ...


Snapshot of the Green Home Market

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—Availability of loans, interest rates, tax credits, home affordability, and general economic conditions all influence housing trends. However, the primary factor affecting growth of green homes in any given area depends on where local government, designers, builders, and consumers are in their green education, adoption, and implementation. ...


Professional Investors Revitalize Home Flipping

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—(MCT)—Hoping there are big profits to be made in the aftermath of the housing collapse, professional investors are flocking to the business of buying foreclosed homes at distressed prices. The investors, primarily private equity funds and groups of wealthy individuals, purchase the homes at public auctions, which ...


Home Buyers Are Ready to Move from the Sidelines: Survey

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—Are more Americans positioning themselves for home purchase? Although May’s data showed that home sales were down 26.8% as the home buyer tax credit concluded, a new survey conducted by Relocation.com suggests some families are opting for renting while they research—cash in hand—for deals on a new, ...


When it Comes to Branding, Get Real

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—The term branding is certainly no stranger to the real estate industry. But in 2010, the concept of branding has evolved…because America has evolved. As economist John Tucillo recently said at RISMedia’s Social Media Summit, the number ...


Flexibility and Action – A Recipe for Success

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—Staying flexible while continuing to grow is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals are facing in today’s market. But, as the real estate market continues to change and evolve, it is crucial for business owners to be able to implement changes quickly. Here, Steve Fogarty, ...


12 Ways to Create Job Connections in a Virtual World

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—Finding a job in today’s job market can be like conquering a new frontier for many job seekers. With the unemployment rate still over 9%, the job market has been flooded with tons of competition for job seekers—many of whom are experiencing a culture shock when they ...


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