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The Hangover

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Spotlight Realty


Ahhh the hangover.  The time when you remember how much you love advil, your couch, your blanket, and your water closet.  And a great time to think about / try to remember just what the hell happened, and what you're going to do about it.

As promised, I wanted to present the other 11 great entries that just didn't make the top 10 cut.  These are in a particular order, just not the order you're thinking of.

And without further adeux adeiu ... here we go:

Dr. Rudolph D. Bachraty III at Sellsius questions if newspaper advertising has gone the way of CD's (that's like, sooo 2002) with Old School Real Estate Search: Real Estate Newspaper Classifieds Ads

Russell Shaw, the first recent addition to the Bloodhound gang, writes from his experience that the market has a lot less to do with what you earn, than you think.

Nigel Swaby at Salt Lake Real Estate Blog predicts a soft landing for the economy.

Jonathan Dalton at Jonathan's Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Blog writes about real estate technology with the little dutch boy

Joel Burslem at Future of Real Estate Marketing shows us 5 Great Ways to Improve Your Designs

Kristal Kraft at Denver Real Estate and Relocation wants to give the title back to Ohio as she points out some of the difficulties of determining the amount of forclosures in Colorado

Drew Meyers at zillowblog is shaking in his shoes about 'quakes, and provides a "how to protect your investment." A great article, that didn't make the top ten, because I though it was such a specific topic that doesn't affect me.  I guess what I'm saying is that it's not Drews ... fault.  HIOOOOO I got a pun in!!!

Colleen Kulikowski takes a look at the current housing market through her crystal ball.

Rory Siems takes a look at some recent blogging teamups

Brian Brady presents a long overdue idea with, well... a long overdue idea

And last and certaintly least ( I say that because I was actually going to trash it, as it was written on October 18th, and that is clearly in violation of the rules of the carnival). But:

A) I liked the entry
B) I like the idea of the whole blog
3) bugger off, it's my Carnival this week

Bringing up the rear is "2million" writing at 2million blog about the real return on his (her?) rental property

To finish, Drew asked me for my input regarding improvements, as there has been some discussion  this week on the subject. So my two cents is this:

Sometimes when you start adding to many complex rules, you make something too complex. The idea of the Carnival of Real Estate should be something very basic.  A bunch of Real Estate bloggers that submit their posts each week to a different host.  In my opinion, the rules should be entirely up to the host.   Different hosts should use their own discretion as to what will fly, I mean, it IS their blog this is going on.  I think the more that hosts stray from the norm, the more interesting their carnival is.  The more rules you add, the more uniform (aka boring) the carnival will become.

And as far as splitting the carnival in two... please don't.  I love getting suggestions from people.  I love even more when I get suggestions from people in my company, because they usually get the same response.  Make it so...  If it's something you're passionate about, then you're the best man for the job.


Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
Jon, great job. That was alot of work I'm sure. Now about me not winning........did my check arrive too late? I guess next time I will take you up on that wire transfer:)
Dec 05, 2006 06:52 AM
Kristal Kraft
Novella Real Estate - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

Thanks for the mention, that in itself is worthy of a chest puffing, thumbs behind the suspenders sort of gloat!  I like being up there with The Alpha Voices of the B-sphere!

Jon, you look like Nick Nolte on a bad day, is that really your pic?  ;)

Thanks for all the hard work on this, I know it has to mind bending...have another drink.


Dec 05, 2006 07:04 AM
Jon Ernest
Spotlight Realty - Brookline, MA

Thank you guys.

Bryant - the check came, but it was much much less than we agreed on... I guess your wife IS as expensive as you say she is!   (BTW I think that's my absolute favorite original pitch I've ever heard "Why should you list with me?   Because my wife is expensive."  talk about easy to relate to!!)

Kristal - yup that's me, but it's funny, usually people tell me that I look like Gary Busey on a GOOD day.

Dec 05, 2006 09:46 AM
Maureen Francis
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

I super job of hosting Jon.  

I have to say that I agree with you.  Don't bog the carnival down with rules.  K.I.S.S and let the host that week figure it out.  Yes, someone can always start another carnival if they want to, say for example, carnival of real estate with a lot of rules.  

I always enjoy your humor.  Visit us here more often so that we can enjoy it! 

Dec 05, 2006 09:59 AM