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Welcome To Green Week 2015!

April 20, 2015  |  by Ellen

In honor of Earth Day this Wednesday we’re taking a week-long look at all the ways green living matches up with the real estate industry. Plus, we have the results of a major research project to announce. We have been working on it for over a year, so we’re pretty excited to finally tell our customers about it. Stay tuned for later... Continue Reading


Why 2% Is The New 3% (When It Comes To GDP Growth)

April 17, 2015  |  by Ellen

The following is a monthly column economics column written by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., Chief Economist for RBI. Here he looks at some of the macro trends with GDP and labor productivity numbers and what we should expect in the near future.  Last year, GDP growth was a mediocre 2.4%. While it was the best growth since 2010 when GDP growth was a... Continue Reading

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Northern Virginia’s Hot Neighborhoods for Spring 2015

April 16, 2015  |  by Ellen

As promised, we’re back with our CEO’s Washington Post article profiling the neighborhoods in the Virginia suburbs that have climbed the ranks in terms of popularity. Northern Virginia is so sought after, whether for the schools or the new Silver Line, that it can sometimes feel like the whole region should be considered ‘hot’. But even within all this activity, there are several... Continue Reading


Upcoming Assessor Maps Changes

April 16, 2015  |  by Tera

If you use Assessor Maps frequently for your business, MRIS wants to make you aware of these upcoming changes. MRIS is working with local jurisdictions within our footprint to provide those customers who use Assessor Maps with the most up-to-date and comprehensive information available. Beginning April 28th, MRIS will be replacing the Realist Assessor Maps in Matrix with direct access links to the... Continue Reading


The Hotspots Of The Maryland Suburbs For Spring 2015

April 15, 2015  |  by Ellen

For his latest column in the Washington Post CEO David Charron discusses the places in Maryland that are getting the most attention—either from speedy Days on Market, rising prices, or just general buzz from agents he talks to. Takoma Park, Hyattsville, and a few zip codes in Bethesda are what he’s keeping an eye on. Any others you think should... Continue Reading


See What’s New With Authentisign

April 14, 2015  |  by Ellen

Authentisign just got a spring refresh! A few updates were made recently to improve functionality and readability, allowing the user to: Rename documents, Copy signatures, and Select different font colors (to help with readability or making parts of the text stand out). Also, signatures now display in black instead of blue. In case you’re unfamiliar with the product, here’s a... Continue Reading

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Reach Out And Discover at the MRIS R.O.A.D. Show!

April 13, 2015  |  by Jess

Do you want to learn how you can better use the products included with your MRIS subscription? Then the MRIS R.O.A.D. Show is for you! REACH OUT AND DISCOVER what MRIS has to offer this June at one of seven conveniently located events – from Cumberland to Winchester, Baltimore to Bethesda, Chestertown to Springfield and back up to Hagerstown! The... Continue Reading

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RBI March 2015 Market Update: Has Spring Sprung?

April 10, 2015  |  by Corey

The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on March 2015 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview March contracts and closed sales up over 2014 levels, inventories increase The Washington DC Metro housing market enjoyed another strong month, with year-over-year... Continue Reading

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Is There A Best Business Model For Brokers? Tune In To Inman Select Live To Find Out.

April 9, 2015  |  by Ellen

Ready for the next live event from Inman Select? Next on tap is a panel featuring a few broker superstars who will discuss their thoughts on what the best business model is for brokers. Participants slated to appear are: Redfin’s Glenn Kelman, Keller Williams’ Ben Kinney, Coldwell Banker’s Sam DeBord and Windermere’s John “OB” Jacobi. Plus, top producing Realtor and... Continue Reading


How I Use Homesnap To Land New Clients And Streamline My Workflow

April 8, 2015  |  by Ellen

Wondering how to use Homesnap to make your day easier? Here’s how one agent does it. Dana Zalowski, of the Stokes Realtor team at McEnearney Associates, Inc, spoke to MRIS about the different ways she incorporates Homesnap when working with clients. Homesnap is a free smartphone app for MRIS subscribers that is linked directly to the MLS listing data so... Continue Reading

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