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BNAR Technology Summit
Colleen Kulikowski, Creative Real Estate Solutions... (MJ Peterson)

Keith Garner and Colleen Kulikowski

 

Earlier this week I attended the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors Technology Summit.

Several people at my table as Keith Garner spoke about blogging, they would say "Oh I couldn't do that" and I just sat there quietly thinking that is good.   I don't have much to worry about in competition. 

He showed examples of blogs that have great success, Teresa Boardman and Jay Thompson up on the screen, sites that I have followed since joing ActiveRain.

Then Keith goes and tells everyone to go get on ActiveRain to learn about blogging, get into the habit but and this is the most important but: 

Get your own BLOG and write to the consumer there, not on ActiveRain.

Hmm interesting, something I already knew.   Use ActiveRain for learning.   So if you have been around ActiveRain for awhile and you have been blogging to the consumer how is it working for you?   You can easily start a free account on Blogger, Wordpress or Typepad.  You can also do a self-hosted site on these platforms or the myrid of providers out there including the Tomato and RSS Pieces.  

Visit my site at www.BuffaloNiagaraRealEstateHomeSales.com you too can develop your own!   For those in the Buffalo area that want a Realtor who understands the technology and how to leverage it to their advantage, call me!  

 

Colleen Kulikowski is your Western New York Real Estate Expert focusing on Buffalo and Niagara Falls neighborhoods of Western New York.  If you are on Twitter, please follow me... If you enjoyed this post by your Buffalo & Niagara Falls Home Sales Expert, make sure you subscribe to our RSS feed!

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Dirty Deeds - Buffalo NY Getting Tough on Bank Owned Foreclosures!
Carl DeFranco, Buffalo Niagara Falls Real Estate (DeFranco Real Estate Corp.)

Dirty Deeds - Buffalo NY Getting Tough on Bank Owned Foreclosures!

An interesting article popped up in the Realtor Magazine Daily Update about how Buffalo NY is taking an aggressive approach to holding the lenders accountable for the condition of the homes in their control as reported by Michael Orey of BusinessWeek.

Spreading the Pain Michael Orey wrote in this very telling article Dirty Deeds. Those that profited from the sale of these houses at one point are now stuck with the collateral and they don't like it.
In Buffalo there is an estimated 5,000-10,000 abandoned homes. These abandoned homes are a problem, especially when they are not being taken care of. New York State amended the definition of "Owner" in its property maintenance code to include not just the title holders, but others who had "control" over a property in 2004.

Don't think the borrower gets away scott free in Western New York. Many times Cooper sentences the borrowers to community service. This is definitely a hot topic here in Western New York.

Join the debate over at BusinessWeek

 

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