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Are You Playing Hide & Seek With Your Real Estate Site? ...Remembering an Inspiring Active Rain Pioneer! - 08/26/10 10:24 PM
I had totally forgotten about this post, until Dena Stevens dropped by to comment this evening. Once again I was reminded of just how much Laurie Manny impacted our blogging efforts and encouraged us to mature as bloggers far beyond the capacity many of us would have thought we had. I'll never forget the post, "A Parable...The Acorn and the Butterfly" in which I shared a parable about the process of discovery shortly after adding my picture to my profile for the first time. Laurie's encouragement in Featuring that post is something I will never forget. We will all remain forever (31 comments)
Social Graphs...Why a BETA Search in Google or Facebook Might be HOW You Find Your Next Real Estate Agent! - 08/22/10 09:45 PM
The debate about the viability and future of Multiple Listing Services has continued unabated for years. Brokers have locked horns about a number of issues ranging from how the data will be shared and what will be shared to the politics of 'leveling the playing field' and who's investment is being protected or squandered. While the battle has raged, players from various spectrum have stepped into the void to create options for consumers. We're all familiar with the forays of Zillow and Trulia. But less attention has been paid to the implications of another important element emerging in the online (46 comments)
The One Week Short Sale Miracle on Brookmeadow... - 08/17/10 11:21 PM
The View from the House on Brookmeadow... The idea started to percolate after reading the article. A small write-up about a local real estate agent caught her eye. She had toyed with the idea of putting the house up for sale before, but this time the process proceeded rapidly. Signs, pictures, internet promotions and potential buyers all appeared in rapid succession. As November blustered its' way into December, the cold chill of winter finally yielded to the unrelenting sunshine of spring. But, it seemed that inside, an eternal winter had settled in for the long haul. Potential buyers remained skittish about (20 comments)
It's Time to Seize the Day! Message to Leaders at the National Association of Realtors® Leadership Summit ~ August 2010 - 08/07/10 07:40 PM
The message to Realtors® Leaders in Chicago this past week was clear…It’s time to Seize the Day! Times have been tough for just about everyone connected to the real estate community. Homeowners have watched the value of their homes drop precipitously and the much heralded tax credit has weakened sales at a time which is traditionally the most active selling period of the year. But real estate leaders in Chicago were not moaning and groaning. At least not visibly. Instead, there was a realistic evaluation of the challenges facing the industry as well as a sober assessment from Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist about the (5 comments)
Why Hiring a Real Estate Agent Can Be Scarier than Going on A Blind Date! - 08/07/10 01:28 PM
A blind date has got to be one of life's scarier moments! Many of us have been the recipient of this form of 'relationship assistance' at some point in our lives. Although, it's exciting to not know exactly who you will be meeting, the experience is fraught with much angst and trepidation for precisely the same reason...you don't know exactly what you'll get when your date shows up in person! Yet, today, online dating has spawned hundreds of thousands of successful unions. I know at least eight happily married couples who met online and are still going strong years later. However, we all (42 comments)
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