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5 Ways to Boost Your Online Marketing with REsource Real Estate Content

Combine our technology-driven world and today’s challenging real estate market and you have a good recipe for one overwhelmed real estate professional. ...


Selling to the Four Temperament Styles

Have you ever wondered why you seem to hit it off right away with some customers, while with others it's more like oil and water? That's because we respond intuitively to the natural chemistry, or lack thereof, between temperament styles. ...


Marketing Strategies: Easy Ways to Turn a Scarcity Mindset into a Prosperity Mindset

What do you do when you notice a gap between where you are and where you want to be? If you’re like most people, you probably dwell on what isn’t happening. You might start saying things to yourself like: ...


Housing High Point: Pending Sales of Existing Homes Up to Nearly Two-Year High

(MCT)—More Americans are signing contracts to buy existing homes than at any time in nearly two years, boosting the housing industry’s slow recovery, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ index of pending home sales. ...


What Are You Selling?

When I ask sales reps to boil down the entire "selling process" into a one word answer, I get a wide variety of interesting responses such as service, education, or consulting. Seldom do I get the answer that I'm expecting ...


How to Tell When Your Seller Means Business

Being in real estate has always required a certain level of hand-holding and diplomacy. Yet today, more than ever, those of us who work with sellers are putting our counseling skills to the test, due to consumer confidence that’s taken ...


Economy Grew at Faster Rate at End of 2011

(MCT)—The nation’s economy grew faster in the final months of last year than initially estimated as consumer spending and business investments for things like equipment and software were stronger than previously thought. Moreover, incomes were revised sharply higher, as was ...


Let’s Shake on It

The handshake gesture has been used by many cultures over the years and is depicted in Greek carving dating from the 5th century BC. The handshake is traditionally used by people around the planet as a gesture of greeting, departure, ...


Housing Bright Spot: Pending Home Sales Rise, Market on Uptrend

Pending home sales are on an upward trend, which has been uneven but meaningful since reaching a cyclical low last April, and are well above a year ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Deadline Extended for Top Broker Ranking: Firms Now Have Until March 2 to Complete Power Broker Survey

In response to the overwhelming number of leading real estate firms participating in its 24th Annual Power Broker Survey, RISMedia has extended the survey deadline until Friday, March 2. To take the survey now, click here. ...


US Unveils Plan to Wind Down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

(MCT)—The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wants to shrink the seized housing-finance giants gradually and create a new market for mortgage-backed securities to help the private sector. ...


FHFA Sends Congress Strategic Plan for Fannie and Freddie

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco recently sent to Congress a strategic plan for the next phase of the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). ...


Housing Expected to Add to GDP for First Time in 7 Years

The 2012 outlook is improving modestly from a disappointing 2011. Economic growth picked up in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 2.8 percent and is expected to come in at 2.3 percent for 2012, up from 1.6 percent growth for ...


Home Remodelers Betting on a Rebound

(MCT)—Residential contractors are hoping that tight-fisted consumers will decide they need a new bathroom. ...


Deadline Approaching for Power-Broker Ranking

As the February 24th deadline approaches for completing RISMedia’s 24th Annual Power Broker Survey, hundreds of leading real estate firms have already submitted their surveys, ensuring their spot in the preeminent ranking of the industry’s top residential real estate brokerages. ...


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