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For a few months now I've been watching more closely the listings in my primary service area. For new listings that came on the market since the second week of December I'm seeing a huge drop off in the number of listings using premium marketing services such as floor plans, professional photogra...
The December 2008 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine reviews some new book releases related to the recent bear market and current financial troubles in the U.S. Books for a Bear Market Experts analyze what happened and what your options are now. By Bob Frick, Senior Editor From Kiplin...
A couple good articles on marketing in the November 2008 issue of Entrepreneur magazine.   Rich Dad Robert Kiyosaki explains why you can't afford to cut marketing costs in these tough times in Go Big or Go Home   A Time To Market By John Jantsch includes some good tips on creating and keeping to ...
I realize it may seem blasphemous posting this poll here at active rain, but... I'm curious which social networking site REALTORS find actually help their business the most. Don't get me wrong active rain is great for networking, and has a ton of great information, but is there one of these sites...
Interesting article on Inman News debating if using too many photos can hurt an online listing and cause potential buyers to lose interest. One thing the article doesn't touch on is the quality of the photos. This would be subjective and hard to quantify in a study. However, I would bet a listing...
Just posted another Real Estate Photo Tutorial on Preparing Photos for MLS. Covers some basics that can help make your photos look better on MLS. Since there are so many software programs out there this was not intended to be a step-by-step tutorial, just covers some of the basics to get you poin...
Here's an interesting post over on the Boston Real Estate Now blog on Depending on your view you may find the emotional comments from consumers entertaining or depressing. I'm not an agent and don't claim ...
Firefox 3 was released earlier this week. If you're not familiar with Firefox it is a full featured open source web browser with many core features including - tabbed browsing, integrated Google search, pop-up blocker, and more. Oh yeah, and it's free! Firefox 3 is available for various operating...
I've bee meaning to post this for a while - for anyone who hasn't seen it yet here's an interesting article about the importance of photos for listings. The comparison between the number of photos and day...

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