Apr 21 2011
Don’t Throw the Baby (Boomer) Out with the Bath Water

Don’t Throw the Baby (Boomer) Out with the Bath Water

I am sure this is not the first article to use this phrase in conjunction this particular subject, but I will give Wendy Forsythe, SVP of Network Services for Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, credit for pointing out that this would be the ideal title for this post. And she was right. As any Continue Reading

Mar 19 2011
Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

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

This week, the Home Affordable Refinance Program, which allows homeowners to refinance upside down mortgages, was extended another year.  Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to end the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program, an unemployment-assistance measure which technically has not even Continue Reading

Dec 29 2010
4 iPhone Apps That Will Help Grow Your Business in 2011

4 iPhone Apps That Will Help Grow Your Business in 2011

Around this time last year I sat down and wrote out my goals for 2010; separated into groups of having, doing and being. Reflecting back on my goals, I'm proud to say I accomplished more than I had dreamed of in one year's time, which makes setting goals for 2011 all the more exciting. One thing I Continue Reading

Dec 09 2010
4 Free Online Sharing and Collaboration Tools That You and Your Clients Will Love

4 Free Online Sharing and Collaboration Tools That You and Your Clients Will Love

Some of the most time consuming parts of being a real estate agent or broker are tasks like managing and delivering paperwork, coordinating showings and following up with everyone involved in a transaction. Over the past few years the woes of the overburdened have been heard and there are a number Continue Reading

Dec 08 2010
The Year of Living Dangerously

The Year of Living Dangerously

It’s the time of year when people reflect back on the last 12 months and look forward to the New Year, and so it felt fitting to share about the adventure on which I embarked at the start of 2010. In the last 12 months I’ve stepped outside the industry and my comfort zone by attending an array of Continue Reading

Nov 05 2010
Nominate Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in the 4th Annual Mashable Awards

Nominate Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in the 4th Annual Mashable Awards

You have an opportunity to nominate Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in the 4th Annual Mashable Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in the digital and social media landscape! After looking at the categories, we have initially decided to cast nominations for ourselves as a “Must Follow Continue Reading

Oct 08 2010
Week in Review: Things We Liked from the Week That Was

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

The F-word was thrown around a lot this week. For us in the real estate industry, that is “foreclosures.” Recently, paperwork technicalities have stirred much debate, and legal action, Bankers admitted they signed foreclosure documents without reading them, rightly dubbed “robo-signers.”  Until Continue Reading

Sep 29 2010
The REport

The REport

First, a salute to some heroes.  Did you see the video of the emergency landing of Delta flight 4951 on Saturday night?  Due to the skill of the pilot, there were no injuries and a narrowly avoided disaster. For real disasters, however, the role of social media has become vital for spreading Continue Reading

Aug 11 2010
The REport

The REport

USA Today released its preseason college football Top 25 coaches’ poll this week, so naturally, talk on the practice field was about … Twitter. Turns out some high profile coaches want the only tweets in their camps to be those of practice drill whistles. At number five ranked Boise State, head Continue Reading

Aug 04 2010
3 Real Estate Website Tips That Will Dramatically Increase Your Leads

3 Real Estate Website Tips That Will Dramatically Increase Your Leads

Are you leaving money on the table? Agents and brokers around the world spend days and thousands of dollars per year on their websites and don't reap the full benefits because they overlook these three real estate website tips: 1. Quick search on your homepage - When you visit both Google and 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