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Tips to Differentiate Yourself through Value-Added Selling

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—One of the most difficult challenges in selling is to compete against a competitor who is willing to cut cost. Businesses are free to compete on price, service or quality, and consumers are free to make buying ...


Moving Season: Book Early and Be Prepared

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—The van line community lost a lot of drivers during the economic downturn, and that is creating a backlog this summer as van lines are unable to keep up with demand. In some cases, families are being ...


New-Home Sales Bounce Back from Record Low in June

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—Coming off an historic low in May, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 23.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 330,000 units in June 2010, according to U.S. Commerce Department data. ...


Real Estate Investment Securities Association Conference Provides New Opportunities for Real Estate Professionals

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—The Real Estate Investment Securities Association (REISA) will hold its 2010 Annual Conference October 17-19, 2010 at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas. REISA’s Conference brings together leading real estate securities professionals including sponsors, broker-dealers, registered investment advisors (RIAs), registered representatives, financial advisors, qualified intermediaries, attorneys, CPAs, ...


Home Buyer Tax Credit Expires – Opportunity Doesn’t

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—The Home Buyer Tax Credit proved to be a valuable stimulus to the troubled U.S. housing industry. The only catch: those who qualified had to be under contract by April 30, 2010, and close by June 30 ...


4 Easy Promotional Strategies to Get Your Name in the Marketplace

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—Marketing. Advertising. Promotions. Don’t let these three words scare you. Though integral to making connections and winning over buyers and sellers alike, many real estate professionals don’t think they have the time or know-how to develop a ...


An Online Advertising Revolution

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—The time has come for us—especially those in real estate—to seriously rethink online display advertising. Before deciding what this revolution should consist of, let us consider what we know. On the supply side, we know that the market for online display advertising is huge ($51.6 billion by ...


The Wisdom of Crazy Ideas

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—Someone once remarked that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different outcome. Despite the willingness of many in the media to blow one small bit of good news into a full blown recovery, the things that really matter ...


California Tops Regions Where Homes Sell Most Over List Price, According to ZipRealty’s Home Hunter Report

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—Despite slowdowns in home sales across the country, California is still the nation’s hottest spot for home buying activity, with homes fetching multiple offers and selling above list price, according to the Q2 2010 Home Hunter report released by ZipRealty. ...


Real Estate Incentives Out of Style among Price-Focused Shoppers

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Thousands of Rural Home Buyers Aided by Passage of Housing Funding Measure

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—The restoration of the single-family rural housing program that would guarantee home loans for rural buyers was passed by the Senate and is on its way to President Obama. ...


Economy Just Right for Many to Build a Home

RISMEDIA, August 2, 2010-(MCT)-For some people, now is precisely the right time to build the house they want. ...


For Your Clients: 5 Tips for Creating an Effective Online Rental Listing

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—An effective property listing provides renters all of the details necessary to understand if your property is a good fit for them. Making a good first impression is critical to hook prospective renters and get them interested ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Development Differences

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—As the President of Mobile Real Estate ID, a Mobile marketing and technology company serving the real estate industry, one of the questions I have been asked most frequently over the past couple months is, “Why should we work with you instead of our website provider?” Originally, ...


Low Mortgage Rates Draw Buyers, but Banks Throw Up Roadblocks

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—(MCT)—David Kosowski has a full-time job, a sky-high credit score, a solid debt-to-income ratio and enough cash stashed away to put a 20% down payment on the three-bedroom, two-bath home he's had his eye on since spring. ...


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