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So I have been toying with this idea:Should I offer agents a chance to trade in (or trade up) to a better virtual tour technology? It seems that so many local agents are buying into that $199 purchase and for $30 a month service, they have a do-it-yourself program. Of course, they get their dark ...
10/29/2007
I was sitting here working on my company's flyer about the PanoRider and it hit me: agents will no longer need to ever fill (or use) an Info-to-Go Box again.  If you don't know what a PanoRider is, check here: http://activerain.com/blogsview/251885/Snag-More-Listings-withWith the PanoRider progra...
10/29/2007
It was an interesting telephone conversation this afternoon. "So what do I do with the PanoRider after the property has sold?" the agent asked.Keep one in your car, at home, or in the office." I said."Why?""There is nothing as impressive as a PanoRider in person," I said. "Just think of the impac...
10/26/2007
It's the time again ... here comes some more no-no photos. These are some of my selections of photos that should not be used to market homes. The idea of nominating photos as no-no's is to help develop a critical eye and to edit images. Although this batch makes it easy to see why they are no-no'...
10/26/2007
Not a batch of No-No shots, but just one this time. I just received this one in my e-mail. It is from a virtual tour, which caught my attention. Well, is it just me or do those walls look a bit bowed? Talk about distortion. Some agents revert to the do it yourself virtual tour kits. When they do,...
10/25/2007
Here's a neat web site, and one worthy of a bookmark: http://zipskinny.com/Still in beta and underdevelopment, this site provide all kinds of information about the people within a zip code. Income, marital status, population density, and employment is just some of the data that this web site serv...
10/25/2007
Lancaster's WGAL Channel 8 is reporting that a Federal judge is telling home owners and their mortgage companies to work together in the Pesonal Financial Managment mess. From the web site:PHILADELPHIA -- Wednesday morning a federal judge in Philadelphia threw out a ruling that had temporarily pr...
10/24/2007
Too many homes not selling...."US existing home sales fell 8.0 percent in September as a persistent housing slump continued to weigh on the property market and the world's biggest economy, an industry group said Wednesday. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said in a monthly snapshot that...
10/24/2007
I just read a story published on RealtyTimes about real estate agents not being very happy with their advertising options. The article says that agents are spending more - not less - advertising; that print advertising is dead; and they are not happy with their Internet advertising results. It's ...
10/24/2007
From today's Wall Street Journal, a front page report:"...an increasing number of homeowners have filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 13, which staves off foreclosure proceedings while the homeowner works out a plan to pay off mortgage debt and other obligations over time -- usually three to five ...
10/22/2007
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