Monthly Archives: February 2010

Are you coming to the Austin Real Estate Barcamp? I am! It should be a blast!

Tweet On March 11th, which is the day before SXSW Interactive starts, Austin will be hosting a very cool RE Barcamp event downtown.  I plan to be there helping with check-in at the beginning, and probably hanging out at the after party, too.  🙂 If you don’t know what a Barcamp is, you have to come…

Austin Places on Forbes Top Ten List for “America’s Best Housing Markets”

Tweet Well, it appears that Texas remains one of the strongest real estate investments around, as evidenced by a new list released by Forbes.com last week.  In fact, ours was the only state to place more than one city on the list (3 total!).  Austin is #10 on their “America’s Best Housing Markets” list.  For…

Home for Sale in Sonoma – Round Rock, Texas – 2012 Solitude Cove – Offered at $207,500

Tweet Nestled on a cul-de-sac street in one of Round Rock’s most popular communities, 2012 Solitude Cove offers a terrific, functional layout with nice space at an affordable price.  If you get a home under contract by April 30th and close by June 30th, you may qualify for one of the federal homebuyer tax credits,…

Back by popular demand! We’re teaching encore social media classes!

Tweet After attending Raincamp Dallas, I received a number of requests to re-teach some of our recent classes.  Jeremy and I will be offering both of our initial 210 Consulting webinars next week once again.  “How to Chug Google Juice AND Get 15 Years of Fame” – Monday, March 1st – 1-3pm Eastern The primary topics…

40,000 Comments – Not a Bad Start!

Tweet If you’ve been reading my blog here on ActiveRain for any length of time, you have probably figured out that I enjoy milestone posts.  Points, comments, posts, whatever.  Not long ago, I wrote my 1000th post on this network. Yesterday, my blog crossed the 40,000-comment threshold.   I remember when I started blogging here,…

Do you want to help my daughter AND our troops? Read on…

Tweet I wrote yesterday asking my local Austin-area friends if they would be interested in helping my 8-year old daughter by buying Girl Scout Cookies from us.  Many people said that they would if they could, but it’s not practical to ship them to other states or cities. Others mentioned that the large cookie photo…

Attention Austin-Area Friends: Would you like to be my best friend for a day? It’s for a good cause. :)

Tweet I’m curious to see if this will bring results or not.  If not, no harm done.  If so, I can help out a good cause and my daughter at the same time. If you live in the general Austin area, let me know if you would like to buy some Girl Scout Cookies.  My…

Raincamp Dallas Was a Stellar Event (So Good I Didn’t Have Time to Take Pictures!)

Tweet On Monday night, I drove up to my mom’s house near Dallas and spent the night in anticipation of the Raincamp event the next day.  Surprisingly, there was still several inches of snow on the ground when I arrived, although the roads were clear.  Since we didn’t get any snow at all at my house,…

I’m 39 and a Half Today! Perhaps I will half celebrate.

Tweet When I was a kid, I remember being excited about my “half birthday”.  For anyone who may be unfamiliar with this concept, it’s the day you are halfway between birthdays.  As in, “I’m five and a half today!”  From that day forward, you are no longer 5, or 8, or 12.  The “and a half”…

This is My 1000th Post on ActiveRain (One Thousand!)

Tweet   I’ve been watching my post number climb inexorably toward four-figure range lately, although it seems like I got bogged down a bit through the holiday season.  This post is #1000 for me on this network.      When I started on AR back in August 2007, I never could have imagined how this…