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Professional Investors Revitalize Home Flipping

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—(MCT)—Hoping there are big profits to be made in the aftermath of the housing collapse, professional investors are flocking to the business of buying foreclosed homes at distressed prices. The investors, primarily private equity funds and groups of wealthy individuals, purchase the homes at public auctions, which ...


Home Buyers Are Ready to Move from the Sidelines: Survey

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—Are more Americans positioning themselves for home purchase? Although May’s data showed that home sales were down 26.8% as the home buyer tax credit concluded, a new survey conducted by Relocation.com suggests some families are opting for renting while they research—cash in hand—for deals on a new, ...


When it Comes to Branding, Get Real

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—The term branding is certainly no stranger to the real estate industry. But in 2010, the concept of branding has evolved…because America has evolved. As economist John Tucillo recently said at RISMedia’s Social Media Summit, the number ...


Flexibility and Action – A Recipe for Success

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—Staying flexible while continuing to grow is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals are facing in today’s market. But, as the real estate market continues to change and evolve, it is crucial for business owners to be able to implement changes quickly. Here, Steve Fogarty, ...


12 Ways to Create Job Connections in a Virtual World

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—Finding a job in today’s job market can be like conquering a new frontier for many job seekers. With the unemployment rate still over 9%, the job market has been flooded with tons of competition for job seekers—many of whom are experiencing a culture shock when they ...


Repurposing Rooms Makes Home Feel New Again

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—(MCT)—While today’s real estate market is keeping many home buyers on the sidelines, there's no need to feel stuck in your house. You can still move out and up within your own home. The latest lifestyle trend ...


Some Homebuyers Are Holding Back, but Market offers Bright Spots Too

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—(MCT)—Everywhere you look, July was not ideal for real estate—that's one thing on which the economists and the statistics agree. Sales figures released recently for the first month in 19, not invigorated by government tax credits, offered ...


The 5 Ps of Mobile Marketing in Real Estate

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—The fact that consumers are going mobile is no secret. In a year (2009) when all other forms of media consumption, as well as media spending, decreased, mobile was the only channel of media that increased dramatically. ...


One Landing Page Does Not Fit All

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—You’ve got a great website and plenty of on- and offline marketing funneling leads to it. But you’re finding your visitors are abandoning your site quickly, and page views and time spent on your site are low. What can you do to convert more of those visitors? ...


Using Media to Build Relationships

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—Staying up-to-date with the latest technology is crucial for real estate professionals looking to find success in today’s market. Here, Barbara Mann, broker/owner of RE/MAX Realty Consultants in Greensboro, North Carolina discusses how her company is taking advantage of social media in order to build lasting relationships ...


Strengthen Your Business – How to Succeed In the Green Industry

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—Most residential brokers begin their careers in a similar way. First they get licensed, work to develop their expertise and slowly build their businesses. In a booming market, one can make a good living even as they build their specific knowledge and experience. But the best careers ...


Planning and Preparation Enable Homeowners to Better Protect Home from Disaster

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2010—It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina came roaring into the Gulf Coast, dramatically changing New Orleans and the lives of those who called it home. While there is very little homeowners can do when facing a natural disaster of that magnitude, the anniversary is an important ...


U.S. Broker and Agent Confidence Survey Released

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—Real estate professionals surveyed for Point2 Technologies’ monthly national Real Estate Confidence Index (“RECI”) continued to exhibit concern over the future of the market, in August, and sent the Index below the median of 5.0 on the RECI scale of 1-10 (1 being “bad” and 10 being ...


Build and Enhance Your Marketing Efforts with Offerings from the REALTOR Benefits® Program

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—Brokers can take advantage of a variety of benefits through the REALTOR Benefits® Program—enjoying a wide range of exclusive savings and special offers they can use every day. That includes a variety of excellent tools and resources for enhancing your marketing activities and building your brand. ...


Acquisitions: A Look at Strategies in the Current Economy

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2010—Acquiring companies in today’s economy is an important question that needs to be examined closely, even for companies historically inclined to grow through acquisition. In this month’s Power Broker Roundtable, industry leaders Ron Peltier and Dan Elsea ...


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