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

May 20 2011
Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

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

Between the revelations of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the allegations against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the declarations of 2012 Presidential election hopefuls, you may have missed news of a widely reported survey that found 54 percent of respondents do not anticipate a real estate recovery Continue Reading

May 10 2011
The REport

The REport

In a 24-7 news cycle, it is near impossible to keep up with the latest headlines. More frequently, people are looking to Facebook as an influential source.  According to Pew Research, Facebook accounted for three percent of traffic to 21 major general interest news sites like the New York Times and Continue Reading

May 03 2011
The REport

The REport

The influence and prevalence of social networking site Twitter was made abundantly clear when news on the death of Osama Bin Laden broke Sunday evening.  Being touted as a “watershed moment” for the microblogging site, Keith Urbahn, former chief of staff for Bush Administration Defense Secretary Continue Reading

Mar 15 2011
The REport

The REport

In times of crisis, the power of social media becomes ever more apparent. After the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, residents flocked online for information and to search for loved ones. As the threat of a nuclear disaster still looms, the International Atomic Energy Agency Continue Reading

Jan 31 2011
Google’s Real Estate News Highlights Just How Much Agents Should Care About Listing Syndication

Google’s Real Estate News Highlights Just How Much Agents Should Care About Listing Syndication

The Twittersphere was chirping loudly last week with the news that Google was dropping real estate listings from its classified listing search on Google Maps. This news means that consumers using Google Maps will no longer be able to search for listings. Except for a few folks inside Google, we Continue Reading

Nov 02 2010
The REport

The REport

Is email dead? Well, not really but new data suggests that people communicate via social networking sites much more than via e-mail. The report also found that social networking sites are visited once every 11 minutes, up from once every 15 minutes in 2008. Another thing to keep an eye on is the Continue Reading

Aug 31 2010
The REport

The REport

New Orleans came together this past weekend to celebrate the city’s resurgence since the devastation of hurricane Katrina five years ago. It is truly uplifting to see the region making such great strides since being shaken to its core. What an inspiration for communities! Another thing bringing Continue Reading

Aug 13 2010
Week in Review: Things We Liked from the Week That Was

Week in Review: Things We Liked from the Week That Was

Social media’s power in capturing the public’s imagination was in full display again this week when a Jet Blue flight attendant quit his job after he “hurled obscenities at passengers over the airliner's PA system, then deployed the inflatable emergency chute, slid down and fled.”  He instantly Continue Reading

Aug 04 2010
The REport

The REport

Let’s get the sad news out of the way first. Last week, Twitter’s oldest user, Ivy Bean, a 104-year-old English woman died. She’ll be sorely missed by her more than 55,000 followers. What an impressive following!  The news reminds us of the age-defying nature of  social networking: seniors are the Continue Reading

Jul 02 2010
Week in Review: Things We Liked from the Week That Was

Week in Review: Things We Liked from the Week That Was

As Hurricane Alex swirled around the Gulf producing ten-foot waves and 25 mph winds, 180,000 homebuyers got a lifebuoy that will save them from what could have been a perfect storm of their own.  These homebuyers, who signed a purchase agreement by April 30, were likely going to miss the June 30th Continue Reading