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DC Metro Trends Oct 2014

RBI October 2014 Market Update: DC Sees Increase for Non-Distressed Property Contracts, Baltimore Sees Big Gains in New Contracts

November 10, 2014  |  by Corey

The following market highlights for the Washington, D.C. Metro and Baltimore, MD Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on October 2014 MRIS housing data. Click here to view the full releases. DC Metro Overview New contracts miss last year's mark by two percent, increase for non-distressed property contracts The housing market... Continue Reading

Social Media

Become the Expert with REsource Real Estate Content

November 7, 2014  |  by RISMedia

Joining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ is great, but now that you’re signed up, keeping your audience engaged is the next step toward becoming the expert in your market. Being social with your target audience is only half of what it takes. So what do you have to do in order to truly connect with your Followers and Fans? Here... Continue Reading

Family Buying Home

National Association of Realtors Releases 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

November 6, 2014  |  by Ellen

Earlier this week NAR released their annual deep dive into the trends of buyers and sellers and there is a lot of good material to learn about. What jumped out to us the most was that a full 98% of respondents think that a real estate agent is a useful source of information during the buying/selling process. Also interesting was... Continue Reading

Stay Safe

Brokers Develop Pledge For Agent Code of Safety

November 5, 2014  |  by Ellen

The real estate industry has responded quickly to the tragedy that took place in Arkansas with calls for ways people in our industry can protect themselves from the very first moment they make contact with a potential client. One initiative, out of Iowa, is a pledge that they are asking agents and brokers to sign to raise awareness. This is one example... Continue Reading

Realtor Domains

New Domain Name .Realtor Proves Popular

November 4, 2014  |  by Ellen

Last month the National Association of Realtors opened up access to members who wanted to claim a website with the extension .realtor (instead of the usual .com or .org). During the first week or so that registration has been open NAR saw approximately 50,000 individuals sign up for over 80,000 different web addresses (you are allowed to sign up for more... Continue Reading

MRIS Connect

Conversion to MRIS Connect Begins This Friday 11/7

November 3, 2014  |  by Jess

This weekend, MRIS will begin the conversion from our current payment system to our new customer portal, MRIS Connect. As a result, the following systems will be unavailable starting at 6pm on Friday, November 7th and ending at 8am on Wednesday, November 12th. ezJoin and reinstatements ezPay ezListingTransfer ezAgentTransfer My Account What types of online services will be unavailable? During... Continue Reading


Spooky Real Estate Stories From MRIS Subscribers

October 31, 2014  |  by Ellen

Happy Halloween, Everyone! For the past few weeks we’ve been asking our readers to share their scary, creepy, and spine-tingling stories from the real estate trenches. We pasted a few of the good ones below, but please add any you might have to the comments. If you’re in the mood for more fright, check out what our readers had to... Continue Reading

MRIS Connect

Get to Know MRIS Connect

October 30, 2014  |  by Jess

Curious about the upcoming new MRIS Customer Portal, MRIS Connect? Watch this short overview video and learn how MRIS Connect will make your MRIS subscription even easier to manage (and so much more)! For more information about MRIS Connect, visit PS. The launch of MRIS Connect is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12th. To facilitate the conversion to the new... Continue Reading

Coming Soon Real Estate Sign

Coming Soon Listing Status is Coming Soon

October 29, 2014  |  by Jess

A new listing status is coming to Keystone and Matrix next month! In mid-November, MRIS will be adding Coming Soon as a listing status for you to use. Here are some important things you need to know about this new status: 1. Listings under the Coming Soon status are not “pocket listings.” All MRIS subscribers have access to view listings... Continue Reading

Falling Leaves

MRIS Chairman Jon Coile Gives Fall Tips For Spring Sellers

October 29, 2014  |  by Ellen

Currently trending as the most read article in the Washington Post real estate section is Jon Coile’s latest column. This month he gives timely advice for those who are planning to list their home in the spring. Since listings peak in the very early spring—usually March for our area—but rise significantly as early as the third week in January, sellers need to... Continue Reading

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