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The Future of VIDEO in Real Estate - 09/30/07 04:46 PM
Do you see a big future for VIDEO in Real Estate? Why or Why Not? Are you using Video on your web site for Personal Promotion? Are you using Video on your web site with your Listings? Are you advertising on TV ? Post Links! (6 comments)
Fed Chairman Bernanke Finds His Voice! - 09/18/07 05:15 PM
Our new Federal Reserve Board Chairman was struggling with his fist big decision... Should he cut fed funds rates, and stabilize the economy, or should he play it tough because the finance market caused it's own problems? Either way, he would be accused of pandering to special interests. Everybody wanted him to do what Greenspan would have done (cut rates to bail out the mess). But Bernanke wanted to be his own man. He wants to be seen as a strong voice at that... He wanted to have his own voice and not be a puppet or shadow of Greenspan. Apparently wisdom won out and the economy will get some relief (6 comments)
Roll Over Beethoven: Inventing a Wheel vs Buying a Wheel - 09/15/07 04:00 PM
Beethoven was a masterful composer who rocked his world by breaking all the rules. He changed the world of music forever. I refer here to his personality because a good real estate agent might want to have such a bright, innovative talent even while bucking a few conventions of our own day in order to make a deal work the way Beethoven made a symphony work. Then there was the WHEEL, which was an invention that changed travel, making it easier to move. Don't you wish somebody would come along and invent a tool that could change the world of real estate forever, making it easier and more profitable? PUTTING (4 comments)
FSBO Killers Group - Great Ideas - Thanks For Sharing ! - 09/14/07 04:31 PM
Real Estate - How To List For Sale By Owner Sellers This a note of thanks to all who have joined my FSBO Killers Group here at AR. If you have not checked it out, please do. See > http://activerain.com/groups/fsbokillers I look forward to more great posts as more Realtors add more FSBO listings to your practice! (3 comments)
Real Estate Coaches, Coaching Organizations... Reviews: What's Wrong, What's Right? - 09/14/07 04:08 PM
Have you used a Realtor Coach to improve your Real Estate Sales performance? Which Real Estate Coach, and Which Coaching Plan did you use? What went wrong? What went right? Would you recommend this approach to other agents? Can you make any suggestions that Real Estate Coaches should take heed of to improve their programs? Please share! (4 comments)
Real Estate Price Slide Not Over, Says Wall Street Journal - 09/13/07 08:17 PM
Real Estate Toledo Home Prices Will Apparently Continue to Trend Downward: If a new survey of professional opinion of economists is correct, then the USA is headed for a recession. This does not bode well for Toledo Housing Prices, which are already at their lowest point in several years in many areas of the USA, including Toledo, Ohio. ########### FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: September 13, 2007 Likelihood of a Recession Is Given Better Odds Economists Debate If Job OutlookIs as Bad as Feared By SUDEEP REDDYSeptember 13, 2007; Page A5 Economic forecasters are boosting the odds of a recession over the next 12 months as the housing slump deepens (0 comments)
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness? - 09/12/07 08:51 AM
I don't have much to add to the following observation about the Real Estate Market Correction... It is short but says a lot... ############# Michael Parker, a Real Estate Consultant, In a Recent Article, says: In any correction, there are those who adapt and improve, and those who curse the darkness. I was always taught that it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. There are lots of reasons behind this current mess that are outside of your control. Your prospecting, Internet marketing and transition to making your online marketing presence work better for you are all things within your control. ############# So (5 comments)
Toledo Real Estate Market News - Summer Market Summary - 09/11/07 10:00 PM
