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Home Warranties Prove Valuable in Today’s Real Estate Market for First-Time Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, June 12, 2009-A study conducted by American Home Shield and a major national real estate company reveals that homes offered with warranty protection sold an average of 23 days faster than homes with no warranty coverage. ...


HWA Uses Twitter, Social Media to Launch Raise My Fortunes Friday for Realtors

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-HWA offers some much needed relief to Realtors around the country with this fun, engaging game where any Realtor can submit one of their crazy sales stories to RMFF@hwahomewarranty.com and if selected, win $50 in Dining Dough. The game originated on Twitter and winners and ...


Leaders Elite Continues June Webinars

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-Leaders Elite, a North American online membership-based training and coaching program for real estate professionals, will present the following Webinars during June 16-30, 2009. ...


Proxio Announces Substantial First Year Growth, Introduces Platinum Services for Real Estate Professionals

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-Proxio, one of the first international MLS and global referral networks, announces the launch of its new Platinum Package and latest milestones. Proxio is changing the face of international real estate by creating, for the first time, a completely borderless real estate market. Agents around the world ...


2009 NAR Member Reference Guide Helps Realtors Navigate Current Market

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2009-The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is doing everything we can to help our members save time and money and find success in the current marketplace. ...


RE/MAX Rolls Out New Straight-Talking TV Ads

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-RE/MAX is taking their message directly to consumers regarding the current real estate market with a series of new television spots that offer a serious message to home buyers and sellers. Featuring straight-talk about the reality of today's market, the three 30-second commercials feature Margaret Kelly, ...


Fairfax Realty’s Long-term Success Supported by Bank of America

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-At Fairfax Realty, Inc., long-term success is the name of the game. David Michalski, the principal broker behind the firm, founded in 1988, believes that a downturn isn't a time to retrench. Instead, it's all the more reason to train and support real estate agents so they ...


New Web-Based Listing, CRM and Search Solution Launched for NorCal Real Estate Professionals

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-Tarasoft Matrix®, a fast and powerful new software platform that will give real estate professionals unprecedented access to the crucial data they need to best serve home buyers and renters, was introduced this week by MLSListings Inc. and Tarasoft Corporation. ...


Florida Title & Guarantee Team Earns Top Agent Award

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-Rei Mesa, president and chief operating officer, Prudential Florida Real Estate Services, announced that the Florida Title & Guarantee team was presented with the First American Title Insurance Company's Top Agent Award for 2008 at the Prudential Florida Realty Statewide Leadership meeting last week. The award ...


Are You Ready for the Recruiting Surge?

RISMEDIA, June, 2009-Every leading indicator is showing us that there is a significant upturn in the potential for a great recruiting season. With just the slightest increase in consumer confidence there seems to be a renewed influx from those considering the possibility of a career in real estate sales. ...


NAR Study: Troubles in the Jumbo Mortgage Market Impeding Recovery

RISMEDIA, June, 2009-During its midyear meetings, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) research division, led by Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, released a study on the jumbo mortgage market and its impact on the housing market overall. The jumbo mortgage market faces significant challenges. Securitization has come to a standstill, spreads ...


Distressed Properties—Blight or Boon?

RISMEDIA, June 2009-RISMedia's 4th Annual Power Broker Forum at NAR Midyear began with a question for the more than 400 real estate professionals in attendance: "Are we an industry that influences decision-making and consumer behavior?" ...


Federal Homeowner Program May Be Making a Dent in Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, June, 2009-(MCT)-Scrambling to stay current with his mortgage, Craig Vale feared he was surely headed into foreclosure this year. Then the unemployed print-shop-equipment operator heard about a new program for financially troubled homeowners. ...


Registration for Leadership Conference Now Open

RISMEDIA, June, 2009-Registration for RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network® Leadership Conference is now open. Click here to register online. To download a registration form, click here. ...


Face the Numbers with Personal Financial ‘Stress Test’

RISMEDIA, June 2009-(MCT)-The nation's 19 biggest banks recently underwent "stress tests" ordered by the government to see how they would hold up if the economy deteriorated further. ...


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