Category: Agents Advice

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Your Smart Phone

    10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Your Smart Phone

    Just walked out of the first Fusion event put on by the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate crew… So much fun! I had a great time on stage yesterday with Jeff Turner, Gahlord Dewald and Wendy Forsythe talking internet marketing, building online influence, tracking and measuring results and the real value of conversations. Also […]

  • BuzzRE OC Wrap-up!

    The BuzzRE  OC event was so awesome…   I met so many great people and the speakers came through with awesome presentations. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to join us! Some of the highlights were: Jon Lansner: Compared to any time in recent memore, there’s actually some good news to talk about […]

  • WordPress at Real Estate Connect SF?

    Are you breaking the rules with WordPress in real estate? I wanna know! The good folks at Inman News have asked me to moderate the WordPress Summit at Real Estate Connect this summer and I couldn’t be more excited! While we haven’t tried to confirm any speakers yet (that’s where I want your help), I’m […]

  • BuzzRE: Internet Marketing Education for Realtors

    About two months ago, the HomeQuest team put on a real estate educational event in Portland that I thought rock’d…  With four great speakers (Gahlord Dewald, Garron Selliken, David Gibbons and myself) and some help from some local title reps, we brought together a few hundred agents to teach them about how they could improve their […]

  • The trouble with Marc’s approach to Twitter

    Like many real estate professionals who are using the internet to market themselves, Marc seems to be overlooking the fact that the best clients come from your friends [link is broken, so I removed it]… your real friends. Most agents know this implicitly, but don’t necessarily make the connection to how they need to operate online. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gahlord has a great DIY article on tracking your listings…

    …for real estate professionals: Tracking print advertising with ListingNumber and Google Analytics

  • “In fact some lawyers would rather see their name…

    …at the top of search results or on the back of a phone book than have a reputation as a trusted and reliable authority in a niche area of the law.” Notorious Rob has some interesting insight around how to use social media…

  • Moving to a Self Hosting Platform from WordPress.com

    So, it’s been a half-day since the big move and everything appeared to have gone pretty smoothly.   While I followed my steps pretty darn closely, there were a few adjustments.   So here are the steps I used to move from a hosted wordpress.com account to a self-hosted environment: Export posts/comments/categories/etc XML file to hard-drive Save […]

  • My inbox is…

    …empty.