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Most real estate blogs are dominated by real estate topics. This may seem logical, but I don't think that is the right approach. While it is important to establish your credibility and incorporate real estate into your blog, your blog should not be limited to real estate related topics. Remember ...
11/27/2007
I have at least two digital cameras at home and I can't find the cables that came with them to allow me to connect them to my computer so that I can download my photos. If you're like me, you should consider investing a few dollars in a USB card reader.The USB card reader pictured above is connec...
11/25/2007
Lately I've been seeing "Web 2.0" all over the place. What is Web 2.0? It's a popular buzzword used to describe a series of shifts or transitions in how the Internet is designed and used. Some Web 2.0 concepts represent new features and publishing models, while others have been around since befor...
11/25/2007
Sometimes the best tools are the tools we already have.  The Microsoft Windows XP Start menu is a great way to organize your software tools, it's free, and if you are running Windows XP, it's already installed. All you need to do is customize it so that you can access the programs you use most.Cl...
11/19/2007
If you are tired of receiving an endless stream of credit card offers and you are looking for a quick and easy way to improve your credit score, I have great news! You can reduce the flow of credit card offers and possibly increase your credit score by opting out of the preapproved and prescreene...
11/19/2007
Have you ever thought about how you answer your business phone?In my previous positions in the industry, I often had to return phone messages from real estate professionals. I had a name and a number, but I didn't know if that number was for a direct line or an office line. No problem, right? Aft...
11/19/2007
Many veteran brokers and agents have told me that the first thing they do when they receive an offer on a listing is check the DRE records of the broker and/or agent presenting the offer. You can check California DRE public license information quickly and easily through the California DRE website...
11/16/2007
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Despite spam filters on my email accounts, I have received several "4-1-9" scam emails this week. The "4-1-9" scam is also known as the "Nigerian Scam" because many early variations were sent by people claiming to be from Nigeria. The essence of the scam is that a large amount of wealth is being ...
11/14/2007
When money is tight, it's easy to look at annual membership dues for NAR, C.A.R., and your local Association of REALTORS® and wonder if you are getting value for money. If that's how you feel right now, perhaps you should look more carefully at the benefits of NAR and C.A.R. membership.Did you kn...
11/12/2007
When we study real estate data to understand a large market or to prepare a CMA for a specific property, we use averages and medians to make the data easier to understand. Do you understand the difference between averages and medians? Can you explain their meaning to your clients? If you would li...
11/12/2007
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