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FHA Gives Home Buyers One Month Window to Lock in Low Insurance Premium

RISMEDIA, September 2, 2010—“The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is giving homeowners and buyers until October 4, 2010 to lock in a low monthly insurance premium,” said Gibran Nicholas, chairman of the CMPS Institute, an organization that trains and certifies mortgage bankers and brokers. “After October 4, the monthly insurance premiums ...


5 Tips to Profit from the Clients You Already Have

RISMEDIA, September 7, 2010—According to an independent survey, 84% of home buyers would use the same real estate agent in the future. Unfortunately, memories fade over time, and the number that actually use the same Realtor again is dramatically lower. ...


No-Sweat Techniques to Build Your E-mail Marketing Contact List

RISMEDIA, September 1, 2010—E-mail marketing lists are a necessity in any real estate market for industry professionals who are serious about getting their name and message in front of as many people as possible. While building an e-mail marketing contact ...


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

RISMEDIA, September 1, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: a free article on maximizing profit through Facebook from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; travel deals from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners; and promotional materials are now available for REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month. ...


5 Best Places to Find a Foreclosure Bargain

RISMEDIA, September 1, 2010—With a number of real estate markets still reeling in the midst of the nation's economic crisis, bargains persist for savvy investors looking to add to their portfolios of rental properties. Prices have even gone low enough ...


The Key to Hyperlocal Marketing: Part 3 – The Fine Art of Real Estate Market Domination

RISMEDIA, September 1, 2010—With hyperlocal marketing, I would expect you to want to dominate your market, right? The three most important factors to real estate market domination are: ...


Real Estate Veteran Offers Cure for Home Seller’s Blues

RISMEDIA, September 1, 2010—With existing U.S. home sales diving to 15-year lows and millions of homes stagnant on the market, home sellers are suffering increasing anxiety, uncertainty and financial stress. To address these symptoms, motivational author Joan Gale Frank has published Home Seller's Blues (And How To Beat Them). ...


4 Reasons You’re Not Crushing It Right Now

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2010—Slow month? I’m sorry, slow year? As any agent knows, it’s tough out there in today’s housing market. But others around you are not only surviving, they’re thriving. So what is it that is keeping you ...


Branding: What Do You Want Your Customers to Say About You?

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2010—Ever wonder why businesses use online video? That was a survey question recently posed by PermissionTV.com, and the results may surprise you. By far, the number one reason cited by over 70% of respondents was increasing brand awareness. ...


Real Estate Sees Life in Mobile – Mobile Real Estate Sets the Bar for Mobile Web

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2010—In their 12-person office just off the highway on the edge of the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York’s Westchester County, New York Yankees memorabilia—such as an autographed Derek Jeter #2 jersey and signed baseballs—adorn the walls of Mobile Real Estate (MRE) LLC. So, who’s the Yankees ...


Appraisal Institute’s New Guide to Home Buying Offers Uniquely Unbiased View

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2010—A home buying guide published recently by the Appraisal Institute teaches home buyers when to buy, how to find a real estate agent, how to choose the best home on the market and more—all from the uniquely ...


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 ...


What Seniors Should Know before Modifying Mortgage

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—(MCT)—Maria Olmo doesn't like her chances of paying off her new, 40-year mortgage. "I'll die before it's paid off," said Olmo, who got her 30-year mortgage modified because she was at risk of losing her home to ...


Monday Morning Mobile: GPS

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—It seems like these days you cannot have a conversation about mobile technology without the acronym GPS coming into play and with good reason. Today more than ever, acronyms like GPS and LBS (location-based search/service) really stand big business. Juniper research estimates that location-based local search and ...


Company Spotlight: Thinking Outside the Site – Coldwell Banker’s Social Media Strategy Keeps Consumers Coming Back for More

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—Resting on its laurels is not an option for 104-year-old brand Coldwell Banker. As real estate companies continue to become more aggressive with the latest technologies and social media platforms to keep in touch with consumers, Coldwell Banker is taking its foray into the future seriously. With ...


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