Apr 15 2008

Website Development

Posted by Wendy Forsythe Last week was a very exciting week for us as we rapidly move towards our launch in July. What made last week more exciting than most? Our consumer website and brand intranet came one step closer to coming to life! Our  website developers (Genex) presented us with Continue Reading

Apr 11 2008

Long Fuse, Big Bang (Part 1 of 3)

Whoa, whoa, whoa. There have been way too many fun and downright cool postings here lately. Let me do what I do best and douse all this excitement with my buckets of pragmatism. Let's talk.......Long-Term Strategic Planning! Oh, yeah. I know I've got you at the edge of your seat now. I Continue Reading

Apr 08 2008

How Green Are You?

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the greenest, how green would you rate yourself and your family? Click here to take survey This year, we’ll be asking that very same question to thousands of consumers across the country in research we are conducting in concert with the Better Homes and Continue Reading

Apr 04 2008

Candidates Secure “Dial Tone of the 21st Century”

Posted by Kevin Doell I found a great web site called “TechPresident.com” where I read that “the Internet is the dial tone of the 21st Century.” (not sure who gets credit for that gem of a quote: either Andrew Rasiej and Micah L. Sifry, or David Weinberger. Read platform.) Continue Reading

Apr 02 2008

I Love You…Kindle!

Posted by Wendy Forsythe Earlier this year, at the Inman Connect Conference in New York, I was introduced to Kindle! This gizmo is all the things I've ever wanted in a companion: a great communicator, dependable and good looking. I waited a long time for Kindle, but it was worth the wait! I'm Continue Reading

Mar 26 2008

And The Award Goes To

Posted By Wendy Forsythe Recently I've been devoting a fair bit of time to the development of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Awards and Recognition program. Agents take their awards very seriously and I've often heard complaints from brokers and agents regarding various awards Continue Reading

Mar 24 2008

Lights out for “Earth Hour 2008” on March 29

Posted by Kevin Doell This is cool. Tomorrow I’m kicking off a company-wide employee green Task Force and, wouldn’t you know it, someone sent me a link to Earth Hour 2008. Great timing. Check out the video above. It’s a pretty simple idea that is intriguing, though immensely complicated to Continue Reading

Mar 20 2008

When You Dance With a Bear…

Posted by Nicolai Kolding ...you don't decide when to stop. As I chatted recently with a colleague about the collapse of Bear Stearns, he observed that the United States is now coming to grips with what individual European nations wrestled with a generation ago: we do not control our own Continue Reading

Mar 19 2008

No B’s, No Honey…

Posted by Wendy Forsythe I recently had an opportunity to listen to Alex Perriello (President and CEO, Realogy Franchise Group) address a group of brokers and agents. While spirits of the crowd seemed high, you could sense an undertone of concern as Alex was asked to give his advice to the group Continue Reading

Mar 17 2008

QUESTION: How Do You Eat a Green Elephant?

Navigating the Corporate Social Responsibility Platform of Being Green As we build out the real estate arm of the BH&G brand, we are faced with wading through a sea of options when it comes to being green. The challenge lies in the fact that green extends into almost every facet of business Continue Reading

Mar 14 2008

The Road to a Healthier Brokerage: Commission Plan Indexing

Posted by Nicolai Kolding If you’re a broker, go grab your P&L.  Look to see when the last year was that had GCI about the same as 2007 and then compare the two years’ percent retained (the percentage of GCI kept by the house after sales agents receive their “splits”).  My guess is 2007 was Continue Reading