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4 Simple Tips to Building an Integrated Marketing Plan

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2010—I was so excited when my husband went to a search engine optimization (SEO) conference and one of the sessions was about integrated marketing. I thought to myself, “Wow, it’s not just me who thinks this is ...


Will Information Share Increase Your Market Share?

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2010—If the concept that information share (for real estate companies) is linked to market share is too obtuse or unconvincing for some, then permit us to put it another way…one that every broker/owner will immediately appreciate and ...


First-Time Home Buyers and Boomers Feel Effects of Housing Downturn Most

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2010—(MCT)—Although the situation is open to interpretation as well as change, there are growing concerns that the effects of this economic downturn could have a long-lasting effect on the housing market. ...


Housing Stays Highly Affordable for Fifth Consecutive Quarter

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2010—Nationwide housing, bolstered by favorable interest rates and low house prices, hovered for the fifth consecutive quarter near its highest level of affordability since the series was first compiled 19 years ago, according to the National Association ...


5 Keys to Integrating Search and Social Media Marketing Campaigns

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2010—(eM+C)—The relationship between search engine optimization (SEO) and social media can no longer be ignored. Integrating your SEO efforts with social media marketing can be accomplished by sharing links and, ultimately, using social profiles to attain higher ...


Strengthen Your Business – How to Succeed In the Green Industry

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2010—Most residential brokers begin their careers in a similar way. First they get licensed, work to develop their expertise and slowly build their businesses. In a booming market, one can make a good living even as they ...


Existing-Home Sales Continue to Improve In April 2010

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2010—Existing-home sales rose again in April 2010 with buyers motivated by the tax credit, improving consumer confidence and favorable affordability conditions, according to the National Association of Realtors. ...


For Your Clients: 5 Tips to Save Money for First-Time Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2010—Those who missed taking advantage of the first-time buyer tax credit but who are still planning the purchase of their first home, continue to have a wealth of opportunities in today’s marketplace. A few smart steps can ...


Optimistic Outlook for Housing, But Challenges Remain

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2010—Economists participating in a recent NAHB Construction Forecast Conference Webinar agreed that the housing market is on the road to recovery, but cautioned that several factors could contribute to a bumpy ride in the coming months. ...


Four Social Media Strategies that Work

RISMEDIA, May 21, 2010—If we know one thing about today’s consumer, it’s that they are communicating online. According to the 2009 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, more than one-third of home buyers looked online for properties as their ...


Housing Starts Rise 5.8 Percent in April 2010

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2010—Nationwide housing starts rose 5.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 672,000 units in April 2010 as the deadline for an important home buyer tax incentive arrived, according to figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department. ...


Affordable and Attainable Property/Disaster Insurance: A Path to Equality for All

RISMEDIA, May 19, 2010—While nothing in life is constant and certain territories are more disaster-prone than others, the debate continues as to whether it’s time natural disasters become a national issue. In this month’s Power Broker Roundtable, industry leaders Mark ...


Could You Be Using Social Media More Effectively?

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2010—Do you want to get more involved in social media but aren’t sure where to start or maybe how to maximize its return on investment? If so, you’re not alone. ...


Business Building: Put Good Faith in New RESPA Rules for Clients

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2010—There has been some debate and confusion across the industry over the new RESPA rules from HUD that took effect Jan. 1 for lenders. While the key players iron out the wrinkles, you can focus on supporting ...


To the Survivors Go the Spoils of Wrecked Housing Market

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2010—(MCT)—Residential developers and homebuilders who survived the housing bust now are feasting on the remains of those who didn't. ...


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