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                                                        Pete, did you really do that?  Are you familiar with Trulia Voices? According to the information on the Trulia’s website it is a place for “real questions & answers from people like you”. For last few weeks I became a frequent visitor to th...
As an eager student of Active Rain I asked AR Customer Service a few times regarding the rules guiding Featured Posts.  How are they selected, who selects them and who selects the selectors.  To my surprise, I have never received an answer. To my surprise - as Active Rain staff is usually very go...
Reading Instructions: If you are a NAR member, please take your “NAR hat” off and read this post as an individual. This post does not intend to offend anyone. Many of you feel strongly on this subject on either side of the issue and I certainly respect it. I will tell you when it is time to put ...
As I mentioned in my post “Can Zillow Annihilate Realtors?”, Zillow is planning to launch agent ranking system.  This is really what I wanted to talk about, but somehow I drifted to prospects of our annihilation by Zillow. Do clients need to find out how agent ranks by accessing Zillow (or any o...
I have just read the post by Greg Swann, to launch Realtor rating system Greg is a superb writer, so it doesn’t matter how bad news he might be writing about, you will enjoy Greg’s rhetoric more than your will fear its possible meaning. Yes, I don’t see Zillow to ...
William Johnson published recently an excellent post: Out with the Old FICO Scoring System and In with the New. It triggered an excellent discussion on the FICO score itself, but also touched on many other issues, such as the role (and potential liability) of real estate agents evaluating credit...
Are you ready for the 4th of July? Residents of the Monserat Ave. house in Belmont, CA are: Are you, your friends, clients, associates and family ready? Can you post a picture to show what did you or they do to prepare for celebration of the 4th of July? Let us know!   
I usually post well after midnight PST. Do you have observations when is the best time to post?  Is it any particular time of the day, day of the week?  What is your experience? I would appreciate your comments.My second questions is how are posts selected as featured? Who does it? Is it dependen...
You are a single and moving to San Francisco. You are 25 - 30 years old. After work you like to have fun. You are looking to buy a 1 bedroom/1bathroom condo or condo-loft. You heard about Tenancy in Common (TIC) apartments and are willing to give it a shot as well. You are looking for a recommen...
 My vote goes to two companies, Zillow and Trulia. To be more precise, I believe that revolution started shortly after collapse (2001?). There were new efforts undertaken by a number of dot com companies, but other than spectacular collapse of a few over funded start ups, there is not muc...

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