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From Blighted to Cool Green; Low-Cost Upgrades Cut Energy Bills

RISMEDIA, October 15, 2010—(MCT)—Jodie Mekled is looking forward to cheap utility bills this winter. The retail worker from Sterling Heights, Mich., could pay as little as $40 a month for natural gas thanks to energy-efficient home improvements made through Habitat for Humanity. ...


20 Ways to Generate Ideas That Will Boost Your Business

RISMEDIA, October 15, 2010—The light bulb. Bubble wrap. The Post-It. The iPod. The Snuggie. Facebook. Twitter. These inventions, products, and businesses all started with an idea. An idea that to anyone other than its creator(s) may have seemed like an insane thing to invest much time, money, or effort in ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Gloria Nilson Realtors, Real Living – A Rich History Helps Carve a Strong Future

Maria Patterson: Please provide us with a snapshot of your storied real estate career to date. ...


Foreclosure Activity Increases 4 Percent in Third Quarter, According to RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, October 14, 2010—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for the third quarter of 2010, which shows that foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 930,437 properties in the third quarter, a nearly 4% increase from the previous quarter, ...


What Foreclosure Freeze Means for First-Time and Move-Up Buyers

RISMEDIA, October 14, 2010—Thousands of first-time and move-up buyers who hoped to make a foreclosed property their new home now face uncertainty, anxiety and possibly remorse as they worry that closing on their desired property could be in jeopardy. For ...


NAR’s HouseLogic Launches Campaign to Help Military Families Sustain Homeownership

RISMEDIA, October 14, 2010—The National Association of Realtors' HouseLogic, a free, comprehensive consumer website about all aspects of homeownership recently launched Operation Home Relief, a new Facebook Causes campaign. The campaign aims to increase awareness, rally support and raise funding for USA Cares, a nonprofit organization that provides counseling and ...


6 Tips to Motivate Your Agents and Get the Results You Want

RISMEDIA, October 14, 2010—With the recession finally in our rearview mirror (so they say), most companies are finally beginning to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and at least try to get back to business. But the past year has left its mark: employees are in a funk. They are ...


Be Market-Smart: Dos and Don’ts for Home Sellers and Buyers

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—It would be unrealistic to say that the real estate market is utterly rosy right now, but neither is it thorn-filled by any means. In fact, things are decidedly looking up: July got some good news, when ...


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

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: a free field guide to electronic signatures from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; REALTOR® and industry veteran joins REALTORS® Federal Credit Union staff; and Realtors Property Resource™ announces 100 MLS partner milestone. ...


How to Inspire and Motivate Your Agents to Find Success in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—When talking with real estate leaders and managers around the country, the most common question I get asked is, “How do I get my agents to...?” You have probably already started to fill in the blank with your own ending to that question, but here are the ...


Zillow Teams Up with VScreen on Video Initiative

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—Leading real estate website Zillow.com has partnered with VScreen, Inc. to incorporate online video into its marketing program for real estate professionals. As part of this agreement, Zillow’s Premier Agents attending the National Association of Realtors annual conference in New Orleans are invited to visit the Zillow ...


Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America Join Coalition to Stop Wall Street Home Resale Fees

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—The Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America—two of the most recognized and influential consumer protection organizations in the nation—joined the Coalition to Stop Wall Street Home Resale Fees. Adding their voices to the diverse coalition ...


5 Keys to Generating Transactions from Your Website

RISMEDIA, October 12, 2010—Getting visitors to come to your website when they are looking for real estate information is just half the battle in today’s market. Not only do real estate professionals need to provide site visitors with the content ...


Market Outlook in Your Area – Realtors Voices are Heard

RISMEDIA, October 12, 2010—Every month, Point2 Agent real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada fill out a short survey sharing their take on the real estate market across each country. The data is then tabulated and presented through the Real Estate Confidence Index (RECI), by Point2. ...


Mobile Ads Benefit Buyers and Sellers

RISMEDIA, October 12, 2010—Earlier this year, a lot of attention was drawn to the world of mobile technology and mobile advertising, in particular when both Google and Apple decided to ramp up their mobile advertising businesses. In January, Apple bought mobile advertising company Quattro for $275 million. A couple months ...


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