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2009 

All of these suggestions are free to implement and will generate very high quality incoming links and a pretty healthy amount of traffic. You can use your ActiveRain profile just fine with each of these items but you will likely generate the best results with your own Individual Blog. (If you don...
01/29/2009
“A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service.” A politician looks forward only to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation.... - Thomas Jefferson On Friday I put out a post...
01/26/2009
I started my first real mini-business in 1994 when I was still in high school. It was called Paradigm Interactive Media (pimedia.com) and we were a web site development company. Since I didn't know anything about developing websites, my job was to go out and sell the websites to local busines...
01/25/2009
Next week I will be speaking to the NAR Strategic Planning Committee in Washington DC.  The committee consists of all of the NAR top brass and other influential leaders.  I am putting together my presentation this weekend and I want to reach out to our membership to see what types of things you w...
01/25/2009
I asked our team to come up with a mission statement today.  Although they were not very happy with the short deadline, on a Friday no less, they all pitched in and came up with some good ideas. Now I am taking these ideas to our membership to help us refine what we currently have and hopefully e...
01/24/2009
ActiveRain moves fast.  So fast that I know of only a few people who really have a clear picture of everything that ActiveRain has to offer.  AR is now averaging a site upgrade at least once a week.  To put that in proper context, most software companies are on a quarterly or 1/2 yearly deploymen...
01/21/2009
The real estate brokerages website traffic represented in this chart that are not dropping off a cliff are all of the online, "non-traditional" variety. Little tiny 100 person company Redfin is about to surpass Coldwell Banker?  Zip Realty has almost as much traffic as the next three l...
01/16/2009
For years I've been a believer that it was best to "Work smart so you don't have to work hard".  Lenn, I am sorry to hear that you've been unsuccessful in your endeavors to not have to work hard. Obviously you are extremely successful, but even after all of your success you...
01/15/2009
It is a great deficit to start with. Being smart, or God forbid "extremely talented", has to be one of the single greatest impediments to becoming successful in real estate. No, it's not that real estate is a special field; there are in fact only a few highly specialized fields wher...
01/15/2009
I just stumbled upon the comment above that was a part of a post where people were debating the returns on various online real estate websites.  I have heard the sentiments of the comment above numerous times since founding ActiveRain. Because of the rich professional-to-professional networking ...
01/14/2009
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