A Guaranteed Way to Tell Which Way the Economy is Heading

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You may be surprised to hear that a national economist may not be the one with their ear on the track waiting for the economic train coming. The economist goes to the people in the trenches, who are dealing with the effects of economic conditions on a day-to-day basis. Those people include............. Read more

5 Killer Apps to Maximize Commercial Real Estate Productivity, (guest post by Andrew Bermudez)

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Andrew Bermudez, our guest author, attributes much of his success to his unsatiated obsession using technology tools to improve his productivity and workflow so he can win more clients and quickly close more deals. As an entrepreneur, Andrew is a super busy with a never-ending list of things to get done. Here are the apps that he uses to kick ass and take names throughout the day and be ultra productive Read more

Can Congress Be Convinced to allow States to Collect Tax on Internet Sales?

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In order to get this legislation passed, the members of Congress must be convinced that their electorate favors passage. The electorate are the people who vote our representatives in and out of office. A few letters from real estate brokers and the owners of shopping centers, isn't enough. Haven't we already learned that lesson? What is required is a concerted and combined effort by our trade organizations and their lobbyists to, not only to reach out to Congress, but reach out to the people who vote. Let our legislators know, from every corner of their life, that there are people who do favor this legislation. Read more

An Example of Great Content Marketing ~ Storytelling

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Wow, what a great job at storytelling. These weren't just videos of someone talking. No, these are videos that told a story with graphics and examples and video cuts of taking great advantage of this visual medium. Masterful video creation and editing from people who know what they wanted to accomplish and know how to do it. These videos are from people who are true professionals with creative minds. I am truly humbled. Read more

Big Day Confirming Interviews for RECON and still Counting


More interviews added on 5/13/14. In chronological order of interview, I have confirmed the following interviews at RECON 2014: Arturo Sneider, John Crossman, Al Weiss, Adam Ifshin; Terry Brown; Jeff Rinkov,BK Allen, Faith Hope Consolo, Judith Nitsch, Lori Kilberg, Gene Spiegelman, Matt Winn, Anthony Buono, Jeff Edison Mathew Harding, Greg Maloney, Anuj Puri, Larry Kilduff, MaryAnne Gilmarten and Mike Carroll. Read the full article for more details Read more

How to Sell Your Home, Diary, Part 2 ~ Deciding on the Listing Price


To predict the future market, I looked at and read every commentary and report that I could get my hands on. Year over year home sales volume in our area code for April was down about 25% from last April. On the other hand, prices were up 3.7%. The brokers that I spoke to all said the market was slow. They also said that inventory was down, which could explain the lower volume, yet higher prices. Volume could be a factor of inventory, while price is more of a factor of demand. Ultimately prices are set by the buyers, not the sellers. Read more