..then there are those who simply butcher up the hard work put into a new product and pawn it off as their own. They are neither good nor great. Pablo Picasso was the one who coined the infamous phrase "Good Artists copy - Great Artists steal". Though there are a number of interpretations of what he meant, I'll attempt to give my own thoughts and perspective. I believe that a great Artist is not to be confused with that of a "thief". Instead, they take existing elements in the world to cultivate them with their own interpretation, in order to create something unique and original. For example, novelists steal words from the dictionary in order to make novels. Inventors steal existing parts, mechanisms and ideas in order to invent a product that is new to the world.
As an artist and sign maker, I keep a watchful eye in the real estate industry to see trends in order to help agents find new ways to help sell real estate. Hmmm... there's facebook, twitter, social media. How about "Social Networking Riders"?
With the help of Ben Kinney, he and I developed the first Facebook and Twitter Riders for real estate yard signs. Since then, we've been fulfilling orders for real estate agents, just like you, who want to drive more traffic to their social network sites.
The best ideas come from my clients. Real estate agents, just like you, who knows what works and what doesn't. If you have some half-baked ideas that need massaging, I invite you to contact me in helping bring them to fruition.