Rhonda K. Albers
Coldwell Banker SDC, Realtors
307 Mechem - Ruidoso, NM 88345
Office: 575-257-5111
Direct Ofc.: 575-630-4509
Cell Phone: 575-808-0259

Real Estate News
Real estate software firm rebrands data management wing
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:24:04
Real estate software giant Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. has rebranded the data management system for boards and associations it acquired in January, Millennium Real Estate Solutions Inc., as List ... read more»

Meet ‘social agents,’ real estate’s new middlemen
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:25:04
Nataliya Gorokhovskaya recently got her real estate license to help her husband invest in properties. She’s not interested in helping others buy and sell homes full time. But she’ll collect big bucks if she hooks up friends and acquaintances with ... read more»

Atlanta loan officer flips switch from refinances to purchases
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:36:22
About 10 years ago, loan officer Lindsay Moss-Frangie joined a large Atlanta mortgage broker that built its business on performing no-closing-cost loans — but soon, the company reached a dead end ... read more»

What works (and what doesn’t) with buyer lead-qualifying techniques
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:00:20
Traditional buyer lead-qualifying techniques help you determine whether the lead is qualified to purchase a home, but they do nothing to help you determine whether you should devote your time working with that lead ... read more»

New credit scores could bolster housing market
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:08:25
The National Association of Realtors says that the adoption of new credit-scoring models could improve the ability of borrowers who lost their homes during the foreclosure crisis to buy again ... read more»

Partnering with volunteer organization has heartwarming payoff for real estate brokerage
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:07:38
Agents in New York City volunteered their efforts to combat the bitter cold this winter by gathering gently-worn coats for those less fortunate. The results? Incredible! Halstead Property’s team of agents stood out amongst other corporate donors by donating more than 5,000 coats to this year’s New York Cares 2014 Coat Drive ... read more»

3 things to look for in a real estate crowdfunding platform
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:00:26
Whether it's tracking steps for a workout or booking a flight online, we're all aware that technology has connected us more than ever. However, the "Information Age" has changed a lot more than our fitness routines and travel plans -- it has also transformed how we see the world. ... read more»

Rules clarify how lenders should provide housing counseling information to consumers
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:43:03
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released its final interpretation of a regulation that outlines mortgage lenders' duty to provide mortgage applicants with housing counselor information ... read more»

How to stack your activities for maximum results
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:00:48
It's a troubling fact that many real estate professionals never fulfill their true potential. Why? Because they fail to focus their efforts or leverage their business in order to achieve the success that they’re capable. ... read more»

Pocket listing marketplace out to supplement MLS, but will it?
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 8:29:18
Two real estate agents are set to launch a central repository for unlisted for-sale properties, marking the latest attempt to capitalize on tendencies to market homes off the multiple listing service (MLS). Denver-based Prevali will capture listings “upstream” of MLSs and other ... read more»

How the nature of real estate in Mexico is changing
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 3:00:22
It is estimated that Mexico will reach 65 million Internet users this year. This is having a significant effect on the local real estate market. According to Lamudi's own research, 82 percent of consumers now use the Internet in their real estate search process ... read more»

Martin Winzer: ‘If you’re upfront with everything, everyone can make a conscious decision’
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 2:15:56
The director of business development at Nest4Less talks about why scalability has improved his business and the reason why he doesn't meditate ... read more»

Get your database to talk to you — on autopilot
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 2:00:00
So you've just set up your fancy new email marketing system. Maybe Constant Contact or MailChimp and you are excited about all the beautifully formatted, HTML, newsletter style email layouts you can send to your new buyer and seller leads ... read more»

Charlie is an inventive assistance tool that feeds client profiles to busy agents
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 1:45:00
Everyone Googles themselves occasionally. No? You might want to. Saturday night was only a couple of days ago. We also search the Web and social media for beta about listing or buyer prospects ... read more»

Michael Gibbons: ‘Social media is not a thing for me; it’s part of my life’
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 1:30:11
"My social media is 100 percent organic," says the broker/Realtor. "I check in throughout the day, all day every day. On my blog, I try to very hard to inform, entertain and inspire." ... read more»

Is Google about to bury your real estate website?
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 1:00:42
Realtors spend millions of dollars every year for their websites and online marketing. On April 21, 2015, Google will begin using "mobile friendliness" as part of its algorithm for determining search results. If your website is not mobile-friendly, you need to take immediate steps to make it so now ... read more»

Why is housing inventory so low?
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 6:00:14
There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the consistently low housing inventory levels throughout the nation. Very little, however, has been written about the reasons why inventory levels are so low, especially following the economic disruption of 2008-2011. ... read more»

How to get real estate consumers to spend up to 90 percent more time on your website
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 5:00:38
As real estate, mortgage and title company professionals we are seeing marketing shifting to video more and more. Why? Video is one the most powerful and fastest ways to convey a message to your target audience ... read more»

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