Jun 28 2011
The REport

The REport

Calling all runners!  In a great example of the power of the Internet, thousands of runners in hundreds of cities have signed up to participate in the Global Group Run on July 9th, organized through a partnership of RunKeeper and Meetup. Without question, LinkedIn has become an important tool for Continue Reading

Jun 27 2011
The Changing Workforce

The Changing Workforce

Recently I conducted our first national virtual career event. We invited candidates from across the country who were considering a career in real estate or were already licensed and contemplating changing companies. The purpose of the webinar was to explain why the changing trends in the Continue Reading

Jun 24 2011
Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

It’s summertime, and if the warm weather has inspired you to start looking for a vacation home, now is a great time to buy!  This week MSN Real Estate looked at the hottest vacation real estate markets as identified by Clear Capital.  Palm Springs, Hilton Head, Napa and Tahoe all made the list of Continue Reading

Jun 21 2011
The REport

The REport

In smartphone news, Verizon announced today that the unlimited data plan is going the way of free airline baggage checking (read: say goodbye).  With mobile data usage increasing 89 percent in the last year, Verizon joins AT&T in the pay-for-what-you-use strategy.  Will this impact the way you Continue Reading

Jun 21 2011
How Much Longer Can Homebuyers Really Afford to Wait?

How Much Longer Can Homebuyers Really Afford to Wait?

The affordability quotient for buyers is extraordinary at this time. In fact, it is difficult to find a good reason why qualified buyers should wait any longer. Money is available for buyers with a good credit history, home prices have fallen over the past four years and in June 2011, mortgage rates Continue Reading

Jun 13 2011
The Wisdom of Others

The Wisdom of Others

The years teach much which the days never knew.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I’ve had the good fortune of being exposed to many smart people.  It never ceases to amaze me how just a few moments of discussion, or sitting and listening in the audience of a conference, or even reading a well thought-out Continue Reading

Jun 13 2011
Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

Are home prices on the rise?  Yes, according to two recent reports.  Altos Research concludes that list prices of homes rose in 24 of 26 cities studied in May, a move that is bringing optimism to some in the industry.  Separately, CoreLogic found that prices rose in April compared to the previous Continue Reading

Jun 07 2011
The REport

The REport

It was an interesting week as far as cyber hacking news was concerned. Hackers broke into Sony to take info that was already publicly available; Nintendo was hacked by a group that later tweeted it “didn't mean any harm"; British intelligence hacked an al Qaeda magazine to swap bomb Continue Reading

Jun 03 2011
Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

If the warm summer air is inspiring outdoor renovations, consider a deck, patio or gazebo.  Financial news website TheStreet.com claims these upgrades are worth the cost.  For example, “a $16,000 composite deck that won't warp or fade in the rain, snow and sun will recoup 66% of its cost in Continue Reading