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Obama Administration September Housing Scorecard Shows Continued Advances in Housing Market; Challenges Remain

RISMEDIA, September 24, 2010—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the September edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard (www.hud.gov/scorecard), a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The ...


Housing Starts Jump 10.5 Percent in August 2010

RISMEDIA, September 23, 2010—(MCT)—New housing starts surged 10.5% in August 2010 to the highest level since spring, but the activity was driven by a sharp spike in apartment construction, government data showed. Housing starts rose in August to an annualized ...


Professionalism: What Is It, and What Can You Do to Improve It in Your Agents?

RISMEDIA, September 22, 2010—While every industry defines professionalism in a different way, it is crucial that real estate professionals understand how to recognize and encourage professionalism in their agents. In this month’s Power Broker Round Table, industry experts Stephen Baird ...


How Blogging Turns Social Marketing into a Money-Making Machine: Part I – Mastering the Mindset

RISMEDIA, September 21, 2010—Social media and social marketing offer us an opportunity that is so much more powerful than most people realize. As Allan Dalton, chief marketing officer for RISMedia and co-founder and president of the Top 5 in ...


5 Powerful Tips to Successfully Train Your Agents

RISMEDIA, September 20, 2010—Real estate professionals across the board understand the importance of training—whether we are experiencing a difficult market like today’s or one in which everything is moving along smoothly. John Boe, nationally recognized sales trainer and business motivational ...


A Changing Landscape – Crucial Factors to Keep in Mind before You Decide to Refinance

RISMEDIA, September 18, 2010—(MCT)—The lowest mortgage interest rates in decades have sent thousands of homeowners eager to refinance their home loans scurrying into lenders' offices. Many leave empty-handed and upset. A multipronged whammy of lower home values, new appraisal guidelines ...


Lowe’s, REbuildUSA Launch Program to Support FHA Streamlined 203(k) Loan

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—In today’s housing market, many homes for sale are in need of repairs and renovations. The FHA Streamlined 203(k) program helps add money into a mortgage for repairs and renovations. Lowe’s and REbuildUSA are partnering to bring ...


Real Estate Video Marketing – ‘Land Vlogging,’ a Niche to Invest In

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2010—Land Vlogging: video blogging about land listings. This new term describes the filming of videos of land in your area in order to become the definitive source of this content in your market. Arranging your library of ...


Ask the Experts – Designing for Traditional Web vs. Mobile Web

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2010—In the world of mobile marketing and technology, one of the questions that comes up when talking about a mobile Web solution is, “What’s the difference between what my website provider is offering and what a mobile ...


Tips to Put a Successful Prospect Marketing Plan in Place

RISMEDIA, September 14, 2010—What are you doing to prospect for new business? When I pose this question to brokers and agents, I usually don’t get a concise response. I usually hear a laundry list of things that agents are trying ...


Competitive Differentiation: What Really Works

RISMEDIA, September 13, 2010—While all real estate companies claim to be “different than the rest,” to consumers, most real estate companies seem about the same. What’s more, today’s consumer is wiser and more demanding than ever. Armed with market information ...


HUD Home Warranty RESPA Guidance Answers Questions and Raises Them

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2010—On June 25, 2010, HUD issued guidance on the appropriate circumstances under which brokers and agents can be compensated on a per-transaction basis for selling home warranties under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). NAR and ...


Waiting to Exhale: How to Be the Expert in Tough Times

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2010—With the bulk of the subprime mortgage resets behind us as of early 2009, it may seem that the only direction to move is straight up toward recovery. Projections through 2012, however, show two more waves of ...


Analyzing Your Web Strategy – Tips to Reach More Buyers as They Begin Their Home Search Online

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2010—According to the 2009 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 93% of first-time buyers start their home search online. While buyer’s agents may spend time and marketing dollars online, many fail to accurately measure these marketing ...


10 Questions to Ask Your Short Sale Certification Provider

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010—There is a lot of buzz right now in the industry about short sales and making sure you are certified to handle the short sale transaction. Regardless of whether or not you actually want to do a ...


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