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2007 

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ActiveRain is a wonderful place to accomplish two things. The first and most obvious today is that ActiveRain is the premiere place online where you can connect with other real estate professionals from around the country. The second is to connect with consumers. This has always been a part of Ac...
02/24/2007
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Where do you Get Your Images?A photo posted on your blog can make a huge difference.  It conveys the idea of your post and really catches the eye of the reader.I've been using clip are for many of my posts.  I copy the clip art and past it into "Paint."  Then save it as a JPG file. ...
02/24/2007
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A lot of the times you'll see an article online or a press release that catches your eye.  The temptation is to post it as is into your own blog.  However doing so adds little to a readers understanding of you and what you do, in as much it does little to help you, or your readers. Darren Row...
02/21/2007
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There are a number of news reports out today that housing sales have declined across the US. Reports say that in a few states sales have declined by over 20% (a).  The NAR has come out with the most optimistic report. In the opinion of NAR Chief Economist David Lereah the market has bottomed out ...
02/16/2007
Rhonda Porter on Seattle's Rain City Real Estate Guide points out a disturbing peice of marketing that's come accross my desk as well. A company is offering access to consumers who've recently pulled their credit in an attempt to secure a mortgage.   The information originates from th...
02/14/2007
Freakonomics Blog pointed me to an interesting story on affordable housing on Boston.com today. Harvard Professor Edward Glaeser in Boston.com delves into problems with Massachusett's affordable housing law Chapter 40B. A number of builders have used somewhat less than legal means to get arou...
02/13/2007
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For those of you who are curious about the going's on at Redfin I'd suggest you check out The Bloodhound blog today. Kris Berg interviewed The Company’s CEO Glen Kelman, in his "toughest interview ever." Why is Redfin interesting to us? Greg Swann points out that "There are...
02/08/2007
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On ActiveRain we do a lot of talking regarding the value proposition of the sales person.  We also do some talk about the conditions of the market today in different areas.  But what are the value proportions from your changing local market?It hasn't been long since home values were rising at...
02/08/2007
Through Pat Kitano via his blog at TransparentRE.com I've seen two significant signs of interest in the local blogging world. Real Estate Discounter Redfin is launching Sweet Digs.  The company will be paying a staff to write about Bay Area listings.  Century 21 is getting into the mix too.  ...
02/07/2007
KUOW the local Seattle Public Radio Station today had a conversation about media deregulation and the reduction of media ownership with author Erick Klinenburg today.  They discussed the affects of media conglomerations on local radio news coverage.Blogging came up briefly as a source for filling...
02/05/2007
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