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Foreclosure Impact on Hispanic Homeowners Makes Ethics Practices Crucial to Minority Community’s Recovery

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2010—Disproportionate financial losses suffered in the Hispanic community during the housing crisis have resulted in a greater need for practitioner ethics in the community’s recovery. Tino Diaz and Yamila Ayad, the original architects of NAHREP’s Code of Trust, will discuss the moral imperative for bilingual practitioners to ...


Ask the Experts – Designing for Traditional Web vs. Mobile Web

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—In the world of mobile marketing and technology, one of the questions that comes up when talking about a mobile Web solution is, “What’s the difference between what my website provider is offering and what a mobile ...


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

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Free online safety resources from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative, my Fedex Rewards Points now add up faster than ever NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Participant, Fedex Office, and experience the evolution of e-PRO® at the 2010 ...


The ABC’s of Hiring a Great Manager

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—Great managers are defined by how they can grow an office’s bottom line—especially in these tougher times. Classifying your existing manager(s) is as easy as ABC—“A” managers grow an office’s net revenue by holding on to the top and mid-level producers, while at the same time recruiting ...


HUD Releases First Comprehensive Housing Survey of New Orleans Metropolitan Area Since Hurricane Katrina

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—In the five years since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf coast, the New Orleans metropolitan area lost 75,000 housing units or nearly 13% of its housing stock. In addition, the median monthly cost of housing rose by nearly 33%, from $662 in 2004 to $882 in 2009. ...


Company Spotlight: Riding in the Front Seat of the Mobile Movement – DocuSign Dives into Mobile Market

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—It’s been a busy year for DocuSign. Already leaders in the electronic signature space, the company has taken a cue from its customers and jumped into the mobile market, never looking back. Since last fall, the company has not only created the ability to electronically sign documents ...


Tips to Put a Successful Prospect Marketing Plan in Place

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2010—What are you doing to prospect for new business? When I pose this question to brokers and agents, I usually don’t get a concise response. I usually hear a laundry list of things that agents are trying ...


Branding By Video, Part II

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2010—In our last installment, we learned the number one reason businesses use online video is to reinforce branding. We also learned that branding’s primary goal is to trigger immediate, positive recognition - and set you apart from your competition. ...


Turn Individual Achievements into Multiple Sales – Broadcast Accomplishments to Past and Future Clients

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2010—Have you ever been shocked to see a property in your area get listed by a less qualified agent? This can be frustrating and demoralizing. You know your marketplace better than any other Realtor and your success proves it. When this occurs, you have an ignorant homeowner ...


Corporate Product Branding Key to Client Development and Referrals

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2010—When corporate product retailers develop a product and allow another company’s service added to the initial marketing product, it is called an umbrella or piggy back market branding. The strength of the initial product will enhance the umbrella company to develop its own business and service it ...


Housing Regulator Prepares Changes for Reverse Mortgages

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2010—(MCT)—The Federal Housing Administration isn't talking publicly about it, but the agency may be getting ready to lessen the upfront costs of reverse mortgages for some borrowers. The agency also, however, may be reducing the amount seniors ...


Competitive Differentiation: What Really Works

RISMEDIA, September 13, 2010—While all real estate companies claim to be “different than the rest,” to consumers, most real estate companies seem about the same. What’s more, today’s consumer is wiser and more demanding than ever. Armed with market information ...


Web Strategy Results – Tips to Differentiate Yourself in Today’s Marketplace

RISMEDIA, September 13, 2010—Web marketing continues to be a hot-button topic. There’s no doubt that given the attention being paid to this topic, this is the year to refocus, reinvent and retool your business. Those who do will no doubt ...


Monday Morning Mobile: From Concept to Practice

RISMEDIA, September 13, 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 ...


Obama Administration Awards Additional $1 Billion to Stabilize Neighborhoods Hard-Hit by Foreclosure

RISMEDIA, September 13, 2010—U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded an additional $1 billion in funding to all states along with a number of counties and local communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. The grants announced today represent a third round of funding through ...