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New Home Sales Soar; How REALTORS® Are Maximizing Opportunities

With more than 25 years in the business, David Schoner is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in new-home sales and marketing. As the previous owner of Schoner Research and the New Jersey New Homes Guide, he’s worked for ...


New Mortgage Rules for Balloon, Rural Lenders Would Limit Access to Credit in Rural Areas

Many residents in rural America would have reduced access to mortgage credit despite accommodations included in new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) mortgage rules, according to survey results released recently by the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA). ICBA’s ...


Maximizing Your Online Reputation, Part 6: Offensive and Defensive Moves to Promote and Protect Your Brand

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth of a seven-part series from Homes.com on how to manage your online reputation. Homes.com has put together a free playbook on the topic, which can be downloaded ...


Trulia to Acquire Market Leader, Securities Litigation Firm Investigating Sale for Shareholders

Trulia, Inc., a leading online marketplace for homebuyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Market Leader, Inc., a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS)-based customer relationship management ...


Share Your Success Story with RISMedia’s ‘Real Estate Pro of the Month’ Contest

We know how hard you work – now it’s time to share your success! ...


Share your success story with rismedia’s ‘real estate pro of the month

If you had to hire a real estate professional to sell your home, or to help you buy a new one, would you hire “you” to do the job? If the answer is yes, then list all the reasons why. If the ...


Power Brokers Strategies for ‘New Age’ of Real Estate

RISMedia Midyear Forum Set for May 16 in D.C. ...


Housing Recovery Continues but Headwinds Remain

Buoyed by rising home prices throughout much of the nation, both single-family and multifamily housing starts are expected to post double-digit gains over last year in 2013. However, headwinds continue to hold back even stronger growth as the housing recovery evolves, ...


Online Reputation – Blitz the Competition: Monitor Your Competitors to Get Ahead

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth of a seven-part series from Homes.com on how to manage your online reputation. Homes.com has put together a free playbook on the topic, which can be downloaded here. Watch for this ...


Bringing Validity to Real Estate Ratings: REALTOR® Excellence Pilot Program Aims to Raise the Bar

As consumers continue to become increasingly savvy and demand more from real estate professionals, the need for a reliable real estate rating system is more important than ever before. While the World Wide Web offers no shortage when it comes to ...


Investors and the Home-Rental Market

In traditional housing recoveries, individuals and households provide the bulk of the demand the market needs to rebound. This time, though, a different kind of buyer has been powering the housing recovery: investors looking for valuable rental property. ...


No Trust or Rapport? No Sale or Referrals.

Have you ever had a sale that didn’t close and you weren’t sure why? Chances are you lost the sale because you didn’t establish sufficient trust and rapport with your prospect. Once you have developed trust and rapport, you’ve actually got the ...


Is Data Scraping Taking Money from Brokers’ Pockets? Realtor.com’s Curt Beardsley Says, ‘Yes’

Data scraping and misuse of listing data that belongs to brokers are growing concerns. Many scrapers (or others who receive the data legitimately but use it in ways that violates its licenses) are actively reselling listing data for various uses not ...


REALTORS® Urge Preserving Homeownership Tax Policies

As Congress pursues comprehensive tax reform it should focus on doing no harm to housing and America’s 75 million homeowners by maintaining current tax laws for homeownership and real estate investment, the National Association of REALTORS® said in a recent ...


Maximizing Your Online Reputation, Part 4: Tackling Reviews: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of a seven-part series from Homes.com on how to manage your online reputation. Homes.com has put together a free playbook on the topic, which can be downloaded here. Watch for this ...


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