Monthly Archives: December 2009

Our goal is to reach 3000 registered attendees to VirtualReBarcamp.com!

Tweet Help spread the word about this terrific event being held online on Monday! Via Real Estate Tomato (Real Estate Tomato): Our goal is to reach 3000 registered attendees to VirtualReBarcamp.com! The event is free being presented by 28 of the top minds in RE technology and social networking. Currently we have 1500+ registered attendee….

The Kindle DX – One of My Favorite Christmas Gifts for 2009

Tweet I think I’ve mentioned here a few times just how much I like to read.  In fact, if you were to visit our home and look around, you might be struck by the sheer number of books that we have here.  My wife is also a reader, as are our kids.  I have no…

Listen to Our Conversation with Jeff Turner on Social Media Edge

Tweet In case you missed it, our guest today on Social Media Edge was Jeff Turner, president of Real Estate Shows, serial entrepreneur, and Renaissance man.  Jeff also reigns in my mind as the most active listener I have met in person to date. Much of our talk today revolved around effective ways to build…

I might as well write a Christmas post, too

Tweet I have seen so many Christmas posts and Christmas emails this week that I figured I should throw my hat in the ring as well.  🙂 But seriously, I wanted to take a minute to wish each of you a terrific and Merry Christmas.  I also hope you have a happy, safe, and healthy…

Northwest Austin Condo for Sale – 4159 Steck #280 – Offered at $135,000

Tweet Located near the intersection of Steck and Mesa in the Northwest Hills area, this condo listing is very affordable and convenient.  Mesa Village is a well-maintained, established complex with lots of trees, and a community pool, tennis courts, and a clubhouse.   Other features: Just over 1000 square feet per the tax records 2…

Round Rock Home for Sale – Stone Canyon – 7102 High Bluff Trail

Tweet We recently listed a home in the Stone Canyon subdivision that features some phenomenal amenities for the price.  It was built by David Weekley Homes in 2000 (I sold it when it was brand-new), and it’s had only one owner. Offered at $314,000, this large one-story home backs to a densely wooded greenbelt area. …

Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas – Dallas/Fort Worth – Helping Save Lives For Over 40 Years

Tweet My mom, Margie Wright, is the director of the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas, which is located near downtown Dallas.  She’s been working there for just over a decade, as part of a long career in social work and public service for those who really need help.  I just wanted to help…

Looking for Domain Name Suggestions for My New Site

Tweet I am in the midst of developing a new WordPress blog that I intend to use to write about marketing, social media (or “new media”, if you prefer to be really cutting edge about it), and some of the random business ideas that I seem to have floating around in my head these days….

200,000 Points Just for Commenting – A Milestone that Actually Means Something to Me

Tweet I was looking for something on my Points Summary a few days ago, and I realized that I was nearing an interesting milestone.  I have surpassed 200,000 points for commenting now.  I have left 19,770 total comments, and I’ve received 38,557 on my AR blog as of this writing. What is the real significance…

Do you really think of every other agent in your area as a competitor? Overcoming a scarcity mentality

Tweet I read a comment responding to one of Jeremy Blanton’s posts, and it struck me as old-fashioned in the era of social media.  In a nutshell, this member stated that they didn’t have any interest in sharing ActiveRain with others in their office, since it was too valuable a tool, and they wanted to…