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Anyone going to Inman Connect this year in San Francisco from August 1st to August 3rd? I am going to be on the panel called "Tops Down Social Media" during the Broker Summit at 2:35pm in the Franciscan Ballroom on Wednesday August 1st. Here is quick description of the panel and the panelists: "S...
Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Love watching Shark Tank on Friday nights.   Blows me away how innovative American entrepreneurs are.  Also, amazes me how naive entrepreneurs can be in terms of raising money.  I understand the value of Shark Tank in getting advice from sharp wealthy business peop...
Another great infographic from ActiveRain!  Check out phenomenal information on how much real estate professionals make based on how much they work and spend.  Also find out what technology and advertising solutions you should be using and how much you should be spending!  Real Estate Marketing a...
Great post by Eric Proulx who is the social media and FaceBook expert for  After going public, it looks like FaceBook has made it harder to reach your fans "encouraging" you as a page owner to buy advertising to reach your fans.  There are a lot of interesting features that have b...
Join in the fun.  Got a GREAT real estate picture.  You can be featured on the home page of  Check out Amy Hahn's picture from the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.  Submit pictures to  Real Estate Photo Contest: Round II On behalf of, I just wa...
Zillow is a PR machine, to their credit.  Their recent negative equity map has got people talking and I am sure it will drive traffic to Zillow.  One agent Greg Nino takes offense with it due to their use of tax assessment values for their map.Recently Zillow created a "Negative Equity Map."   It...
  Hi Everyone, I haven't been very active on Twitter.  I have been focusing on FaceBook & LinkedIn for the past 12 months.   I am starting to dig into and focus on Twitter.  I would like to get from 181 followers on Twitter to more than a 1,000 this year. If you are on Twitter, shameless plug: p...
By: Nikesh Parekh There's a rating or index for EVERYTHING now.  KLOUT is the one that seems to be taking social media by storm.  KLOUT is a measurement of your social media influence based on your Twitter, FaceBook and Google Plus activity.   Today, a new service called launched. ...
I love this article from Barbara talking about the increasing strength of the residential real estate market.  The builders are back.  Home sales are increasing.   Lots of reason for optimism.  As the residential resale market continues to gain strength, the new construction arena is feeling its ...
Vote for your favorite picture to be on the home page of  We have some amazing submissions from ALL OVER the country.  Visit the home page and take a minute to vote for a winner! Photo submissions have been pouring in by the boatload since we launched the RealEstate...

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