real estate business: Business 101: What does your email address say about you? - 12/26/11 07:21 AM
So one of the things that I do in my position is to hire new property managers to work with our firm so as you can imagine when we post a job we get tons of resumes. So I was sent one that appeared to be a pretty qualified person, had a nice resume, well written, no spelling errors (we'll save that for a later blog) and I was sending a reply email to set up a first telephone interview. As soon as I hit the "reply to" button I noticed her email address "onecrazymama@something.net" and I had to pause for … (8 comments)

real estate business: Business 101: How much money do you lose not answering the phone? - 12/17/11 06:19 AM
Its more and more common these days with all the electronic gadgets that companies and small business people have, like Realtors, that they now rely on technology instead of people to answer their telephones. Why? Ask them and they will tell you that it works better, they can be found 24/7, it is a great lead capturing technique, etc. But the real reason: They don't want to spend the money hiring someone!
But do you really save money or is it cutting off your nose to spite your face? Let me tell you about my friend the roofing company owner. … (14 comments)