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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. ...


Is Yours a Trusted Brand?

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—Brand trust is becoming even more important to business survival today, especially as consumers’ use of the Internet continues to escalate. Another big driver is the media and how they pound us all day long with stories of banking scandals and retailers going out of business, to ...


Regional Spotlight: Connecticut Bankruptcy Filings Jump 20 Percent in First Two Quarters of 2010

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—Bankruptcy filings in Connecticut rose 19.7% in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2009, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. ...


Recruit Today, Profit Tomorrow

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—In order to find profit in your brokerage in 2010, you will need to recruit. By now, you’ve probably cut the expenses about as far as you can because the last two years in this industry has forced that for most everyone. If you cut any further, ...


Exterior Spaces – Outdoor Kitchens Become Home’s Social Hub

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2010—(MCT)—The outdoor kitchen is rapidly becoming the social hub of the home, much as the indoor kitchen is the favorite gathering place for family and friends. The trend is especially strong in areas where the climate ...


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