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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, ...


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 ...


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