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Maximizing M-Commerce in a 4G Environment

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2011—The current explosion in smartphone sales and deployment of 4G networks is making an investment in m-commerce capabilities increasingly necessary for retailers. M-commerce technologies provide a great way to target consumers and draw them into your online or brick-and-mortar stores. ...


Sponsor Spotlight: Buffini & Company Sponsors RISMedia’s ‘Achieve!’ Conference

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011--Buffini & Company is honored to be a sponsor at RISMedia’s marketing and opportunity conference, Achieve!, opening in Rye, N.Y. , yesterday and continuing through today, May 25. ...


Weekly Video Tip: Storyboarding

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011—Every video starts with a handful of ideas. Those ideas need to be organized in order to produce something your audience will actually understand. ...


Regional Spotlight: Home Prices Rise as Inventory Drops — Positive Signs for Central Ohio Housing

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011—The number of homes listed for sale this year is lower than the previous year suggesting the central Ohio housing market is continuing its steady recovery. The 3,940 homes added to the market in April represent a 15.1 decrease compared to April of 2010 and the 3,886 ...


Regional Spotlight: Realty Executives of Kansas City Continue Support of Habitat For Humanity in 2011

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2011—For a seventh year, Realty Executives of Kansas City has been instrumental in fundraising and constructing a Habitat for Humanity home in Kansas City. This year’s house will again provide a home for a local needy, worthy family. This is the first home in a series of ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Make It There – You’ll Make It Anywhere

RISMedia, May 23, 2011—Having attended the NAR Midyear meetings in DC recently and keeping my ear close to the street on the mobile buzz, it seems to me that there are still those that doubt the viability of QR Codes. Are they a phase/craze? Will they be obsolete by ...


April Existing-Home Sales Ease

RISMedia, May 23 2011—Existing-home sales slipped in April, although the market has managed six gains in the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


NAR Introduces Online Member Guide for 2011

RISMedia, May 23 2011—“What do I get for my dues dollars?” is a common question asked from agents to brokers. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (NAR) annual Member Guide answers this question and many more about the value of REALTOR® membership. ...


Regional Spotlight: Realty Executives Raises Money for Habitat for Humanity

RISMedia, May 23 2011—The Junior/Senior Golf Classic, sponsored by Realty Executives of Kansas City, is in its seventh year and continues to raise thousands of dollars for Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. ...


Home Improvements – Outdoors: Starting Seeds

RISMedia, May 23 2011—Starting plants from seed is an easy way to grow flowers and vegetables on the cheap. For the cost of a seed packet, you can enjoy oodles of flowers and vegetables. Plus, you get to experiment with unusual plants that aren’t commonly sold in containers or cell ...


Realogy Expects Continued Improvement in National Existing Home Sale Data

RISMedia, May 21, 2011—Realogy Corporation reported that based on closed and open home sale contract information from its franchisees and company-owned brokerage operations, it expects that the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of existing home sales on a national basis should remain between 5.0 million to 5.2 million in each ...


Foreclosures Fall Slightly in April

RISMedia, May 21, 2011—The inventory of homes in foreclosure awaiting resale fell slightly in April, but they are still 12.7 percent higher than they were a year ago, according to Lender Processing Services April 2011 month-end mortgage performance statistics. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Survey Finds Spike in Gas Prices is Impacting Where Home Buyers Choose to Live

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2011—The high cost of gasoline is not just emptying wallets; it is also impacting where consumers choose to buy a home. According to a new Coldwell Banker survey among its network of real estate professionals, 75 percent said that the recent spike in gas prices has influenced ...


NAR Member Survey Shows Focus on Training, Commitment to Profession

RISMedia, May 19, 2011—REALTORS® have been focusing more on training to help them better meet the needs of clients in a housing market with unique challenges, according to the 2011 National Association of REALTORS® Member Profile. The study’s results are representative of the nation’s REALTORS®, who account for more ...


The REALTOR Benefits® Program Covers All of Your Insurance Needs

RISMedia, May 19, 2011—For the products and services you use every day, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (NAR’s) REALTOR Benefits® Program has you covered. Now, with the broad variety of insurance offerings included in the program, you can select various personal and professional coverages at special pricing and relax, knowing ...