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Edina Realty Parent in Merger to Create Mega-Franchise

(MCT)-The parent company of Edina Realty is joining forces with Brookfield Asset Management to form a new real estate mega-franchise. ...


Real Estate Magazine 2013 Hot Topics Contest

What do you want to read about in Real Estate magazine? Over at RIS headquarters, we’ve been busy brainstorming fresh content for 2013 and decided we want to know what you—the reader—wants to read about. ...


RISMedia Kills It in Costume

In case you missed it last week, we’re holding a costume contest (http://rismedia.com/2012-10-16/rismedia-holds-halloween-costume-contest/) for our readers! The top three winning costumes, chosen by our editorial team, will win Starbucks gift cards. In the name of good sportsmanship, and because we jump ...


Super Bowl Champion and Talk-Show Celebrity Michael Strahan to Headline RISMedia Event

RISMedia has announced that legendary NFL star and newly christened host of “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” Michael Strahan, will be the keynote speaker at the company’s upcoming Power Broker event being held in Orlando, Fla. on Friday, Nov. 9 ...


New Home Sales at Best Rate Since 2010

(MCT)—New home sales jumped 5.7 percent in September from the previous month to the highest rate in more than two years as the housing market resurgence continued to take hold, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. ...


RE/MAX Co-Founder and Chairman Dave Liniger Issues Open Letter to President Obama and Governor Romney

The following letter was issued today, October 25, 2012, to President Obama and Governor Romney, from Dave Liniger, Co-Founder and Chairman of RE/MAX, LLC: ...


Next Generation of Homebuyers Are Knowledgeable, Responsible and Savvy

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently released the results of a national survey of 18-35 year old Americans that reveal that the impact of the housing crisis has given rise to two of the most knowledgeable generations to become ...


Home Inspections: Then and Now – Dan Steward Brings Home Inspection into the Future

It was one very bad experience with a real estate transaction that left entrepreneur Mike Brewer thinking there had to be a way to professionalize the home inspection industry. Like many serial entrepreneurs, after an unsatisfactory business transaction (in Brewer’s ...


Will 2013 Be Your Break-Out Year? Leaders to Discuss Success Strategies at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

The Power Brokers have spoken: From shrinking inventories to stabilizing – even increasing! – home prices, the positive indicators continue to point toward a recovering real estate market. But today's market – the 'new normal' of real estate – is ...


5 Agents Share Their Digital Marketing Success Stories

You've seen the webinars, read the articles, attended the conferences. All signs point to the conclusion that you “must” embrace new media and technology and "be social" online. But what does that really mean? ...


Choosing a Professional Home Inspector

There are approximately 30,000 home inspectors nationwide today. Only about half of the states require any kind of certification or licensing for home inspectors. So how do you know you are recommending the best home inspectors to your clients? ...


Marketing Strategies: How to Attract Your Ideal Client

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you had the power to attract only those clients that you really love to work with? Imagine the joy and satisfaction you’d feel getting up in the morning knowing that your day would ...


Feedback: Some People Can’t Handle the Truth

Are you the type of individual who values sincere feedback and welcomes constructive criticism from customers, associates, and family members? Sometimes getting feedback can be an unpleasant experience, especially when it hasn't been requested! Without timely feedback, it's utterly impossible ...


Pray or Worry…but Don’t Do Both

During a conversation I was having with an agent last week, she mentioned to me that she had to stay at her office late one night recently for a later-evening meeting she had scheduled with a client at her office. While ...


One in Five Say It’s a Good Time to Sell

Last month the largest percentage of Americans since the housing bust said they believe it’s a good time to sell a house, according to the latest Fannie Mae National Housing Survey. ...


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