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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. ...


Pro Step Marketing Attending 2010 Five Star Conference

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2010—Pro Step Marketing, a national real estate marketing and website design firm will join agents and guest speakers from around the country during the 2010 Five Star Conference. The 2010 Five Star Conference will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas from September 19-22. ...


10 Questions to Ask Your Short Sale Certification Provider

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—There is a lot of buzz right now in the industry about short sales and making sure you are certified to handle the short sale transaction. Regardless of whether or not you actually want to do a ...


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

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: a free field guide to foreclosures from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; new limited time savings from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners, Avis and Budget; and pending home sales rise. ...


It’s a Manager’s Market, Not a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market – Tips to Lead Your Company to Success

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—Sellers will sell when they’re tired of staying. Buyers will buy when they’re ready. So the only thing left to control is your agents…and it’s up to you, the manager, to change the actions of your sales people now. ...


Prudential Florida Realty Hosts Florida Social Media Summit Presented by Allan Dalton

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—Prudential Florida Realty, Florida Real Estate Services is hosting the upcoming Florida Social Media Summit, taking place on September 14th and 15th, 2010. The highly anticipated event will be presented by RISMedia’s Chief Marketing Officer and President and Co-Founder of The Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, ...


5 Ways to Use Mobile to Your Advantage

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—Since the launch of the weekly column, “Monday Morning Mobile,” featured in RISMedia’s Today’s Real Estate Advisor e-newsletter, and the “Life in Mobile” column in Real Estate magazine, it seems like everything I see and read about in the news has to do with how important mobile ...