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I Am Woman! Watch Me Blog! - 05/31/08 02:38 PM
In recognition of my 100th post, I will mark the milestone by sharing some of my favorite Active Rain female bloggers! You should subscribe to their blogs and give them a few minutes of your time. They are women! Here them roar!In numbers too big to ignoreAnd they know too much to go back an' pretend'Cause they've heard it all beforeThey've been down there on the floorNo one's ever gonna keep them down againOh yes, they are wiseBut it's wisdom born of painYes, they've paid the priceBut look how much they've gained If they have toThey can do anythingThey are strongThey are invincible They are women! (3 comments)
David Patterson's Top 10 Active Rain Bloggers - Part One - 05/28/08 07:55 PM
As I approach my 100th post milestone, I wanted to take a moment and thank some of my fellow members for their contribution to this community and helping me with my business. When you make a list like this one, you take the risk of offending someone. Therefore, here were the two qualifications/disqualifications for developing this list. 1. You must have submitted at least 250 posts on Active Rain. 2. NO KELLER WILLIAMS AGENTS - I didn't want to be called "A HOMER"! With that said.......here we go........IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER! Neal Bloom-Realtor ® - Weston, FL By the time I became an AR (7 comments)
Are You a Darren Rowse Fan? Make Room for Nadeesha Cabral - 05/27/08 03:21 PM
Before entering any new endeavor (or any listing that needs to be previewed), I like to do as much research as possible about what's "behind the door". When I started this thing called "blogging", one of the first bloggers to catch AND HOLD my attention was Darren Rowse. For those of you that don't know him, he is the mastermind behind ProBlogger.net
Some of his writings include 1. A Secret to Finding New Subscribers for Your Blog 2. 12 Traits of Successful Bloggers 3. Don't Just Have a Blog - Learn to Think Like a Blogger 4. 14% of Bloggers (2 comments)
David Patterson Relaunches Columbia SC Real Estate Website - 05/26/08 03:46 PM
With any move, you are faced with creating and resolving a TO-DO List. Depending upon the task, the list can go from a simple list that can be written on a Post-it® Note to a season-long project with an implementation plan in Microsoft Access. My recent move to Keller Williams Columbia SC has required me to update my four-year old website. Hence, updates were more than overdue. I am proud to announce the relaunch of my very first website www.DavidPatterson.net The real estate market is always changing and is local in nature. Hence, if you are interested in a realistic review of our (1 comments)
Columbia SC Real Estate Has a New Home Search & Valuation Website - 05/20/08 05:55 PM
What does Steve Krug, author of Don't Make Me Think, the O'Jays and the website www.RealEstateInTheMidlands.info have in common? They all believe in giving the people what they want! With little fanfare, Columbia SC real estate professionals have listened to the public and real estate consumers and have launched www.realestateinthemidlands.info The real estate market is always changing and is local in nature. Hence, if you are interested in the real statistics of our local market, you need Midlands real estate professionals that are in tune with the happenings throughout metropolitan Columbia, SC. If you are familiar with the doom and gloom (2 comments)
Attention Google Toolbar and SEO Experts! - 05/20/08 01:53 PM
For those of you that are subscribers or frequent my blog, you are aware of my recent arrival to Keller Williams in Columbia SC. One of the biggest challenges with moving to a new company is making changes to all of your marketing pieces and prospecting tools. When I arrived home on last night, I had this (insert your favorite positive or negative adjective here) email in my inbox.... "It has been two full weeks since your move, and I'm surprised to find that you are still showing (our company) as your company in several places on the internet. Please remove (5 comments)
One of the most common questions that are asked by South Carolina real estate Customers AND clients of other real estate licensees is "Can I fire my real estate agent?" That was not asked of me directly on this day. However, the following is a question that was asked by a Columbia, SC home buyer..... "I have seen many properties with a real estate agent. If I am not happy with this agent as I feel they are not working for me the way I feel they need to be, or helping me as much as I would like in (18 comments)
"Yes, the school system matters." That was a quote from a reader of the Wall Street Journal blog. When shopping or selling a home, my buyers and sellers always ask me questions about the importance and quality of the school district. They also make comments similiar to these quotes that were also made on the wsj.ocm blog: "We have young children and are self-described childhood education junkies. The school district will be our number one consideration for the location of our next home." "Schools were the top factor in determining where to buy our last house...The cost difference between the increased (3 comments)
Using and Updating Photos on Your Business Cards - 05/10/08 07:04 AM
While attending John Prescott's Internet Lead Generation class, John was raving about the successes of one attendee that sat in front of me. I said to myself, "I have to get this guy's card. I'll be picking his brain in the near future." Luckily, my new business cards had just arrived in Columbia.
After taking a trip during lunch to the Market Center, I was able to grab my shiny new business cards and return to class in enough time to exchange cards with Austin Crowder from Brevard, NC. (Austin's wife is Alisha. She joined Team Crowder in 2006.) (6 comments)
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