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Real Estate Trends Archive


Utilizing Social Media Marketing

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2011—You’ve just started your own business. You have put your sweat, blood, and tears into its success. So, now what? How do you plan to spread the word? Technology is advancing so rapidly that if you thought you had a real bang-up marketing plan a year ago, ...


Selling Is a Contact Sport: Keys to Effective Phone Calling

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2011—It has been said that salespeople who avoid making phone calls have skinny children. Prospecting for new business is critically important. For the majority of salespeople, it is by far the most challenging and stressful aspect of their profession. Successful salespeople are proactive and recognize the importance ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Next Mobile Initiative

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2011—Over the past year, the mobile space has become so vital to a company’s marketing initiatives that having a Mobile Website is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. This is evident by the fact that over the past year many of the country’s top brokerages have ...


Realtors Property Resource Announces 500,000 REALTORS Milestone

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2011—REALTORS® Property Resource™ (RPR), a subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, has reached the significant milestone of enrolling over 500,000 REALTORS®; from more than 274 MLSs across the country. With the latest addition of executed ...


NAR Modifies Popular Green Designation Program to Focus on Residential Real Estate Practice

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2011—"NAR research has consistently shown that there is a considerable and growing market for green buildings, and many of today's consumers want homes and communities that are more resource efficient and sensitive to the larger environment," says ...


REALTORS Seize the Day at Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2011—Now is the time for REALTORS ® to come to the aid of their industry, on behalf of the nation’s 75 million home owners, aspiring home owners, real estate investors, and the nation’s economy. That was the message delivered recently during “59 and ½ Minutes: A Member-Director ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: How You Can End the Habit of Procrastination for Good

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2011—As a business coach for real estate professionals for the last 14 plus years, I often hear the same question from my clients: "How do I stop procrastinating and do what I need to do to pick ...


How Strategic Partnerships Can Help You Grow Your Real Estate Business

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2011—Increasing real estate sales in today’s market takes a business model that includes strategic partnerships, according to Dan Carrillo, managing partner of the Gonzales Group. Carrillo, a 30-year industry veteran and an expert in the multicultural real estate market, will offer tips and insights on strategic partnerships ...


Housing Finance Market Reform Must Ensure Mortgage Affordability

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2011—Reforms to America's housing finance market must ensure a reliable source of affordable mortgage lending for creditworthy consumers. That's according to REALTORS® and other industry insiders who examined the federal government's future role in the secondary mortgage market at the "Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac: Obama Options ...


New Data from NAHB Breaks down Housing Affordability by Race/Ethnicity

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2011—According to new data released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), stark contrasts exist in housing affordability between major races and ethnic groups across the United States. The NAHB’s quarterly index, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), which measures housing affordability in metropolitan areas ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: ‘Growing Your Business in Tough Times: Shifting Strategy is Key’

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2011—As brokers, most of us have reined in spending over the last couple of years—pared travel expenses, consolidated office space, out-sourced some basic services. We’ve been doing what it takes to stay afloat in a down market aggravated by what seems like a prolonged poor economy. But ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise in Most States in First Quarter

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2011— Existing-home sales continued to recover in the first quarter with gains recorded in 49 states and the District of Columbia, while 22 percent of the available metropolitan areas saw prices rise from a year ago, according to the latest survey by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Spring Breathes Life into Prices

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2011— A seasonal uptick in both median prices and inventory has appeared in most metropolitan areas across the country, contradicting earlier price reports, according to Altos Research’s 20-city Composite trends data in April. Price increases are apparent in 24 of the 26 tracked markets, and inventory increases ...


HUD and German Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development Agree to Cooperate On Sustainability

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2011— While the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is working to promote sustainability in this country, the Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) is pursuing a set of similar goals in the Federal Republic of Germany. Today, both agencies signed a Joint ...


Home Alone Home Listed For Sale at $2.4 Million

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2011—Luxury market homebuyers looking for a piece of cinematic history and refined Georgian charm need look no further than the new-to-market Winnetka home for sale. Featured in the family movie, Home Alone, this stately home is listed ...