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
Househappy raises $2M, parts ways with marketing maven Ekaterina Walter
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:12:50 | Category:
 

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Canada?s highest court staying out of legal battle over Toronto VOW rules
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:58:40 | Category:
 The battle over restrictions imposed by the Toronto Real Estate Board on the display of sold and pending listings by ?virtual office websites? continues, after Canada’s highest court declined to get involved this week. Canada?s Competition Burea

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Launching a real estate career: 8 things that will determine your success
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:09:52 | Category:
 Launching your career in real estate is no easy venture. My heart bleeds for new agents who have worked so hard to earn their license and complete all of their post-licensing sales training and now are ready to roll! But there's one little problem: N

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Zillow?s Trulia move is ?checkmate?
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:04:56 | Category:
 Alex Perriello, the astute and affable CEO of Realogy Franchise Group, sent me an email two weeks ago, to set up an appointment to talk on Tuesday, July 15, at 1 p.m. I anticipated that the reason for the call ...

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We?re on the edge of a terrific economic expansion, there?s just one thing holding us back
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:52:16 | Category:
 Long-term rates stabilized this week as events, puzzles, forces and conflicts scattered all over the world canceled each other. We focus on the yields of long-term debt (like bonds and mortgage-backed securities) because they are the result of real-time v

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Appealing to millennial homebuyers often requires out-of-the-box thinking
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:21 | Category:
 When you walk into our real estate office in Oklahoma City, you can tell there?s something different: an open design, modern aesthetic, 20-foot ceilings, and a state-of-the-art machine that makes just about every coffee beverage under the sun. But we don?

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Testing Zillow?s ?Coming Soon? while the MLS sleeps
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:01:04 | Category:
 Zillow’s new “Coming Soon” feature has been the talk of the industry for over a month now. Some like it, some don’t, and some — most notably MLSs — have been caught asleep at the switch. While ot

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Real estate industry grappling with prospect of ?Zulia?
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:53:29 | Category:
 If reported merger talks between Zillow and Trulia do culminate in a deal, a slim majority of Inman News readers who responded to an online poll Thursday said that would be bad for the real estate industry. Would a merger ...

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Housing markets poised to regain some lost momentum
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:58:09 | Category:
 Having weathered a soft patch that lasted through the fall, winter and early spring, housing markets are showing signs of a rebound that should continue for the rest of the year, according to the latest forecast by economists at Fannie ...

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NRT bans drone photography in northeastern US
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:56:19 | Category:
 

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Zillow and Trulia?s share prices surge on merger report
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:38:16 | Category:
 Shares in Zillow and Trulia are up sharply today on reports that Zillow is looking to acquire its smaller rival. Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg reports that Zillow could value Trulia at as much as $2 billion, and that an agreement ...

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Top 10 takeaways of a Real Estate Connect noob
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:13:31 | Category:
 Editor’s note: Michele Chiu’s account of her experience attending the Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco is republished with permission from The Boutique Real Estate Group’s Orange County Real Estate Blog. It?s b

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Listen up, real estate newbies: 5 biggest mistakes I?ve made as an agent
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:52:00 | Category:
 Over the course of 15 years of selling real estate, I've made some mistakes. It's easy to do when you don't have a "how-to" manual or a mentor to guide you. I thought I'd share a few of my blunders ... just in case there'

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Ellie Mae?s self-service mortgage platform targets ?tech-savvy? borrowers
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:41 | Category:
 Ellie Mae is now offering mortgage lenders a consumer direct solution for its Encompass mortgage management platform that can guide homebuyers through a step-by-step application process in less than 15 minutes, giving borrowers greater control and insight

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Months? supply of new homes for sale hits highest level in 2.5 years
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:39 | Category:
 

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Want to be a hyperlocal content specialist? Get serious about stats, incubation strategy
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:32 | Category:
 As a Berkeley resident who has also seen dozens of terrible real estate sites masquerading as local content hubs, I was struck by how engaging Arron Sweeney's YourBerkeley.com website was. I met with Arron to ask him about his strategy and ongoing pl

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Connect with the Indian marketplace next month in Kolkata
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:56 | Category:
 The National Association of Realtors-India is holding its sixth annual meeting Aug. 16-17 in Kolkata. While some of the scheduled programming might sound familiarly mind-numbing to American Realtors (“Standardization of Global Practice in Real E

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5 elephants that the real estate industry doesn?t want to acknowledge are in the room
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:21:40 | Category:
 Speaking at a California Association of Realtors event, consultant Rob Hahn laid out what he calls “five unspeakables” that real estate industry leaders don’t like to hash out in public: Too much incompetence. Agent teams are

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