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Broad Stabilization in Second Quarter Metro Area Home Prices with Strong Sales

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2010—The real estate trend in firming home prices solidified in the second quarter with more metropolitan areas showing increases from a year ago, aided by a surge in home sales driven by the home buyer tax credit, ...


Builders Shrink Homes to Fit Buyers’ Newly Modest Tastes

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2010—(MCT)—When the air sputtered out of the housing bubble, new home builders struggling to survive went with smaller homes that could appeal to a broader base of buyers. It's a strategy that has worked for builders such ...


Do Brokerages Resist Change?

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2010—I recently had a fascinating conversation with another industry professional who made me laugh even though the topic was very sad. This person made an analogy to dinosaurs and the Ice Age that rang true as it relates to what is happening in the real estate brokerage ...


Obama Administration Announces Additional Support for Targeted Foreclosure-Prevention Programs to Help Homeowners Struggling with Unemployment

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2010—The Obama Administration recently announced additional support to help homeowners struggling with unemployment through two targeted foreclosure-prevention programs. ...


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

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for July 2010, which shows that foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 325,229 properties in July, a nearly 4% increase from the previous month but a nearly 10% decrease ...


Tips for Building Powerful E-mail Marketing Lists

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—While the philosophers debate whether a tree falling in a forest makes a sound when no one is around to hear it, real estate agents and brokers know that if no one’s reading your e-mails, they’re not ...


Find Out What Your Clients Really Think about You

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—Right now, you’re thinking this might be a case of “be careful what you wish for.” Absolutely not—there’s nothing to fear. You need to know definitively what your clients think, and creating an annual survey is an important marketing step, especially prior to any strategic planning. ...


Mortgage Shopping Getting Safer – Legislation Packs Regulatory Punch

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—(MCT)—A few years ago, it took little more than a smile to be a mortgage lender. There were 13,000 people writing home loans in Washington alone, but we all know the consequences of the no-doc, liar loan ...


Realogy Reports Results for Second Quarter 2010 – Company Posts 23 Percent Higher Net Revenue of $1.3 Billion

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services, reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. Realogy’s net revenue for the second quarter of $1.3 billion increased 23% compared to the same period in 2009. For the latest quarter, Realogy recorded net ...


Welcome to the Future – Meet QR Codes

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—In the past, I’ve mentioned the importance of being able to recognize shifts in communication and adapt quickly in order to use new mediums to your advantage. Last week proved to be a prime example of that for me and my company. As I walked down New ...


U.S. Quarter-Over-Quarter Home Price Gains Reach 7.9%, According to Clear Capital

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—Clear Capital, a premium provider of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation, investment and risk assessment released its Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report. Patent pending rolling quarter technology significantly reduces the multi-month lag time associated with other indices to help investors, loan servicers and ...


Do You Understand Why ‘Green’ Is Important?

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—“Green building.” What began as a buzzword a few years ago has transformed today’s real estate industry. This month, we talk with Al Medina, director of NAR’s Green Designation, a groundbreaking educational program that provides vital training, support and information to professionals who are looking to advance ...


4 Effective Ways to Get More Home Sales from the Internet

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2010—Are you looking for new ways to use the Internet to get more listings and homes sales? Here are four free and low-cost Internet marketing tips to help you genrate more leads and closed transactions from the ...


For Your Clients: Tips to Keep Your Central Air Running Well

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2010—As the summer sun continues to heat up the country, homeowners are taking full advantage of their central air conditioner units. Charles Furlough, vice president, Pillar To Post Home Inspections offers the following tips to keep your ...


6 Reasons to Buy a Vacation Home Now

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2010—As the real estate market continues its bumpy road toward recovery, the vacation home market is heating up, causing homeowners around the country to seriously consider buying the vacation home they’ve been eyeing. ...


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