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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Phil Sexton - John Hall & Associates
RECENT BLOG POSTS
As I posted on our company blog, 1st USA Realty is the latest locally owned independent brokerage that has changed their name.  The AZ Republic reported today that 1st USA Realty is now Century 21 Premier.   What's the consensus from 1st USA agents?  Fear? Confusion? Excitement?
09/17/2008
Thanks to Nick Bastian I have the privilege of participating in a get-to-know-you chain blog post of sorts, a meme (which I still don't know how to pronounce).  This Memorial Day Super MeMe was started by Mary McKnight, and since I was elbows deep in 8inx8in pavers in the backyard I wasn't able t...
05/28/2008
I'm not talking about the pimping that's cool these days because of shows like "Pimp my Ride".  I'm talking about the pimping where one earns money off of selling another.    The concept: Get paid for putting google ad links on your website.  The income: (straight from google)"How much you earn d...
04/29/2008
A simple question...so I thought,"Where does REALTOR.com send our listings?"  Do you know?  The guy I spoke with at REALTOR.com didn't, nor did the person he spoke to when he put me on hold.  Honestly, I think our listings go to so many sights it's impossible for them to keep an updated list - so...
04/08/2008
Holy smokes - the bottom is a popular topic these days.  It hasn't been this popular since Sir Mixalot came out with Baby Got Back in '92.  Only this time the bottom is sparking debates that have a lot more statistics than just 36-24-36.  I have seen them last hours - especially in the comments s...
04/01/2008
ADRE Commissioner Sam Wercinski posted an article about the Real Estate Recovery Fund.  I had no idea it existed and I'm not alone.  There were only 4 applications in 2006 and 18 in 2007.  Every real estate licensee in AZ contributes to the fund - who knew?  As of March 1st, 2008, the fund balanc...
03/19/2008
As you probably read in my profile (sarcasm? sarcasm), I am not a listing agent.  I work behind the scenes for John Hall & Associates, promoting and teaching technology for our agents.  As this conversation is progressing, people are starting to talk to me in the office about other websites they ...
03/17/2008
As my submersion in technology stuff continues, I found myself at the Phoenix Social Media Meeting last night and everyone was talking about Twitter.  I have recently signed up and am currently working through the learning curve.  Dru Bloomfield was not only the reason I signed up, but also share...
03/14/2008
I heard this term for the first time from Dustin Luther's NAR seminar titled "Understanding Your Online Competition".  He was referring to the fact that an online presence is all about hyperlinking to and from as many sites as possible.  Obviously its a play on the most important thing in real es...
03/12/2008
I went to a blogging class yesterday put on by Rob Gibbs with John Hall & Associates.  I thought I would share one of the golden nuggets that came from it.  If you would like to provide MLS browsers with more than the standard 6 pictures, start a free photo album (at picasa.com for example) and u...
02/22/2008
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