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Todays Real Estate News Archive


The Importance of Accurate Showing Instructions

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


Helping You to Enter and Find Short Sales

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New Weekly and Monthly Reports to Explore the Local Housing Market

MRIS, Feb. 23, 2009-Have you been searching for a way to explain the state of the market to your buyers or sellers? MRIS makes it easy with our new series of reports that help you identify current and future economic and real estate trends. All of the reports are easy-to-understand ...


VOW Policy Update

MRIS, February 16, 2009-In accordance with the settlement of the antitrust lawsuit between the National Association of REALTORS® and the Department of Justice, MRIS is instituting a formal VOW policy for the first time. This policy is designed to conform to and meet the requirements of the court approved ...


Now is the Time to Build Your Business Online

MRIS, February 16, 2009-Now is the time to build your business! Building your business includes having a strong web presence. In today's market, being found on the Internet is critical for obtaining current and future business. Most of your future business will involve transactions with Generation X and ...


MRIS President & CEO Named One of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders: 2008

MRIS, February 16, 2009-We are thrilled to announce that MRIS President and CEO, David Charron, has been named to the Inman News Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate: 2008 report. The list reflects the industry's best and brightest and also includes those individuals from outside of the real ...


New Service Offers Agents and Brokers an Easy Way to Go Mobile

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2009-ListingDomains.com, innovators of the single property website, announced a new lead capture tool that integrates TEXT messaging with single property websites. According to the company, with "TEXT-the-Domain" prospective home buyers are able to quickly receive listing details on their cell phone. In turn, the agent receives the ...


The Making of HomesDatabase 2.0

MRIS, February 9, 2009-HomesDatabase.com 2.0, our public listings website, was conceived and built to do one thing: make you more successful by sending consumers directly to you. Get a behind the scenes look at the inspiration behind the development of the new HomesDatabase. ...


LeasingDesk Optimizes Resident Screening Solution, Improves Accuracy

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2009-LeasingDesk, a leading provider of risk mitigation systems for the multifamily industry, and a wholly owned subsidiary of RealPage, Inc., announces advanced criminal record search logic in its resident screening offering. This enhancement increases the accuracy of the returned data, reducing the possibility of false positive matches, ...


Maryland Real Estate Commission Fee Reminder

MRIS, February 9, 2009-The Maryland Real Estate Commission wants to remind you that their fee increases go into effect on March 1, 2009. If you renew before March 1st, you can still access the old rates. All paper applications need to be received by February 20th to qualify for the ...


Increase Your Website Ranking – Add the MRIS® Spotlight Videos

MRIS, February 9, 2009-Did you know that adding videos to your personal website may increase your rankings on search engines? MRIS provides you with dynamic educational videos on a variety of topics for home buyers and sellers that you can integrate into your website. The video topics include: the value ...


Justin Lane Joins Chase Mortgage Team in New York

RISMEDIA, February 4, 2009-Chase, one of the nation's leading residential housing lenders, announced that Justin Lane joined the company as a senior loan officer, based in Chase's Manhattan mortgage office on 1211 Avenue of the Americas. ...


A Cooperative Spirit

RISMEDIA, Nov. 29, 2008-"Being in the real estate industry, we are constant students of our craft and we are always learning," says Jim Bass, associate broker/owner, Real Estate Teams, LLC. So, in order to keep his team just shy of 200 agents motivated, his strategy is to make sure that ...


The Incredible Shrinking Housing Market

RISMEDIA, February 12, 2009-Nearly three years into a spiraling downturn, our nation's housing sector looks like a mere shadow of itself. Some of what remains today is good; and some of what remains today is not so good. ...


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