This week according to 4realz…

I can tell from the comments that many regular readers of RCG have been checking out the what I’ve been doing on It’s been fun to try out something a bit different as I do my best to summarize the news and gossip of the real estate technology and communities.

However, besides blogging on 4realz, I’m also committed to sending out a weekly email that summarizes the news and gossip that I think the typical real estate executive should know. Interestingly, I did something like this at Move and I know from feedback I got that the email was definitely appreciated since most executives don’t have the time to follow all the blogs and news sites that they wish they could. However, I do say “executive” pretty broadly since there are a lot of people who would appreciate a weekly summary of news and gossip from the online real estate community.

I’m extremely hesitant to republish the email on 4realz as a blog post each week (despite requests) because it feels like it would be repeating the same stories that would have already been covered on the blog earlier in the week. I still haven’t figured what I will do each week, but this week I thought I would post the email here on RCG!


While I expected it to be a slow week thanks to the holiday season, there was more than enough action to keep a blogger busy with all the big names making news week:


By the way, if you want to subscribe to my weekly email (similar to notes above), it is 100% free and 100% opt-in. To get on the list email me at with a request (a simple โ€œplease include me on your weekly emails

12 thoughts on “This week according to 4realz…

  1. I would prefer to visit directly, unless the email includes items that are not on the blog. Though I do like the wrap up post above. Are you trying to be the next Brad Inman ๐Ÿ™‚

    I get an email from Inman when a new story hits, and then I get a “week in review” email as well. Rarely is there a story in the week wrap up email that I didn’t catch the first time around. Often I don’t even open them, since I likely caught everything at the time that it was originally posted.

  2. I think the weekly email is a great idea. As much as we’d like for “them” to read via RSS, it’s a reality that email reaches a different audience than blogs or RSS.

    The goal is to reach as many as possible, no?

  3. You got it Jim!

    Although my goal is not necessarily to reach as many people as possible as much as it is to reach as many people within my target audience.

    My experience at Move was that many executives were actively interested in the tech news and gossip but simply didn’t have the time (at at least didn’t take the time) to follow the stories. When I started sending around my weekly emails at Move, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive and it actually sparked at least a few interesting conversations each week that likely would not have occurred otherwise.

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