real estate: Prosser Washington Homes and Real Estate For Sale | A Rich History of Innovation - 06/22/11 02:47 PM
Prosser Washington Homes and Real Estate For Sale ~ A Rich History of Innovation ~ Found in Benton County Washington, Prosser is a relatively small town with a population of about 4,838 according to the census of 1st April 2000. Located along the Yakima River, the city has only one zip code which is 99350. Agriculture and related activities including food processing and wine tourism form the backbone of Prosser city’s economy.
For a long time, Prosser was occupied by Native Americans whose main activity was fishing along the Yakima River. The area was by then referred to as “Tap tut” … (2 comments)

real estate: Burbank Washington Real Estate and Homes For Sale - 06/18/11 07:22 AM
Burbank Washington attracts many potential homebuyers for a variety of reasons. Some of the most prominent reasons are the schools, the rural feel without being too far from shopping and some bigger cities, employment, and the easy freeway access. Burbank is home to three schools, Columbia Elementary, Columbia Middle School, and Columbia High School. Homeowners in Burbank Washington love these schools because they are all situated right next to each other and great for families with kids at more than one school. The schools are also fairly small schools.
The rural feel of Burbank Washington also draws many potential homebuyers. Burbank … (1 comments)

real estate: Tri Cities Washington Farming, Ranch, Viticulture, and More - 06/12/11 04:57 PM
The Tri Cities Washington area has many distinctive features in which people are drawn to the area by. One reason is the outer lying areas surrounding the Tri Cities Washington. These outer lying, rural areas are great for those who enjoy or have a need for wide open land but like being situated relatively close to the mid-sized metropolitan area of the Tri Cities Washington and all the city has to offer. The rural areas around the Tri Cities are mingled with acres of agricultural land offering it's residents spacious areas in which to live. The Tri Cities Washington also provides … (1 comments)

real estate: Richland Washington Homes | Educational Opportunities Available - 06/11/11 06:59 AM
Richland School District The Richland School District serves the cities of Richland and West Richland with nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools. The District enrolls 11,100 students and has 1,400 employees.  Operating Budget - $100,000,000   Washington State Quality Award - Achievement Level   The schools in the Richland District offer many education options. Richland has plenty of elementary schools such as Badger Mountain Elementary, Jason Lee Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Lewis & Clark Elementary, Marcus Whitman Elementary, Sacajawea Elementary, Tapteal Elementary, White Bluffs Elementary, and William Wiley Elementary. Additionally, there are three middle schools, Carmichael Middle School, Chief Joseph … (0 comments)

real estate: Homes For Sale In Tri Cities Washington - 05/24/11 08:11 PM
Tri City Wa Homes Many Tri City home buyers choose to buy home in the Tri Cities Washington area because of all the amenities the Tri Cities has to offer. The local Chamber of Commerce teams, Visitor’s Bureau, and other local organizations invest a lot of time into providing the Tri Cities residents with activities everyone can enjoy. Throughout the year there are many annual events such as Cool Desert Nights, Hydroplane Races, Tumbleweed Music Festival and many more events drawing people from all around the region. Not only does the Tri Cities offer numerous events and activities for residents to … (2 comments)

real estate: Homes In Benton City Washington - 05/24/11 01:01 AM
Benton City Wa Homes Many choose to buy a home in Benton City Washington because of the abundance of recreational activities available and the easy freeway access. For those who enjoy water sports the Yakima River flows through the core of Benton City and connects with the Columbia River. Benton City’s Yakima River and the nearby Columbia and Snake Rivers are very popular for the avid and novice fisherman. Water sports do not even cover half of the recreational activities Benton City offers, as there are the local mountains, miles of walking/running/biking trails, wine tasting, state parks, and more! Along with … (2 comments)

real estate: iPad Search App - Have You Seen This Video Demo? - 05/16/11 05:44 PM
Recently, my wife and I were introduced to the iPad search app. All sorts of wonderful features, however, the one feature that stands out as having the greatest potential is the Area Scout feature. See the first video demo below. The other day, we were with clients and turned this feature on and as we drove through the neighborhood, houses for sale simply popped up and presented themselves to all of us.

