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Services for Real Estate Pros - Altos Research
A bunch of ideas from my experience working in technology and with agents & brokers across the country.

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2008 

We see a lot of good real estate data here at Altos Research. We see a lot of great presentations of that data too. We decided that we'd like to offer some recognition for the best stuff out there. So we thought it'd be fun to have a little awards ceremony. We'll call it the Data-Rich Realtors A...
11/25/2008
In case you missed, Jott is a great little application that changes your voice text to notes.  They have a variety of service levels starting from free (ad-supported) to $3.95/month to $12.95/month. Jott sets up a unique phone number for you to call.  You simply call the number, leave yourself a...
11/24/2008
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The other day, I provided a quick intro to Twollow, a recently launched Twitter application that enables you to automatically follow other "tweeters" on Twitter. Some early observations: Be VERY specific about the key words that you enter.  For example, if you select a general term like "real est...
11/20/2008
Just some quick hits for anyone looking to take a more measured approach to their internet marketing strategy, which you should be if you're doing any significant marketing via the web with a website, regularly updated blog, or email marketing campaigns.  Keep in mind that Internet marketing isn'...
11/20/2008
The quick & dirty: Twollow allows you to automatically follow people on Twitter based on key words. When the key words are tweeted, you will automatically begin following that person on Twitter. Real Estate application: What if you're an agent in Palo Alto?  Maybe it would be a good idea to foll...
11/18/2008
In what's seeming to turn out as a series of posts about Twitter, here are few more Twitter tips, links, and tricks. Today's O'Reilly's webcast: Twitter for Business (by Sarah Milstein) One good idea: Twitter once a day. It's 140 characters.  You can find something interesting to post in there, e...
11/13/2008
Just received notification of this through, of all places, a tweet from Tim O'Reilly. http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/e/1162 Looks interesting, and it's free... Sign up now - it's scheduled for tomorrow morning (Thursday, November 13)!
11/12/2008
Well, the good news is that asking prices were up in Denver, Dallas, and Houston... Check out coverage of our monthly National Housing Report release on Inman News today.
11/11/2008
During the recent REBarCamp in Houston, the attendees participated in a group-led workshop about social media.  Lots of time was spent discussing Twitter and ideas on how best to use this simple web application.  I thought I'd take moment to share some of the conversation.  (I can't recall which ...
11/11/2008
You've got a website. You're trying to get visitors to stop by your site everyday, but deep down, you know that you're getting 20 visitors a week, or maybe 10, or maybe 0... You hear that you need to do better search engine optimization.  It's a term that's thrown around, and for some it means sp...
11/07/2008
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