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Tara Winfree Wins the Adam D. Cockey Jr. Community Leader Award for Making a Difference in Her Community

September 21, 2012  |  by Debbie

Congratulations to Tara Winfree, Branch Vice President of Manassas Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, for winning the first-ever Adam D. Cockey Jr. Community Leader Award. Named after former MRIS Chairman of the Board, Adam D. Cockey, Jr., for dedicating over 40 years to philanthropic efforts, the award honors real estate professionals who have demonstrated an unsurpassed commitment to community service and... Continue Reading

MRIS and The Partner to Increase Your Listing Exposure!

September 17, 2012  |  by Debbie

Have you checked out the real estate search tool on lately? MRIS recently joined forces with The Washington Post to power their online real estate search tool. Now when consumers search for properties on, they are searching active listings provided by MRIS. This means more exposure for you and more leads! The Washington Post’s website traffic was recently... Continue Reading


Authentisign is Now Available in Spanish

August 17, 2012  |  by Debbie

Do you serve clients who speak Spanish? Authentisign, MRIS’s e-signature solution, is now available in English and Spanish! By simply clicking the “Spanish” link near the top of the screen, all of the Authentisign functions automatically switch to Spanish. It’s that easy! To switch back to English, click the “Inglés” link. The following is a sample translated email: Please note: The documents you... Continue Reading


The Fannie Mae Short Sale Assistance Desk (SSAD) Can Speed Up Your Next Short Sale

June 19, 2012  |  by Debbie

Avoid delays, eliminate red tape and increase your revenue stream with the Fannie Mae Short Sale Assistance Desk (SSAD). SSAD helps you resolve post-offer issues encountered during a short sale faster than ever before by allowing you to submit eligible cases directly to Fannie Mae. Since MRIS launched SSAD earlier this year, approximately 85% of submitted cases have been successfully resolved... Continue Reading

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MRIS CMO, John L. Heithaus, Talks Housing Recovery on NewsChannel 8’s NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt

May 1, 2012  |  by Debbie

In case you missed it… John L. Heithaus, MRIS’s Chief Marketing Officer, was featured on NewsChannel 8’s NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt, discussing the state of the Mid-Atlantic area real estate market. Watch below, but fast-forward to minute 21!


We Want to Know Wednesday: Are You Ready for Nationwide Open House Weekend?

April 25, 2012  |  by Debbie

Nationwide Open House Weekend is April 28-29. It’s just what it sounds like… thousands of REALTORS® across the country in conjunction with their state and local associations will hold open houses on the same weekend. There are over 4000 open houses scheduled this weekend in the MRIS area. Make sure your open houses are entered to make the most of this... Continue Reading


RBI March Pending Home Sales Index™ for Baltimore and D.C. Metro Now Available!

April 10, 2012  |  by Debbie

Continued Gains in Median Sale Price in the DC Metro Area; Up 7.8% Year-over-Year Overview Pricing in the DC Metro Area continued recent positive trends, with year-over-year median sale price gains in March and in the first quarter of 2012.  Active inventory remains low compared to demand, with only 3.2 months of supply. Foreclosures continue to account for a decreasing... Continue Reading

Hop Onto MRIS-U to Sign Up For Tool Tip Tuesdays

April 6, 2012  |  by Debbie

Tell all your “peeps” to visit MRIS-U this week to sign up for one or all of the upcoming Tool Tip Tuesdays!  You don’t have to hunt for the information you want. In 45 minutes, you will learn tips and tricks that will make you more productive. The April and May schedule is now available and includes a brand new assortment... Continue Reading

Now Available: Two New Products to Enhance Your CMAs

March 28, 2012  |  by Debbie

Whether you’re putting a new listing on the market or submitting an offer, determining a property’s market value is an important part of your business. That’s why MRIS is now offering the Home Pricing Wizard and Cloud CMA for those customers looking for supplemental CMA reports to add to their marketing toolkit. Both products allow you to quickly and easily... Continue Reading

Alternative to Foreclosure Being Tested: Rental Pilot Program

March 23, 2012  |  by Debbie

Bank of America says it has begun a pilot program offering some of its mortgage customers who are facing foreclosure a chance to stay in their homes by becoming renters instead of owners. Click here to read the original article from the Wall Street Journal.   BofA Tests an Option to Foreclosure: Lender Lets Owners Stay in Homes, Rent From the... Continue Reading

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