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From International to Local, Increase Your Market Share and Expand Your Business in Every Direction

Last week, RISMedia’s CEO Exchange provided an interactive platform for some of the strongest players in real estate to come together and brainstorm ways to commandeer this slowly recovering market. The two-day event included multiple panels and discussions, covering everything ...


Townhouse Construction on the Rise

Construction of attached single-family housing (townhouses) is increasing both in terms of total units and market share. ...


New RE/MAX Franchise Represents 70 New Agents to the RE/MAX Brand

Entering its 33rd year in business, Integra Enterprises Corporation, the largest sub-franchiser of RE/MAX LLC, is moving forward with an aggressive growth strategy that—according to the company—is poised to shake up market share in New England. The company stated its goal is to double existing market share, further growing the ...


A House with Some Assembly Required

(MCT)—The low-slung structure tucked among the unearthly boulders of Joshua Tree looks vaguely like many other modern prefab homes from the last decade — streamlined silhouette, eco-chic materials, indoor-outdoor appeal — but with one key difference. It has Mickey Mouse ...


The 5 New Must-Have Real Estate Marketing Skills

Realtor.com Business Beat--Doesn't it always come down to time? ...


Company Spotlight: Understanding RPR

Over the past two years, I have been leading the Broker Outreach Initiative at Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). During that time, I have spoken with hundreds of real estate professionals in order to present RPR’s value proposition to REALTORS®, as well as the specific benefits to brokers and managers. As ...


MRIS Releases MRIS Homes™: Innovative Real Estate App for Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Professionals

This week, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS), the Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that facilitates more than $93 million a day in real estate transactions, has unveiled its newest product—an innovative hybrid MLS mobile app powered by Smarter Agent’s patented GPS-based search results - at the Maryland Association of ...


Taking Advantage of the Recovering Real Estate Environment, One Unique Opportunity at a Time

RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange brought a ray of light to New York City last week as more than 150 of the most powerful and successful real estate brokerage leaders came together for the day-and-a-half-long event to exchange ideas and strategies ...


List of Improving Housing Markets Expands to 99 in September

The number of improving housing markets across the country rose to 99 in September, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), released recently. This is up from 80 metros that were listed as improving in August and includes representatives from 33 states as well ...


Americans’ Outlook on Housing Continues to Inch Forward

Consumer sentiment regarding the housing market continues its modestly positive trend, according to results from Fannie Mae's August 2012 National Housing Survey. ...


Mortgage Rates Move Lower

Mortgage rates were mostly lower for a second straight week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage inching down to 3.79 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.4 discount and origination points. ...


Marketing Strategies: How to Make Your Visualizations a Reality

"Visualize your success" is something we hear a lot of these days. However, we don't always know how to make our visualizations powerful enough so that they become a reality. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Google Changes Equal Broker Opportunity

Last week, I had the good fortune to attend RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange and, as always, their team, led by John Featherston, put together an absolutely phenomenal event. From start to finish, the day-and-a-half-long agenda kept all those in attendance fully engaged offering countless insights and take-aways from industry ...


Build a Powerful Social Media Strategy

As a real estate agent, using social media to market and grow your business can seem daunting. However, in today’s online driven world, developing a working strategy to build your social media presence is imperative. ...


Inspire the Buzz through Word-of-Mouth Marketing, Part II: Who Are Your Messengers?

As we discussed in last month’s column, word-of-mouth marketing is perhaps the most valuable way to get your message across and build business. Why? Because it happens naturally and, therefore, creates unquestionable credibility for you, your firm and the services you offer. ...


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