Darrin Friedman's "RE Tech Broker"

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty
Sometimes old school prospecting just works There is a primal fear that most real estate agents have about making “cold calls” to generate business for themselves.  Whether they state outright that the avoidance is about not wanting to feel rejected, or whether they hide behind excuses built arou...
SEO strategies I learned at Coldwell Banker’s Gen Blue Josh Pike’s, the Senior VP from Alloy Media, spoke at a break out session in Las Vegas at Coldwell Banker’s Generation Blue Conference this week, and I am here to tell you his content was brilliant.  As a blogger, and one who speaks on socia...
New DC Guidelines regarding Tenant Rights If you have ever helped someone sell a property in the District of Columbia and that home has a tenant, then youknow just how complicated it has become. There are so many guidlines that it can make your head spin, and what started out as an effort to pro...
  If you are buying or selling a home in Washington D.C. this is just something you must know. Now, your agent will provide it for you, BUT, if by chance they don't or you feel their data is out of date, this link will have the most recent information for you to make a well informed decision. Th...
Too plugged in?  Help is near... Every once in a while, I feel way too plugged in. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or my iPhone, there are days I just don’t want to hear about it. I don't want to check in. I just don't want to know. I’m not a therapist – though I play one in the office – but I t...
How Real Estate Agents have pimped themselves out using Facebook I am a huge believer in Social Media.  How could I not be?  It has changed everything.  In my case, it has revolutionized my office from a place that was on the chopping block to a national success story in just four years and I at...
    Harry Reid’s Last stand? A First time Home Buyer Tax credit extension The Senate, by a 60-37 vote, today approved an amendment Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) offered to the tax extenders bill that would extend the first time homebuyer tax credit.  The amendment would extend the date...
What you need to know when you list a house after a rental!   by Don Den­ton, Branch Vice Pres­i­dent Capi­tol Hill In the Dis­trict, if you own a res­i­den­tial rental prop­erty, IT MUST BE REGISTERED AS EXEMPT (OR NOT) FROM RENT CONTROL. Where we run into prob­lems is with harry home­owner who ...
Last week I started a Facebook fan page called Wash DC 365.  The focus? Well, here is the description from the site:   "Washington, DC is the seat of our nation’s government. Home to some of the most powerful men and women in the world.  Washington, DC is a city steeped in tradition whose majesty...

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