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2006 

I was watching one of my favorite programs this weekend, the Property Ladder on TLC, and it never ceases to amaze me the naivety of people who try to take advantage of the real estate market.  If you haven't seen it, the program takes a new "real estate investor" that buys a property, attempts to...
08/31/2006
A very timely article in RealtyTimes this week featured an article about a homeowner that lost the sale of their home to buyers that would not be convinced that the data presented on Zillow was innacturate.  This You've Been Zillowed article raises an interesting point.  How reliable is the infor...
08/31/2006
A number of years ago Porter put forth the premise that specific inherent resources in an area eventually spawn unique technology.  His concept was formalized in the Porter diamond which evaluated the impact of the unique resources of an area, the education and skill base of the workers, geograph...
08/31/2006
Scrolling through the Future of Real Estate Marketing Blog this evening, it amazes me that the flow of innovation is never-ending; especially in the field of real estate.    I visit the site every once in a while to make sure that I am up on the latest technology.  During this visit, I was direct...
08/31/2006
The National Association of REALTORS® published a report last year that indicated most real estate agents spend between $1,000 and $10,000 annually on marketing across a variety of mediums.  In looking at the data, agents spent a lot on signage and flyers, as well as an ever-growing amount on int...
08/30/2006
An interesting phenomenon has been going on across the country.  Housing transactions are going down, and rental rates are going up.  I think we are all feeling the burn from a much slower transaction market.  Properties are sitting longer, and aggressive range pricing now results in expired list...
08/30/2006
Steven Covey and others talk about your sphere of influence and sphere of control.  Network marketing groups talk about your personal network and the hundreds of people that you know.   All of these lessens tell us that every point of human contact that we make may eventually result in a client a...
08/30/2006
I was reading the other day that most For Sale By Owner properties receive between eight and fifteen calls per day during the first few weeks of their listing.  Unfortunately, almost all of these calls are from hungry real estate agents that are looking to get a listing.  With all of that competi...
08/30/2006
I posted a bit earlier about the cost of buying leads from lead generation companies and in reading a lot of correspondence and feedback about these services, it appears that there is a lot more to getting a sale than just buying a lead.  If you look at how different companies aggregate leads for...
08/29/2006
There was an article in Realty Times this morning about a real estate company that is differentiating itself by featuring not only used inventory from the MLS on its website, but also all of the new construction that they can find.  The service is part of HER Real Living  and their website now fe...
08/28/2006
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