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The Monster Mash - Caught On In A Flash - 10/30/10 11:43 AM
The Andersohn Family - Wishing You a Happy and Safe Halloween Hope you all have an awesome Halloween Holiday and don't forget to do as many tricks as you give out treats. My favorite trick of all is to Dress up as though you are the inanimate Halloween Decor for your lawn. Example: scarecrow, Frankenstein, etc. Be as still as you can. When someone walks by, jump out and scare the heck out of them. (not little children of course) It works every time! Another favorite of mine is to get dressed up, knock on a door. When the person answers, (44 comments)
A One-Stop Shop Toolbox - Real Estate in San Francisco, CA - 10/28/10 10:26 AM
A One-Stop Shop Toolbox - Real Estate in San Francisco, CA There are so many choices and decisions to be made when buying, selling, moving, or investing in Real Estate in San Francisco, or any City for that matter. Should you rent in the area before purchasing? What type of loans are available and "Do I Qualify?" Will my payments be affordable and are there other options? What are the prices of homes, and who should I use as my Agent or REALTOR®? What's the neighborhood like and what's my existing home worth? It's questions like these and others that lead (30 comments)
API - Making Your Site A Powerful Tool and RE-Source - 10/25/10 08:47 AM
API Making Your Site A Powerful Tool & Source of Information What is an API? It's the acronym for "Application Programming Interface" and it has great value once you understand what it is and how it works. Many have seen the term (API) around for quite some time, but figured it's just some techno-jargon that means nothing or adds no value to those of us on the RE Net. WRONG! One thing I have learned over the years is that even if you don't understand some things, you should still know of them or at least about them, right? I see (35 comments)
How To Install and Customize Widgets - 10/24/10 10:09 AM
How To Install and Customize Widgets on Your Blogs, Posts, and Sites. In a previous post about the power and value of Widgets and Gadgets, I promised to provide a training class walking you through the most important steps in creating, selecting, installing, and customizing these little gizmo's into your Blogs and Websites. While the plaster and paint are still drying, I'd like to invite you to be our first guests at the PRE-Grand Opening of the new ZILLOW® ACADEMY.
This class is only one hour, but will teach you everything you'll need to know about using widgets and gadgets (90 comments)
It's Halloween Time - "LIKE It" or Not - 10/19/10 08:48 AM
It's Halloween time in a couple weeks and I think you'll "LIKE" what we're doing over on Facebook. It's "scary" some of the things we'll do in this business for fun! It's our Halloween Sweepstakes Contest and it's never been easier to win up to $1000.00 in trick-or-treat essentials. How many goblins and ghoul's does it take to fill a "Haunted Mansion?" If you want to find out, just "LIKE" our page over on Facebook, enter our contest and you could be the winner that finds out!?!?! It ends on the 24th so you better get clickin... you're only two clicks (30 comments)
Youtube Video Channels - There's More That Meets The Eye - 10/16/10 10:09 AM
Introductions, Education, Information, Tools, Tips, News and Views are what many people on the Internet are still searching for and seeking out. That's exactly what we're trying to provide for our Youtube "Video" visitors and guests, and you should be too. Youtube is STILL one of the top "most searched sites" on the Web. Having just returned from the New York MLS Tech Fair in Long Island where I moderated a "Social Media & Video" panel of experts, I felt compelled to get this message out there to Real Estate Industry professionals who have not yet jumped onto the "YOU Tuber" (53 comments)
Real Estate and Mortgage Widgets - 10/14/10 05:24 AM
Real Estate and Mortgage Widgets OK, I've struck GOLD! Yep, Pay Dirt! Anyone who knows me, knows how I feel about Widgets, Gadgets, and Watchamacallits. It's true, I'm somewhat OBSESSED!! I actually think I was the very first member to ever break ActiveRain with all my Blog sidebar widgets, at least that's what TLW would have you think. lol~ I really did crash my blog on ActiveRain with widgets.... One thing I have learned for sure is that widgets, as fun as they may be, MUST bring value to your readers, especially at the risk of slowing down or even locking (85 comments)
Industry Outreach Manager - A New Title, Role and Guy at Zillow - 10/11/10 12:25 PM
My first week at Zillow is behind me now and I'm starting to feel a bit more settled in. Thank you to everyone for all the personal cards, calls, emails and comments etc. I am truly touched by all the support and well wishes I have received this past week. I'd also like to thank the Zillow Team once again for bringing me on board for this awesome opportunity. On a side note, I would like to clear up a couple things just for the record. We all know how easy it is for rumors and false claims to get started (96 comments)
Have you ever had a picture that was in the wrong format for uploading to a website or Blog? Let's say your camera takes photos in a .TIFF or .GIF format and the site you want to upload it to only uses .BMP or .JPG. This can be frustrating and even time consuming if you're trying to figure out how to convert it, or find a software application that you can purchase to convert it for you. How about those documents that come to you in a .TXT or .DOC or .XLS format? What in the heck are you suppose (106 comments)
It's Official - Going From "A" to "Z" - 10/04/10 10:09 AM
Today it is official so I'm announcing my new role. It really is going from "A" to "Z". My thought was if I said from "A" to "Z" many of you might figure it out. I'm sure some of you already have. I’m excited to announce that I'm now the Industry Outreach Manager at Zillow. Over these past few days I've spent a great deal of time with some really awesome people learning all about my new company, their culture, the products and services, but most importantly, their passion as a team for helping connect real estate professionals with consumers. "I'm (234 comments)
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