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WellcomeMat Partners with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

WellcomeMat and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) announced recently their strategic alliance aimed at using high quality filmmaking to create locally focused stories at a national scale. By providing videos for each of its 550 brokerage firms and matching their agents and brokers up with WellcomeMat’s 8,000 ...


New Foreclosures Slow in Foreclosure Hot Spots

Markets that experienced the biggest boom in foreclosures in 2009 and 2010 today are experiencing a decline in new foreclosures. ...


Industry Insight: The Agent of the Future

Fierce competition within the current real estate market has proven that building a brand is an ongoing investment of time and energy. Strategic thinking and progressive ideas are just a few of the top qualities an agent of the future will possess. They are also the driving forces behind a ...


Top Brokerage Firms Gather for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2012 Conference Week

Real estate professionals representing many of the strongest brands in the industry gathered this week for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2012 Conference Week March 22 to 26 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf-Astoria in Orlando, Fla., the company announced. ...


Investment Outlook: An Economy on the Rise

It is becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. economy is improving, creating a more favorable backdrop for residential real estate investment. Our nation’s economy is kicking into second gear; monthly job gains have exceeded 200,000 for three consecutive months, providing ...


Join Us at the Rally to Protect the American Dream

NAR PULSE—“Let’s show Congress that no one cares more about revitalizing real estate for future generations than REALTORS® do.” That is the call to action from Moe Veissi, NAR’s 2012 President, as he asks REALTORS® from around the country participate in The REALTOR® Party rally on May 17 ...


Generating Referrals from Facebook, LinkedIn and More

REALTOR.com Business Beat—Relationships and referrals. These have worked for years in real estate – and finally – they are being applied properly online. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: A Reputation for Quality

Ken Crowley, the broker/owner of RE/MAX Realty Group, certainly knows how to build long-lasting relationships; his company recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Read on as he chats with RISMedia’s Executive Editor, Maria Patterson, about building and sustaining relationships with clients, providing consumers with the information they need in the current ...


Reality Rules: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Makes Innovative Marketing Moves

When it comes to branding, thinking outside the lines of traditional marketing is a surefire way to raise awareness and harness customer loyalty. ...


Spring Looks Bright: Pending Home Sales Solidly Higher Than Last Year

Pending home sales were down slightly in February but remain notably above the pattern in the first half of last year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract ...


Top 5 Network Spotlight: Using Technology to Maximum Advantage

Have you ever wondered how today’s top agents are utilizing technology? Wonder how social media can affect your marketing? Read on as RISMedia’s Lesley Geary interviews Fran Reali of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate about using technology to maximize ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Turning a Vision into Reality

J. Rockcliff REALTORS® was recently named the No. 1 real estate company in the East Bay by the San Francisco Business Times. In the following interview. RISMedia’s Barbara Pronin chats with Jeff Sposito, the company’s president, about retaining top agents, ...


Harness the Power of Your Customers’ Testimonials

Do you routinely use customer testimonials to enhance your sales presentations and strengthen your marketing material? When it comes to effective marketing and business development, a glowing endorsement from a client is the gold standard. Using testimonials is a great ...


Content + Delivery = Power: How to Succeed in an Information-Driven Market

No matter what business you’re in, the role of information in influencing consumer decisions is nothing short of a major paradigm shift. But while we can all agree that providing consumers with relevant content is essential, not everyone may realize ...


MLSListings among First to Sign on as Charter Member of RESO

MLSListings, Inc. recently became one of the first MLSs in the country to add its support in the effort to bring professional clarity and consistency to organized real estate and underlying industry data standards. MLSListings is now a charter member of The Real Estate Standards Organization, (RESO), as it moves ...


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