Nov 23 2011
Better Homes and Gardens enters NYC Market

BHGRE Expands into the NYC Market

We are thrilled to enter the New York City market with the addition of Safari Realty to the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network. The 23-year old Staten Island-based brokerage is owned by Fran and Frank Reali and is comprised of more than 50 agents.  They will now do business as Better Continue Reading

Jul 08 2011
Haboobs

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

While 4th of July week usually send lots of eyes to the skies in search of spectacular fireworks shows, in Arizona, Mother Nature took center stage.  Haboobs -- or severe sand storms – darkened the midday skies over Phoenix and extended 100 miles wide.  The images coming out of the Grand Canyon Continue Reading

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

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

As the Mississippi River flooded many cities along its banks and citizens downstream braced for the worst, the harsh realities of the real estate market in the past few years were made abundantly clear by a new report from Zillow. Home prices in 10 U.S. cities -- all in Florida and California, save Continue Reading

Apr 15 2011
Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

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

Fifty years ago this week the “Space Age” began when Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth exactly once.  Since then, a rover has been placed on Martian soil, a constantly orbiting International Space Station and a space telescope capable of seeing far away galaxies. What do you think the Continue Reading

Feb 04 2011
Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

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

The Chinese began celebrating their New Year this week, ringing in the Year of the Rabbit. According to the Chinese zodiac, this will be a year of tranquility, beauty and abundance. I like the sound of that! From one critter to another, on Groundhogs Day this week, Punxsutawney Phil predicted Continue Reading

Jan 14 2011
Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

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

Where are young people flocking to live? With a reputation of being a hip place, Austin attracted the largest number of 25-34 year olds between 2007 and 2009. Generation Y-ers are good at predicting the next hottest neighborhoods. If you want to stay ahead of the curve next time, learn how to Continue Reading

Nov 09 2010
The REport

The REport

How many “friends” do you have on Facebook? If you are connected with people who are not true acquaintances, Jimmy Kimmel is calling on you to partake in “National UnFriend Day.” Geeksugar lays out some un-friendable offenses. What would cause you to un-friend someone? Are you a drunken tweeter? Continue Reading

Oct 19 2010
The REport

The REport

One small step for man, one giant leap for iPhones: A father-son team sent their iPhone and a video camera into space over the weekend, collecting video footage from 20 miles above the Earth. The riveting video footage is sure to make iPhone users even more insufferable as they can now brag about Continue Reading

Jun 01 2010
The REport

The REport

For those of you working on social media strategies, a new report shows it is not enough to use one strategy across multiple social media channels. Each audience is different and interested in different topics, with rarely two sites having the same “most popular” subject discussed, sent or clicked Continue Reading

Mar 16 2010
Develop a Compelling Value Proposition

Develop a Compelling Value Proposition

Does your company have a developed Value Proposition that provides a strong platform for talent attraction, retention and lead-generation, and fosters a positive company culture? A Value Proposition is the primary reason why a prospect should “buy” from your company, rather than a competitive firm. Continue Reading

Jan 20 2010
We Agree to Disagree – REBarCamp New York (#rebcny)

We Agree to Disagree – REBarCamp New York (#rebcny)

Last week, a few hundred industry professionals gathered to spend a day of learning, networking and debating at REBarCamp New York. There were lots of great ideas and much to be said for the caliber of people in attendance. We are not known to be a shy breed in real estate, and certainly are Continue Reading