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Duluth Named Best Affordable Suburb By Business Week - 03/09/10 04:47 AM
Another in a long line of interesting yet somewhat meaningless lists, Duluth, GA has made Business Week's Best Affordable Suburb. Time will tell if Duluth decides to put a billboard proclaiming their newfound status as Suwanee did and still does for the 2007 Money Magazine award. "A wealthy, fast-growing suburb of Atlanta with a town green, Duluth has a mall, civic and cultural center, arena, arts center, and theater. Residents can also join golf and country club communities. The housing in Duluth includes single-family detached homes, condominiums, and town houses. There are several schools in the area, which is part of (2 comments)
Real Estate Agents Aren't Going Anywhere For A Long Time: Part One - 03/08/10 08:02 PM
There's a lot of talk about the mindset of new buyers that they don't need an agent. In fact, this talk is becoming reality as more and more first time home buyers call me and when asked about an agent respond, "Oh I don't need one." Apparently, they think that agents only show homes and after all they can get that information online, so apparently it's time to move on to something else to sell, right? WRONG To be in business for real estate, to REALLY be in business. You need LISTINGS. I know many of the agents that will read (3 comments)
Real Estate - Intelligent Design (rebuttal to R.E. Darwinism) - 03/05/10 05:13 AM
After reading the inman article written by Jay Teresi about Real Estate Darwinism, I thought I would write my own, some with some counter points, some agreements and my own take. In the article, Jay states that the agents that lead us out of this mess will be experts in their field and utilize technology and be great at customer service. Then goes on to say that the majority do not do this. He goes on to say that technology will ultimate push the strongest to survive and that independent contractors will give way to employees. In addition there are some (1 comments)
Googles SEO Report Card - SEO TIPS - 03/03/10 05:52 AM
I wanted to fire back on Jay Teresi about his article on the future of real eastate and how he is dead right and wrong at the same time, but as usually GOOGLE trumps all. In my google reader or more correctly, my homepage there's an article about Google's SEO Report Card from a small blog. You can download the report there, but here's some nuggets. Titles Use the space provided - Most major search engines display approximately 60 characters from a page's title tag in the title of a search result. These 60 characters are an opportunity to tell both (1 comments)
So here's what happens, you wake up and check your e-mail. You have 50 new messages, 3 of which are relevant, the rest are automated drip campaigns with offers that you think you might want later. If you are smart, you click spam, but most likely you leave these sitting around for "later." You could "archive" them if you want to try to outsmart the system. Eventually, you are satisfied with that, grab your coffee (get ready) then come back and now you have 10 more messages. This time 1 of them is extremely relevant the rest is more "drips." (3 comments)
30 Days of Blogging, Accountability and more - 03/01/10 05:08 AM
Every year I review my business as we all should and every year I notice certain ebbs and flows that I allowed myself to get into. When business is low, I tend to blog and yes I still cold call and work the internet leads that come in. When business is great (like right now) I tend to leave everything but the calls alone but rarely do I blog. Last year, I had an accountability "test," this year I don't plan to stick to a "15 Min" increment. My plan is more to check on my current task at least once (10 comments)
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