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group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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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.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
I've been working on quite a few upgrades to our technology and systems over the summer. One of those upgrades is switching to a print-on-demand fulfillment house which will offer me the opportunity to upgrade my products more quickly, offer more niched products and the larger sets of products, as well as ensuring that we are never out of stock when you order something.
Closing The Old Fulfillment Center As a result of this upgrade though, I'm having to close out my account with the existing fulfillment center. I need to sell out of the products that are in (0 comments)
Using Twitter In Your Business - 08/18/09 09:33 AM
Have you ever cosidered using Twitter as an information feed? That's right, you can tweet links to the latest listings, information about the real estate industry and changes, special events, planned developments in your local area. In 140 characters, you can educate your community. And the best part is: this idea integrates with any blog you may have too. Which means, you can double your Google Juice with the same information. Blog/Tweet Combo - The One-Two Punch of the Google JuiceSo here's what I mean. Enter your blog post, then Tweet it to the world. You can do this manually if (7 comments)
Thinking About a Career in Real Estate? The Qualities that Make a Good Agent - 08/17/09 04:27 PM
Every new agent has a unique experience of starting in real estate. A few do well right out of the gate, most of the rest have challenges along the way. I remember walking in a little late to one of my new agent training sessions when I was a newbie and finding everyone in the room having a meltdown thinking that there was no way they could do this. I was the odd man out in the room – I KNEW I could do it and I did – I sold 25 houses in my first year. The Success FactorThere (5 comments)
I Need a New Sound - Help Me Pick One - I Need Your Help - 08/11/09 09:50 AM
Hey guys! I wanted to talk to you about something. I'm in the process of creating a new sound for my company. A sort of "audio brand" that represents me. I was looking for something exciting and animated and motivating and rich feeling. I wanted it to make me feel something. I've had an intern working for days listening to audio clips on Opuzz royalty free music and we've got it narrowed down to two choices. Can you please tell me which you prefer? (Or tell me if you hate them both, I'm open to all types of feedback.) I'm in (5 comments)
Dating Tips That Can Help Your Career - Revisited - 08/10/09 07:00 PM
Back in 2006, after spending many years dating and many years working with coaching clients in real estate, I clearly saw the places where the two overlapped. It didn't take me long to get Realtor Magazine to agree that it was a fun topic that agents would enjoy. So I wrote an article for Realtor Magazine called "10 Dating Rules That Can Help Your Career". It was a smash hit with the readers. And evidently hit home so hard with one Realtor, Ryan Shaughnessy, that he clipped it out and kept it in his file for reference. Well, back in April, he (0 comments)
Rockin Out to Podcamp Boston 4 - 08/10/09 12:04 PM
This is my fourth year attending Podcamp Boston (#pcb4)(which, for those of you counting means that I've been to all of them). It is always fun, enlightening and a LOT geeky. This year, I had the added benefit of also getting a bonus where one of the attendees actually got the virus off my computer that had been sitting there for months while I tried to figure out how I could do without it for a week while Staples worked on it. A wonderful good samaritan (who will remain anonymous by request) did it while we sat in sessions and chatted (2 comments)
What The Heck Is RSS? - 08/01/09 06:09 PM
I had a friend of mine recently ask what RSS was. (You know - those little orange radio wave looking things that are on every blog and podcast.) Seems she had gone onto Wikipedia and other sites to figure it out and nothing made sense. I remember doing this too when I first learned about RSS. Nothing made sense. I thought that some of you might also share this confusion. So I'm going to share with you what I used to explain it to her. RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication” which is like setting up TiVo. You use a reader (7 comments)
The Talking Stick - 08/01/09 07:21 AM
Image Courtesy of Walking Crow Originals The Talking Stick In Native American culture, it's called a talking stick. When you hold this stick in your hands you get to speak your piece for so long as you choose. No one can interrupt you. No one can take the stick from you. So long as you hold the stick, you are heard.
One of the things I've noticed most recently about our culture, is that we don't listen anymore. We are a culture of people starving to be heard. My boyfriend and I, both big talkers, have challenges when we have (7 comments)
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