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26 June 2009

Friday Blog Scan: Things We Liked from the Week That Was

As local emissaries, real estate agents and brokers could be broadcasting valuable info about their market through their Twitter account instead of the typical stream of consciousness ramblings about what they are doing right now. If there was any question about the viability of broadcasting relevant information of this sort,  Nixle might be it. Nixle is a new alert service that helps local government agencies (Police, fire, weather, etc.,) reach citizens with real time news and information through SMS, Web alerts and email notification providing a simple way to bypass transition broadcasting channels to a more modern method notifications. You can read more about it here on RWW and like me, perhaps ponder the implications for real estate.

Not all newspapers are dead according to Eric Stegemann of Tribus Real Estate Group who discovered last week at Bar Camp Chicago, that some newspapers are changing the way they publish and are thriving among all age demographics.

Rhonda Duffy is disappointed in her fellow Atlanta listing agents and for good reason – they appear to be doing the least amount possible to market their listings – million dollar listings at that. For the price they earn to sell these these homes, Rhonda thinks they could be doing a better job. Once you see her point here on her ActiveRain blog, you’ll understand why.

When planning your Twitter strategy should you come across information like this… run for the hills. This is the very worst advice possible for real estate folks to follow.

Guy Kawasaki posted an interview with Lee Aase who manages syndication and social media for Mayo Clinic. Read as he explains the history of Mayo Clinic’s use of social media and how effective this effort has been.

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