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RISMedia Launches REsource Real Estate Content Solutions

RISMedia is excited to announce the launch of “REsource,” the real estate news leader’s much-anticipated, brand new content licensing platform that offers the most affordable and robust real estate article and video content solution on the market today. ...


Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 2: Why Stop at 100?

One hundred might seem like an arbitrary number of transactions, and it is. Yet, from our experience, it’s also an ideal milestone for real estate professionals looking for a more stable and productive business environment. ...


Former Fed Economist to Reveal ‘State of Real Estate’ at RISMedia Economic Summit

As economic conditions continue to challenge and stymie real estate professionals and their consumers, RISMedia and Citi have come together to host a by-invitation-only event during next month’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo: The Power Broker Economic Summit. Taking place on ...


Multiple Signs Point to Real Estate Rebound

The past few weeks have showcased numerous signals that the real estate market is on the rise. Recently, we have reported statistics pointing to an industry turnaround, including a 15 percent rise in housing starts in September; a surge ...


The Answer to Consumer Confidence?

With the mixed messages being put forth by today’s media, it’s no wonder consumers are wary. One report tells us interest rates are at record lows and that it’s a great time to buy, while another tells us foreclosure rates ...


Marketing Strategies – How to Stay Positive in Today’s Market

So many real estate professionals today are wondering, “How can I stay positive in today's market?” Like any discriminating real estate professional, you realize the value of a positive mental attitude. Here are 8 ways that you can create and ...


RISMedia Event to Honor Top Brokers, Industry Leaders

Longtime industry leaders and forward-thinking visionaries will be honored during RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Dinner, taking place during the upcoming NAR Conference & Expo in Anaheim, California. This by-invitation-only networking event will be held at the Anaheim Marriott at ...


Confronting the Credit Crunch

At the height of the real estate boom in the mid-2000s, brokers began realizing that to sustain business for the long-term, they would need to climb aboard the “one-stop shopping” bandwagon. At the center of the full-service real estate model? ...


Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 1: The Cardinal Rules of Real Estate

Editor’s Note: “Blueprint for 100 Deals or More Than $1 Million Per Year in Income: The exact systems and technology to sell 100+ homes, every year—no matter the market,” is a new book by leading real estate industry executives Alan ...


Rand on Real Estate: Questioning Banks’ Current Lending Standards

Greg Rand (@gsrand, CEO of OwnAmerica, and host of “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC, discusses with a caller the reality that banks are not tightening their lending standards; they are just following the standard ...


NBA Hall of Fame and NCAA Basketball Legend Bill Walton to Keynote RISMedia’s Power Broker Reception & Dinner

After achieving superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early '70s and winning three, straight College Player of the Year Awards, Bill Walton was destined to become an NBA legend. ...


NAR Goes Global: Taking U.S. Listings beyond Our Borders

The National Association of REALTORS® has a renowned reputation for its consistent support of its members throughout the years. From up-to-date news, value-added offers and significant savings on products and services, the organization prides itself on delivering timely and dependable ...


The Power of Motivation: Use a Contest to Increase Sales and Build Morale

When times are tough and prospects seem to be holding on to every dollar, your job as a sales manager is more important than ever before. Now is the time to roll out a sales contest to generate additional sales ...


Loud and Clear: Homeownership Is Vital in America

As America deals with mounting debt and a shaky economic recovery, it’s more important than ever to stand up in your community and the nation’s capital for sustainable, affordable homeownership. That’s why earlier this year, the leadership team at the ...


Are You the Resource for the Distressed Homeowner?

This column describes a personal experience I feel compelled to share, as it relates to working with homeowners in distress and facing foreclosure. ...