Matthew Rathbun - Real Estate Musings in Spotsylvania VA

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Managing Real Estate Broker - Coldwell Banker Elite
This is Matthew Rathbun's blog for helping other agents in this crazy real estate industry. As a Realtor and Educator Matthew likes to share his thoughts with like minded folks!
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One of my favorite tools is the FREE Postlets.com listing marketing tool. This system is very easy to use and will help saturate the internet with great marketing venues for your listings. I've put together a quick tutorial to help you get started:
02/03/2009
Recently I've been trying to find training programs for Appraisers who appraise homes with "Green" upgrades and certifications. It's been a challenge, but thanks for my Twitter buddy, Stephanie Edwards-Musa here are a few tools for your favorite appraiser that she has shared: Appraisal Institute ...
02/03/2009
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Here are a few tools that you may want to add to the resource page for your Green buyers: Walkability of a House Location from www.WalkScore.com Environmental Protection Agency Smart Growth Resources Green Real Estate Remodeling Guidelines LEEDS for Homes Guidelines LEEDS FAQ for Green Homebuyers...
02/03/2009
Self Preservation I've just returned from the 2008 NAR Convention in Orlando, Florida. I got the opportunity to take some instructor-updates and spend time with several instructors. Some of the things I heard, were disconcerting to me. Several of these instructors were ranting about the students...
02/03/2009
You've either been using social media in your real estate practice and are ready for the next level or you've heard a lot about the benefits and want to get some basics down.  Either way, REBarCamp is an awesome opportunity to network and learn from peers in the real estate social media world.  C...
02/03/2009
Putting Lipstick on a Pig After writing a post on www.AgentGenius.com , I had several conversations, by Twitter, Facebook and Skype regarding the concept of "Consultant." Lots of folks that I talk to, I respect very much, but also disagree with. Most often I found that those using the term, were ...
11/28/2008
To Block or Not to Block Recently I've engaged in a few conversations about when you should unfollow someone on Twitter and what parameters I use to decide if I want to follow back, those who are following me. With Qwitter you can now signup to find out when someone stops following you and what y...
11/28/2008
Self Preservation I've just returned from the 2008 NAR Convention in Orlando, Florida. I got the opportunity to take some instructor-updates and spend time with several instructors. Some of the things I heard, were disconcerting to me. Several of these instructors were ranting about the students...
11/14/2008
I recently read an article from the Spring 2007 ALQ Real Estate Intelligence Report, entitled “Minority groups call for end to sub-prime foreclosures.”  The article begins with the following: A coalition of civil rights groups led by the NAACP and National Council of La Raza is calling for a mor...
05/18/2008
One of my favorite tools for real estate marketing has been SnagIT.  This software has a lot of functionality, but not everyone needed all the functions and it cost $40.  I knew it was only a matter of time before a related product would come out as an open source product. The Jing Project is a ...
05/18/2008
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