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I routinely look at real estate websites and blogs to monitor industry standards. Unfortunately one of those standards is broken links. When a link breaks on the internet, it doesn't make a sound. Most visitors won't let you know when they discover a broken link, they'll simply look for the infor...
12/29/2007
A couple of months ago, I posted Info: Understanding Averages and Medians which explained the reasons for using median instead of average when looking at sale price and DOM.  It's also important to keep in mind that the median sale price can fluctuate due to changes in the mix of sales.  For exam...
12/27/2007
Am I using the holidays as an excuse for "fluff" posts? Not at all. What does Lincoln Avenue have to do with technology and marketing for real estate? My post on "The Heart of Willow Glen" was an example of the sort of local content that will draw clients and prospects to your real estate blog. B...
12/27/2007
Now that you've created your blog, completed your profile, and written your introductory "Welcome" post introducing your blog and providing some background about yourself, it's time to write your second and third blog posts.  Why two posts?  Because you need to provide one pitch for sellers and a...
12/24/2007
The California Association of REALTORS® launched the C.A.R. Legal Blog a couple of ago. The blog is written by Assistant General Counsel Neil D. Kalin, legal advisor to C.A.R.'s Standard Forms Committee. Neil asked for topic suggestions, so this is another opportunity to get qualified answers to ...
12/23/2007
TMS stands for Transaction Management System. TMS platforms provide support for online escrow coordination, virtual assistants, and paperless real estate transactions.  RELAYTM is the only REALTOR® owned TMS platform.  Other TMS platforms include SureClose (Stewart), Transaction Point (Fidelity),...
12/19/2007
What is RELAYTM?RELAYTM is the only REALTOR® owned TMS platform. TMS stands for Transaction Management System. TMS platforms provide support for online escrow coordination, virtual assistants, and paperless real estate transactions.  Other TMS platforms include SureClose (Stewart), Transaction Po...
12/19/2007
Recently I've written several posts related to getting started at ActiveRain. I explained how to sign up for a free account and I explained the mechanics of posting, but if you've never written a blog post before, you may still feel intimidated. What should your first post be about?Your first pos...
12/17/2007
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. An RSS feed is a way of syndicating content so that it can be published to feed readers and other websites. That's the jargon explanation. Let's look at a more traditional analogy.Think of a the magazine rack at Barnes & Noble or an old fashioned news sta...
12/16/2007
In yesterday's post, Software: How to post to your ActiveRain blog, I mentioned making assumptions about other people's understanding of how to use technology.  This a challenge for everyone, not just "tech people" who were supposedly born with a Windows XP manual in one hand and a mouse in the o...
12/16/2007
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