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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Small Businesses Trim IT Spending

RISMEDIA, April, 2009-For the first time in years, small and midsized businesses are cutting back on IT spending, though owners remain optimistic about growth in the months ahead, a recent survey shows. ...


Staying Strong: Power Brokers Help Mend the Market

RISMEDIA, April, 2009-There's no question that by the time 2008 ended, the world was a different place. The economic decline of the fourth quarter brought with it more challenges than probably anyone could have predicted. ...


Chinese Find Opportunity in U.S. Real Estate Slump

RISMEDIA, April 2009-(MCT)-Amid a downturn in real estate prices, some wealthy Chinese are signing up for home-buying tours to the U.S., and Chinese media tout the trend as another sign of the strength of what's now the world's third-largest economy behind the U.S. and Japan. ...


A Thousand Resumes: How to Find the “Needle” in the Sales Haystack

RISMEDIA, April 2009-The word on the street is "cutbacks," but getting sales is still the name of the game. One small business recently needed a new salesperson for a very good territory. The owner placed ads in all of the electronic vehicles, local papers and industry publications, as well as ...


Home Buyer Tax Deals May Baffle

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, April, 2009-(MCT)-First-time home buyers could save good money on their 2008 income taxes, maybe enough to buy furniture, but they must wade through confusing tax breaks. ...


How to Protect Your Clients at the Closing Table

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, April, 2009-We all love closing day-the day when sellers breathe a sigh of relief, buyers eagerly anticipate moving into their new home, and we collect our commissions. Unfortunately, many homeowners are now looking back at their closing day with regret. To them, closing is ...


An Information Strategy

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, April, 2009-Thomas H. Roberts ...


Seeing Double with Short Sales and Foreclosures

By Suzanne Foley, MRIS Compliance Coordinator ...


Update Billing and Make Payments Using the New MRIS Online Payment Service

MRIS, March 30, 2009-Did you know that MRIS' new Online Payment Service allows you to conveniently make payments for a balance due, update credit card information, change your billing email address, view invoices and more? This week, we are featuring instructions on how you can update your billing information and ...


Appraisers – April 1st FNMA Form 1004MC Deadline Is Approaching

By Diane Ives, CRB, CRS, and MRIS® Instructor ...


Variable Rate Commission

MRIS, March 23, 2009-A Variable Rate Commission occurs when the seller/landlord agrees to pay a different commission if the property is sold/leased by the listing broker without the assistance of a cooperating broker. A different commission rate is paid if the listing is sold/leased with the assistance of a ...


Add Value to Your Website or Blog

MRIS, March 23, 2009-Did you know that MRIS presents a series of videos for the public to view on YOUR website? It's what every website needs to generate more traffic. The videos provide you with engaging content that you can promote on your website to clients and prospects. The topical ...


Pay Now Using MRIS Online Payment Service – 4 Easy Steps

MRIS, March 23, 2009-Have you tried our new Online Payment Service yet? MRIS' new service for managing your billing information is up and running! This secure system allows you to conveniently make payments for a balance due, update credit card information, change billing email address, view invoices and more. ...


Beware of Fees for Modification Referrals

Both Federal and State Law Could Restrict Them ...


Make New Friends but Keep the Old

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2009- (MCT)-I knew I had to delete her or suffer the consequences. I'm talking about my Facebook profile, that page on the social networking site devoted to me and where 175 million other users around the world can ...