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Trulia, Zillow & ActiveRain Profiting From Real Estate Agents. Why Not? - 01/31/12 12:53 PM
WHAT NETWORK ARE YOU PLACING IN YOUR BASKET? Mr. Mike Bowler, Sr offers a few top choices and why they are not all free! Lets face it- We all have bills to pay and expenses to meet. These networks, Active|Rain ~ Trulia ~ Zillow and a Zillion others have Rent to Pay, Salaries to Meet, Overhead to Make and Profit in order to Grow. Here is what comes to mind.... Low bidders may "get the job" ~ but will they ever grow their business and reputation? The answer is NO. We get what we pay for- in one form or another. (0 comments)
Who the heck Priced that House? There is trouble brewing... - 01/31/12 09:53 AM
YOU'RE ASKING HOW MUCH? Values are ALWAYS depermined by The Buyer, and what a "Ready, Willing and Able" BUYER can and will pay. It's ALL about the Law of Supply and demand and the principle of substitution. Here's Scott Godzyks's take on Pricing - elaborated. ※ WATERWAY REALTY, REALTORS® ※ JOIN OUR ACTIVE|RAIN GROUP ✤ Join Us on Empire Avenue ♦ Miami Property Search ✤ ✤ Follow Us at http://fullyfollow.me/wtwy ✤ "FullyFollow.Me"
Via Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Brokers (Godzyk Real Estate Services): There is a war raging and some of you may not even have (2 comments)
8 Facts About Duplicate Content and Google - 01/29/12 09:09 PM
What does this mean? It means you're probably okay and no in any danger with Google unless you're posting every blog post 3, 5 or 10 times on the same sites. Even if you're doing it just two or three times only one is going to rank higher than the rest and if you get 3 or more in the top ten for the same content and same search terms Google may not catch you but your competitor just may complain! Check Me at Empire Avenue http://e-av.me/wtwy Via Ken Cook, Web Dev, Brand Strategist 678-439-8683: EDIT 12-Dec: We're talking about duplicate *content* (1 comments)
REJOICE in the Lord, O you righteous! - PSALM 33 1-7 - 01/29/12 08:49 PM
≡\\\≡ GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY AND MESSAGE BY ROBERT SWETZ ~≈~ of LAS VEGAS, NEVADA ≡///≡ PSALM 33 1-7 1 "But now, Job, listen to my words; pay attention to everything I say. 2 I am about to open my mouth; my words are on the tip of my tongue. 3 My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know. 4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. 5 Answer me then, if you can; prepare yourself and confront me. 6 I am just like you before God; I too have been taken from clay. 7 No fear of me should alarm you, nor should my hand be heavy upon you. Via (2 comments)
Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 ~ Biography "Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure." “Don’t back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for your beliefs builds self-confidence and self-esteem.” “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want - is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” W. C. Fields was born on January 29, (1 comments)
~ Four Steps To Find Ideas To Creative Problem Solving ~ - 01/29/12 03:47 PM
Are You having a hard time being creative or inovative? Gary has a few ideas to help break the ice. Follow Gary's blog for the best in motivational and inspiartional news and ideas! Via Gary Woltal - Assoc. Broker REALTOR® SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty): As a business professional or even individual in our personal life to get things done we are constantly called on to be a "problem solver." Often we have to jack ourself up to ADVANCED problem solver and be creative. Thinking outside the box, or no box, or coming up with a not thought of before (0 comments)
Facebook Page 101: Setting your Default Landing Tab - 01/27/12 09:26 PM
.... Mike is… The Guy: That “social media experts” turn to when they have a problem or question. Television: Frequent interviews on evening news and morning financial shows. Radio: Host on “Social Media Edge” and “the M files” Print: More than 40 articles published in Reuters News and the Chicago Sun Times Family. Writer: San Francisco Examiner (nationally syndicated), BusinessWeek Exchange, The Arizona Association of REALTORS® Honored: To have AreWeConnected.com included in Alltop and the AdvertisingAge Power 150. Listed: In Stefan Swanepoel’s Real Estate Trends Report 2009 (Social Media), Dustin Luther’s 50 most influential people on Twitter, Realtor.com’s 100 Influencers List. Mike is connected! Are You? http://areweconnected.com/ Read more: Mike is… | AreWeConnected.com | AreWeConnected.com Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Share Alike Via Mike Mueller (Tech (3 comments)
An Interesting Optical Illusion ♦ Adjusting Speed - 01/26/12 08:14 PM
Adjusting Speed Optical Illusion Either once again I failed to explain the difference between simple animated gifs and cinemagraphs, or I really stink at choosing illusions for you :D Shame you didn’t love our previous post as much as Check this out: wait for the warping animation below to get running. Then, when you cover up the center of the image with your hand (just like in the example showed on your right) the dots will appear to speed up. On the other hand, if you cover up the edges the dots will appear to have slowed down. Now if this isn’t illusion, I really don’t know what else to sho (2 comments)
Since May 24,2011 I've been an active player at Empire Avenue E|A for short :) My current market share is 141.24 ♦ Funny Thing... Mr. Mueller joind on May 27, 2011... Join EMPIRE AVENUE NOW I guess he has been following me!!
