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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Who Wants to Be Accountable? - 09/06/09 07:47 AM
Gosh, those are dreaded words for most people, or are they? Accountability, what's it really mean? According to Webster's Online dictionary, accountability means an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions." Read what Wikipedia says about accountability: Accountability is defined as "A is accountable to B when A is obliged to inform B about A's (past or future) actions and decisions, to justify them, and to suffer punishment in the case of eventual misconduct".  Schedler, Andreas (1999). "Conceptualizing Accountability". in Andreas Schedler, Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner. The Self-Restraining State: Power and Accountability in New (2 comments)
Who Are The Top Web Sites? - 09/05/09 12:25 PM
According to the Web site Alexa, the top ten web sites on the Web are: Google Yahoo Facebook YouTube Windows Live Wikipeda Blogger.com MSN Baidu (Chinese Language Search Engine) Yahoo.co.jp (Japanese Version) Interesting information for Real Estate Professionals. First, are you using YouTube and Yahoo Video to promote your listings? If not, do so today! Second, are you posting your blogs at Blogger? Gosh, I use to post there but then quit. Maybe it's not a bad place to blog if it's in the top 10 web sites used. You can find out more by going to http://www.alexa.com/topsites. Also, if you (5 comments)
Are You Stressed Out? - 09/04/09 11:59 AM
This week I produced a new Sales Meeting for my www.RealEstateSalesMeetings.com Members entitled, "Stress Management." The Meeting Objective is to help agents learn effective ways to deal with stress on a daily basis. Did You Know? •Over 1 Million Americans have heart attacks each year •Some 13 billion dozes of tranquilizers, barbiturates, and amphetamines are prescribed yearly •8 Million Americans have stomach ulcers •There are estimates of 50,000 attempted suicides each year. Only one in eight are successful •There are over 12 Million alcoholics in the United States Finally, 80% of all people treated for some type of sickness is caused by Emotionally (2 comments)
It's the Little Things in Life... - 09/03/09 10:18 AM
In his book the Automatic Millionaire David Bach discusses and illustrates the compounding expense of a cappuccino on a daily basis. As Bach points out to a young woman used in his example in the book who is struggling financially that her daily cappuccino purchases can add up to a rather large monthly budget item. Bach indicated that if she would spend that same money on investments for a retirement account or other savings plan the positive results would be mind boggling. For most of us we can figure out expenses and areas in our monthly income and expense budget that are not (2 comments)
Animoto - 09/02/09 10:59 PM
Looking for a new way to create virtual tours that have a more cool, hip, vibe? Check out www.animoto.com The mobile application is awesome too! (2 comments)
What's Your Favorite Technology Tool? - 09/02/09 10:39 PM
I'm doing research for an upcoming article I'm writing about Real Estate Agents and new creative technology tools. I would love to hear what your favorite technology tool is, and how you use it as a real estate professional. Thanks in advance for your help. (6 comments)
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