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Top 5 Archive


Are You Maximizing Your Distressed Property Business? Expert Panel to Offer Insights Today at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2009-A panel of five sought-after real estate leaders will explore new ways for brokers and agents to maximize the distressed property business today during RISMedia's 4th Annual Power Broker Forum at NAR Midyear. Those planning to attend ...


Top 5 Q&A: The 3 Top Business Rules to Live By

Editor's note: This week RISMedia is running a five-part series of Q&As with Top 5 in Real Estate member Valerie Fitzgerald, owner of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group (www.thevaleriefitzgeraldgroup.com) in Beverly Hills, California. Valerie will offer unique insight into what it takes to be successful in today's challenging times, and her ...


5 Ways to Use the Internet and Grow Success

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2009-Do you want to know what I am sick and tired of? Internet marketing! It all feels like a scam. Almost every post on Twitter leads us to "get rich quick" sales pages that promise to teach us how to make millions with the latest and greatest ...


Top 5 Q&A: Competitive Marketing and Pricing Challenges in Today’s Market

Editor's note: This week RISMedia is running a five-part series of Q&As with Top 5 in Real Estate member Valerie Fitzgerald, owner of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group (www.thevaleriefitzgeraldgroup.com) in Beverly Hills, California. Valerie will offer unique insight into what it takes to be successful in today's challenging times, and her ...


Heading to Midyear NAR? Don’t Miss RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum on Distressed Properties

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2009-Real estate professionals who have registered to attend the Midyear NAR Conference should plan to attend RISMedia's 4th Annual Power Broker Forum and Reception, being held during the event. This year's Forum will focus on "Maximizing Distressed Property ...


Sponsor Spotlight: RISMedia Announces Base Level Sponsors for Midyear Power Broker Reception

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2009-RISMedia is proud to announce Sentrilock and Listhub as Base-Level Sponsors of our Power Broker Reception following our Forum at NAR's Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. this week! The valued support of our sponsors is critical to making this 4th annual event the world-class gathering of ...


Top 5 Invites Top Bethesda, Maryland-area Agents to Attend Distressed Properties Seminar Wednesday

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009--Top agents in the Bethesda, Maryland area are invited to attend ‘Moving Up In a Down Market,' a free seminar presented by RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, on Wednesday, May 13 in at the Marriott ...


Sponsor Spotlight: RISMedia Announces Event-Level Sponsors for Midyear Power Broker Forum

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009-RISMedia is proud to announce American Home Rescue, HomeFinder, OfferRings, Onboard Informatics, Point2 and RealtyTrac as Event-Level Sponsors of our Power Broker Reception following our Forum at NAR's Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. this week! The valued support of our sponsors is critical to making this ...


Top 5 Q&A: The 3 Worst Mistakes a Seller Should Avoid

Editor's note: This week RISMedia is running a five-part series of Q&As with Top 5 in Real Estate member Valerie Fitzgerald, owner of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group (www.thevaleriefitzgeraldgroup.com) in Beverly Hills, California. Valerie will offer unique insight into what it takes to be successful in today's challenging times, and her ...


Are Banks Making Short Sales a Long Process?

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2009-(MCT)-Short sales are making up a larger percentage of distressed home listings in several of the more harder hit markets around the country, such as Las Vegas, for example. And local real estate agents there ...


Sponsor Spotlight: RISMedia Announces Top 5 in Real Estate Network® as Master Level Sponsor of Midyear Power Broker Reception

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2009-RISMedia is proud to announce Top 5 in Real Estate Network® as a Master Level Sponsor of our Power Broker Reception following our Forum at NAR's Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. this week! The valued support of our sponsors is critical to making this 4th annual ...


Top 5 Q&A: Competitive Marketing and Pricing Challenges in Today’s Market

Editor's note: This week RISMedia is running a five-part series of Q&As with Top 5 in Real Estate member Valerie Fitzgerald, owner of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group (www.thevaleriefitzgeraldgroup.com) in Beverly Hills, California. Valerie will offer unique insight into what it takes to be successful in today's challenging times, ...


How to Cut Expenses without Sacrificing Market Prowess

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2009-Sticking to a budget and getting rid of extraneous costs has never been more crucial to real estate agents than it is today. While the economy continues to force real estate professionals to cut costs, it is ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: two important NAR-Sponsored Smithsonian exhibitions; support REALTOR Owned & Operated companies and partners; and REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards seeks candidates. ...


Bright Shiny Objects and Other Things That Glitter

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2009-This past week I had conversations with the senior management of two medium-sized real estate companies that hammered home just how desperate some firms are getting. They each mentioned how they were thinking of training their sales associates on how to use social media (i.e. FaceBook, Twitter, ...