Kind of a game changer, wouldn't ya think?

A few more details on the iPad app...


real estate: 60 Ways Personalization is Changing [real estate] Marketing - 05/13/11 02:57 AM
HubSpot posted a great article on personalization's effect on marketing. I think the article is a must-read for all of us who take marketing seriously. Among the many points made, here are a just a few I appreciate:
#8. "The future is in making websites, products, or experiences personal in a deeply meaningful way."
How many of us have bland, non-interactive real estate sites that offer nothing more than a glorified brochure to the visitor.
#50. "One-to-one marketing is all about personalization; less mass communication and more mass customization."
Broadcast emails simply do not work. Especially the ones I receive … (8 comments)

real estate: When Blogging Ya Need To Use Bold Subtitles For Power Skimmers - 05/09/11 01:41 AM
When blogging, make it easer on your readers by highlighting key points in bold, using subtitles, adding bulleted lists, or any combination thereof. I read this blog entry (a great article btw, read it!) and it REALLY needed subtitles. I assumed the article would be good, as the article was featured in ActiveRain's daily email. If it were not for the nod by the AR staff, I think I would have passed on it. I cannot say I'm an expert on the concept of highlighting key points, however, I think I did a relatively decent job on this article. Compare my … (5 comments)

real estate: Using Flickr For Real Estate: You Might Be In Violation Of Their TOS - 05/07/11 06:38 PM
Using Flickr to host your listing photos might get your account deleted. Here is an excerpt from Flickr's TOS:
Don’t use Flickr to sell. If we find you engaging in commercial activity, we will warn you or delete your account. Some examples include selling products, services, or yourself through your photostream or in a group, using your account solely as a product catalog, or linking to commercial sites in your photostream. If you engage in commercial activity elsewhere on the internet or in the real world, you’re still welcome on Flickr—in fact, we’ve even set up some best practices especially for … (6 comments)

real estate: Pictures to Make a Room Look Bigger Part 2 | Tri Cities WA Real Estate - 01/07/11 07:53 AM
Potential buyers like to see spacious homes but its hard to show spacious rooms through the lens of a camera. Debra Gould, president of Six Elements Inc and creator of Staging Diva training program has 8 tips to help you as the realtor make every room in your listing accurately portray the size of each room.
5. Use Mirrors to Your Advantage – Mirrors are great assets when trying to make a room look bigger, they help by revealing more of the room then you are able to capture from where you stand.
6. Lighten Up – Light does wonders to … (0 comments)

real estate: Pictures to Make a Room Look Bigger Part 1 | Tri Cities WA Real Estate - 01/07/11 07:50 AM
Potential buyers like to see spacious homes but its hard to show spacious rooms through the lens of a camera. Debra Gould, president of Six Elements Inc and creator of Staging Diva training program has 8 tips to help you as the realtor make every room in your listing accurately portray the size of each room.
1. Remove Area Rugs – These tend to break up the room and make it appear smaller.
2. Use a Wide Angle Camera – A wide angle camera lens, 28 mm or less on a DSLR or the equivalent on a point and shoot, helps … (1 comments)

real estate: 5 Hot Real Estate Markets For Investment Properties... - 10/28/08 05:20 AM
Looking for a location for investment properties? Not all cities are experiencing real estate woes. Watch TODAY’s Meredith Vieira talk with real estate agent Barbara Corcoran about the five hot real estate markets where you can actually make money...

I be Joe Lane, the co-owner of The Lane Real Estate Team. The other owner, my beloved wife Colleen, wants nothing to do with the property management side of the real estate business. With five children still at home, I don't blame her. You can call me most anytime at 509.308.5513 | Don't mess with a bald dude! … (3 comments)

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