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Read Investors to Succeed with Investors

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—With homeownership rates decreasing and distressed properties increasing, it’s not surprising that investors make up 20% of the current buyer’s market. And their activity will only increase over the next four to five years. As investors actively ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: build a winning real estate team with the popular publication “Power Teams” from the REALTOR.org Store; save up to 40% on select FedEx Office services; and REALTORS® push for flood insurance extension. ...


Tax Benefits Come as a Welcome Relief for Homeowners at Tax Time

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—With a little more than one month before income taxes are due, many of the nation's 75 million homeowners may be appreciating the value of homeownership just a bit more as they take advantage of the tax ...


Builder Confidence Edges Up in March 2011

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—After four consecutive months hovering at the same low level, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes improved by a single point in March 2011, rising to 17 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest ...


Fundamental Guidelines to Follow in Order to Recruit Your Way to the Top

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—Essentially a sales manager's primary responsibility is to recruit, train and motivate his or her sales force to achieve peak performance. Of these three vitally important tasks, recruiting is the least understood and by far the most challenging. ...


Company Spotlight: Realty Executives International: A Story of Entrepreneurs

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—Realty Executives shook up the real estate industry with the invention of the 100% Commission Concept nearly five decades ago, a business model still employed by real estate companies worldwide. The company continues to reinvent itself and ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #8 – Buy Proximity

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—So many would-be investors are intimidated by being a landlord. Buying an investment  in your neighborhood is one, great way to mitigate the intimidation factor. Managing two properties right near each other (the one you live in and the one you invest in) is like not being ...


Americans Overwhelmed by Household Goods Race Changing Their Definition of Happiness

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—(MCT)—Maybe it's the economy, or maybe it's the need to feel neat and cleansed. Maybe it's TV shows such as "Hoarders," where the accumulation of household goods gets trashy and downright embarrassing. ...


Selling Your Home in Today’s Market? Focus on the Overlooked

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2011—(MCT)—Taniya Nayak of "Designed to Sell" fame is sharing her secrets, tips and behind-the-scenes tales for home sellers who are looking to get their home sold in today’s market. ...


Optimistic Outlook for Multifamily Development, NAHB Indices Show

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—Two quarterly indices produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) indicate a return to healthy market conditions for both new and existing apartment and condominium buildings. ...


Americans Confident in Recovery of Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—The majority of America’s potential homebuyers and sellers—68 percent—believe that the real estate market and property values will recover in the next year or two, according to a survey released recently by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. [NYSE:PRU] company. ...


New CRS Course Focuses on Buyer Side of Distressed Properties

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—Far too many REALTORS® avoid the distressed property market—which includes foreclosures and short sales—because they do not have the necessary skills, strategies or information they need to guide their buyer clients through one of these transactions successfully. ...


Unhealthy Homes Pose Real Danger to Millions of Families

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—Millions of U.S. families face health and safety hazards like mold, lead, pest infestation and the physical deterioration of their homes. These problems are particularly common among some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations: children, seniors, the ...


Bank of America Launches Loan Modifications for Military Homeowners

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—(MCT)—Bank of America Corp. recently announced a mortgage modification program for military customers, including principal forgiveness for some struggling borrowers. The Charlotte bank said the program assists military members who are leaving active duty and having trouble making their mortgage payments. ...


Are You Missing a Link in Your Social Media Chain? – 5 Tips to Create a Social Media Policy

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2011—There’s no doubt about it—social media has evolved. Social media and social networking have gone from a way to connect with high school buddies and swap reviews about the new restaurant in town, to a powerful and ...


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