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How to Inspire and Motivate Your Agents to Find Success in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—When talking with real estate leaders and managers around the country, the most common question I get asked is, “How do I get my agents to...?” You have probably already started to fill in the blank with your own ending to that question, but here are the ...


Weekly Video Tip: Video Shows Personality

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—When was the last time you did business with someone you didn’t like? Now granted, sometimes we don’t have a choice—like at the license branch, or maybe the checkout clerk we happen to get stuck with. But the truth is, when we have a choice, we ...


Zillow Teams Up with VScreen on Video Initiative

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—Leading real estate website Zillow.com has partnered with VScreen, Inc. to incorporate online video into its marketing program for real estate professionals. As part of this agreement, Zillow’s Premier Agents attending the National Association of Realtors annual conference in New Orleans are invited to visit the Zillow ...


Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America Join Coalition to Stop Wall Street Home Resale Fees

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—The Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America—two of the most recognized and influential consumer protection organizations in the nation—joined the Coalition to Stop Wall Street Home Resale Fees. Adding their voices to the diverse coalition ...


5 Keys to Generating Transactions from Your Website

RISMEDIA, October 12, 2010—Getting visitors to come to your website when they are looking for real estate information is just half the battle in today’s market. Not only do real estate professionals need to provide site visitors with the content ...


Market Outlook in Your Area – Realtors Voices are Heard

RISMEDIA, October 12, 2010—Every month, Point2 Agent real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada fill out a short survey sharing their take on the real estate market across each country. The data is then tabulated and presented through the Real Estate Confidence Index (RECI), by Point2. ...


Mobile Ads Benefit Buyers and Sellers

RISMEDIA, October 12, 2010—Earlier this year, a lot of attention was drawn to the world of mobile technology and mobile advertising, in particular when both Google and Apple decided to ramp up their mobile advertising businesses. In January, Apple bought mobile advertising company Quattro for $275 million. A couple months ...


Trulia’s Rent vs. Buy Index Reveals Top Cities for Renting, Owning Homes

RISMEDIA, October 12, 2010—Trulia.com, a leading site for home buyers, sellers and renters, recently released the results from its Rent vs. Buy Index, which tracks whether buying a home or renting is less expensive in America's 50 largest cities, based ...


Op-Ed: Time for a New Paradigm

RISMEDIA, October 12, 2010—Housing continues to be a much maligned part of the U.S. economy, with most discussions about how to stem the challenge being thoughtful but without substance. That is why I am pleased to see Congressman Gary Miller (R:CA) taking a substantive step in introducing legislation that can ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Issues Home Listing Report of Most Expensive and Affordable U.S. Housing Markets

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has released its Home Listing Report, a snapshot survey of U.S. four-bedroom, two-bathroom home listings, which found a $1.7 million difference between America's most expensive and most affordable housing markets. Newport Beach, ...


FNC Index Shows 10 Cities with Appreciated Home Values

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—As the U.S. housing market nosedived over the past decade, home prices in some cities improved, according to a report released this month by mortgage technology company FNC Inc. Senior FNC economist Yanling Mayer conducted the study ...


4 Simple Ways to Get More High-Paying Clients with Your Blog

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—How many new high-paying clients do you get for every hour you spend blogging? What’s that? You have no idea? We need to talk. Building a client-based business isn’t easy. But if you’re spending hours every week on an activity that’s not generating qualified leads, you’re making ...


Before and After the Fact: How to Boost Accountability at Your Organization

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—Got an accountability problem at your organization? There are two main ways to tackle it. First, you need to forestall excuse-generating problems upfront by creating conditions that make it more likely people will follow through. Second, you need to help and encourage people to take responsibility after ...


RealtyTrac Adds 2.5 Million Recently Sold Properties

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, has announced the release of an exclusive, recently sold feature that allows users to see detailed information for all properties that sold in the last three, six and nine months in any given area. ...


Virtual Marketing Summit Helps You Take Back Your Market

RISMEDIA, October 9, 2010--"Our definition of market domination is 'the art of creating a controlling influence in a targeted marketplace,'" says Steve Hundley, CEO of 1parkplace, Inc., a technology provider to the real estate industry. "This means that ...