real estate: Real Living Continues Impressive Growth - 05/06/10 02:35 AM
Real Living today announced more additions to the family.  We continue to grow through a highly successful, three-pronged approach:
franchising companies providing merger and acquisition assistance delivering the necessary support to help local brokers grow their operations by opening new offices in major markets In the last month, three companies -- with offices in Louisiana, Texas and Illinois -- have joined Real Living's growing national brand. The three most recent companies to join the Real Living brand are:
•        Real Living Bobby Drude, Hammond, La
•        Real Living Houston Home Sales, Spring, Texas
•        Real Living Properties, Gurnee, Ill
The most … (1 comments)

real estate: Real Living Adds 4 More Franchises! - 03/29/10 03:57 AM
From California to Florida, Real Living continues it's growth spurt.  The most recent GMAC firms to convert to the Real Living brand include the following...
Real Living All Seasons, Eureka Springs, Ark. Real Living Allen & Associates, Spartanburg, S.C. Real Living McCluskey Realty, Melbourne, Fla. Real Living Real Estate Professionals, Redding, Calif. Real Living friends, please join me in welcoming these newest firms to our great network!
If you are interested in more information about franchising with one of the fastest growing brands in real estate, please let me know.
 
 
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real estate: Real Living Continues to ROLL. 6 More GMAC's Convert to Real Living! - 03/05/10 01:05 AM
We've been busy at Real Living. In the past 60 days we've converted over two dozen GMAC offices and over 1,000 GMAC agents to the Real Living network.  I'm proud to announce that the brand we created in 2002 continues to gain traction throughout the US!
The seven most recent companies to begin waving the Real Living flag in their hometowns include: 
Real Living Advanced Realty, Hoover, Alabama Real Living Carolina Property, Morganton, North Carolina Real Living Cranbrook, Realtors, Franklin, Michigan Real Living Greater Montana, Hamilton, Montana Real Living Messina, and Associates, Duluth, Minnesota Real Living Team Advantage, Columbus, Indiana Here is … (9 comments)

real estate: Real Living Momentum - Annual Convention Announced! - 02/10/10 03:40 AM

Come Together at Momentum 2010 to network with your Real Living and GMAC Real Estate colleagues from across the nation, get the latest information and education, be inspired and have fun! 
And, Come Together with us to celebrate the accomplishments of our Network's best and brightest at our 2009 Awards Night Presentation, dinner and dance.
You don't want to miss this opportunity for Real Connections, Real Learning, Real Recognition and Real Fun!
When:   May 18 - 20, 2010 Where:  The beautiful, 4 Diamond Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. We are thrilled to be able to offer … (0 comments)

real estate: See the People - Why You Cannot Afford to Ignore Social Media - 08/19/09 07:06 AM
In my role as vice president of marketing I've consistently heard two common phrases, over the past few months with respect to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, etc.)...
1. I don't have time to participate in social media.
2. <insert social media outlet here> will not find me customers.
I recently compiled a few staggering stats that I wanted to share with respect to this commentary...
Generation Y will outnumber Baby Boomers by the year 2010 and 96% of them are active in social media. Today's new generation of homebuyers, Gen Y and Gen Z (the next gen behind Y) consider e-mail … (5 comments)

real estate: Real Living Rocks Momentum 2009!! (lots of pictures) - 05/12/09 02:14 AM
Real Living Momentum 2009 was a huge success.  It all started with the best venue to ever hold the event, The Lifestyles Communities Pavilion (aka. the LC).  The LC is an intimate venue that attracts well know bands in a close setting.  Real estate is primed for a strong turn-around and this party served as the kick-off for Real Living. 
Registration started at 1pm and below is a picture of the entry to the LC...

The event kicked off with Harley and Kaira Rouda opening the awards ceremony.  Hundreds of Real Living agents walked the stage to receive their awards...

This year marked … (0 comments)

real estate: Statistics Buyers Need To See and Agents Need To Learn - 10/13/08 04:52 AM
Here are some stats we're providing to consumers in Central Ohio.  Take this and modify the numbers for your specific market and have your agents share at open houses, e-mail campaigns, etc. 
                                                                
Fact - Home prices are falling. 
Real Fact - Home prices for homes over $200,000 are actually up in Columbus 1.05 % in 2008 vs. 2007. 
 
Fact - Foreclosures are rising nationally.
Real Fact - Foreclosures account for less than 2% of all mortgages in Central Ohio. 
 
Fact - Credit is tight.
Real Fact - Credit Standards have tightened which has caused many lenders to the … (7 comments)

real estate: Good News -- Finally - 07/29/08 01:31 AM
Finally the good news the real estate industry is craving.  Real Living CEO and Managing Partner, Harley Rouda Jr. alerted us to the news of the US Senate passed the omnibus Housing Bill and the president is expected to sign it soon.  Click this for the full Bill description - warning it is brutally long. 
The first time homebuyer credit attached to this Bill could be instrumental in stimulating the market, moving inventory and ultimately enabling everyone to "move-up."  With this news I've already fielded three perspective franchisee calls last night and this morning who are ready to open an office with … (12 comments)

real estate: I just finished 30 hours of CE - 07/23/08 09:33 AM
Here I am down to the wire with a month to go till my real estate license needs renewed.  In Ohio you need 30 hours every 3 years. 
Procrastinating, dreading the task and never having taken an online class... I logged onto the Real Living Business Center, went to the Real U Training tab and bought a package ($280) of 30 hours from Hondros College. 
My thoughts at this point are... "I'm going to try to pick off 3 hours at a time while watching tv every night for a month." 
Boy was I in for a pleasant surprise.  The format is awesome.  It is similar to a PowerPoint … (9 comments)

real estate: The Svectionary - 06/06/08 08:49 AM
I and our internal team often invent and use so many words and phrases that I thought I'd create a "Svectionary" blog.  Here goes...
Scientist (noun) - One who can and does consistently share useful and intelligent knowledge with the Active Rain community.  One who can open the eyes of the industry via the blogs he/she posts.  In a sentence - Scott is not an English major, rather he is a Scientist who continually brings strong game on AR.
Stregerist (noun/verb) - One who has (or can be described as) the ability to formulate and direct a group in the "right" … (7 comments)

 
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