Tips and Advice


Video: PMZ Mobile on the iPhone

Many of you are already using this, but many are not. We put together this brief tutorial to navigate our exclusive iPhone application. PMZ Mobile offers a FREE mobile app, exclusively for the iPhone! This easy to use application is the companion you need for your home search. Check out the video below to find [...]


Short Sales, Risk Management and the Future of Real Estate

Please come visit us at The State Theatre, October 6th, 2009 at 9 am for part two of our short sale seminar series. We’ll take an in-depth look at the next 6 months of the real estate market with Michael Zagaris, learn ways to protect ourselves in these uncertain times with Attorney Shannon Jones, and [...]


Short Sales: A Guide to Understanding the Process

There seems to be a lot of confusion out there about what the short sale process involves. What constitutes a hardship? Is a short sale better than a foreclosure? What does Fannie Mae have to say? Well, we’re pleased to offer a PDF presentation that you can use to educate yourself or agents can use [...]


4 Excellent Tools I use to work more efficiently

Everyday presents a new challenge in real estate. Below are some excellent programs or websites I use to get my work done. 1. Google Desktop If you’re like me, you have hundreds (maybe thousands) of files on your computer and finding the time to organize them is sometimes impossible. Well, when you need a file [...]


From NAR: Safety on the Job

Below is a helpful guide from the National Association of Realtors that includes excellent tips to help Realtors stay safe while on the job. If you are unable to view the PDF below, click here to download it. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)


LAR Red Alert: Listings – Vandalism, Burglary and Theft

The Lodi Association of Realtors® released this special alert for Stockton and Lodi area agents: A large number of Realtors are experiencing theft of items from their listings in the Lodi and Stockton area. It may be no coincidence that some of the thefts have occurred immediately following an open house. The perpetrators seem to [...]


Cool Tool: Translate your Documents with Google

Well, a lot of tech savvy users are probably asking themselves, “So what? Google has had translation support forever now?” –Well, not like this. Now you can upload files (DOC, PDF, TXT, HTML, XLS) to Google’s translation engine, it will read the file for you and spit out a web page with the translated document [...]


Realtors: Join us for Modesto Tweetup #5

If you are still wondering what Twitter is and how it can enhance your social networking experience, come check out the Modesto Tweetup #5 on July 29th at Clayton’s Restaurant in Downtown Modesto. What is Modesto Tweetup? A collaborative of Modesto’s Twitter and social networking community. What’s going down? It’s our 5th meeting to get [...]


Zagaris, Hutchinson speak at The State Theatre

Over at the State Theatre today, PMZ’s real estate and home loan professionals had the opportunity to hear Michael Zagaris, PMZ Real Estate President and CEO, give a compelling presentation about the state of our local and national economy, real estate and the future of PMZ. Agents and loan officers also heard the latest DRE [...]


Gov Hutchinson to speak at The State Theatre

Attention PMZ Real Estate Professionals! We are pleased to announce that Gov Hutchinson, Assistant General Counsel and Staff Vice President of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, will be coming to speak at The State Theatre (1307 J Street, Modesto, CA) on May 28th, 2009 at 9am. Every year that we have been fortunate enough to [...]