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So, You Want to Be an REO Agent?

RISMEDIA, June 13, 2009-According to the National Association of Realtors, between 40% and 45% of homes sold in the month of February were distressed properties-foreclosures, short sales and bank-owned properties (otherwise known as REOs). In some of the areas hardest ...


Overlooked Signs the U.S. Housing Market is Turning

RISMEDIA, June 12, 2009-(MCT)-In the Sacramento Delta suburbs east of San Francisco - where home prices soared and fell as viciously as anywhere in the country - a housing market rebound is feverishly under way. ...


Foreclosure Relief Still Iffy – Are Challenging Times Still Ahead?

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner told a Senate panel Tuesday he won't know for several months whether a key Obama administration program designed to help troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure will be successful. ...


A Distinct Advantage – Now, More Than Ever

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2009-Realogy Corporation has quickly responded and adapted to market changes in a way that most real estate companies simply aren't built to do. The distinct advantages that Realogy brings to the table have allowed its affiliates, across all ...


10 Ways to Make a Foreclosure as Resalable as Possible…as Soon as Possible

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-While the real estate market continues to correct, buyers are confronted with an increasing number of opportunities. And for those Realtors who see it, there is opportunity for them as well-as long as they are prepared to do ...


Registration for Leadership Conference Now Open

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-Registration for RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network® Leadership Conference is now open. ...


Reinvent Now, But How?

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2009-Recently in this column, I offered some suggestions to address the need to recruit the real estate agent of tomorrow, the need to reduce your physical "footprint" and the need to have an integrated technology strategy. Most ...


Elevate Your Career with Top 5 – ‘Real Estate Solutions for Today’s Market’ Seminar to Be Held in Bethesda, Maryland Next Week

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-Top agents in the Bethesda, Maryland area encouraged to attend "Real Estate Solutions for Today's Market,"  a free seminar presented by RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network® President, Allan Dalton and former CEO of Realtor.com, on ...


Real Estate Q&A – The Low-Down on Listing Home Inspection Costs

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-(MCT)-Question: I have been looking for a house. I was driving in an area that I like and noticed a house I had long admired had just gone up for sale. I called the listing Realtor, viewed the ...


Distressed Properties—Blight or Boon?

Midyear Power Broker Panel Discusses the Pros and Cons REOs, Short Sales ...


Everything Old Is New Again – 11 Tips to Help Jumpstart Your Career

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2009-Have you ever caught yourself saying that you should go back to doing this or that because it was successful or beneficial when you did so? Perhaps you were vigilant about following up with past clients. You ...


Home Prices Fall in First Quarter; Pace of Decline Lessens Considerably

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-U.S. home prices fell in the first quarter of 2009 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) seasonally-adjusted purchase-only house price index (HPI). The previously announced, but revised January and February indexes showed increases in house ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies- 5 Ways to Double Your Income Using Your SOI

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Strong Buyer Activity in Lower Price Ranges Allows Existing-Home Sales to Rise in April

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-Existing-home sales rose in April with strong buyer activity in lower price ranges, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Existing-home sales-including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops-increased 2.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.68 million ...


Multifamily Builder Confidence Up from Record Lows

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-Recent hints of optimism in the housing industry appear to have spread to the multifamily sector, according to the first quarter of 2009 results of the Multifamily Rental Market Index (MRMI) and the Multifamily Condo Market Index ...


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