Via Mike Mueller (Tech and Social Media Consultant): It’s now been a month since I was coerced into joining Empire Avenue. Right from the start I had a single, well defined goal. I want to meet and start new conversations / connections with people.
Actually, I was a bit disturbed when I learned of the impending closure of PICNIK. I've used it many times in the past- and like many Internet Sites, Picnik went to the back-burner. Thanks Brad for introducing us to some great alternatives.
※ WATERWAY REALTY, REALTORS® ※ MIAMI BEACH ※ ✤ Join Us on #EAv @EmpireAvenue ♦ http://bit.ly/x1XRgj ♦ Miami Property Search ~ http://on.fb.me/ADLVGz ✤ Follow Us at http://fullyfollow.me/wtwy ✤ Via Brad Andersohn (Zillow - Outreach Manager): There is so much concern and “Buzz” about Google shutting down Picnik.com, I decided to provide you with some alternative tools for editing (0 comments)
George Burns (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, film, radio, television and movies. His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. Beginning at the age of 79, Burns' career was resurrected as an amiable, beloved and unusually active old comedian, continuing to work until shortly before his death, in 1996, at the age of 100. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Burns
“It takes only one drink to get me drunk. (0 comments)
All-in-one Real Estate Online Marketing SuiteThe RealBird® Listing Publisher is an easy-to-use and powerful online, social media and mobile listing marketing platform used by over 18,000 real estate agents and brokers in the US and Canada. Enter your listing into RealBird and get widespread distribution via automatic listing syndication and post them with a few clicks to classified sites, blogs and social media. Create single property websites and virtual tours, mobile listing presentations with QR codes, Facebook Listing Pages and more... When RealBird is use in conjunction with Active|Rain, the results are just amazing! Join our Networks at XeeMe ♦ (0 comments)
Be the Glue Not Part of the Puzzle - 01/18/12 08:28 PM
In all transactions and dealings there are "puzzles" to put together. Hopefully we can find all the pieces and assemble them and make it whole. Its not rocket science- it just takes a conscientious effort and organization.
Via John McCormack- Owner/Broker REALTOR, e-PRO (Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com): Be the glue, not part of the puzzle!As a REALTOR® I feel my role in a transaction and in advocating for my clients is somewhat that of working through a jigsaw puzzle. There are many intricate pieces to the big puzzle and each must fit perfectly and interlock with the others to create (2 comments)
53 Inspiring Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. - 01/16/12 02:59 PM
53 Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, let us remind ourselves of some of the things he said. But let us not stop there for though we have made much progress since Dr. King’s lifetime, his dream has not been fully realized. Let us continue to stand up again injustice and for justice, against violence and for peace, against hate and for love. May these 53 statements made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspire you to action. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Forgiveness is not an (2 comments)
http://www.sunnyislesbeachhouse.com Finding a parking space near their front door will no longer be a worry for anyone lucky enough to live in the new multimillion pound, 57-storey condo planned for Miami.Instead they can just pull into a designated space, turn off the engine and sit back and enjoy the oceanfront view as they are escalated in a glass elevator to the front door of their apartment.The ‘Jetson-esque’ luxury tower will rise in Sunny Isles (5 comments)
Expanding Your Sphere: The Timeline - 01/13/12 10:48 PM
In Facebook, you have to start somewhere so let’s start with your Profile and in particular, the Timeline. Facebook’s newest feature replaces your Profile with a BIG banner image called a “cover image”. The wall is replaced by two columns. Yadda yadda yadda. There’s a lot of grumbling about the new Timeline as well as plenty of people singing it’s praise. Remember, we're working on expanding your sphere. We want to meet and learn about new people outside of it. Yet, the Timeline is all about you (right?) but in order to see others Timeline, you'll first have to enable (1 comments)
Everyone Should Want Your Autograph - 01/13/12 01:11 PM
We are as important as we feel we are! Each and everyone of of us have our own special traits and qualities. "We are more alike than different." Via Gary Woltal - Assoc. Broker REALTOR® SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty): I think it was Rick Santorum, GOP candidate, in one of those debates saying we shouldn't have middle class just medium level wages. Putting people into boxes and labeling them all the time highly disturbs me. From the people worship of superstars on Twitter and TV and movies and the big wigs in an office, or the "power brokers" of all (1 comments)
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