Realtor’s® guide to making a living in a Web 2.0 World ~ Part Four

Over the last three weeks I have been talking about how a real estate agent can make a living in the Web 2.0 world. We started by setting the stage, talking about phones, then computers.  This week I want to talk about the software that you will need on your computer. There is a wide…

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Realtor’s® guide to making a living in a Web 2.0 World ~ Part Three

Two weeks ago I introduced this multi-part series of posts on how successful Realtors® are making a living these days. In that post I talked about the 6 traits of successful agents and the one thing that none of them do. It will be important to keep those traits in mind as we talk about…

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Realtor’s® guide to making a living in a Web 2.0 World ~ Part Two

In last week’s post I introduced this multi-part series of posts on how successful Realtors® are making a living these days. This post will continue where we left off last week by examining what I consider to be the most important tool that a Realtor® has…and it’s one that most of us have yet to…

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Realtor’s® guide to making a living in a Web 2.0 World ~ Part One

I’ve been a licensed real estate agent for over 23 years. For most of those years I have been licensed as a broker. I have spent over 15 years as a manager of real estate offices. One of my four primary roles in that position was to train agents. (The other three primary roles of…

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Google Secret Tool Can Increase Your ranking

I was poking about on Google today, in a behind the scenes sort of way and somehow ended up looking at Google Directory.  Google Directory?  I didn’t know that Google had a directory.  Like most of us, I know Google as a search engine par excellence, but as a directory?  Who knew? What’s the difference…

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Two Twitter Tools for Real Estate Agents

Unless you have been on vacation on Mars for the past year, you have heard about Twitter.  You may know that Twitter is a micro-blogging service that allows you to post messages limited to 140 characters.  This messages are called Tweets and can theoretically be seen by every Twitter user.  Of course a person would…

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Pico Projectors = Pocket sized Presentations

Do you have an iPod or an iPhone?  If you do, you are half way there to creating a pocket sized method of delivering your listing presentation or property tours. Instead of lugging your laptop to listing presentations (Note: You may still want to take your laptop if you fill in contracts online) you can…

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RE what camp? REBarCampSF!

As I write this, it’s been just about one week since I attended my first REBarCamp in San Francisco. It’s taken about a week for me to fully internalize all that occurred in about 8 hours on a sunny August day in the City. You may be asking yourself “what is a REBarCamp?” For questions…

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The more things change, the more they stay the same!

I wanted to buy my first house in 1984. I had absolutely no clue about how to go about the process, so I started by going to open houses. I met lots of real estate agents, but sadly, none that I trusted enough to want to “hire”. So, I started taking real estate courses at…

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