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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lockwood Real Estate

Houssee Real Estate NewsFor the past few weeks I've been an active user of, which I review here.  This is a neat, established site, but one of the things I really didn't like about it was the huge amount of Spam, including ads for little blue pills, laptop batteries, cheap hotels, and any other sort of Spam you can think of.

With this in mind, I have just launched, which is running on the same open source software (Pligg), but which I've vowed to make as spam free as possible.  I would like to invite you all to come and check it out and publish your stories there. 

Naturally I have a lot more to do.  The Spam fighting tools in Pligg beta are pretty primitive, so I have to look into upgrading or coding my own fixes to help with this.  Also, as time goes on, in addition to the links you get from submitting your stories, I'll also be rewarding top contributors with home page links.  (Based on who voted for your stories like RealEstateVoices, or possibly top # of stories submitted, or how many people YOU voted for -- or some combination of that to be determined later).

None of this is especially difficult, and I'm willing to take on all of that and really dig in and make this a valuable resource, if there's enough interest.  But I need your help.  So come sign up, spread the word, etc.

Another possible aspect of Houssee is this:  I would also like to do a weekly link love post featuring the best of  I had originally envisioned Houssee site as not just another Digg clone, but as a cross between Digg and the Carnival of Real Estate.  So "Houssee" was the name of the award you win.  Unlike the Carnival, however, the selection would be entirely or mostly user-vote driven, but like the Carnival the content would be highlighted each week in a blog post somewhere. 

I may have more news about this depending on how it all works out.

Meantime please come by, sign up, and start submitting and voting on stories!

Comments (2)

Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

John, I went as far as signing up but I will need some time to fill out the profile and time has been in short supply lately.  As slow as the spring was that is a good thing, I think.  What a feast/famine business we are in.

Jun 03, 2008 03:51 PM
John Lockwood
Lockwood Real Estate - Sacramento, CA

THanks, Marchel.  I'm glad to hear you're busy.  I appreciate the support, and any time you can stop by and submit / vote / comment you'd certainly be welcome!

Jun 03, 2008 06:11 PM