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Tips for Working With Friends

By Scott Newman So you just found out your buddy got a big promotion and is now ready to buy a sexy luxury condo in downtown Chicago.  He’s your boy–you’ve known him since grade school–of course he’s going to...

Social Media: Are You Doing it Wrong?

By Scott Newman You’re on Facebook and Twitter four hours a day and you’re telling me you haven’t closed a lot of business lately?  Of course not!  Social media is just a tool in your arsenal — and when...

What is Your Referability?

By Jason O’Neil Referrals, referrals, referrals. We all get them and we all want more. We want referrals from our lenders, our title reps, our barbers, our past clients, and we especially want them from other agents. We love...

Popular Technology: Here Today, Overrated Tomorrow

By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz It seems there’s a new hyped technology in real estate every week. Old favorites include Facebook, Craigslist, Twitter, Blogging, YouTube, and LinkedIn. But what about those sites that were so popular so fast and now...

The X Factor

By Stefanie Hahn The letter X hasn’t fared too well in the dot-com era.  Once the mark of secret pirate treasures and “sign here if you would please” contracts, it has been relegated to second-class status ever since Microsoft...

To Cut, or Not to Cut Your Commission: That is the Question.

By Subhi J. Gharbieh A week or so ago, I was approached by a long time friend who I have known since elementary school. We grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same high school, and even...

Is the Real Estate Business Today Making Us More Social?

By Subhi J. Gharbieh Being a REALTOR® for a little more than four years now, I have a good understanding of how to approach my business today. I think it is safe to say that when I got into...
March 3, 2011

Don’t Be My Friend on Facebook if…

By Dan Iampieri Hi, I’m Dan Iampieri! I love real estate, movies, and tennis. I would love to be your friend on social media websites like Facebook. However, don’t be my friend on Facebook if… 1.)    … All you...

An Open Letter to a Facebook SPAMer

By Nobu Hata It’s amazing how far one SPAMer or MLMer can get just by friending a couple people on Facebook.  We Facebook users glance at friend invites blindly accepting those with one or two commonalities, notably a common...
December 18, 2009