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Wild idea for Realtors: Allocate $10,000 to build a Premium Online Asset (doesn't have to be real estate)

by Joe Salcedo on 1:55 pm May 24, 2011

Successful Realtors / Brokers tend to lean towards building an offline cash flow portfolio — rental homes, residential flipping or even dabble in commercial real estate. Wild idea: how about allocating two closings worth of cash for an online asset? Real estate investing will always be my first love. I grew up watching my father buying, renovating, leasing and flipping 25-20 homes; I’ve owned a couple of my own the past 5 years. But lately I’ve diversified to online assets. I couldn’t resist the 15-20% … Read More »

Google Evolves, Are You Ready?

by Alex Cortez on 1:48 pm March 5, 2011

As Google continues to evolve its algorithms in order to provide the most relevant search results (and maintain its dominance of the web), real estate professionals must adapt if they are to contend in the highly competitive RE.net world. Up until recently, for many SEO’s the mantra was ‘links, links, links’. Although there were many different factors that would make measurable differences (i.e. anchor text, linking domain diversity), the underlying concept remained simple:  The more incoming links, the better. Many of us know numerous examples … Read More »

Zillow + Yahoo Real Estate Partnership Goes Live

by Justin Britt on 1:01 pm February 3, 2011

Shortly after Google announces they will be removing real estate listings from their maps, Zillow and Yahoo Real Estate’s long awaited partnership goes live today. Is this strictly a coincidence? Strategically this is a great move for Zillow, and will effect the real estate industry in several ways. From a real estate agent’s perspective, this expands marketing reach and puts everything into one user interface…saving agents time and allowing them to focus on other tasks. On one of the MLS committees I sit on in Maui, … Read More »

Will You Be Using Video In 2011?

by James Shiner on 12:16 pm January 13, 2011

I was having a discussion today (via comments on a Facebook status) regarding using video in your marketing in 2011, and the topic of “bad” videos came up. Now this isn’t a new concern by any means. Many people avoid using video in fear that having a poorly lit or shaky video will actually hurt their marketing efforts. To this I always say: “What about awful listing photos? Those are posted far too often, but photos are necessary to sell a home.” Now, whether or not … Read More »

RSS Feeds & Real Estate Leads – Really…"Kiss Your 'RSS' Good-bye!"

by Justin Britt on 5:39 pm May 25, 2010

When Eric Bryant wrote the original Kiss Your “RSS” Good-bye, he was referring to RSS feeds being a thing of the past as social networking sites like Twitter provided a filter for really good articles, “Kinda like a ‘Human Aggregator’”. I thought this was a smart observation, but Eric’s post had to do with RSS feeds as they pertain to blogs and the reading of real estate articles. Today, I’m here to talk about RSS feeds as they relate to MLS data. RSS Feeds + … Read More »

How Are You Using the iPad for Real Estate?

by James Shiner on 2:17 pm May 3, 2010

The iPad 3G came out last week and a few people I know were waiting to buy until the 3G version came out. I assume this was the case for many buyers. Of course the 3G model has a $14.99 per month service fee for 250MB of data transfer or $29.99 for unlimited transfer. Whats nice though is there is no service contract: “Best of all, there’s no contract. So if you have a business trip or vacation approaching, just sign up for the month … Read More »

Can I Get A RETS Feed?

by Justin Britt on 12:15 am April 27, 2010

I got some great news the other day. One of my local MLS’s finally became RETS compliant. I could now get new properties updated to my site every few hours. I was stoked. The call to the MLS was made shortly after hearing the news, hoping to have RETS up and running within the week. My sales rep picked up the phone and I asked if I could cancel my FTP and XML feeds, and replace it with RETS. “But we don’t offer a RETS … Read More »

Web 3.0 – A Series of Posts Intended to “Design” & “Define” – Question #3 Discussion

by TheRECoach on 11:01 am December 22, 2009

REAL QUICK, in case you are coming late to the party (which I never recommend, because the beautiful people are allready taken!) here is where it all started…. “Web 3.0 – A Post Intended to “Define” & “Design”, – Original Post Nov 2nd Web 3.0 – Discussion #1 – “OMG, I Never Thought of That!”  #2 Nov 20th Web 3.0 – A Series of Posts Intended to “Design” & “Define” – Question #1 Discussion #3 Dec 3rd Web 3.0 – A Series of Posts Intended to “Design” … Read More »

Web 3.0 – A Series of Posts Intended to “Design” & “Define” – Question #2 Discussion

by TheRECoach on 4:28 pm December 10, 2009

REAL QUICK, in case you are coming late to the party (which I never recommend, because all the best hors doeuvres are gone and you are left with finger sandwiches) here is where it all started…. “Web 3.0 – A Post Intended to “Define” & “Design”, – Original Post Nov 2nd Web 3.0 – Discussion #1 – “OMG, I Never Thought of That!”  #2 Nov 20th Web 3.0 – A Series of Posts Intended to “Design” & “Define” – Question #1 Discussion #3 Dec 3rd OK, now … Read More »

Web 3.0 – A Series of Posts Intended to "Design" & "Define" – Question #1 Discussion

by TheRECoach on 5:53 pm December 3, 2009

Here is an excerpt from my last post… Web 3.0 – Discussion #1 – “OMG, I Never Thought of That!” (Nov. 20th 09) I wrote the 1st post (Nov. 2nd 09) “Web 3.0 – A Post Intended to “Define” & “Design”, here on Geek Estate Blog, because I felt it was the best venue to begin an open discussion on a difficult, Technology related, topic and here I am with my 1st follow up post resulting from the very 1st comment I received on my … Read More »

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