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Third Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Hold during Post-Credit Sales Decline

RISMEDIA, November 15, 2010—Fully half of the metropolitan areas tracked in the third quarter of 2010 continued to show modest home price increases from a year ago, despite a sharp decline in home sales after the deadline for the home ...


The REALTOR Benefits Program Gets Personal – with Dental Insurance and Identity Security

RISMEDIA, November 15, 2010—NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is getting personal. Typically, NAR members have taken advantage of the program’s exclusive offers to boost their business: saving on marketing tools that will strengthen client relationships, for instance, or purchasing new office equipment with special discounts. But the two latest additions to ...


ERA Real Estate Launches ERA TopRecruiter System to Provide Brokers with Critical Business-Building Tool

RISMEDIA, November 15, 2010—ERA Franchise Systems LLC, a franchising leader in the residential real estate industry, has launched ERA TopRecruiter, a unique and innovative new recruiting system designed to help ERA franchisees attract and retain productive sales associates while also addressing the obstacles that prevent many brokers from recruiting. ERA ...


8 Traits to Boost Your Social Quotient and Your Business

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2010—In a social business world, embracing collaborative leadership skills and competencies can make a big difference in how organizations stay ahead of the competition. Now, more than ever, effective communication—both online and offline—can make or break a ...


5 Steps to Making Google Part of Your Lead Gen Team

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2010—Having a Web presence is half the battle in any real estate market. However, if your website isn’t generating leads and reaching your clients, you may need to change a few things so that your website can work for you. Here, Cary Sylvester, Executive Director of Technology ...


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 ...


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