Monthly Archive:: July 2010

There’s No ‘Team’ In ‘I’

By Brooke Wolford As a real estate agent, I sometimes feel as if it’s all about me. This is my business, my success, and my livelihood. For me, after several years I have tried to focus on my “team.”...

HUD Seeks Public Comment: This Means You

By Nobu Hata The skinny: The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking public commentary through Aug. 14 on three “measures” that “reduce financial risk and preserve affordable mortgage financing for responsible consumers.” The measures: 1.     Update the...

How Google Will Take Over The World

By Toby Boyce Let me start with this: I don’t work and am not receiving any money for this post – unless Google offers it. And to be honest, I have labored against the “mighty one” for years. But...
July 23, 2010

Why I’m Excited for NARdiGras

By Rob Reuter, YPN manager This year’s NAR conference and Expo is going to be one for the ages.  I haven’t even been to New Orleans and despite all the talk of oil leaks and Post-Katrina Syndrome, I’m still...

Doctors Make the Worst Patients…

By Crystal Webster …And REALTORS® make the worst clients. Has anyone else had the “privilege” of working with another REALTOR® – or even purchasing a home for themselves? I use the word privilege very loosely. Some of you may...

Show Me Your Barcode!

By Jonathan Osman When you think of a barcode, you are no doubt thinking of the UPC labels that exist on the back of EVERYTHING.  The lines on a barcode correspond with a database that delivers information on the...

Top 10 Reasons You Should Enter the NARdiGras Video Contest

By Allison Fitch-Markham, Marketing Director, NAR Conventions Division 10.       Face it, you’re just not going to be able to sample fried catfish, shrimp po’boys and sautéed alligator at home. 9.         Your childhood dream was to meet Mary Lou Retton...

Create Your Own Social Media Policy

By Stefanie Hahn Social Media policies are becoming commonplace with businesses today.  Companies want to make sure their employees understand what online behaviors will not be tolerated of their charges.  For many of us, these “tolerated” behaviors seem obvious,...

Brick & Mortar or Virtual: Which is More Important?

By Toby Boyce As an agent, would you prefer your brokerage to have an amazing brick and mortar location or an amazing online presence? The question flowed from Michael McClure, president and CEO of Professional One Franchising, on Twitter...

Tap into More Buyers With a Watering System

By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic Working with sellers looking for another way to make their home stand out? Suggest they dip their toes into a yard-watering system that saves water and money. Almost one-third of the water...