Random Thoughts for The Week (Referral Network, Inman News, Posterous, Obama Administration)

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Random Thoughts for The Week (Referral Network, Inman News, Posterous, Obama Administration)

1.  Referral Network

It is a great feeling to have such a powerful referral network coast-to-coast.  The combination of Random Thoughts for The Weekprofessionals here in Active Rain in addition to my contacts through RE/MAX at RE/MAX.com provided another opportunity to refer a great agent to a home seller outside of Richmond, VA.  I was a little bit nervous with this one as I have close ties to the sellers as they are my parents.  But after their appointment with the Realtor I referred, they said "Chris, we would have never found her without you."  That makes me feel great as a super resource was provided to them. 

2.  Inman News

I just subscribed to Inman News this week after attending Real Estate Connect.  What a tremendous resource of real estate info !  If you have not subscribed or checked it out, I would recommend doing so.  We did so after being completely inspired from attending Real Estate Connect in New York City this year.  That conference once again set the tone for us already in 2010.

3.  Posterous

Have you checked out Posterous yet ?  What an amazing, simple blog platform !  We are using it for updating photos and the like and added a subdomain to our website and included a space for it on Facebook.  Check it out :

The Somers Team Photo Blog

The Somers Team - Posterous on Facebook

4.  Obama Administration

Last week, I was so busy to post my random thoughts post.  One of the things I was going to mention was to look for an upset in the Massachusetts Senate race which was accurately predicted !  One aspect I did not predict was the assault on the banking sector and capitalism by the Obama Administration after-wards.  Thanks to that, there has been a significant wealth destruction of 5 to 10 percent on many publicly traded companies, especially the likes of JP Morgan, Bank of America and Citigroup.  Without going into too much detail on this, all I can say is what are they thinking ?  You would think the messages that have been communicated from Virginia, New Jersey and now Massachusetts would be loud and clear...  I guess we will know more tonight after the President's speech.  However, I will pass to have a nice dinner out in New Hope !

What are your thoughts ? 


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Scott Guay
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Ocean Pines, MD
Associate Broker. Ocean City and Ocean Pines MD

I need to take a look at Posterous as another platform to use.

Jan 26, 2010 11:43 PM #1

Hi Christopher and Stephanie-

Thanks for your nice comments about Inman News! I'm so glad you became members - there are so many great benefits! Make sure to check your email later today there is a comprehensive Connect report that will be emailed out today that is just for paid premium members.

Thanks again!

Katie Lance

Marketing Manager - Inman News | www.inman.com

www.facebook.com/inmannews | www.twitter.com/inmannews

Jan 27, 2010 02:59 AM #2
Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate
Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access - Philadelphia, PA

Scott - It is a great tool, and very easy to use !

Katie - You are welcome !  And thank you.  We really think that the Real Estate Connect conference is the most rewarding real estate conference of the year.  It certainly has helped us immensely.

Jan 28, 2010 08:49 AM #3
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

We used to subscribe to the Inman News thanks for the reminder. Just last week we started using Posterous, so are just in the learning stages there.  Thanks for the post 

Jan 28, 2010 12:20 PM #4
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Posterous keeps coming up all over the place. Going to check it out now. Thanks for the reminder and Happy Friday!

Jan 29, 2010 03:15 AM #5
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