Monthly Archive:: August 2010

Are You Checked-In?

By Stefanie Hahn The two major players in the location-based check-in game are currently Foursquare and, simply because of the size of the network, Facebook.  You are probably already a member of Facebook, which is really how Facebook will...

Is Any Publicity Good Publicity?

By Toby Boyce In my prior life I spent eight years working in higher education public relations where I heard over and over again that “any publicity is good publicity.” But I’ve never understood it. A football team has...
August 30, 2010

Help Sellers Prepare to List with 5 Free Tips

By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic In today’s market, cleaning a house about to be listed isn’t enough to cop a higher sales price. To boost your listing’s appeal, share the free “Pricing and Prep that Sells Your...
August 27, 2010

Understand the Value of Relationships via Social Media

By Brooke Wolford I often wonder about how a lot of people handle the relationships they make using social media.   Yes, it’s great to tweet, comment, or share, but what are you doing to build an actual relationship? I...

So You Think You’re YPN…

By Rob Reuter, YPN manager Okay, so you’ve registered as a YPN member through REALTOR® Magazine’s Web site, joined your local and state YPN Chapter, and “Friended”/”Liked” YPN REALTORS on Facebook (if not, make sure you do all of...
August 18, 2010

Lend a Helping Hand

By Bobbi Howe In case you’ve been hiding under a rock and hadn’t heard, NARdiGras 2010, the REALTORS® Conference & Expo is being held in New Orleans November 5-8. Personally, I cannot wait for NARdiGras to get here as...

Zero Percent Chance of Rain, But Needing an Umbrella

By Jeremy Williams It’s raining around here, but not raindrops.  The sounds of complaining and worry are always in earshot when working in a real estate market that has softened and seen some additional challenges as a direct result...

Have I Become An Addict of Social Media?

By Jeremy Williams In a series I am teaching on social media to a group of agents at the Keller Williams Realty NE office in Kingwood, Texas, I have emphasized that social media should just be one of many...

The Power of Positive Thinking

By Kelly Reark Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with some other real estate agents within our local association’s Board of REALTORS®. I noted something while I was talking to each of them that I want to pass...
August 5, 2010

Free Tips Help Buyers Find the Right Home Loan

By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic Fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage? How do you answer that perennial buyer question? Get the 411 on finding the right home loan—including eight questions buyers should ask themselves before choosing an adjustable-rate mortgage—from...
August 5, 2010