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9 Body Language Do’s and Don’ts to Help You Win in the Business World

RISMEDIA, September 13, 2010—Today's business world is more competitive than ever. As the economy continues to struggle, competition for jobs, clients, sales—you name it—continues to be tight. If you're sure you've been saying all the right things, but you still can't get ahead, author Sharon Sayler suggests you consider what ...


Study: Green Buildings May Reap Benefits Including Less Absenteeism and Higher Productivity

RISMEDIA, September 13, 2010—(MCT)—Is where you work making you sick? A new study finds that employees who move from buildings with poor indoor environmental quality to more healthful "green" buildings may reap some benefits, including less absenteeism and higher productivity. ...


HUD Home Warranty RESPA Guidance Answers Questions and Raises Them

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2010—On June 25, 2010, HUD issued guidance on the appropriate circumstances under which brokers and agents can be compensated on a per-transaction basis for selling home warranties under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). NAR and ...


How to Create Visionary Skill-Building Events

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2010—Keeping real estate agents focused on a regular basis is one of the biggest challenges leaders face. It is crucial, especially in today’s market that company leaders continually share their vision for their organization as well as inspire everyone to bring the vision to reality. Here, Darryl ...


EcoVida Development Group Paves Way for Green Movement

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2010—Dane Jackman of Jackman Construction Inc. is planning to create a North Miami Beach home (EcoVida Smart Home) that will showcase the evolution of housing in South Florida, a “Smart House” that will help educate architects, home builders, students, home buyers, green advocates and real estate professionals ...


Waiting to Exhale: How to Be the Expert in Tough Times

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2010—With the bulk of the subprime mortgage resets behind us as of early 2009, it may seem that the only direction to move is straight up toward recovery. Projections through 2012, however, show two more waves of ...


Learning to Sell in a Down Economy: 5 Tips to Help You Succeed

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2010—Everyone is selling something, but in today's difficult economic climate, not everyone is buying. The ultimate challenge for today's salespeople is finding a way to get their piece of the pie when companies have cut sales training ...


Setting Clear Expectations Helps Create a Streamlined Short Sales Approach

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2010—Anyone that works in the real estate industry knows that a short sale transaction can take months to be approved and closed. While short sale approvals can be completed in a short timeframe, the reality is that short sales usually take three to four times as long ...


FHA Short Refinance Option Now Available

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2010—In an effort to help responsible homeowners who owe more on their mortgage than the value of their property, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today will begin providing an additional refinancing option for underwater ...


Growing Number of Homeowners Becoming Landlords

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2010—(MCT)—A growing number of homeowners are finding out what it means to be a landlord after failing to sell their homes in today’s economy. With home prices down nationwide, many don't want to take a huge loss when they decide to move. They want to wait to ...


Analyzing Your Web Strategy – Tips to Reach More Buyers as They Begin Their Home Search Online

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2010—According to the 2009 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 93% of first-time buyers start their home search online. While buyer’s agents may spend time and marketing dollars online, many fail to accurately measure these marketing ...


3 Areas to Cutback, Rethink or Undo as We Work Through Today’s Economy

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2010—The economy has been stuck on pause (or in some cases, rewind) for about three years now, and for about 59 of the last 60 months, we've been eagerly anticipating its quick turn-around so that we can finally get on with our lives. ...


Regional Spotlight: Hudson Valley Real Estate Sales Surge in Second Quarter 2010

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2010—Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced that the Hudson Valley has had its most successful real estate sales quarter in nearly two years, with astronomical increases. ...


5 Reasons Why Electronic Lockboxes Make Sense in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2010—In today’s market, agents and brokers are constantly looking for ways to list more, show more, and earn more. While it’s easy to focus on the marketing and exposure of the listing, a commonly overlooked feature is the type of lockbox being utilized. Electronic lockboxes are not ...


HUD Offers $110 Million in Grants to Clean Up Lead Hazards

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2010—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it is making approximately $110 million in grants available to help eliminate dangerous lead-based paint from lower income homes and to protect young children from lead poisoning. ...