The Google Academy-

Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Yesterday, Patsy Overton wrote a great and informative post  on what she learned at the Google Academy.   I couldn't wait to "Google" it and find out if it might be coming to South Florida.  If you want more information you can go to to learn more about what they have to offer.

Think you know everything about Google?  Hey I don't even think THEY know everything... yet.  I'm sure there's more to come.  One thing that Patsy shared with us was Google's FREE 411 Directory Assistance.  And, still if you haven't read her post, and the follow up one today,  please treat yourself and head that way.  Whether you're a Realtor, Home Stager, Home Inspector, Mortgage Specialist or any other Professional, we can all use this tool! also has training for Educators and Small Business Owners.  If you go to the site they share a daily tip, for example, today's tip was the FREE 411 Info phone number.  If there isn't an "academy" in your local area, they offer remote training as well as Group and On-site training.

Below is a schedule from their site.

Now, this doesn't take the place of RainCamp or the ActiveRain University ... knowledge is power, so why not take advantage of all there is to learn out there!!


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  1. Kathy Denworth 09/28/2010 03:19 AM
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Patrick White
Home Driven Realty, Inc - Baldwin, NY
Driven to bring New Yorkers home

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for the post on the Google Academy. Have a great day.

Aug 26, 2010 04:29 PM #1
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Advantage Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Kathy, this looks like great training! I will have to check it all out... There is so much to know!

Aug 26, 2010 04:30 PM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Patrick- check it out.  There's one coming to my area and I'm planning on going.

Don- Every day's a new day with Google, isn't it.  Read Bart Wilson's post on Google and Facebook!

Aug 26, 2010 04:34 PM #3
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Thanks Kathy, i was wondering if there is remote training.

Aug 26, 2010 04:48 PM #4
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Every day is a new day with everything Kathy.............thanks for sharing this Google information with us..............if I recall, I think you said once that I didn't know a whole lot, I just know how to Google well........LOL.............wasn't that you Little One?

Aug 26, 2010 04:49 PM #5
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Featured @ Club Chaos

Aug 26, 2010 05:00 PM #6
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kathy - Excellent information on google acedemy, thanks for sharing it.

Aug 26, 2010 05:24 PM #7
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker


Thanks for this informative information.  I missed Patsy's blog but will check it out now.

Aug 27, 2010 12:27 AM #8
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Thanks so much for sharing.  I will check out those links.  I still have a lot to learn.

Aug 27, 2010 01:16 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Anna- it looks like there is.  I haven't had a chance to investigate further but I also bet there's one in Houston.

Roger- "google" became a verb of mine long ago! 

C- many thanks!!!

John- Hope you find something helpful there.

Richard- Be sure to get there as she shared a lot of information. 

Debbie- Don't we all.  At least here at ActiveRain you can get condensed versions.

Aug 27, 2010 01:58 AM #10
Christine Pappas - REALTOR®
eXp Realty - Willoughby, OH
eXp Realty - The Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage

Thank you for the helpful information.  I'll stop by the site and check it out.

Aug 27, 2010 03:35 AM #11
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Kathy, this is very valuable information. I wasn't aware that this even existed. Thanks for sharing this with the rest of us.

Aug 27, 2010 05:09 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Christine- I've already added the Google 411 number to my phone.  Think how many times we call 411 and are charged for it!

Malcolm- I didn't know about it either until I read Patsy Overton's post.

Aug 27, 2010 06:15 AM #13
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I think googling has become a national pastime.  I needed a phone number the other day and foolishly pulled out a phone book.  I couldn't find what I needed and after three attempts I said, "why don't I just google it" and sure enough there it and easy.  Whoever thought that one day finding someone online would be easier than a phonebook?

Aug 27, 2010 12:14 PM #14
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kathy, thanks, always learning something new, now I need to go read Patsy's post on Google.

Aug 28, 2010 01:37 AM #15
xxxx xxxx
xxxx - Alexandria, PA

Thanks for sharing.  Will check it out !

Aug 28, 2010 02:38 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon- I end up recycling my phone books as soon as I receive them.  It is just so much easier to "google" something.

Rebecca- I'm glad you're going to read it.  She posts about some other hints she learned that could be useful.

Phil- Don't forget to put the 411 number in your phone!

Aug 28, 2010 01:15 PM #17
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Nice job of staying out in front of educational opportunities. Good post. :)


Aug 29, 2010 04:22 AM #18
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI

Kathy,  This looks very informative, but I am already signed up for another five-day class.  Too bad.

Aug 29, 2010 01:59 PM #19
Pam Ruckriegel
Louisville Real Estate Pros - 502-435-5524 - Louisville, KY
Negotiating the Best Deal for You!

Great info.  Thanks for providing the link!

Sep 18, 2010 05:34 PM #20
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