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Taking Advantage of Negotiation – U.S. Homebuyers Paid $7,039 Less Than Listing Price in July

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2009—Amid continued falling home prices, U.S. homebuyers are negotiating even more discounts at the bargaining table, according to July's Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. Buyers paid 3.3%, or a nearly $7,039, less than the last listing price on ...


Leadership Conference Signals Call to Action for Real Estate Professionals

RISMedia & the Top 5 in Real Estate Network’s Leadership Conference convened nearly 1,000 in New York last week ...


Lose Your Job, Keep Your Home – Ask for Help Before it’s Too Late

RISMEDIA, Sept 11, 2009—(MCT)-Few words sting like the ones that inform you that you're being laid off — especially today, with jobs so hard to come by. If you're a homeowner, the blow of a job loss can ...


Tax Credit Helps Spur Pending Home Sales

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—(MCT)—A gauge of future U.S. home sales rose more than expected in July 2009 to the highest level in more than two years as first-time buyers rushed to take advantage of a tax ...


Exclusive Networking Opportunities Abound at Top 5 Leadership Conference: Online Registration Closes Today at 5 p.m.!

RISMEDIA, Tuesday, September 8, 2009--There is still time to register online for RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network®’s Leadership Conference in New York City, being held this week, Wednesday and Thursday,  Sept. 9-10 at The Roosevelt Hotel in ...


Real Estate Auctions: Top Bid Doesn’t Always Guarantee Sale

RISMEDIA, September 4, 2009—(MCT)—The atmosphere is electric, the deals can be dazzling, and the process can turn a bidder into a home buyer seemingly in a matter of minutes. ...


No Reservations: Manage the Consumer Confidence Slump

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2009—The only guarantee in real estate is that values and sales activity can rise and fall, but consumers still look for some assurance that navigating the current market is a sensible move.  ...


Pending Home Sales on a Roll, Up for Sixth Straight Month

RISMEDIA, September 2, 2009—Contract activity for pending home sales has risen for six straight months, a pattern not seen in the history of the index since it began in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Inviting Consumers to Stay

RISMEDIA, September 1, 2009—As the economy struggles, businesses across all industries scramble to capture their share of shrinking consumer dollars with promises of bigger and better service. The real estate industry is certainly no exception. In ...


Agents Prepare for Tomorrow as Market Reveals Positive Signs

Top 5 Focus Groups, Leadership Conference Arm Real Estate Pros with Hands-on Strategies ...


Largest U.S. Cities Continue to be Plagued by Home Price Reductions

RISMEDIA, August 29, 2009-Trulia, Inc., a real estate search website, announced that 25% of homes currently on the market in the United States as of August 1, 2009 have experienced at least one price cut. The percentage of price reductions ...


Homeowners Save Energy, Cash with Tax Breaks

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-(MCT)-Bob Menconi enjoys his newly replaced air conditioner at his house. The A/C was replaced by a federal tax rebate. So your car isn't a clunker? And you're not buying a new home? But maybe your air-conditioning ...


First-Time Home Buyers Dominate Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2009-With the first-time home buyer's tax credit in full effect, younger buyers are taking the opportunity to enter the real estate market and the New Jersey real estate market has seen its fair share of first-time buyers ...


Positive Signs: Home Prices on an Upswing in Second Quarter 2009

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2009-Data through June 2009, released by Standard & Poor's for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show that the U.S. National Home Price Index improved in the second quarter of 2009. ...


Don’t Miss: Goals, Strategies and Tactics for Leading Agents to Significantly Increase Your Income

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2009-Do you want to increase your annual income and be successful in your career? Do you have the tools to do so? In this special keynote address, listen as Top 5's Allan Dalton and John Featherston illustrate ...


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