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Imagine Writing Your Next Blog Post While Driving.... Soon You Can! - 06/26/08 02:17 PM
Today Chrysler announced that next year their vehicles will come with the option of becoming a mini wireless Internet hotspot. So now you can get Internet in your car, Virgin has Ethernet ports on their planes, and I still can't pick up a cell signal in my basement.....but I digress. The Internet will be a dealer installed option that will work over cellular telephone links. Chrylser's uconnect system can link telephones and personal music players to the car's onboard electronics, so imagine controlling your Apple iPod with radio and steering wheel controls. It will also includes the company's in-car 30-gigabyte hard (28 comments)
Wrigleyville Summerfest - This Weekend In Chicago! - 06/13/08 11:43 AM
If you live in Chicago, you know street festivals in the summer are HUGE here. Almost every weekend you can visit a different neighborhood's festival, hear good music, drink cold beverages and just enjoy being outside. This weekend (June 14th) is Wrigleyville Summerfest, the festival that my church puts on every year. The weather can really determine the attendance and this year it looks like we are again are going to blessed with great weather. So for all you Chicagoans that have cabin fever from the long winter we had, come out and enjoy the activities, which can all be found (0 comments)
Flooding in Cedar Rapids, IA - 06/13/08 07:42 AM
My heart is going out to the people in Iowa right now! I just watched a CNN video on the river flooding that is occurring in Cedar Rapids. I grew up in Iowa about three hours north of there, where my parents still live.
My parents just finished laying new carpet and putting down hardwood floors a few months ago, and 5 days ago water starting seeping into their basement. They don't have a sump pump, so they have been running shop vacs around the clock to try to pick up as much as they can. They called their insurance (5 comments)
Free Webinar On Ideas For Blogging Content By Industry Veterans - 06/11/08 04:42 PM
Three women for whom I have a lot of respect for in the industry are coming together next week to bring you a free Webinar as part of their eight week No Blogger Left Behind webinar series. Next week's topic will discuss content ideas for your blog. The two organizers of the event are Joeann Fossland and Frances Flynn Thorsen, with special guest, Blanche Evans (bios below). Register HERE for the event. Tuesday, June 17th, 2:00-3:00 am EDT These three woman represent a wealth of knowledge and I am sure they won't disappoint! Description of the Webinar: Tired of Negative (2 comments)
New Airline Advertised In Newspaper- Travelers To Pay Per Pound - 06/09/08 07:57 AM
Does newspaper advertising work? I know what I overwhelming hear at conference after conference, NO. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently tried to prove that the people who are saying this may have their heads in the clouds and that yes, it does indeed work. Last Friday newspaper subscribers saw ads for a new airline in their paper, Derrie-Air. The concept behind this new airline was that it takes more fuel to fly heavier things, so therefore heavier people should pay more than lighter people, so the airline would be charging by pound. They advertised sample rates from $1.40 per pound to go (7 comments)
Unusual and Creative Marketing Techniques - 06/05/08 03:40 PM
Got to hand to some folks for the creativity they are expending when trying to sell a home these days. Here are some of the more creative methods I have seen lately: An Upside Down Auction - The owner is calling it the "Bothell Countdown". Each week the price on this home goes down in increments of $5-10K. As a potential buyer, you can sign up for email updates to keep track of price reductions and other updates. Win A Home For $200 - All you have to do is write a 100 word or less essay about your dream of (97 comments)
Who To List With? Agent Who Comes In The Highest Or Lowest? - 06/04/08 08:55 AM
This morning I was reading a script that the Chicago Assn of Realtors released about what to say on a listing presentation if you coming in at a lower listing price than another agent. It brought me back a year ago, when I hired a Realtor to sell a home in Florida. I interviewed three people and all three had very different ideas as to what they thought my home was worth. Their range in listing prices varied $150,000 from the lowest price to highest (about 30% of the value)! In their defense, there weren't a lot of comps available, as (13 comments)
Win FREE Admission to Inman Real Estate Connect - 06/02/08 10:05 PM
Inman Connectis right around the corner, July 23-25 in San Francisco and this year Zillow is excited to be giving away 3 prepaid conference tickets. Read more about how you can be entered to win these tickets at the Zillow Corporate blog. If you have never been to the conference, it is an excellent place to network with other industry professionals and is particularly well-attended by bloggers because of the Blogger Connect meeting held before the main conference. As an added bonus, the three lucky winners will also be treated to lunch or dinner with a few of us from (3 comments)
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