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Life in Mobile: Market Snapshot

As 2011 draws to a close, it makes you wonder; where did the time go? On the other hand, one thing you’re not left wondering is whether mobile will remain an important part of the technological and marketing landscape moving forward. This year there was rarely a conference, seminar or ...


Builder Confidence Rises for the Third Consecutive Month

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes edged up two points from a downwardly revised number to 21 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for December. This marks a third consecutive ...


Video Titling for Search Results

Producing the world’s best video doesn’t mean a whole lot if people aren’t watching. Granted, if you’re incredibly talented and lucky, you may come up with something so irresistible it spreads virally by social media, sharing, and word of mouth. If not, something called key words are probably your best ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Information Powered

Below, RISMedia Columnist Barbara Pronin interviews Doug Nelson of HJN Team Real Estate in South Dakota about what makes their firm stand out, how they keep up with technology, and what it takes to succeed in today’s market. ...


Long Nguyen of J. Rockcliff REALTORS® Named REALTOR® of the Year

J. Rockcliff REALTORS®, a premier San Francisco East Bay residential real estate firm, has announced that Long Nguyen of the company’s Walnut Creek office has been named REALTOR®, of the Year by the Contra Costa REALTORS® (CCRIM) in Motion organization for 2011. ...


10 Simple Steps for Making 2012 a Success

In recent years, it has been hard to ignore all of the negative publicity that has been circulating about the national economy, the stock market and current events. The state of the real estate market in particular has received a ...


30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Matches All-Time Record Low

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates at or near their all-time lows. The 30-year fixed matched the average all-time record low of 3.94 percent, and a new all-time record low was set for the 15-year fixed, both previously ...


Regional Spotlight: Florida Tops U.S. for International Web Real Estate Traffic

Point2 recently released third quarter international consumer real estate-traffic data for the United States on the Point2 Homes consumer portal. Florida properties emerged as the lead attraction for foreigners online, followed by Arizona and Nevada real estate listings. ...


Regional Spotlight: Nevada Law Slows Foreclosure Activity

(MCT)—For years, the housing news in Nevada has been unrelentingly bleak: Nearly 3 in 5 homeowners, and even the state’s attorney general, are underwater on their home loans. In Las Vegas, home prices have tumbled further than in any U.S. metropolitan region. ...


What Are You Doing to Create Consumer Confidence and Stay Relevant?

Consumer confidence in our industry has plummeted and brokerages of all sizes are having a hard time maintaining their relevance. We need help, and we need it now. So what can the real estate industry learn from Apple and Steve ...


The More You Know: Record-Breaking Year of Natural Catastrophes Changing How Homeowners Plan for Disasters

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a provider of information, analytics and business services, recently released its first-ever Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis, detailing the record-breaking natural disasters that struck the United States in 2011. The report provides an analysis of significant ...


Apartment Finder Releases Android App

Finding a new place to live just became easier for consumers who can now browse apartments on their smartphones, according to Apartment Finder (ApartmentFinder.com), which recently launched an additional mobile tool—a free Android App to make looking through photos, maps, and more information a better experience for apartment shoppers. ...


Numbers Vary by Region in Real Estate Auctions

Real estate auction activity continues to thrive. In today’s tumultuous economy, both residential and commercial properties are selling in droves via auction. According to PropertyAuction.com, the number of auctions posted on their site has almost doubled in 2011. From January to September of this year, 99,924 residential, commercial and land ...


Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 8: Listings – There’s No Second Place

In the world of listings, the silver medal means absolutely nothing. It pays less than nothing. And, in fact, it actually costs you, because of all those wasted hours (and gas for your car, materials for the listing presentation, etc). ...


Company Spotlight: How Goomzee’s Mobile Tech Platform Is Generating Interest among Today’s Buyers

In today’s competitive real estate market, it’s more important than ever for real estate professionals to think outside the box when it comes to connecting with potential buyers. The days of sticking a simple For Sale sign in the front yard are long gone, as today’s buyers are looking for ...


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