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
rjarka@trailnet.com




Real Estate News
Great schools, ?Finding Mr. Right? attract Chinese buyers to Seattle
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:52:23 | Category:
 When it was released to tepid reviews in the U.S., it was called “Finding Mr. Right.” But the original title of one of China’s top-grossing films of all time was “Beijing Meets Seattle,” and The New York T

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Cash buyers to blame for dip in home sales? Really?
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:38:21 | Category:
 Housing economist Tom Lawler thinks it a bit strange that in reporting a 5.3 percent annual decline in the pace of existing-home sales in August, the National Association of Realtors pointed the finger of blame at a drop in all-cash ...

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Crowdfunder to funnel $73M in financing to home flippers
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:56:05 | Category:
 

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Windermere Real Estate?s company-owned offices join RealtyTrac Network
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:53:08 | Category:
 In a deal that could be expanded to include franchise affiliates in other states, Windermere Real Estate’s 10 company-owned brokerage offices in the Seattle market have joined the RealtyTrack Network. RealtyTrac launched the brokerage network la

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App streamlines and brands the change-of-address process for your clients
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:39:53 | Category:
 

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Is social media REALLY just a ?conversation??
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:16:11 | Category:
 I hear it all the time from real estate agents and from social media experts: "Social media is a conversation." It is interesting to hear this statement floating around, a strong hold-out from old-school social media "best practices."

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7 steps to build a Google Plus real estate following
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:00:51 | Category:
 By now you are surely signed up with Google Plus. You know it?s an important platform to help grow your real estate business, but it doesn?t seem to be helping you as much as you had hoped. In fact, you may even blame its lack of success on the limited tr

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Listing specialists and buyer?s agents are not created equal
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:00:22 | Category:
 Mike Ferry, the father of real estate coaching and one of the industry?s most iconic educators and trainers, set my head spinning with his August 2014 report to his LinkedIn group. In the report, Ferry argues that new agents should declare whether they wa

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Why ?sourceMLS? badges could soon be all the rage on MLS, broker and third-party websites
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:51:36 | Category:
 With consumers searching for real estate listings on any number of websites — some more trustworthy than others — a nonprofit trade group comprised mostly of multiple listing services has launched an initiative it says will help consum

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What the new iPhone 6 camera and video features mean for real estate
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:41:28 | Category:
 They said it wouldn?t be done. Late Apple founder Steve Jobs, specifically, said his company would never develop a larger smartphone like those rival Samsung and others were deploying, because, in his words, ?No one?s going to buy that.? ...

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Redfin expanding agent apprenticeship program to 9 markets
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:57:42 | Category:
 

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Can you name the 4 states where MLSs can?t require members to be Realtors?
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:07:47 | Category:
 For a century, the residential real estate business in the U.S. has been built on multiple listing services run by local Realtor associations or Realtor-affiliated brokerages. Want to join the MLS? In most markets, in addition to your real estate ...

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5 ways to better qualify your rental leads
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:00:20 | Category:
 Trying to find a resident to fill a vacancy? If you?re a property manager or a landlord, you?ll want to refine your understanding about a ?good lead? -- a prospect likely to convert into a high-quality, long-term resident -- versus a prospect that will si

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Startups that are changing the way business is done in real estate
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:17:10 | Category:
 Meet the ?New Kids on the Block? -- the people behind the startups that are changing the way real estate is done: HouseCall's Roland Ligtenberg, Updater's David Greenberg, Lenda's Jason van den Brand, Lumentus' Adam Selig and WikiRealt

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How ?frat house bordello? entered the interior design lexicon
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:42:56 | Category:
 Hot Property columnist Lauren Beale dishes with the Redfin blog, sharing how the L.A. Times broke the stories behind former police Chief William Bratton’s move, helped popularize the term “frat house bordello” (hint: think Ni

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Verdict on racy video promoting luxury listing: ?Meh.?
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:41:07 | Category:
 Most Inman News readers say they’re not offended by a racy listing video that seems to be as much about the model’s assets as the home she’s helping market, but they don’t think it’s going to do much to se

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Franchisor out to increase life expectancy of new agents
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:05:19 | Category:
 Hoping to keep more new real estate agents in the business long enough to celebrate their second anniversary, Century 21 Canada has rolled out a 31-day, email-driven course that the franchisor says will give them the practical skills they need ...

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6 powerful lists every Realtor needs to succeed
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:17:49 | Category:
 Lists can be powerful when used properly. They imply organization, impart control and enable understanding. Instead of a "to do" list, I'm talking about lead lists ...

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