Jillayne Schlicke Made Inman’s 100 Most Influential List!

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A huge congratulations to our very own Jillayne Schlicke on making this year’s list of the 100 Most influential Real Estate Leaders! Here’s how they describe her: Jillayne Schlicke is a researcher, writer and educator who advocates that real estate and mortgage industry professionals maintain a high level of training and ethical standards. As CEO […]

Inman is Lead Investor in Curbed…

Congrats to Lockhart Steele for getting an infusion of cash ($1.5M to be exact) to expand Curbed to new cities. In reading the NYT’s coverage, nothing really surprised me much until the last two paragraphs where Brad explains why he is one of the investors: If the downturn lasts long enough, “everyone suffers,

Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate?

We made the list… and if you’re a real estate blogger, then you did to! (PDF) Inman’s annual list is a fun read filled with a who’s who in the real estate industry… (via John Cook)

In Search of a Secret Weapon

You: An articulate, interesting and dynamic real estate agent/broker with a desire and determination to turbo-charge your online marketing activities. You have a wild streak and are willing to consider the day (potentially sooner than later) when nearly all of your business is generated online (a la Ardell) Me: A ruthless online real estate marketing […]

Inman has Gone Blog Wild

and it is a good thing! Looks like they just published the first of a 4-part series on real estate blogging (only by subscription after today!). Lots of good stuff from some of today’s heavy hitters! It was great to see Todd of Lenderama get some exposure for his (very cool) REMBEX search tool. Also […]

Interest Rates Unchanged and Mortgages Are Not Sexy

[photopress:iStock_000002036918Small.jpg,thumb,alignright] For the most part, rates are unchanged as of those I posted last Friday.   Okay…that was too easy!  Since I have some extra space here…did anyone see the Inman News Special Report (are you ready for this?): Mortgages are not sexy party conversation?  Yours truly was interviewed, along with some pretty good company, including Dan Green of The […]

Glenn Kelman and Allan Dalton

[photopress:thumb_glenn_1_2_1.jpg,thumb,alignright]I was ROTFLMAO reading Glenn’s rendition of what happened at the Inman Conference where Glenn shared the stage with Allan Dalton…and apparently Zillow was there “didling with a microphone” when Glenn was looking for moral support. LOL Read Glenn’s article, it is a HOOT!! [photopress:dalton_allan_1.jpg,thumb,alignleft]Allan Dalton is a fabulous speaker. If you’ve never had the […]

Get Creative

[photopress:ebay_1_2.jpg,full,alignleft] We lost IT. We use to have IT and now we lost IT and now you can get it on ebay! This IT is that huge chunk of our commission that used to come from being the gatekeeper to the multiple. At a listing presentation our competition was only another agent that charged the […]

Zillow vs. “average” agent

When I wrote my “Baby Takes a Bow” piece which took about 30 seconds, I knew I was opening Pandora’s Box, and would have to back up my one liners with some extensive writing on each topic outlined therein. My definition of Pandora’s Box is the one one that attributes “the box” to a “woman’s […]

2nd Day @ Inman

For many, “Pressing the Flesh” (talking with potential clients/competitors/vendors/media/etc) is the most valuable part of any conference, and for better or worse, the most valuable part of my day yesterday was spent connecting up with others. I can’t say that any of the presentations I attended yesterday were particularly interesting (i.e. worth blogging about) including […]