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Real Estate Trends Archive


From Concept to Practice – Implement a Mobile Marketing Strategy into Your Business

RISMEDIA, November 4, 2010—While I spend a lot of time in this column talking about technology and how it can be used to benefit real estate agents and agencies, rarely have we looked at how to take the concept and turn it into practice. This month, let’s look at some ...


Massive Auction of 600 Foreclosed Homes Sweeps through Arizona

RISMEDIA, November 4, 2010—A flood of 600 foreclosed homes will head to the auction block in Phoenix, Tucson and Kingman from November 9-14. Hudson & Marshall, a leading real estate auction firm, will auction the properties. In a market like Arizona, where housing values have plummeted over the past four ...


Renovations Halted by Recession Leave Homes in Limbo

RISMEDIA, November 4, 2010—(MCT)—Ralph and Gloria Dickerson began a $150,000 expansion of their Englewood, N.J., house in 2004. But the work dwindled to a halt several years ago, and foreclosure proceedings were started on the house last year. The property ...


Heading to New Orleans? 2 Days until RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum at NAR

RISMEDIA, November 3, 2010—Real estate professionals are well aware of the fact that today’s consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet to find information. With the ease at which information can be found, real estate professionals must continue to think ...


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

RISMEDIA, November 3, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Social Media for REALTORS®: Blogging product now available at-cost from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; educational opportunities available from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program; and don’t miss the newly expanded NAR booth #1119 at the REALTORS® Conference ...


Leadership, Recruitment, Training and Growth Opportunities Lay Foundation for Successful Agent Retention

RISMEDIA, November 3, 2010—What are the critical factors that contribute to the retention of top producing real estate agents? Why are some managers able to consistently recruit and retain quality agents, while others have a revolving door? Excessive personnel turnover is not only unhealthy for the morale of a sales ...


Fed to Take Unusual Stab at Boosting Economy through Quantitative Easing

RISMEDIA, November 3, 2010—(MCT)—The Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting that's expected to conclude with the announcement of an unorthodox plan to spark life into the U.S. economy. The Fed has signaled since August that it'll begin purchasing government bonds ...


What the Federal Reserve Board’s Final Rule on Loan Originator Compensation Means to You

RISMEDIA, November 3, 2010—On August 16, 2010, the Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) published its final rule on loan originator compensation. The rule amends Regulation Z and is effective for applications taken on or after April 1, 2011. The cornerstone of this rule is to preclude loan originators (retail loan ...


4 Steps to Create Powerful Website Engagement Points That Will Connect with Buyers and Sellers

RISMEDIA, November 2, 2010—A key element to any website strategy is having calls to action (engagement points) sprinkled strategically throughout your site. Your website should immediately “connect” to the people that visit so that they feel they have come to ...


This Week’s Video Tip: Viewers Have Choices

RISMEDIA, November 2, 2010—Did you know that in the early years of television, TV’s didn’t have remote controls? You actually had to get up to change channels. There wasn’t even a mute button. And speaking of channels, there were only three—ABC, NBC and CBS. ...


Healthy Housing Sector Critical to Overall Economy and Sustainable Economic Recovery

RISMEDIA, November 2, 2010—(MCT)—Children could be prevented from realizing their potential in school and eventually in the labor force as consequences from home foreclosures endure for years, a Federal Reserve official said recently. ...


New GDP Numbers Show Economy Growing Slowly

RISMEDIA, November 2, 2010—(MCT)—The economy grew at a tepid 2% annual rate from July through September 2010, the government reported recently, slightly better than before, but not strong enough to reduce unemployment. The 2% annual rate in the third quarter was slightly stronger than the 1.7% revised rate for the ...


Get the Most Out of Your Furniture – How to Check for Comfort and Durability

RISMEDIA, November 2, 2010—(MCT)—When men buy "guy stuff"—cars, lawn mowers, electronics—they're on their home turf. For those purchases, "Men can rely on familiar brand names and test drives to guide their decision-making," says Jackie Hirschhaut, spokesperson for the American Home ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Prudential Americana Group – Serious about Business, Serious about Success

Maria Patterson: How did your career at Prudential Americana Group evolve? ...


Monday Morning Mobile: From Concept to Practice

RISMEDIA, November 1, 2010—While we spend a lot of time on Monday mornings talking about technology and how it can be used to benefit real estate agents and agencies, rarely have we looked at how to take the concept and turn it into practice. This week, let’s look at some ...


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