Monthly Archive:: March 2010

Foursquare: Game On

By Laura Rubinchuk  Unlike the old playground version of Foursquare, when you had to keep the ball within boundaries, the online/mobile version actually encourages you to venture out and explore new areas and venues…oh, and meet new people. Foursquare...

Would You Provide Real Estate Pro Bono?

By Toby Boyce “Should NAR include a pro bono provision in REALTOR® code of ethics?” The question was posed to me recently on Twitter by Sellsius publisher Joseph Ferrarra. It is something Ferrara has been kicking around for a...
March 30, 2010

Learning Valuable Lessons, Part II

By Brooke Wolford Back in January, I wrote a blog post about a recent dispute I had with another practitioner.  At the time, the incident had just happened and it hadn’t been completely resolved.  Things are finally getting pieced...

It’s Time to Wake Up

By Jeremy Williams “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – and poverty will come to you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.” Proverbs 6:10-11 When you read these...

Take McGruff’s Advice When it Comes to Your Computer

By Kelly Reark I am here today to talk to you about the importance of using protection. Seriously. Protect yourself from viruses and other digitally transmitted diseases. With all the forms of protection out there, it would be a...

FHA Condo Financing & Stunting Real Estate Recovery

By Laura Rubinchuk When I heard about the new FHA DELRAP/HRAP guidelines for condo financing, my gut reaction was, “Well, I might as well go find another job.” Some of the subjective guidelines for the new approval process will...

Cabbage Patch Dolls, 1982 and A Mad Rush

By Brian Copeland In 1982, I faintly remember my mom going to fight at Kmart for the newest batch of Cabbage Patch dolls.  It was a big deal.  They were the hottest toy.  All the little girls (and some...

What Does Your Facebook Profile Say About You?

By Jonathan Osman You are a professional now. You dress in business attire during the work week. You have a website that has every home listed in the MLS.  Your carefully written bio makes you appear as you are...

Adventures in Android Land

By Stefanie Hahn I just upgraded.  After pouring over the research… visiting the phones (four times, but who’s counting?), working to get the best deal, and waiting until the price dropped to where I wanted;  I did it!  Friends...

Consider Becoming a Short-Sales, Foreclosure Resource

By Nobu Hata I am loathed to do this, but I’m going to plug a class.  If there’s one class or certification training you take this year, make it NAR’s Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) training program. I...