Tag: consumers

  • My last post got me thinking about a pol…

    My last post got me thinking about a poll I asked on Facebook a little while ago… It’s pretty simple (only one question) and while there were a decent number of responses, I’d love to get even more. Here’s the question: REALTORS: What is your largest source of business?

  • Maybe I can offer a totally different perspective

    Hurricane Fannie Freddie got me thinking about an email that I sent out to a Seattle real estate agent not too long ago.     The agent emailed me to say that she thought Rain City Guide’s negativity was only making the Seattle real estate market worse and that we should provide a more positive outlook. This […]

  • 4realz Roundtable: Effect of FDIC/Treasury Actions on Home Buyers and Real Estate Industry

    [NOTE: we had a wonderful show and you can listen to the entire episode at the bottom of this post!] This week were going to cover the obviously hot topic of the effect of the actions taken by the government in bailing out and/or helping secure IndyMac, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae will affect the […]

  • Localism2.0 Launches

    I got an early tour of the next version of Localism and I like much of what I saw… It’s a clean design that will give real estate agents plenty of opportunities to promote themselves (including by buying and/or creating new local communities). My guess is that this release will be very popular within the […]

  • Been crazy for a few days getting ready for…

    …in Realty Quest. Here are some of the things I wanted to talk about this week, but haven’t had the chance: 4RealzEd is coming to Pasadena on May 30! The buzz from the first two events has been wonderful and I’m already seeing people sign up without any real marketing on our part! I love […]

  • Redfin releases a genuinely interesting update!

    According to their press release, they are now commingling MLS, FSBO and Foreclosure listings on one map… and this has me scratching my head! Are they allowed to do this? Isn’t this type of commingling of listings against MLS rules? Notice the purple and pink icons… Those are REO (foreclosures) and FSBOs, respectively (green icons […]

  • The International Listings blogging team…

    …put together another great list: 101 Tips & Resources for the Upside-Down Homeowner.

  • The 1st 4RealzEd event was yesterday and…

    I think I’ve recovered enough now to actually post about it! 🙂 Despite our best efforts to be prepared, the day started off a bit rough with a nearby mudslide taking out power in our building in the morning (meaning no hot coffee and no projector) and a 9-car pileup on a nearby freeway slowed […]

  • With Ardell, don’t expect to…

    …get the usual web2.0 definition.   Think: Consumers.

  • Going way back before I took my job at…

    …Move, I landed a 30-minute meeting with Dan Rosensweig (COO of Yahoo at the time), where I tried to convince him that I should lead up a team for Yahoo to build a platform that would help real estate professionals market themselves at a local level using the various tools Yahoo had in-house (at the […]