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Top 5 Heading to Boston This Week, Philadelphia Next Week

RISMEDIA, June 22, 2009-The Top 5 in Real Estate Network(R) and The Real Estate Book will present "The 90-Minute Solution," an educational FREE seminar presented by Top 5 President Allan Dalton on learning the most effective solutions for working with ...


Regulating Credit Cards, Mortgages – Are Changes Ahead?

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-(MCT)-Among the sweeping changes in government regulation that President Barack Obama proposed Wednesday is the creation of an independent and powerful Consumer Financial Product Safety Commission to regulate financial products such as mortgages and credit cards. ...


5 Ways to Better Manage Your Reputation in Online Forums

RISMEDIA, June 17, 2009-Every day, millions of people are communicating online through blogs, social networks and news outlets. All it takes is one negative blog post, forum message or online comment and your hard-earned reputation could be damaged. As a real ...


The New First-Time Home Buyers – How to Cultivate Their Business

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2009 Given the new Home Buyer's Tax Credit and the abundance of low-priced inventory available, it is not surprising that first-time buyers account for more than 40% of all current transactions. But just who are these first-time buyers? ...


Register for Leadership Now and Save; Sessions Offer More for Agents Than Ever Before

RISMEDIA, June 15, 2009-Registration for RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network® Leadership Conference is now open and those registering before July 31st can take advantage of a discount registration fee. ...


So, You Want to Be an REO Agent?

RISMEDIA, June 13, 2009-According to the National Association of Realtors, between 40% and 45% of homes sold in the month of February were distressed properties-foreclosures, short sales and bank-owned properties (otherwise known as REOs). In some of the areas hardest ...


Overlooked Signs the U.S. Housing Market is Turning

RISMEDIA, June 12, 2009-(MCT)-In the Sacramento Delta suburbs east of San Francisco - where home prices soared and fell as viciously as anywhere in the country - a housing market rebound is feverishly under way. ...


Foreclosure Relief Still Iffy – Are Challenging Times Still Ahead?

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner told a Senate panel Tuesday he won't know for several months whether a key Obama administration program designed to help troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure will be successful. ...


A Distinct Advantage – Now, More Than Ever

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2009-Realogy Corporation has quickly responded and adapted to market changes in a way that most real estate companies simply aren't built to do. The distinct advantages that Realogy brings to the table have allowed its affiliates, across all brands, ...


10 Ways to Make a Foreclosure as Resalable as Possible…as Soon as Possible

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-While the real estate market continues to correct, buyers are confronted with an increasing number of opportunities. And for those Realtors who see it, there is opportunity for them as well-as long as they are prepared to do ...


Registration for Leadership Conference Now Open

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-Registration for RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network® Leadership Conference is now open. ...


Reinvent Now, But How?

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2009-Recently in this column, I offered some suggestions to address the need to recruit the real estate agent of tomorrow, the need to reduce your physical "footprint" and the need to have an integrated technology strategy. Most ...


Elevate Your Career with Top 5 – ‘Real Estate Solutions for Today’s Market’ Seminar to Be Held in Bethesda, Maryland Next Week

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-Top agents in the Bethesda, Maryland area encouraged to attend "Real Estate Solutions for Today's Market,"  a free seminar presented by RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network® President, Allan Dalton and former CEO of Realtor.com, on ...


Real Estate Q&A – The Low-Down on Listing Home Inspection Costs

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-(MCT)-Question: I have been looking for a house. I was driving in an area that I like and noticed a house I had long admired had just gone up for sale. I called the listing Realtor, viewed the ...


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