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TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, June, 2009-I have been reflecting these last few months about my 35 years in this business of real estate sales agent training and management development. I have been forced to ask myself more questions searching for more answers to deal with the context of ...


Dealing With Distressed Property Buyers and Sellers

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, June, 2009-Cheryl Scott-Daniels ...


Home Sales Edge Higher Across the Nation

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-RE/MAX Monthly Housing Report, a survey of 55 metro areas across the country found that April sales of residential properties were up an average of 6.3% from March, and up 4.7% from April, 2008. The report shows that for the last six months home prices have ...


Join the Discussion – The Top 5 Community on RealTown

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, May, 2009-You may have noticed e-mails from fellow Top 5 Members appearing in your inbox over the last few weeks. In case you're wondering what all these e-mails are and where they're coming from, that is your Top 5 Community on RealTown hard at ...


With Foreclosures on the Rise, NAR Program Providing Aid to Realtors

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, May, 2009-According to recent media reports, foreclosures are expected to increase in the coming months. These reports cite the lifting of foreclosure moratoria put in place by major lenders and servicers as a major reason for a forecasted increase in foreclosures. ...


E-mail Marketing in the Age of Spam

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE, May, 2009-E-mail abuses (such as phishing and spamming) have changed the nature of e-mail communications. The key to successful e-mail marketing in today's market is to have your prospects "opt-in" and to have them proactively label your incoming e-mails as friendly and expected. That means ...


Top 5 Member Profile: Moving Listings off the Market

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, May, 2009-Michael Snyder ...


Top 5 Member Profile: Communicating the Right Message

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, May, 2009-Brian Jannone ...


Top 5 Member Profile: Working with Short Sales

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, May, 2009-Deborah Dickens ...


Hard Hit Realtors Still Wondering: What Economic Stimulus?

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, May, 2009-Real estate leaders in some of America's hardest hit markets in California and Florida are giving a chilly reception to the new administration's latest economic stimulus initiatives, which are promising to help, but are apparently not delivering. In the meantime, another devastated market ...


Communicating the Right Message: Tami Bonnell, Exit Realty

RISMEDIA, May 2009-Power Brokers from across the country recently partcipated in RISMedia's 21st Annual Power Broker Survey. Here, read how Tami Bonnell, president of U.S. Operations, EXIT Realty communicates the right message through education so that her agents can provide their clients with the tools they need to succeed in ...


Prepared for the Situation at Hand-Ron Peltier, HomeServices of America

RISMEDIA, May 2009-With more than 950 responses, RISMedia's 21st Annual Power Broker Survey demonstrates that brokers are eager to show their strength and use 2009 as a year to move ahead in the real estate industry. Here, read how Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of the No. 2-ranking HomeServices of ...


Jumbo Mortgage Availability – and Affordability – May Be Making a Comeback

RISMEDIA, May 2009-(MarketWatch/MCT)-Jumbo mortgages became more expensive and harder to come by as the nation's credit crisis deepened. That might be starting to change. ...


Tax Refund Has Long Reach in Recession

RISMEDIA, May 2009-(MCT)-Your tax refund may never be more valuable than it is now, regardless of size. ...


Don’t Let Bad News Derail Your Planning

RISMEDIA, May, 2009-(MCT)-With many of us seeing the value of our retirement savings lower than a year ago, it has caused a panic about whether retirement is even an option anymore. Yes, lower savings does mean work may not end as soon as we are hoping, but it doesn't mean ...