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Block Parties – Latest Trend in Social Networking Communities

RISMEDIA, May 2, 2008-With the weather getting warmer and summer right around the corner, LifeAt (www.LifeAt.com), an online networking service for residential real estate developments is helping to create 21st century versions of block parties, the come-as-you-are gatherings of friendly neighbors for cocktails and barbecue grills and some residents have ...


San Antonio Board of Realtors Selects dynaConnections as MLS Solutions Provider

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2008-dynaConnections announced signing a multi-year agreement with the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR) to provide dynaConnections' MLS Solution, connectMLS, to the 8,000 members of SABOR. According to SABOR, they selected dynaConnections after a meticulous selection process that included focus groups and an appointed Vendor Search Task ...


The Greening of Computers

By Tamara Chuang ...


Homes.com and Zillow.com Announce Listing Partnership, Expand Options for Agents

 RISMEDIA, April 30, 2008-Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, and Zillow.com announced that they have entered into a listing agreement that allows all Homes.com hand-entered property listings to be fed directly to Zillow.com at no additional cost to the agent or broker. Zillow.com joins Vast, Google Base, Oodle.com, HarmonHomes.com, Trulia, ...


Is Online Video Waiting for Its Close Up?

RISMEDIA, April 29, 2008-Like a contender on American Idol, Web video is asking to be discovered. That's the primary takeaway from a new nationwide survey of online consumers, conducted in March for ClipBlast! A Web-wide video navigation and distribution platform, by Chicago market researcher Synovate. Where video is concerned, traditional ...


RE/MAX Regions Add RealtyTrac Foreclosure Data to Its Real Estate Websites

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2008-Starting this week, thousands of RE/MAX websites in Northern Illinois, New Jersey, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Michigan have gone live with a new consumer foreclosure property search feature. The respective RE/MAX websites for these states are: www.illinoisproperty.com, www.remax-nj.com; www.remax-midstates.com (Kansas and Missouri), www.remax-oklahoma.com, ...


Homescape Announces Launch of Guest Blogger Series

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2008-Homescape®, a real estate search and information website, announced the launch of a guest blogger series to its consumer-focused blog, Opening Doors. This addition will feature some of the country's leading real estate and home design experts, invoking questions and commentary to the blog posts."Homescape is excited ...


NJ and PA Realtor Boards Sign Data-Share Agreement

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2008--At the 4th annual, Connections Multiple Listing Services Conference, held in Philadelphia, PA recently, association leaders, staff, brokers, and industry analysts came together again to examine the challenges facing the real estate business as technology and the economy impact the way they work and in many cases ...


Obeo Names Craig Lake as VP of Information Technology

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2008-Obeo, a provider of full-service residential real estate online marketing products in North America, recently named Craig Lake as its vice president of information technology. ...


RealtySoft Announces Program to Provide Free IDX Service to Real Estate Agents and Brokers

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2008-RealtySoft.com has announced the availability of its RealtySoft IDXTM interface that will integrate with any agent or broker website. The interface offers enhanced MLS® searching, listing display, and lead-capture capabilities. ...


Four NorCal MLSs Come Together to Create Complete MLS Data Share in Northern California

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2008-MLSListings Inc and Quattro (a 2007 MLS data sharing initiative comprised of the San Francisco Association of Realtors® [SFAR], Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. [BAREIS MLS®] and MetroList Services, Inc. [MetroList®]) announced they are forming an alliance to create the most complete MLS data share ...


Northern Nevada Regional MLS Announces Integration of DocCentral

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2008-Fidelity National Financial, Inc., a Fortune 500 provider of products, services and technology solutions to the financial and real estate industries, announced this week that the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listings Service (NNRMLS) will be among the first associations to provide DocCentralTM, Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions' ...


FSBO.com Announces National Open House Day, Prepare to Buy a Home Month

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2008-FSBO.com, a popular global FSBO site, announced plans for its first annual National Open House Day, to be held on May 17 and 18, 2008. The announcement follows the unveiling of significant home seller and buyer features and benefits to the FSBO.com website. ...


Security – Are You PCI Compliant?

Commentary by Gregg Larson ...


PropertyMaps.com Enhances Online Real Estate Search

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2008-PropertyMaps.com announced a new partnership with Digital Map Products that allows buyers, sellers, investors and real estate professionals to see the actual boundaries of more than 80 million land parcels. ...