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I am going to change the name of the guilty because some of these stories are just TOO fuuny! I am hoping you will share with us YOUR most embarrassing moment as a Realtor! These are just a few from my office ( and me!) A guy in my office was showing a home we had toured earlier that day as an of...
02/28/2010
The section below actually was linked in my e-mail from the on-line REALTOR® Mag.  It came from an article titled 6 Best Practices for Online Leads,  I am just a bit curious, what do you think about it?   Do people that actually supply you their phone numbers in an on-line form expect that you w...
02/25/2010
Home Buyer - The Process   Why Own?There are many great reasons to consider owning a home: · You'll have a place that is yours! You'll own it, have a place to raise your children and become a part of your community. You can pass your home down to your children, and their children, creating securi...
02/24/2010
It's official: The New Good Faith Estimate is causing real pain to The Consumer and; The Real Estate Industry I've now spent two months working on this new good faith estimate.  It's been implemented since January 1rst of 2010. So, without further adieu.....what is the problem with the new Good F...
02/24/2010
To say that realtors have a lot of negative press is an understatement. Sometimes the negative press is within our ranks. I am sure that a day on Active Rain is never a day without a rant about some uneithical Realtor, or Realtors that don't answer their phones. It stands to reason that any indus...
02/23/2010
My last job in the tech world of IBM (wired) and Motorola (wireless) was future vision marketing manager before I "got off the plane" and applied what I learned about digital marketing and PR in real estate. We looked out 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years to try and imagine what is possible with wire...
02/20/2010
The concept of getting your website to the first page of Google seems like an almost impossible task to many.  People spend months writing more and more content for their site, getting backlinks, and editing things without ever getting your website to the first page of Google.  You feel defeated ...
02/18/2010
There are oodles of "don't do this" and "be sure to do that" lists available on the net for real estate advice but I thought I would rack my brain of 23+ years of real estate experience for a few ‘non-traditional' pieces of advice. Everything you are about to read is true. SOME names, however, ar...
02/15/2010
What percentage of bad leads do you get from your website's home search IDX? Bad phone number, bad email address or creative (and sometimes vulgar) name? The idea of how much money is wasted anytime someone registers with bad information is enough to make your hair gray prematurely... or just fal...
02/13/2010
It is an interesting question and one that our local association is discussing.   Lets start with an example..."Data" Agents are allowed to use our MLS Data (IDX) on their personal websites and blogs but are not allowed to distribute data to any person or entity. Here is the direct Section from o...
02/13/2010
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