Monthly Archives: May 2009

BAM! Kick it up a notch! Why not make your online friends into “real life” friends?

Tweet I have been blogging on this platform actively since August 2007.  I am thankful for the recognition, points, featured posts, and for the referrals from other agents.  However, I feel most thankful to have made some very solid friends in the process.  In my humble opinion, if you haven’t made any sincere friendships on ActiveRain,…

“I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now!” – How ActiveRain helped get me published in Texas Realtor Magazine

Tweet The line above comes from Steve Martin’s character Navin Johnson in the 1979 classic comedy “The Jerk”, which is one of my all-time favorite movies, and it pretty well sums up my own feelings when the latest issue of Texas Realtor magazine arrived at my office. If you’re not familiar with this scene, Navin…

More Baby Pictures – I can’t believe she is almost 7 weeks old already!

Tweet figured it was time for some gratuitous baby photos, since it has been a couple of weeks since the last ones that I posted.  I also have a cool new video of my kids that I would like to share sometime soon, but frankly I’m a bit tired to get it posted tonight. Genevieve…

What Motivates You? A Quick Look at How I Got into Real Estate

Tweet Not long ago, I was speaking with a friend of mine, and I explained to him that one of the quickest ways to get me to do something was to utter one of the following phrases: “Jason, you won’t be able to do that.” OR “I doubt you will be able to get that done.” OR…

Learn & Laugh Every Week on Social Media Edge Radio!

Tweet In case you don’t normally read my blog, Ken Cook and I have been hosting a one-hour online radio show every Tuesday for the past six months.  We recently decided to change the name of the show from “Twitter Tuesday” to “Social Media Edge”, since many of our friends thought we were talking exclusively about Twitter.   …

“Between a Rock and a Weird Place” – Pflugerville, Texas Makes Relocation List

Tweet With its newest marketing slogan, “Pflugerville: Between a Rock and a Weird Place”, my current hometown seems poised for even more growth now that it has been named as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” according to Relocate America. To briefly explain the saying, Pflugerville is located between Round Rock and Austin,…

Austin Earns Yet Another Honor – “Top City For a Fresh Start”

Tweet Relocation.com released an interesting new list a couple of days ago, naming Austin, Texas #1 on its list of “Top Cities for a Fresh Start”.  This is an interesting study, and one which seems particularly apt considering the rough economic factors facing many parts of the country.  The data includes some unique categories: Job…

Hello, My Name is Jason, and I am a Book Addict…

Tweet One of the many reasons that my wife and I get along so well is that we understand each other, and we each tolerate a silent addiction that we share.  We love to read. As for me, I am not what one would consider to be a “casual reader”, although I guess “voracious reader”…

Austin Named “America’s Best Bargain City” by Forbes.com

Tweet Austin has been honored on yet another national list this week, having been named the #1 city on Forbes’ latest list of “Best Bargain Cities”.  I took a close look at the data they used in calculating the top rankings.  As always, they analyzed the 50 largest U.S. metro statistical areas for the study. …

Austin, Texas Named #2 on New List – “5 Cities Where Americans are Relocating”

Tweet For a long time, I have considered myself blessed to be selling homes in the Austin, Texas area.  It seems like our town gets a fair amount of positive media exposure these days from the national press.  Once again, Austin was recognized with optimistic economic news this week by Forbes.com. Citing the fact that…