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Tips and Tricks to Help Traverse the Execution Gap

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—The ability to manage change, a structure that supports execution, employee involvement in decision making, alignment between leader actions and company values and priorities and company-wide coordination and cooperation are the five bridges that enable a company ...


Study: Among Home Buyers, Satisfaction with Real Estate Companies Increases, while Satisfaction among Home Sellers Decreases Considerably

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—Reflective of the real estate buyers’ market conditions in many regions in the U.S., satisfaction with real estate companies among home buyers has improved from 2009, while satisfaction among home sellers has declined, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Home Buyer/Seller Study. ...


First-Time Home Buyers: Tips to Make Your House a Home

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—After getting the keys to their new homes, many first-time home buyers are excited about finally having the opportunity to personalize and furnish their new house. From coffee tables to lamps to lawnmowers, many previous renters leap into homeownership quickly realizing they need to do a lot ...


Property Taxes 101 – Saving Money and Making Cents of Assessments

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—Property owners prepared with research and information can save thousands of dollars on their property taxes. Following the simple steps outlined by Barry Sharpe, President of South Florida-based Property Tax Appeal Group (P-Tag), one can help property ...


Adapting to Market Realities

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—Adapting to today’s market realities and getting back to basics are some of the best practices real estate professionals are attributing to their success. Here, Richard and Brenda Rose, Owners of Realty Executives Advantage in Bowie, Maryland discuss how they are helping their agents adjust to today’s ...


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

By Jim Buchta ...


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