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Outlook can run your whole real estate business in 5 Minutes- Part II - 03/26/08 05:30 AM
Picture Examples of what Outlook can do... I had so many people interested in how I set up my Outlook forms to run my real estate business, I thought I would expand on my first blog ( "Outlook can run your whole business in 5 minutes") and show what the outcome "could be" with a little effort. The following pictures best illustrate how I took the first "Outlook in 5 minutes" set up lesson and totally revamped my Outlook forms and reports. And to be honest, what you see here took me about 3 weeks of fairly hard work. But if I (22 comments)
What may seem like bad news at first is actually good - 03/22/08 03:24 PM
Past week presents Real Estate Opportunities. This past week we saw Bear Stearns take a dive, the Fed step in and prop up whatever was left and reduce interest rates. I heard some forecasters talk about the foundation of our whole ( the world!) economic system as having a crack. Its not as solid as we thought. I was sipping my morning coffee when I heard this. I must admit that sounds like scary stuff. The talk is that this will turn into the Crash of 1929 and the following Depression of the early 1930's. However on the drive into work I turned my thoughts from negative to positive. There (0 comments)
Housing Affordability-Two versions - 03/19/08 04:57 AM
Housing Affordability-Two Papers, Two stories The Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail both ran articles on RBC's housing affordability index report. From the exact same data however two different interpretations were derived. The Star focused on how poor 2008 and will be in Ontario ( stressing the negative), and the Globe focused on Vancouver's unusually high ( 74%) affordability, and Canada as a whole, with Ontario fairing well in 2008. Proof again that we should not believe the media, but rather focus on the fundamentals of the economy. The writers of these articles show bias and are obviously writing with an (0 comments)
Lots of Positive talk of a Convention Center - 03/11/08 11:58 AM
Barrie Ontario Downtown Convention Center The buzz around Barrie council meetings is all about the new Convention center that "may" happen in the downtown Barrie ( waterfront) area. It seems the focus was on the negative. Will it be good for Business in Barrie? - Yes ( I will help you with the hard questions). Will it increase real estate values in Barrie? - Yes Will it increase traffic in Barrie? - Yes Will we ever see it? - doubt it. Growth, whether its business or personal costs something. If we are to see a convention center in Downtown Barrie, and see the benefits of strong real estate growth and improved (0 comments)
Outlook can run your entire real estate CRM - 03/04/08 05:12 AM
7 Steps to program Outlook and run your whole real estate business in 5 minutes Being a salesman, I love networking. I use Outlook for most of the emails and contacts I get from networking. I don't like having to open up different programs for different applications. Outlook syncs well with my Blackberry. I want to run all my real estate prospects, clients, tenants, and investment property from Outlook. I was bored one day while watching the Matrix for the 7th time and started fooling around with Outlook. I realized that like Neo, studying all those little green lines flowing down the computer (19 comments)
Vancouver prices..can they last? - 03/01/08 05:09 AM
How can Vancouver maintain these prices... The last article I read on Vancouver was that housing affordability was now at 63%. That means 63% of the average persons income now goes to pay for a home. And according to my notes, its been like that in Vancouver for almost 1.5 years now. Any normal person with a shred of intelligence can tell you that it is impossible to live and afford to buy housing when its at 63%. This statistic clearly indicates a bubble. So why hasn't it burst yet? What the heck is keeping it afloat for so long? Perhaps I'm missing something? Well here (0 comments)
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