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Here you'll find info on the Phoenix area real estate market. Plus who knows what else! Please visit our "other" blog, The Phoenix Real Estate Guy!
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Personally, I've never been a fan of reciprocal linking. I've never had reciprocal links on my website, and it's done just fine, ranking well for dozens of search terms. (this despite many experts telling me I had no chance in Google without "lots and lots" of reciprocal links) My oversimplified ...
06/12/2007
Tired of Redfin and 60 Minutes?I know I am. Redfin this, Redfin that, blah blah blah....Tired as you may be, you *really* need to see this video that the folks at Poin2 Agent put out. It's supportive of Realtors and.... well.... you'll just have to watch....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZzbrftT...
05/29/2007
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There's a six month old baby fighting for his life in Sacramento, CA. He was born with leukemia, is in his fifth round of chemo and only has weeks to live unless he gets a bone marrow transplant. All it takes is one person with the right tissue type. You can get tested and listed on the National ...
04/12/2007
I had the pleasure of hosting the 33rd Carnival of Real estate on my other blog. You may want to stop by and see some great posts from this week in the mainstream blogiverse. A word of caution to ActiveRainers who submit AR posts to the Carnival -- MAKE SURE YOU AREN'T SUBMITTING "MEMBERS ONLY" P...
03/12/2007
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Those geekus maximus Google engineers have done it again. With Google Trends you can see the history for different search terms over time. You can compare search terms alone or against other terms."So what?" you may be asking... Well, think about it this way. If you have a web site, wouldn't it b...
02/21/2007
It should come as no surprise that every real estate professional needs a "web presence".Yet I hear comments all the time like:"A web site is too much hassle""Everyones got a website. So what?""I've had a website for years and never gotten a sale out of it."To those comments, and others like them...
02/15/2007
There have been lots of posts here about "floor time". (Here is one of mine. Here are several others)Some (most?) agents hate it, some tolerate it, a few actually like it.Regardless of your feelings, it DOES work. This just happened today:My lovely bride does not enjoy floor time. At all. She was...
01/12/2007
Stumbled upon some cool stuff out there in the Blogiverse and thought I'd share it with others here. Looks to be pretty cool use of text messaging for real estate agents.Rather than duplicate the content across blogs, please visit my "other blog" for details. Be sure to check the comments as one ...
01/12/2007
Greetings folks! I just created a new AR group - Point 2 Agent sites.Anyone with a Point 2 Agent web site is encouraged to join. This can be a place where we discuss tips and techniques for getting the most out of our Point 2 site. Have a question about your P2 site? ASK IT!The group is not limit...
01/06/2007
Yesterday I witnessed an Arizona Rain Storm. (Ironically, it was actually raining that morning, an event in and of itself that is newsworthy around here.) It was a meeting that Brain Brady pulled together that included most of the top ActiveRain point holders in Arizona, and some Bloodhounds. It ...
01/06/2007
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Here you'll find info on the Phoenix area real estate market. Plus who knows what else! Please visit our "other" blog, The Phoenix Real Estate Guy!