Norm Fisher's Agent Networking Blog

Real Estate Agent - Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate
I primarily use this "activerain" blog to network with and share ideas with other real estate professionals.
In this high-tech world it's easy to lose sight of some of the simple things which we could be doing to develop business.  Here's one which impressed me.On Monday evening, one of my agents pulled 100 business cards out of the box, and jotted a handwritten note of the back of each one. "If you're ...
The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey for 2007 which measures affordability of housing in 159 cities in Canada, the United States, Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand has just been released.This third annual survey compares median incomes for an area to housing prices...
The power of "pinging" was brought home to me in a big way tonight when this post on my Saskatoon blog appeared at the top of my Google Blog search results, just eighteen minutes after it was posted to my blog.As a newcomer to the whole blogging scene, I've spent many hours reading various blogs...
I installed IE7 today and my Google Reader stopped working.  I can access the reader but it won't open any of the feeds.  The browser just freezes up.  Oh, good old Microsoft. It made me wonder if they're up to old tricks of messing up compatibility of competing products.  Having said that, IE7 h...
In preparation for a post I wrote on my Saskatoon real estate blog, I spent about 30 minutes viewing listings on a typical real estate website.  I continue to be astounded at the poor quality of images which pass as acceptable to both sellers and agents. In thirty minutes time, I managed to colle...
Flipper Nation released their second episode today. "The Blame Game" attempts to get to the bottom of the meager profit Richie and David earned on "The First Flip."Does it "really matter" what your interest rate is?Does "Bermuda Bluegrass" actually double the value of your property?Just what kind...
Jim Cronin of the Real Estate Tomato published an interview today with Greg Swann of Bloodhound Realty.  Greg is a frequent contributor to his own BloodhoundBlog.  I have visited both of these blogs on a daily basis and and enjoy them very much.  The interview titled, "Straight from the Hound's M...
I just wanted to share two pieces that I found about blogging and the addictive nature of it.  The first piece is featured on Sellsius, titled "You Might be a Blogoholic If..."The second is a pretty funny video on PhilTube called "Did you Say Blogging?"  Caution: some colorful language, but bleep...
As humans, we are predisposed to promoting and protecting our own interests and for the most part, this is considered to be an acceptable approach to living our lives.  After all, we are responsible to look after ourselves and if we don't at least consider our own interests we might find ourselve...
Somehow, I missed the blogging boat!  I’m not sure how and it probably doesn’t matter now, but clearly, the ship sailed as I stood at the dock waving goodbye.I do recall hearing of blogging, perhaps as far as a few years back.  My initial thoughts said, “That’s stupid!  What could a real estate a...

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