Three things you must do starting right now!

I was reading Chris Brogan’s post on “Slicing Your Social Media Pie” over at American Express’s Open Small Business Forum on Saturday, and it got me to thinking about our business. Chris asserts that “There are three basic components to social media: listening, creating, and communicating. That’s it. Listening is how you find out what…

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backupify your social content

I had a minor disaster at my casa last week in which I lost all access to a VMWare Fusion Windows XP machine. Fortunately it was quickly resolved by using a backup. That started me thinking about what I have that is NOT backed up. All of my computers use backup drives that are physically…

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Measy BounceBack Essentials

Ok, now that was a weird title for this post wasn’t it? I thought I’d combine the names of the two products I want to tell you about and make a title out of it.  It either caused you to open the post right away because you were curious, or caused you to pass (in…

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Where do homebuyers REALLY find the homes that they buy?

Last night I had the extreme good fortune to attend the Installation of Barry Zwahlen as President of the Contra Costa Association of Realtors® (CCAR). I say it was “extreme good fortune” for multiple reasons, which are too numerous to mention.  But, perhaps the foremost reason is that since my wife, Diane Gilfether was the…

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A few things to do to kick off 2010 the right way!

2009 is finally over and 2010 is here. The New Year holiday has always felt like new opportunity for me. I enter January with high hopes for the things that I want to accomplish in the year ahead and this year is no different. Many of you have journeyed with me last year as I…

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Last minute shopping for you!

Got your shopping done yet?  Most people I talk to have gotten theirs done or most of the way done.  But, when I ask them what they got for themselves I get a blank look.  Apparently nobody thinks that they should get themselves a gift.  Well, let me offer a suggestion.  Go get yourself a…

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iPhone 3G pet peeve solved!

I was one of those people who stood in line for over 6 hours in July of 2008 to buy the iPhone 3G when it came out.  I wasn’t happy to do it, but I endured the wait because the reward was so worth it. Then Apple came out with the iPhone 3GS.  It had…

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Realtors® guide to making a living in a Web 2.0 World Part Twelve ~ YouTube

The next step along the way to utilizing Web 2.0 tools to enhance your business is to utilize video.  In a previous post I talked about the Flip video camera, which in my opinion, is tailor made for real estate agents.  Go here to check it out http://realtytechbytes.com/video-made-simple/. Once you’ve got your hands on this…

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