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Why Do Brokerages Avoid Proactive Change?

As we start to feel a little optimistic about things in 2012, we have some very serious issues to address in order to deliver the improved experience our agents and consumers expect: ...


Advertising in Newspapers…Can It Still Work?

Anyone in the real estate profession in the earlier years of this century knew the importance of advertising constantly. That is, constantly in local newspapers and other print materials. Each week loan officers and real estate agents would struggle to ...


80 Metros Listed as Improving Housing Markets in June

The list of U.S. housing markets showing measurable and sustained improvement now includes 80 metropolitan areas, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for June, released recently. Though down from the 100 markets shown ...


Fed Says: Family Incomes Down in Recent Years

(MCT)—A survey of U.S. family finances released by the Federal Reserve documents in painful detail just how deeply the Great Recession and its aftermath has been felt in family budgets across America. ...


Does Social Media Actually Work?

Be honest with me and yourself – have you ever been asked this question or have you ever asked yourself this question in some form or another? I bet that you have. We could probably agree that different people would ...


Billion Dollar IPO for Realogy’s Parent?

Domus Holdings Corp., the parent of Realogy Corporation, has announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") relating to a proposed primary initial public offering of shares of its ...


Obama Administration Releases May Housing Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury has released the May edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. ...


A ‘Tweet and Greet’ Approach to Bettering Your Business

By now, I'm sure we can all agree that Facebook is an invaluable tool to help establish new business and further promote to your sphere of influence. However, REALTORS® can't simply use Facebook as their only solution to their social ...


Improving Foreclosure Prices Drive Recovery

Significant price increases in bank-owned foreclosures are driving gains at the national, regional and local levels, helping home prices turn the corner with small quarterly and yearly gains. ...


Are You Settling for Mediocrity?

I go running on a regular basis in order to keep up my cardio, and my two sons, ages 5 and 3, will usually stretch with me beforehand and then, many times, run around the house until I get back. ...


Low Mortgage Rates Attracting More Short-term Borrowers

(MCT)—As mortgage rates sink deeper into record territory, homeowners are refinancing into 15-year loans at a pace not seen in a decade, aiming to pay off their debt in time for retirement. ...


RISMedia’s First Ever Twitter Contest Rewards Readers with AmEx Gift Card

Here at RISMedia, we are grateful for our faithful readers, Facebook friends and Twitter followers! To show our appreciation, we are paying you back—in cash! Well, sort of. ...


SMART Goals Keep You Focused

It’s been said that people who don’t have written goals end up working for people who do. The human mind is, in many ways, very similar to the software in your computer in that it requires detailed programming to make ...


Report Showcase: The Seven Deadly Sins of Real Estate Marketing…and How to Avoid Them

Real estate marketing has become more complex than ever and homebuyer and seller expectations continue to change rapidly. To help real estate professionals address these concerns and understand the common mistakes that deflect them from their goals, HomeFinder.com has published ...


Enough Already

I am a firm believer that you can only do so many things great. I guess you could say that I fall in line with the phrase, “jack of all trades, master of none.” Now I do believe that some ...


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