Is Facebook the new AOL?

Over the last two years I have been talking about being where the people are, where the home buyers are, where the home sellers are, and if you have been listening, you have heard me say that where the people are is not in your office. I have been a huge proponent of packing up…

Please share!
Details

IDX…worth it…or not?

In my “day job” as a trainer and consultant to real estate agents and brokerages, I have been researching vendors that provide IDX search tools. IDX is Internet Data Exchange and it is a set of rules that allows brokerages to display listings from other brokers on their web sites.  IDX provides the ability for…

Please share!
Details

Copyright, Creative Commons and you

One of the questions that comes up a lot in the hands on classes that I teach has to do with Copyright. People either want to know how to protect their work, or they want to know how they can use work done by others. So, I thought that I’d share some of the resources…

Please share!
Details

3 Topics to Boost Your Success in 2010!

A live course brought to you by Jerry Kidd Wednesday, 02/24/2010. 08:30 am-12:30 pm In the CCAR Conference Room [Map] Time Management Learn why time management is essential to a real estate agent and different techniques for effectively managing your time. When you leave you will have a blueprint for a one-year time management calendar.…

Please share!
Details

Let Google help you grow your business

Lest you think that I am Google’s payroll (I am not, but that’s not a bad idea!) I want to tell you about a page that Google has just for you, the Real Estate Professional. You NEED to click on this link: Google Tools for Real Estate Professionals now and read every word and follow…

Please share!
Details

Free Google service puts you on the map!

I’ll bet that you know that 90% of home buyers use the Internet at some point during their home buying process.  (Source: NAR’s 2009 Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers). But, did you know that Google can put your business on the “map” for free? Here’s how to take advantage of this Free service from…

Please share!
Details

My impression of MacWorld 2010 (and a deal for you!)

I went to MacWorld 2010 in San Francisco on Thursday.  This being the first year that Apple wasn’t going to be present, I wanted to see if the show would be better or worse that what I saw last year. Being a relatively new convert to Macs (and an iPhone user since July 2008) I…

Please share!
Details

If I were just starting out today, I would…

I was asked to complete that sentence the other day by a woman who had just received her real estate license and hadn’t yet made the choice of what brokerage to join. She wanted my take on what I would do to be successful in today’s real estate market.  That’s a really good question, but…

Please share!
Details