I missed a week of my favorite real estate links from around the web. But this is what I found interesting in the last week on the real estate interwebs......
I think I'm weird. If I didn't live in California, where it's between 75 and 85 every single day, I could totally picture myself cuddling up with my iPad next to a blazing fire in my living room and reading Rob Hahn every night before bed. I'm definitely weird. But no one in the industry delves into issues the way Rob does. Here, he takes his second shot at flushing out why Rupert Murdoch bought REALTOR.com and what it could mean for the future of online real estate.
6 Ways to Get Buyers to the Closing Table - Trulia Pro Blog
Struggling to get your buyer clients off the fence and to write offers that will actually get accepted? Read these six tips to learn how to set appropriate buyer expectations. There is nothing more important than setting expectations with your clients. So many of your issues could be avoided, or the impact lessened, had the buyers expectations been set BEFORE they ever made their first offer or got into their first negotiation. This is rock solid advice from an agent in the field, just like you.
Inside a 160 Square Foot Home - Country Living
This photo slideshow gives a tour of a tiny 160-square-foot home built on the shores of Puget Sound in my home state, Washington. It has a kitchen, living area, bathroom and bedroom loft and seems quite cozy - but not cramped enough to induce claustrophobia......unless you're over 6 feet tall, which I am. Pretty awesome for a builder that had no prior experience. And when she gets sick of her neighbors? She just hooks it up and moves!
What do you think? Could you live in such a small space?
Of the many noteworthy aspects of Cloud Citizen, a proposed skyscraper that would be built in Shenzen, China, the fact that its height of more than 2,200 feet would make it the second tallest building in the world is probably most interesting. Its unusual sprawling shape, which looks like tall stacks of flat rocks, would probably be second. Learn more about this interesting skyscraper, like how it will produce power from the sun, wind and algae. Is this the future of the urban living in America?
The Absolute Beginners Guide to Social Media - Realuoso
Seth Price, with Placester, is a smart guy (and probably the sharpest dresser in real estate that I know. You never miss him if he is in the room). But in this infographic, he boils down getting started on social media to some simple steps that even us less intelligent folks can understand. Even if you've been doing it for years, Seth's advice is spot on. Wondering how often to post? Wondering how to act and what to post? Give this a read and you'll have a better idea, especially if you are getting started or want to be more effective using social media for your business.