Random Thoughts for The Week (Referral Network, Inman News, Posterous, Obama Administration)
1. Referral Network
It is a great feeling to have such a powerful referral network coast-to-coast. The combination of professionals here in Active Rain in addition to my contacts through RE/MAX at RE/MAX.com provided another opportunity to refer a great agent to a home seller outside of Richmond, VA. I was a little bit nervous with this one as I have close ties to the sellers as they are my parents. But after their appointment with the Realtor I referred, they said "Chris, we would have never found her without you." That makes me feel great as a super resource was provided to them.
2. Inman News
I just subscribed to Inman News this week after attending Real Estate Connect. What a tremendous resource of real estate info ! If you have not subscribed or checked it out, I would recommend doing so. We did so after being completely inspired from attending Real Estate Connect in New York City this year. That conference once again set the tone for us already in 2010.
Have you checked out Posterous yet ? What an amazing, simple blog platform ! We are using it for updating photos and the like and added a subdomain to our website and included a space for it on Facebook. Check it out :
4. Obama Administration
Last week, I was so busy to post my random thoughts post. One of the things I was going to mention was to look for an upset in the Massachusetts Senate race which was accurately predicted ! One aspect I did not predict was the assault on the banking sector and capitalism by the Obama Administration after-wards. Thanks to that, there has been a significant wealth destruction of 5 to 10 percent on many publicly traded companies, especially the likes of JP Morgan, Bank of America and Citigroup. Without going into too much detail on this, all I can say is what are they thinking ? You would think the messages that have been communicated from Virginia, New Jersey and now Massachusetts would be loud and clear... I guess we will know more tonight after the President's speech. However, I will pass to have a nice dinner out in New Hope !