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New Short Sale Course Gives Realtors Additional Guidance on Federal Programs

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2010—While home buyers and sellers continue to be discouraged and frustrated by the complex and lengthy short sale process, the National Association of Realtors is making sure Realtors have the resources and tools they need to help consumers navigate these transactions. As part of that effort, NAR ...


Accepting Change with an Open Mind – Pearson Properties Affiliates with Prudential and Continues Pattern of Success

RISMEDIA, October 4, 2010—Prudential Real Estate is continuing its pattern of success in the real estate industry with the announcement of its latest affiliation—San Ramon, California-based Pearson Properties, Inc. Led by Broker/Owner Gretchen Pearson, the addition of Pearson Properties and ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Prudential Florida Realty Responds to Consumers, Reaping Big Rewards

Editor’s Note: The RREIN Broker Spotlight Series offers industry insights from members of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), an elite network of leading real estate companies united behind the belief that Information Share Equals Market Share. In this interview, ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Going Mobile at the Fall Expos

RISMEDIA, October 4, 2010—Fall is upon us, and here at Mobile Real Estate ID, that means tradeshow season. Now through the end of the year is when a number of state associations, franchises and the National Association of Realtors host their annual conventions and expos. Last year, the NAR incorporated ...


5 Ways to Turn Facebook into a Brand-Building Tool for Your Business

RISMEDIA, October 4, 2010—It seems like everyone is on Facebook now. There is even a movie out this month—The Social Network—about the creation of the social networking site. Although it is something that most of us are using for personal use, Facebook can also be a powerful way to build ...


Yardi Systems Acquires Point2 Technologies Inc.

RISMEDIA, October 4, 2010 – Yardi Systems has announced its acquisition of Point2 Technologies Inc. Headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and San Diego, Calif., Point2 develops, markets, and supports online marketing software solutions for the real estate industry. The company also develops, markets, and supports ...


Los Angeles Real Estate Scene Attracts, Creates Celebrities

RISMEDIA, October 4, 2010—(MCT)—The face. The hair. The voice. Why does that real estate agent seem so familiar? Because, in that only-in-L.A. kind of way, there's a good chance the agent is also an actor, reality show personality or has ...


The Short Sales Pipeline: What’s Being Done to Get Them to the Table

RISMEDIA, October 2, 2010—(MCT)—Despite industry and government efforts to make short sales—transactions in which the lender agrees to accept less than the mortgage amount owed by the homeowner—easier and more quickly accomplished, improvements are coming up, well, short. In some ...


5 Tips to Create a Successful Prospecting Plan

RISMEDIA, October 2, 2010—Prospecting for business is a crucial part of any real estate professionals plan, but many brokers and agents have a laundry list of things they are trying to do when it comes to prospecting, instead of having an actual plan in place. Here, Brian Wildermuth, president and ...


Commissions for Causes – Working to Restore Integrity in the Real Estate Industry

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2010—As the country's economic crisis continues to negatively impact people's lives, many are still leery of the mortgage and real estate industries and those who work in them. One California resident and real estate agent, William Soto, is working to restore the integrity of his profession while ...


Behind the Motivation – How Will Historic Mason-McDuffie Affiliation with BH&G Impact Industry?

RISMEDIA, October 1, 2010—In one of the most challenging real estate markets we’ve experienced in years, real estate professionals across the board are taking the time to set themselves up to find success in today’s market and ride the wave ...


Strategic Default – What You Need to Know Before You Decide to Walk Away

RISMEDIA, October 1, 2010—(MCT)—The moving truck pulled away from the curb, loaded with Wallace Farmer's possessions. He locked the front door for the last time and left town—clutched by a long-simmering anger that finally gave way to relief. Farmer didn't ...


Do Your Buyers Need Help with Their Credit Fitness?

RISMEDIA, October 1, 2010—Many home buyers now and into the foreseeable future will face tight lending standards and the need to improve their credit score to get prequalified or preapproved for mortgages. Be aware of the following steps your prospects can take for some speedy credit repair to gain lender ...


Are You All Husk and No Corn? 4 Tips to Make the Most of Your Online Presence

RISMEDIA, October 1, 2010—You’ve most likely been told thousands of times that you, as a real estate agent, need a Web presence. You may have even been given reason after reason as to why you need a Web presence. Your clients are online; they’re looking at properties without you; bus ...


Nonprofit Organization Rehabs Discarded Houses into Super-Efficient Homes

RISMEDIA, October 1, 2010—(MCT)—Wendy and Robby Haun had to sell their home near Cary, N.C., to make way for a state highway project, but the comfortable ranch house did not go to waste. It went to Builders of Hope, a ...


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