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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: How Effective Use of a Contact Management System Can Keep You Top of Mind with Clients and Prospects

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2010—Today more than ever, it is important to stay in touch with current, past and future buyers and sellers and your personal sphere of influence—and have a system and personal marketing plan to accomplish that. If you’re not managing your real estate career and your real estate ...


Homeowners Hope for Easier and More Streamlined Modification Rules as Result of Foreclosure Probe

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2010—(MCT)—Union County, N.C., homeowner Barry Lancett signed two agreements with a national lender this year to modify the terms of his mortgage but still received a disturbing piece of paperwork: a foreclosure notice. "A deputy comes ...


Born to Lead – Ron Phipps Steps in as 2011 NAR President

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2010—Part realist, part philosopher, but true believer through and through, Ron Phipps brings a strong mix of hands-on leadership and long-term vision to his role as 2011 president of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Principal broker at Phipps Realty in Warwick, Rhode Island, Phipps grew up ...


‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award Presented to Brian Buffini

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2010—RE/MAX LLC and RISMedia are proud to announce that Brian Buffini, Chairman & Founder of Buffini & Company, has been honored with the fourth annual “On the Shoulders of Giants” award, created to recognize those individuals whose efforts, works, deeds and character exemplify superior achievements in and ...


Industry Legend Dick Schlott Receives RISMedia’s 2010 National Homeownership Award

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2010—Industry icon Richard L. (Dick) Schlott, Chairman & CEO of Gloria Nilson REALTORS®, Real Living and RLS Real Living Realtors, was honored recently with the 2010 RISMedia National Homeownership Award, sponsored by Bank of America Home Loans, at RISMedia’s 15th Annual Power Broker Dinner, held last week ...


Foreclosure Activity Decreases 4 Percent in October 2010, According to RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2010—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for October 2010, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 332,172 properties in October, a 4% decrease from the previous month and almost exactly the same total reported ...


3 Tips to Effectively Manage Your Time

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2010—The person who coined the phrase "time is money" must have been a sales rep paid on commission. In the real estate profession, the old cliché rings true: if you’re not talking to a prospect or client, ...


Home Values Near Unprecedented Decline as Hints of Stabilization Wane in Third Quarter

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2010—The United States housing market continued its long decline in the third quarter with home values falling for the 17th consecutive quarter, according to Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. With home values 25% below their June 2006 peak, the current housing downturn is approaching Great Depression-era declines, ...


Realogy Reports Results for Third Quarter 2010 – Company Posts Net Revenue of 1.1 Billion Dollars

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2010—Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services, reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. According to the company, Realogy’s net revenue for the third quarter of $1.1 billion decreased 10% compared to the same period in 2009. For the quarter, ...


Realtors Strive to Streamline Short Sales through HAFA

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2010—Realtors gleaned inside knowledge on the efforts being made to improve the short sale process through the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program at the 2010 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. HAFA was intended to help homeowners who are ...


Company Spotlight: Lowe’s: Laying the Right Foundation for Real Estate Professionals

RISMEDIA, November 10, 2010—Through the tumultuous real estate market downturn of the past few years, one thing has shown very true: getting back to the basics—the fundamentals—is key for real estate agents to keep their business above water…and to even, ...


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

RISMEDIA, November 10, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: a no cost field guide to buying and selling during the holidays from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; Lowe’s extends long term relationship with NAR; and meet 2010 most inspiring REALTORS®. ...


Realtors Gain New Perspective on Global Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, November 10, 2010—Real estate professionals from across the U.S. and abroad participated in a series of international discussions to gain global real estate insights during "Bringing International Real Estate Practices to the U.S." at the 2010 Realtors Conference & Expo in New Orleans. ...


San Francisco Bay Area Market Report: Median Home Price Rises Slightly Despite Post-Tax Credit Sales Slowdown

RISMEDIA, November 10, 2010—Slower home sales following the expiration of federal tax incentives for home buyers, a tighter inventory of bank-owned and entry-level properties, and increased activity in several higher-priced markets fueled a slight increase in the median price of ...


Regional Spotlight: Metro Chicago Real Estate Market Registers Solid Nine Month Gain in 2010

RISMEDIA, November 10, 2010—Home sales activity in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market registered a solid gain of 11% for the first nine months of 2010 when compared to the same period in 2009. That was achieved even as third-quarter transaction volume was 22.8% lower than the same period last ...


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