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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Own your own mobile WiFi hotspot

As real estate agents we have learned how to work away from our offices and to provide our services wherever the customer happens to be, at their home, their office or even at a local coffee shop. One of the factors that has contributed to that mobility is the nearly ubiquitous presence of WiFi.  Although…

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