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 APRIL 23, 2015 Bigger is better. At least that’s what Apple discovered when it unveiled larger iPhones. The sales numbers stunned everyone: 74.5 million iPhones in the first quarter of release. That’s more than 34,000 phones an hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even Tim Cook was taken aback, ...
06/12/2015
MARCH 26, 2015 The other day I was on the phone with Mark Z. He’s a leader of one of the top producing Keller Williams Realty teams in the country. The Mark Z. Home Selling Team closed over $59 million in sales transactions, just short of 500 deals, last year. He and his team are on target to ecl...
06/11/2015
  by KEVIN HAWKINS on JANUARY 21, 2015 Last month I shared a theory that most real estate technology companies stink at customer service. I asked for people to challenge my theory, but only one person said, “You’re wrong.” Randall Standard, who heads up VoicePad, took strong exception my piece. ...
06/04/2015
DECEMBER 17, 2014 [Part 1 of 2] I have a theory: Customer service provided by most technology companies sucks. Ask yourself when was the last time you told someone or posted something on Facebook about a great customer service experience from any technology company with a first letter other than ...
06/04/2015
NOVEMBER 19, 2014   It was 1986. Inflation was under 2 percent, the Dow Jones closed under 2,000, a gallon of gas was under a buck, Americans were being held hostage in Iran, and it was the year the US bombed Libya. It was also the year of my first NAR Convention, held in New York City at the th...
06/04/2015
OCTOBER 29, 2014 “How do you like your new gig,?” asked Lew Sichelman, perhaps America’s most ardent and prolific consumer real estate columnist and my dear friend of nearly 30 years, by phone the other day. “Unbelievable!,” I answered, wanting to forget that I learned that automatic response fro...
06/04/2015
 NOVEMBER 6, 2014 Imprev arguably has come to own the real estate “Thought Leader” space with its bi-annual survey now in its third year, largely because it’s not a self-serving exercise. What we get from their latest Thought Leader Survey is a refreshing, unfiltered view from a broad cross-secti...
06/04/2015
For years I kept a fairly active, ActiveRain blog, and then my business took off. Sounds familiar?So now I am going to reinvigorate my blog as I have not stopped writing, I just have not taken the time to update my blog.I am catching up, sharing my past writings and will date these to help with t...
06/04/2015
Thank you LinkedIn. While Facebook continues to limit who actually has an opportunity to see your posts, LinkedIn is far more generous in sharing and more effective in delivering corporate website traffic. According to a two-year research study of two million monthly visits to five-dozen corpora...
08/22/2014
Thanks for nothing Facebook. My most recent disappointment with Facebook is not about the constant idiotic changes that render me red faced as I Google with hope that someone has posted something about where to locate a setting they have moved for the umpteenth time. No, I am perturbed that on Fa...
05/18/2014
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