Toledo Homes, Real Estate Market News is not good. But there are some bright spots. Toledo Realtor, Lonn Dugan, of RE/MAX Masters says Toledo home prices continue to fall, while toledo home sales volume is down. Many frustrated home sellers have found thay cannot succeed when trying to sell a house in Toledo, Ohio - especially if using a Realtor that has not mastered Internet marketing. This is because 80% of all buyers now find their home on the Internet instead of by driving around looking for signs. In contrast, Dugan, who is a former DotCom marketing guru, says his clients have been selling for 98% (1 comments)
Real Estate Investor Tips ~ Real Estate Investment Results ~ Retire with $1,000,000By Buying HUD Homes - Bank Owned, Foreclosure, or Repo Homes and Renting Them Out! HOW TO MAKE MONEY INVESTING in Income Property, or BANK OWNED REAL ESTATE. YOU CAN MAKE $100,000 to $1,000,000.00 or more in 20 Years or Less! Start with as little as $0 to $10,000 or as much as $50,000+RENTAL INCOME PROFITS ARE FOR LONG TERM REAL ESTATE INVESTORS ! www.RealHUD.com www.DuganSells.com Copyright 2007 Lonn Dugan, Realtor, Coach, Real Estate Investment Consultant 419-764-9649 (2 comments)
Do It Yourself SEO and Natural Search Engine Results w easy eBook - 09/09/07 11:34 AM
Realtors can Learn to Do it yourself with SEO / SERP. Get Natural Seach Engine Results for FREE Real Estate web site traffic for life! It's all about titles n tags n congruency between these and your content. I make these things simple, and help them make sense in one very affordable eBook. You can read thousands of pages about this topic online, or just get my eBook and work for about one hour a day for about one week and get page one results at google or yahoo. Read the tips free here at Active Rain by searching keyword "SEO eBook" or just get the eBook! Order eBook (1 comments)
SEO / SERP NOTE: Amazing "AR" GOOGLE Power Strikes Again - 09/07/07 04:47 PM
POWER THE SEO / SERP GOOGLE POWER OF ACTIVE RAIN IS JUST AMAZING..... Google this: "Buyer Agent Toledo" and you will see my recent AR post about buyer agency - TOP OF PAGE !This link makes it easy... > http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=buyer+agent+toledo&btnG=Google+Search Google this: "real estate investor tolede" or "fix flip toledo" and you will find my recent AR post about this topic in the top few listings as well. easy links > http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=real+estate+investor+toledo&btnG=Search or http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=fix+flip+toledo In many cases, these Active Rain blog posts were indexed in Google within the same day, and they trumped longstanding pages with similar content... Why? Good use (8 comments)
Real Estate Toledo - Toledo Homes - Buyer Agent Services - 09/06/07 04:31 PM
Buying Real Estate in Toledo Ohio? BUYER AGENT SERVICES are FREE OF CHARGE ~ WHY DO THIS THE HARD WAY? 3 Steps For Best Results: Your Deal ~ Your Way 1.) Choose Agent 2.) Choose Lender 3.) Choose Home Many people do this whole thing backwards, shopping for a house before choosing an agent or lender. They use the agent that "comes with the house" once they find a house. This could end up costing you quite a bit. You Get The Best Service, Price, Terms and Payment when you choose an Agent who Works FOR YOU and NOT for the Seller. Get (1 comments)
Real Estate Investor Fix Flip Profits - Toledo Ohio Real Estate Investors - 09/04/07 10:09 AM
Several Toledo Ohio Real Estate Investors with fix flip profit opportunities have been helped lately. This post is for potential Real Estate Investors in Toledo or any city, anywhere, as well as Other Realtors who may benefit from what I have learned. The subject is how to avoid mistakes and maximize profits with fix flip investing. There is NO book or Consulting formula that is needed for successful real estate investing. Common sense is enough! In fact, In the last 6 months, I have met a few investors who were - reading books- going to seminars- following formulas- and hiring consultants... Most of those types are in Analysis Paralysis, or Stuck in "GETTING READY" (6 comments)
