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Real Estate Trends Archive


Foreclosure Activity Increases 4% in August 2010, According to RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2010—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for August 2010, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 338,836 properties in August, a 4% increase from the previous month but a 5% decrease from August 2009. ...


Real Estate Video Marketing – ‘Land Vlogging,’ a Niche to Invest In

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2010—Land Vlogging: video blogging about land listings. This new term describes the filming of videos of land in your area in order to become the definitive source of this content in your market. Arranging your library of ...


Preparing for the Future – Tips to Reinvent Your Brokerage

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2010—Whether it is always verbalized or not, a common sentiment many brokers and their management teams are grappling with is the realization that they have to do something; they are just not sure what or how soon. Of course, you realize you have to reinvent. In fact, ...


Going Green Helps Save Earth and Household Budgets

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2010—Taking steps to minimize your energy use is not only good for the Earth, but for homeowners as well. While being altruistic and helping a cause generally means giving—not getting—back, going green provides noticeable benefits to everyone. Here, Mike Vazeii, Director or Marketing, American Home Shield discusses ...


Regional Spotlight: Good News for California’s Economy – Luxury Homebuilder Returns to San Diego Market

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2010—There’s a new sign that bodes well for the local economy and the California housing market. Toll Brothers, one of the nation’s leading luxury home builders has returned to the San Diego market. Brand new communities, especially those built by a solid, strategic company, are strong indicators ...


Make Time for Safety Training – Protect your Agents from On-the-Job Dangers with New Realtor Safety Materials from NAR

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2010—Twenty-four-year-old Joan Johnson left her real estate office this morning to tour the house of a prospective client. No one at her office noticed she’d been gone all morning until she didn’t show up for a lunch meeting—and now she can’t be reached. What should her broker ...


Foreclosure Impact on Hispanic Homeowners Makes Ethics Practices Crucial to Minority Community’s Recovery

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2010—Disproportionate financial losses suffered in the Hispanic community during the housing crisis have resulted in a greater need for practitioner ethics in the community’s recovery. Tino Diaz and Yamila Ayad, the original architects of NAHREP’s Code of Trust, will discuss the moral imperative for bilingual practitioners to ...


Ask the Experts – Designing for Traditional Web vs. Mobile Web

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—In the world of mobile marketing and technology, one of the questions that comes up when talking about a mobile Web solution is, “What’s the difference between what my website provider is offering and what a mobile ...


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

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Free online safety resources from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative, my Fedex Rewards Points now add up faster than ever NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Participant, Fedex Office, and experience the evolution of e-PRO® at the 2010 ...


The ABC’s of Hiring a Great Manager

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—Great managers are defined by how they can grow an office’s bottom line—especially in these tougher times. Classifying your existing manager(s) is as easy as ABC—“A” managers grow an office’s net revenue by holding on to the top and mid-level producers, while at the same time recruiting ...


HUD Releases First Comprehensive Housing Survey of New Orleans Metropolitan Area Since Hurricane Katrina

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—In the five years since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf coast, the New Orleans metropolitan area lost 75,000 housing units or nearly 13% of its housing stock. In addition, the median monthly cost of housing rose by nearly 33%, from $662 in 2004 to $882 in 2009. ...


Company Spotlight: Riding in the Front Seat of the Mobile Movement – DocuSign Dives into Mobile Market

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—It’s been a busy year for DocuSign. Already leaders in the electronic signature space, the company has taken a cue from its customers and jumped into the mobile market, never looking back. Since last fall, the company has not only created the ability to electronically sign documents ...


Tips to Put a Successful Prospect Marketing Plan in Place

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2010—What are you doing to prospect for new business? When I pose this question to brokers and agents, I usually don’t get a concise response. I usually hear a laundry list of things that agents are trying ...


Turn Individual Achievements into Multiple Sales – Broadcast Accomplishments to Past and Future Clients

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2010—Have you ever been shocked to see a property in your area get listed by a less qualified agent? This can be frustrating and demoralizing. You know your marketplace better than any other Realtor and your success proves it. When this occurs, you have an ignorant homeowner ...


Corporate Product Branding Key to Client Development and Referrals

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2010—When corporate product retailers develop a product and allow another company’s service added to the initial marketing product, it is called an umbrella or piggy back market branding. The strength of the initial product will enhance the umbrella company to develop its own business and service it ...


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