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Working for the Greater Good: Moe Veissi Fights the Good Fight for REALTORS® and Their Consumers

Moe Veissi does not mince words. And in today’s climate of overall consumer concern and market hesitation, his approach is not only refreshing…it’s exactly what’s needed. Stepping in as the 2012 President of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, Veissi boasts ...


First Annual Real Estate Leadership Award Presented to Ron Croushore

Ron Croushore, owner of Pittsburgh-based Prudential Preferred Realty, was named the first-ever recipient of RISMedia’s Real Estate Leadership Award, sponsored by Citi. Croushore accepted the award at RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Dinner on November 11, part of RISMedia’s “Power ...


Stewart Title Improves Real Estate Transaction Experience for REALTORS with Convenient Anywhere, Anytime Access

Stewart Title is changing the real estate transaction experience for REALTORS®, lenders, homebuyers and sellers across the United States with innovative technology and services that streamline the closing process and elevate customer service, according to the company. ...


More Than 100,000 Real Estate Professionals Now Using Market Leader to Grow Their Business

Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR) , an innovator in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals, has surpassed 100,000 users of its award-winning real estate marketing software, less than six months after hitting the 50,000 user milestone, the company has announced. ...


Lead Generation: Try It, Track It, Ramp It!

There are so many different ways of generating leads today that brokers and agents struggle to determine where they should spend their limited marketing dollars. ...


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

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: zipLogix celebrating 20 years of innovation; free direct marketing tools from Lowe’s; and the ability to customize any of 11 brochures. ...


‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award Presented to David Knox during Power Broker Weekend

RE/MAX LLC and RISMedia honored long-time industry coach and educator, David Knox, with the fifth annual “On the Shoulders of Giants” award during “Power Broker Weekend,” at RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Dinner held in Anaheim, California last week. The award was created to recognize those individuals whose efforts, works, ...


Housing Must Be a National Priority

The struggling housing market needs to be a priority on the nation's public policy agenda, because housing and homeownership issues affect all Americans. That was the message from speakers at the Legislative and Political Forum at the 2011 REALTORS® Conference ...


Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 10.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 4, 2011. ...


Changing the Real Estate Transaction One Signature at a Time

As real estate transactions continue to become increasingly paper-laden, Krisstina and Garry Wise of The GoodLife Team in Austin, Texas, are working to take the paper out of the transaction entirely. “Paper slows everything down,” says Garry. “DocuSign removes the hassles of paper to help our team close more deals ...


The Best of Rand on Real Estate: Doesn’t There Have to Be a Recovery to Have a ‘Double Dip’?

In response to the clamor in the media about a double dip in housing, Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica encouraged his audience to build up a resistance to the negativity, or you might miss a great opportunity. ...


Home Warranty of America Is Acquired by Direct Energy

Home Warranty of America (HWA), a leading supplier of whole home protection plans across the United States, has been acquired by Direct Energy, North America’s largest competitive energy and energy-related services company, the company has announced. ...


Broker Sandra Sanders Receives RISMedia’s 2011 National Homeownership Award

Industry veteran Sandra Sanders, broker/owner of RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty & Execs, was honored with RISMedia’s 2011 National Homeownership Award this past Friday, November 11, during RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Dinner in Anaheim, California. ...


More Young Adults are Living in Their Parents’ Home, Census Bureau Reports

Between 2005 and 2011, the proportion of young adults living in their parents' home increased, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of men age 25 to 34 living in the home of their parents rose from 14 percent ...


The Real Estate Book: Bringing Print to Life with Mobile

In partnership with Mobile Real Estate ID, The Real Estate Book has expanded its advertising packages to include new mobile marketing tools at no additional cost, the company has announced. ...


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