Active Rain: A little overwhelming, but worth the effort - 09/04/07 09:09 AM
KUDOS 2 AR ! At first I thought of AR as mainly an SEO opportunity for Real Estate Agents (that is how it was introduced to me). I have been blogging elsewhere for my Real Estate and Coaching Business, for the most part, but posting the same content here as there, for the Real Estate SEO / SERP kick. Somewhere along the way, I found that AR was much more professional in it's Real Estate Community behavior and feel. Now that I have migrated to AR as my main Real Estate blogging site I am becoming more aware of how many people participate here, what great Real Estate (3 comments)
SEO SURVEY TIME - HOW IMPORTANT IS ONLINE TO YOUR BUSINESS ? - 09/03/07 10:43 AM
Search Engine Optimizaton For Real Estate Web Sites, Realtors, Online Agents REALLY WORKS! SURVEY FROM MY WEB SITE: How Did You Find This Web Site (A) Search Engine (B) Newspaper Ad (C) Harmon Homes (D) Yard Sign (E) Postcard or Mailing (F) Friend (G) Other Have you surveyed your Real Estate Web Site Visitors? Do you know where your Real Estate Web Site Traffic comes from? www.MyRealCoach.com www.7Days7Secrets.com
Search Engine Optimization - Market Share for Google vs Yahoo ? - 09/02/07 09:39 AM
If you are doing SEO or Search Engine Optimization for a Real Estate Web Site, then it is important to know whicfh search engine to optimize for.... It is widely reported that about 70% of all search engine results are produced by Google, either directly or as the "search engine behind the search engine" as when the words RESULTS BY GOOGLE (or some such) are found at page bottom of another search engine. HOWEVER - Yahoo may have more relevant or meaningful traffic when it comes to real estate. They have offered real estate listings and Real Estate specialized searches for a lot longer than google... (8 comments)
Yahoo Beats Google - August 2007 - 09/01/07 07:00 PM
Yahoo Beats Google For SEO Traffic in August 2007 at my main Real Estate Toledo Listing Site at www.DuganSells.com ! Yahoo sent 374 visitors to my site. Google sent 265. These numbers might sound low to you, but remember, this is TOLEDO OHIO and not Chicago, Columbus, or Cleveland... Results not normal, Google usually trumps Yahoo. Anybody else find results like this for August? www.MyRealCoach.com www.7Days7Secrets.com (10 comments)
Real Estate Speaker's Bureau? - 09/01/07 02:39 PM
How would an aspiring Real Estate Coach / Trainer enroll in a Real Estate Speaker's Bureau? I would like to offer FSBO listing program, or SEO training to MLS Boards, Brokerages, Seminar and Convention Managers. Any Advice ? See examples of my FSBO Listing Techniques, with FREE FSBO CALL SCRIPT at www.FsboKiller.com Additional help at www.Fsbo-List.com and www.MyRealCoach.com (6 comments)
Real Estate Blogging Fool ? - 09/01/07 01:35 PM
Are you a Real Estate Blogging Fool? How many blogs do you maintain? Fess Up ! What is the address and purpose of each? I work about 8... Some more active than others... There is ActiveRain, Reliberation, 3 inside my Point2Agent listing/sales site, one stand alone for promoting my SEO eBook, and one which is a personal interest portal - where I am actually Blog Host to over 500 other bloggers... www.ActiveRain.com/toledo is my current favorite: Purpose: General, Sharing FSBO Listing Techniques, SEO Techniques, and Whatever is on my mind... What about you? (9 comments)
The joy of Real Estate Coaching - 09/01/07 10:17 AM
Just received a nice unsolicited email from a real estate coaching client... Here is what she said: ############## Just wanted you to know I googled, Sell House Cumming Ga my realcumming.com was #1 my realalpharetta.com was #2 and my main website northgeorgiafoothillsproperties.com was #4 on the 1st page. I never would have been able to do this without you Lonn. The websites on your hosting system are working beautifully, now that I know my way around. I am comfortable blogging about properties and subdivisions. I am getting numerous hits on the websites and I have a client coming in from San Antonio next weekend (0 comments)
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