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Real Estate Trends Archive


It’s a Manager’s Market, Not a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market – Tips to Lead Your Company to Success

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—Sellers will sell when they’re tired of staying. Buyers will buy when they’re ready. So the only thing left to control is your agents…and it’s up to you, the manager, to change the actions of your sales people now. ...


Exceeding Expectations, Pending Home Sales Rise 5.2%

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2010—Following a sharp drop in the months immediately after the expiration of the home buyer tax credit, pending home sales have modestly risen, according to the National Association of Realtors. ...


Refinancings Soar as Mortgage Rates Remain Low

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2010—(MCT)—For anyone under the age of 57, mortgage rates are now the lowest they've been during your life. This fact isn't lost on a growing number of homeowners who have started a new wave of refinancings. ...


HUD Announces First Look Program to Help Communities Stabilize Neighborhoods Hard-Hit by Foreclosure

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2010—U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced an unprecedented agreement with the nation’s top mortgage lenders to offer selected state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations a “first look” or right of first refusal to purchase foreclosed homes before making these properties available to ...


Simple Tips to Update Your Home and Create a Relaxing Sanctuary

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2010—(MCT)—Some rooms scream "Help!" Others say nothing, and that's a problem, too. Take the typical bedroom. Michael Payne has seen thousands. "The bedroom tends to get forgotten—you spend all your money elsewhere in the house," said Payne, a celebrity interior designer and makeover specialist best known for ...


9 Killer Content Creation Ideas for Your Real Estate Blog or Website

RISMEDIA, September 2, 2010—What’s the number one absolute best way to get more organic traffic to your real estate blog, website or lead capture pages? ...


Mortgage and Title Companies Using MLS SEO Technology to Feed Agents Home Buyer Leads

RISMEDIA, September 2, 2010—Lately I have been talking to a lot of mortgage lenders and title reps who are trying to find ways to get real estate agents and brokers to start sending business their way in the form of home loans and title services. ...


What International Home Buyers Want and What You Should Know

RISMEDIA, September 2, 2010—Thanks to some favorable conditions, like perceived value and affordability, international home buyers, especially from Canada, Mexico, China and India are eyeing the U.S. a bit more these days. Over 40% of the international home-buying transactions come from these four countries. And you can capitalize on these ...


Want to Learn More about Mobile Technology? Mobile Expert John Lim to Discuss New Ways Mobile Can Help Realtors at C.A.R. Realtor Expo

RISMEDIA, September 2, 2010—With more cell phones than desktop computers and more text messages being sent than phone calls being made, it is no surprise that mobile technology is hot topic in many industries; real estate in particular. ...


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: ...


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