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Emphasys Software Acquires AgentOffice from Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions

RISMEDIA, Nov. 4, 2008-Emphasys Software announced that it has completed the acquisition of AgentOffice from Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions. According to the company, AgentOffice offers solutions for contact management for the real estate agent managing the process from lead generation through the closing. Emphasys says that it will continue ...


Larry Knapp Appointed to NAR Executive Committee & Real Estate Services Advisory Board

RISMEDIA, Nov. 4, 2008-Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) announced that Larry Knapp, President of Alain Pinel Realtors, has been appointed to two key and influential National Association of Realtors (NAR) committees. The incoming NAR President, who presides over the Nation's largest trade organization, named Knapp to his Executive Committee and Real ...


Mark S. Webber Takes on Additional Duties as First American Title’s State Manager for Nevada

RISMEDIA, Oct. 31, 2008-First American Title Insurance Company announced that Mark S. Webber has been named state manager for Nevada. Webber, who also has served as Utah state manager since joining the company in 2004, will now oversee all of First American's direct and agency operations in both states. ...


In Down Market, John L. Scott Seeks Growth with Addition of New Franchise Director

RISMEDIA, Oct. 24, 2008-J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, welcomes Tim Wynne as his company's new Director of Franchise Development. Wynne comes to John L. Scott with more than 20 years of experience in franchise sales, most recently with RE/MAX International, Inc. where he ...


Realty Video USA Partners with Real Estate Shows

RISMEDIA, Oct. 23, 2008-Realty Video USATM and Real Estate Shows have joined together to offer real estate professionals a simple and cost effective solution for real estate video, which compliments Realty Video USA's high-end custom video production for luxury homes. This inexpensive real estate video solution will be offered to ...


David Crowe to Replace David Seiders as NAHB’s Chief Economist

RISMEDIA, Oct. 23, 2008-David Crowe, who has been the senior staff vice president for Regulatory and Housing Policy at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) since 2002, has been named the association's Chief Economist, effective November 17. He replaces David Seiders, who recently announced his retirement after serving as ...


Zillow.com Introduces Automated Quotes within Zillow Mortgage Marketplace

RISMEDIA, Oct. 17, 2008-Real estate website Zillow.com announced Zillow Quote API, a new feature within Zillow Mortgage Marketplace that allows participating lenders to automate custom quotes to borrowers who submit loan requests. Made possible through an application programming interface (API), the new automation program will be rolling out in the ...


Howard Hanna’s Powerhouse Mortgage Program

RISMEDIA, Oct. 10, 2008-Howard Hanna is selling homes. As Howard Hanna unveils their Fall marketing campaign, "Howard Hanna Sold Mine," the company says they are selling homes because they have mortgage money available for their customers to buy homes. ...


Realtor Organizations Pitch in More Than $1Million in Hurricane Ike Relief

RISMEDIA, Oct. 3, 2008-The Houston Association of Realtors® (HAR) is adding its financial muscle to two other Realtor® groups that have pledged assistance to real estate professionals who suffered property loss or damage during Hurricane Ike.The HAR board of directors has authorized contributions totaling $225,000 in funds and in-kind services. ...


New Book Offers Distressed Homeowners Tips for Preventing, Surviving & Overcoming Foreclosure

RISMEDIA, Oct. 3, 2008-The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and Freddie Mac are co-sponsoring a new housing-crisis survival guide, called, "The American Nightmare: Strategies For Preventing, Surviving and Overcoming Foreclosure." Written by veteran housing counselors Sylvia Alvarez and Walter Walker Jr., The American Nightmare offers consumers a ...


Strong Women Real Estate Leaders Are Recognized in Poll of Peers

RISMEDIA, Oct. 2, 2008-While some may feel that strong leadership in the real estate industry is lacking these days, EXIT Realty recently proved otherwise. President of EXIT's Canadian Organization, Joyce Paron, and President of EXIT's US Organization, Tami Bonnell, both made the list of the Top 100 Most Influential Women ...


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Centralized Showing Service Aces Satisfaction Rating with Triangle MLS Realtors

RISMEDIA, September 29, 2008-Courtesy, accuracy, and efficiency. Centralized Showing Service recently reported that customer service representatives at its Raleigh call center demonstrated these characteristics so well and consistently that they achieved a 99.8% satisfaction rating with its local Triangle MLS Realtors®. ...


Cartus Wins 6 Silver Prizes for Innovation in Global Relocation Services

RISMEDIA, Sept. 26, 2008-Cartus, a provider of global mobility management and workforce development solutions, announced that the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Partnership has recognized Cartus with six silver-level Innovation Prizes. Cartus received the honors based on its 2007 innovations to improve service to its clients.Cartus received the prestigious silver ...


Brian Ollech Joins The Warranty Group as Global Controller

RISMEDIA, Sept. 26, 2008-The Warranty Group, Inc., a provider of service plans, announced that Brian Ollech, formerly corporate controller of Wellcare Health Plans, Inc., has joined the company as global controller. ...


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