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
Redfin co-founder David Eraker is back with a completely new real estate brokerage model
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:01:23 | Category:
 Buy a house anywhere but the U.S. and Canada, and chances are you won’t have your own agent. That means the commission paid by overseas sellers can total 2.5 percent or less — about half as much as they’ll shell ...

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Deals could accelerate the spread of listing videos
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:39:18 | Category:
 Real estate digital media and technology company RealBiz Media Group Inc. has signed joint marketing agreements with two new partners — Properties Online Inc. and Harmon Media Group — that will not only put RealBiz’s video cr

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Beware of turkey wattles and business card cliches
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:04:24 | Category:
 Attending the National Association of Realtors? annual convention in New Orleans, Leigh Brown has been noticing that Realtors' business cards almost always ask for referrals. Not only is it highly improbable that Realtors will get a referral from a s

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MLS offers app that shows what it will really cost to own that home
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:33:47 | Category:
 The costs of owning a home extend way beyond monthly mortgage payments. Property taxes, utility bills and commuting expenses are just a few of the other factors that affect the true cost of living in a particular home. St. Paul, ...

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Zillow agrees to hold off Trulia acquisition until at least February
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:52:37 | Category:
 

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NAR?s candidates won big in the elections. That doesn?t mean Realtors will get their way.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 01:41:42 | Category:
 With a little help from the National Association of Realtors, Republicans regained control of the Senate and increased their majority in the House of Representatives in last week’s elections. But Realtors attending the trade group’s an

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Drones are an equestrian property specialist?s best friend
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:51:31 | Category:
 Alison Echiverri of Carnan Properties says she used to be skeptical of drones, but now they are her most valuable tool in marketing equestrian properties in the Houston market. "I don't know how I could sell my properties without" my dro

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NAR won?t rate members or impose new standards of entry
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:21:06 | Category:
 The National Association of Realtors will not rate its members or impose new standards of entry to join associations, but members will face higher educational requirements after a vote by the trade group’s board. The nearly 850-member NAR board

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Closing Time no longer just about getting buyers under contract to the closing table
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:02:34 | Category:
 Amitree Inc. is broadening the scope of its Closing Time app and rebranding it to highlight that it can not only guide buyers through the closing process, but that brokers and agents can use it to help prospects qualify to ...

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Open doors, answer phone calls with ?Smart Furniture?
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:14:54 | Category:
 

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How ?Billionaire?s Row? will transform Manhattan skyline
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:14:54 | Category:
 CityRealty is amping up its role as an online property listing and agent referral resource in New York City with new aerial renderings depicting what the city?s skyline will look like in years to come. The new images offer a ...

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NAR vote could give broker and agent listing websites a shot in the arm
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:45:46 | Category:
 

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Century 21 brand coming to 4 new countries on 3 continents: India, Tunisia, Cambodia and Peru
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:48:28 | Category:
 

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If you haven?t sold a marijuana grow house yet, you probably will
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:38:22 | Category:
 Relaxed pot laws in many states mean more homes are being used as “grow houses,” raising potential liability and disclosure issues for listing brokers and agents. More than half of the U.S. Realtors live in jurisdictions that permit th

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Millennials need to be wooed
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:51:16 | Category:
 We all know that the next generation of homebuyers is critical to replace the last generation if we?re going to keep growing the economy and our own real estate businesses. NAR?s chief economist chalks this up to the student loan ...

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Tech tools that sift and sort your leads pay off
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:45:23 | Category:
 Everyone says that agents should focus on lead generation. The real issue for most agents is not how many leads they generate but how many they totally ignore ...

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NAR partners with Placester to offer members websites for $5 a month
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:35:55 | Category:
 

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Zillow CEO: We are just an ad platform. So is Google.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:19:03 | Category:
 Some wonder if Zillow will get into the brokerage business, or is out to make multiple listing services obsolete -- an idea the company has pooh-poohed since its inception. Asked where he expects Zillow to be two years from now, CEO Spencer Rascoff sug

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