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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.
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How to Know You’ve Chosen the Wrong Tenant Rep? - 11/28/11 12:23 PM
Here are 10 ways to know you picked the wrong tenant rep. While the size of the spaces you’re shown seem okay, none are laid out remotely close to what you need. When you ask if the suite can be remodeled, you’re told, “Sure, no problem.” Your broker sends you a 50 page computer print-out of every building in a 20 mile radius and asks you to point out which ones you'd like to see BEFORE meeting you or discussing your business. The broker is so familiar with the buildings you are seeing that the landlords actually let the broker put (1 comments)
Private Sector Job Growth Continues in Texas - 11/21/11 12:06 PM
According to an article in the Dallas Business Journal on Friday (http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2011/11/18/texas-adds-13500-jobs-to-private.html?ana=handmark), Texas added another 13,500 jobs in October on top of the 200,000 already created in 2011 so far. That makes 18 months of job growth in Texas. That puts the unemployment rate at 8.4% - down from 8.5% just a month earlier. That's a bit better than the national average of 9%. Does this feel real to you? I am seeing a lot of small companies being created. Often this is from people who had previously been employed and have decided to start their own company now. It seems (0 comments)
What's Your Real Estate Agent's Specialty? Should You Care? - 11/18/11 11:14 AM
Several years ago I was talking to a friend and mentioned that I had sold my house as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). He was surprised that it was possible to buy or sell a house without a residential real estate agent. I was shocked that he didn't know he could trade real estate without a broker - however ill-advised that might be. Brokers can only negotiate the sale or purchase of a house, right? Aren't they all the same since they have access to the MLS? Even though I've been in the real estate business for over 27 years (1 comments)
What Do You Think of LinkedIn? - 11/17/11 02:37 PM
People are constantly talking about Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. But what about LinkedIn? That's where business is supposed to be done, right? While I want to keep up with my friends, I really want to drive more sales. So why isn't LinkedIn more popular and talked about? I ran across an article from BusinessInsider.com through a link on LinkedIn of all places called How Linkedin's Lousy Sex Appeal Could End Up Killing It. You can read the whole article here: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-the-no1-problem-at-linkedin-right-now-lousy-sex-appeal-2011-11. So what do you think about LinkedIn? Do you use it to prospect for new business or keep up with client (48 comments)
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