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HUD and VA Team up to Win ‘Sammie’ Award

One day last spring, Mark Johnston was walking to work when he came upon a homeless man, and while most people would walk on, Mark stopped and helped the man find stable housing and needed services. Mark is the Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at the U.S. ...


Marketing Strategies: Powerful Steps to Increasing Your Income Now

If you find yourself wanting to be more proactive or have trouble taking action, then following these steps will give you the boost you’re looking for. ...


Pulling at the Leash – A New Age of Recruiting

Watching brokers work a room of agents is an interesting and often amusing spectacle. The dialog is very consistent and reminds me of the pain of changing brokerages and the old-school way of building a business. Today, things are different; the people we want to join our firms must be ...


Improved Short Sale Process Means Faster Closings for You and Your Clients

Recent reports indicate that short sales of U.S. homes are at a three-year high, surpassing the number of bank-owned sales. That’s why it’s in the best interest of your clients and your business to learn all you can about short sales and how to help your clients who are considering ...


Listingbook Continues to Grow

Listingbook LLC recently announced that seven more multiple listing services (MLSs) have signed agreements and will soon make available the company’s next generation client servicing platform, Listingbook A.I., to real estate professionals and their thousands of buyers and sellers. ...


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

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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. ...


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