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How Blogging Turns Social Marketing into a Money-Making Machine: Creating the Content

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—Last month, in our first column dedicated to blogging, we discussed the important role blogging plays towards your goal of becoming a thought leader and building your real estate social network. Critical towards this goal is first ...


New Virtual Marketing Summit Helps You Take Back Your Market

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—When business is bad or good, you can’t wait to make better changes. You have to quickly identify and correct challenges to pursue opportunities. Is there room for improvement in your farming, communications, or business plan? ...


Annual NAR Conference ‘NARdiGras 2010′ Expected to Draw 20,000

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—This year’s NAR Realtors® Conference & Expo, “NARdiGras 2010,” is expected to draw about 20,000 Realtors® and guests, NAR reports. Realtors will be joined by industry experts, lawmakers, federal agency officials and other guests for a program that addresses the many issues facing today’s residential and commercial ...


Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse Reveals Rates Drop to Lowest Levels on Record

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—Average mortgage rates dropped to their lowest levels on record this week, according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, a snapshot of the lowest and average mortgage rates available within the LendingTree network of lenders. On ...


Will Foreclosure Freezes Fix the Housing Market?

RISMEDIA, October 6, 2010—(CBS MoneyWatch)—On Friday, Bank of America announced that it would suspend foreclosures in 23 states while it amended filed paperwork. That makes B of A the third major bank in two weeks to put its foreclosure process ...


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

RISMEDIA, October 6, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Champion Real Estate Agent publication available at cost from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative, limited time savings available from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners Avis and Budget, and communications materials available to help promote November as ...


New MLSListings Service Answers Housing Market’s No. 1 Question: ‘What Is My Home Worth?’

RISMEDIA, October 6, 2010—Sunnyvale, Calif.-based MLSListings, Inc. is one of the first multiple listing service (MLS) organizations in the country to make Realtors® Property Resource™ (RPR) available exclusively for its members, the organization has announced. RPR provides critical, location-specific data that will give member broker/agents and their customers a ...


planetRE Announces Launch of Integrated CRM and Social Media Platform for Real Estate

RISMEDIA, October 6, 2010—planetRE, a technology provider for online real estate, has announced planetRE CM™; one of the industry’s first interactive unified client communication management platforms. The new SaaS platform consists of planetRE RealFace™- an agent-branded Facebook property search engine; a next generation CRM integrating leading social networks like Facebook®, ...


6 Tips for Working Successfully with Stressed-Out Sellers

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2010—Selling a home can be an emotional and even stressful process, especially in the current economic climate. For Realtors, it can be just as stressful, if not more so—persuading a seller to sell a home for less ...


Weekly Video Tip: Using Green Screen Technology

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2010—Have you ever wondered how the meteorologist on the five o’clock news interacts so effortlessly with the animated weather map? And have you ever asked yourself how Elliot and E.T. gracefully flew through the starlit sky via bicycle in 1982? The answer is green screen or chroma ...


Pending Home Sales Increase for Second Consecutive Month

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2010—The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator, rose 4.3% to 82.3 based on contracts signed in August 2010 from a downwardly revised 78.9 in July, but is 20.1% below August 2009 when it was 103.0. The data reflects contracts and not closings, which normally occur with ...


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 ...


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, ...


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