john ziemba: Day 3 of Keller Williams Family Reunion - 02/18/13 10:25 PM
Day 3 of Keller Williams Family Reunion
Started off at the preview of the KW Mega Tech Camp, I was interested to learn about the new KW mobile app that each agent will have available to them.  Then I heard Cary Sylvester chat about social crm followed by a panel with Jessica Starr & Wendy Papasan.

Then I headed to Gary Keller’s Vision Speech where he gave his view on where the real estate industry is heading.   There were several points to take away from the presentation.
1.  Housing is undervalued at this time based on … (3 comments)

john ziemba: Day 2 Recap from Keller Williams Family Reunion - 02/17/13 09:20 PM
Day 2 started off by visiting the convention center to check out some of the vendors products.  I put my ticket in to win the DeLorean.  Here's a great picture of Lisa Archer chillin in it. 

The first session I attended was on video.  The class was a very good how to for beginners.  I wanted to add these few tips.
1.  Switch the Camera to Airplane Mode - This will prevent any alerts, texts or calls interpecting your perfect video.

2.  Cup the phone when you hold it -  Doing this will allow you to eliminate shakeness by … (0 comments)

john ziemba: KW Family Reunion 2013 Day 1 Semi-Live Blog - 02/16/13 10:07 PM
KW Family Reunion 2013 Day 1
Here is my Day 1 update from Keller Williams Family Reunion.   Started out eating breakfast hotel and then headed over to wait in line for the entrance for the doors to open.  After the doors opened I ran around saying hi to vendor friends who I respect a lot and chat with online all frequently. 

I headed over to say hi to the DotLoop peeps and got to meet the Steve Peele.  He has been a great friend and I had a pair of head phones for him.  Check out this pic of … (2 comments)

john ziemba: 150 Leads in 2 weeks, I think I broke the bank. - 06/25/11 01:38 AM
In the last two weeks, I have found some great opportunities using Craigslist.  I have been using it to attract buyers to my website for several months and have been getting a decent amount of registrations.  This week I posted 20 ads similar to this:

From these type of ads I generate 9 buyer leads.  I posted these ads all on Monday morning.  While these results are good, I ran some other ads for renters and I could not ignore the overwhelming results from them.  Over the last 2 weeks I posted a handful of the following ads … (10 comments)

john ziemba: Do I really need a Wordpress website? - 06/02/11 04:20 PM
After a recent #retechchat on twitter.  Drew Meyers, wrote a post inspired by from a comment that I had made.  I noticed that a majority of the top producers in my area and even my company are not using Wordpress as their main website.  In Drew's post he explained why agent's should consider using wordpress as an option for their website.  While I think Drew brings up some very valid points, I think there are several issues agents need to consider.  Do you blog?  If you don't do this on a regular basis then there really is no reason to switch … (21 comments)

john ziemba: Are you smarter than the "Expert"? - 03/11/11 12:50 AM
I recently read Rob Hahn's latest blog post, Keller Williams’ New E-Edge Program and Strategic Fit, in which he analyzes Keller Williams and their newest eEdge Technology Platform.  Now, I don't know Rob personally, but from his education and experience he seems to be a really smart guy.  I read his blog regularly and always seem to question his analysis of the issue he talks about.  He brings up some very interesting points but like his old blog picture used to show he can be considered the grim reaper of the real estate industry.  He always talks about the what if … (7 comments)

john ziemba: Is Tech Savvy Agent Scared of John Ziemba? - 10/24/10 02:46 PM
I want to start off by saying there is not a finer resource for the latest real estate technology information on the internet than TechSavvyAgent.  With his goal to have over 10,000 fans on his facebook page by the NAR convention coming up here in 2 weeks, I highly suggest you become a fan.  Chris Smith has continually put out quality content on his blog and I just finished listening to his interview with Jonathan Rivera of The Official Real Estate Referral Group, Recently, I have been trying to hunt him down and interview him for his website.  Wait, … (12 comments)

john ziemba: 5 Things I am going to do as a result of KW Mega Camp 2010 - 09/18/10 10:04 AM
Recently, I attended Keller Williams annual gathering of the top agents in Austin, Texas know as Mega Camp.  After listening to the best of the best talk about their business and the steps and tools they are using to succeed at a very high level, I took a few minutes to sit down and write the items that I could put into my business with little cost and increase my results.  Here they are in no particular order.
1.  Pay-per-click advertising, this was one of the big ideas I got from the KW Mega Tech Camp, I believe this can be … (2 comments)

john ziemba: SEO, Google is King, Should I worry about the rest? - 08/16/10 01:24 AM
SEO, Google is King, Should I worry about the rest?
After reading a post on Justice Wordlaw's facebook page, it got me thinking about his question.  He stated "It seems Google pretty much owns and operates SEO is that a monopoly?".  While Google has a vast amount of market share, I do not believe the other sites such as Bing or Yahoo should be ignored.  I believe this because the results on these search engines can be very different than those on Google.  Furthermore it may be easier to get top search engine page rank for your terms.   In fact it … (4 comments)

john ziemba: Back by Popular Demand, Why 50 Cent doesn't equal 2 quarters. What's changing in real estate. - 07/19/10 06:38 AM
Why 50 Cent doesn't equal 2 quarters.  What's changing in real estate and what you need to do to stay relevant.
Did you miss the last presentation?  Due to overwhelming demand we will have an encore.  Want an presentation at your office? Please contact me. 
Here's what others have had to say about this presentation:

"John really opened my eyes as to what I need to do to stay in the business for the next ten years or longer."
-John Campbasso (Team Leader, Keller Williams Team Realty, Palatine, IL)
"Was proud to be invited to a presentation on Real Estate … (1 comments)

john ziemba: Hey Lebron James, I'll be your REALTOR - 07/02/10 06:31 AM
Unless you live under a rock, the biggest buzz around the Chicagoland area is that Lebron James will be coming to Chicago to play for the Bulls. So since it's a forgone conclusion, I mean the NBA already stated selling your #6 Chicago Bulls jersey (even if it was for just a short time), I am sure you will be needing to purchase a home in the area.
So I was thinking there are a lot of options for you. I'll throw out a few:
Want to move near Michael Jordan? Then Highland Park is the place for you.
How bout … (1 comments)

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