Meet Our Writers
With over 60 collective years of writing experience—half of which has been spent in the real estate space—RISMedia’s in-house editorial team is lending their expertise and creativity to Pop-a-Note, ensuring original, quality content goes out in every note.
Maria Patterson
Executive Editor Maria Patterson has been writing and overseeing content in the trade publishing world for 25 years, making her home at RISMedia for the past nine. An admitted nerd who finds punctuation debates and new vocabulary exhilarating, she also stays true to her New York City-hipster roots as a Bronx native, NYU grad and alternative music aficionado. When she's not up to her eyeballs in real estate copy, Maria is strapped in for the ride of her life—raising two teenage boys with her husband—and finding sanity on ridiculously long walks.
Favorite Pop-A-Note: “Einstein Meets Frankenstein”
Beth McGuire
Beth McGuire is RISMedia's Online Managing Editor and has been wandering the halls here for the last 12 years. With a degree in music and nearly 20 years experience in publishing, Beth has been a reporter, writer and editor and now oversees the development of RISMedia's web-based products and services. She's definitely a wanna-be coder and thankfully has the industry's top-notch programmers and web designers making her look good. When she's not dreaming about fonts and functionality, Beth enjoys keeping her chops up on guitar, vacationing at her Vermont home and most of all spending time with her family.
Favorite Pop-A-Note: “Amelia Earhart's Plane Found?”
Paige Tepping
As RISMedia’s Managing Editor, Paige Tepping has been writing and coordinating content—and keeping everyone on deadline—for the past five years. When she’s not keeping things humming at Real Estate magazine, Paige enjoys reading, baking, eating out, entertaining Pip the cat and playing the clarinet. A self-proclaimed Diet Coke and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup addict, Paige also enjoys playing tennis and hopes to someday compete on “The Amazing Race.”
Favorite Pop-A-Note: “Airport Cheerleaders”
Nick Caruso
Nick Caruso puts the "special" in Special Projects Editor for RISMedia! Developing consumer real estate content for RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) and playing a leading role in our Social Marketing division for the past two years, Nick has also been interviewing bands and writing reviews and features about music, film, TV and social media for the past 10 years. In his spare time, Nick obsesses about all things pop culture on his blog, and also admires the tastes and textures of various cheeses (and sometimes at the same time!). His knowledge and love for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Saved By the Bell” are largely unparalleled.
Favorite Pop-A-Note: “Bacon”
Zoe Eisenberg
As RISMedia’s Associate Editor, Zoe Eisenberg heads up our popular enewsletter, “The Daily Advisor,” and contributes monthly to Real Estate magazine. Recently celebrating her one-year anniversary as an RIS family member, Zoe also keeps our social media engine running. With a background in creative writing, health and nutrition, Zoe can be found ranting about food and healthy living on a variety of different online outlets. In her free time, she enjoys listening to live music, traveling and consuming mass amounts of kale.
Favorite Pop-A-Note: “Cows on Waterbeds”

Meet Our Sales and Business Development Team
Peter Di Salvo
Peter Di Salvo, Director of Member Relations at RISMedia, enjoys the challenge of merging people with technology. He brings 14 years of tech experience and 10 years in sales and client relations. Peter is trying to get back into running when he is not out walking his rescue pit bull, watching the Mets, or helping nonprofits with their websites. He also enjoys the challenge of merging cookies with beer.
Randi Vannucchi
A graduate of the University of Michigan (Go BLUE!), Randi Vannucchi joined RISMedia in 2010 and currently manages RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), the company's widely popular content management and mobile marketing platform for the nation's top brokers. Licensed as a broker in both Connecticut and Florida, Randi was an award-winning salesperson and sales manager for William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty prior to joining RISMedia. Randi has also owned and operated several real estate offices, ideally preparing her for her daily interactions with many of the industry's leading brokers. Her husband, Rob is also a real estate broker and together they have a daughter and a dog both of whom they spoil obsessively. Avid fans of the Food Network show, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," Randi and Rob have been known to spend their weekends on long road trips in search of the finest, calorie-laden American comfort food.
About Us

Pop-a-note is an effective, effortless and fun way for industry professionals to stay social and top-of-mind with clients and grow your referral business.

With this automated email marketing campaign there is no more worrying about keeping in touch with your sphere or sending the same, old messaging.

Pop-a-note offers hundreds of professionally written conversation-starter emails, fun facts and interesting tidbits of information that your clients will love to receive, all branded with your name, photo and contact information. It’s the easiest way to keep in touch without repeated sales pitches or the usual clichéd marketing materials.

Pop-a-Note offers brief but interesting, timely or just plain fun notes that will instantly intrigue your subscribers without trying to “sell them.” Pop-a-Note’s non-real estate specific topics have a broad, general interest that will get them opening your messages, and as a result, position you as the welcome source of the information.

The best part? Results. Pop-a-Notes will get people engaged, give them something to talk about and as a result showcase you as the natural go-to source for business when they or someone they know needs help with their real estate goals.

Simply choose a fun fact email, select when to send it and which contacts or groups you'd like to send it to - and we take it from there! Or, choose an auto-send plan and as the saying goes, just set it and forget it. Either way, you’ll get replies and results. It’s just that simple.

Professionally written, interesting conversation starters, automatic delivery, branded to you. YOU get the replies, and more importantly, the RESULTS!

Pop-a-Note is brought to you by RISMedia. Trust your real estate content and communications needs to RISMedia, the leader in real estate news and information that you’ve trusted for more than 30 years.