What an iPad commercial can teach real estate agents like me about Values, Beliefs and Story-Telling.

Ken Brand | 2011/11/14  | Fizzy with iridescent insights and wildly interesting is how I’d describe the Steve Jobs biography.  It’s a plutonium mine of Ah Ha reminders, brow lifting inspirations and enlightenments. Let me share one example of what I’m talking about Continue reading

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The Proprietor Is Celebrating Another Spin Around the Sun

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Brand new mobile social network ReallyMet puts a new twist on social media

Lani Rosales | 2011/11/14  | Adios, fake friend collecting One of the major criticisms of social media networks like Twitter is the “follow me and I’ll follow you back” mentality with thousands of strangers attempting to pump up their follower count. Continue reading

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Startup Skillz Lunch Program Starts Tuesday in San Francisco

November 13, 2011 Some of the best entrepreneurs are engineers. If you can design and build new products, all you really need is an idea. But many engineers believe that you need much more: the business skills to read a P&L, file articles of incorporation, raise money, get press, meet customers, manage employees, and all that other jazz Continue reading

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Top reasons cited for purchasing real estate – new report

AGBeat | 2011/11/14  | Home buyer behavior in 2011 The 2011 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers surveyed 5,708 home buyers and sellers, learning that the demographics of home buyers and types of homes being sold has shifted drastically this year, mostly due to job instability and insecurity as well as tightened lending. Continue reading

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Do more home buyers come from renting an apartment or owning a home? Report

AGBeat | 2011/11/13  | Portrait of the modern American home buyer This summer, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) surveyed 5,708 home buyers and sellers for their 2011 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. The report reveals that the demographics of home buyers and types of homes being sold has shifted dramatically this year, mostly due to job instability and insecurity as well as tightened lending Continue reading

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How to perfect your elevator pitch – video demonstration

Marti Trewe | 2011/11/13  | Whether looking for a business partner, investor, or simply introducing your business to a potential client, having a tailored elevator pitch can put you ahead of those who can’t quite describe what they do or what they have to offer, which is fairly common. Continue reading

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The rise of location based services and geosocial networks – infographic

Marti Trewe | 2011/11/13  | Mobile and social apps are increasingly designed to have a “check in” feature based on GPS technologies, like geosocial networks Gowalla, Foursquare and Facebook Places to name a few, while location based services (LBS) like Yelp use your geographic location to determine what is near you at the present time. Location based services and geosocial networks have been all the rage and consumers are using their mobile devices to share their locations in droves with a strong user base on smartphones and in each case, slightly more men check in than women. We reported in September that one in four Americans use location based services and studies now show that 35 percent of adult Americans now own a smartphone and great advancements have been made in the geosocial web space Continue reading

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Home buyer profile reveals that the buyer pool lacks diversity

AGBeat | 2011/11/13  | Race and ethnicity of American home buyers Today we reported that the demographics of home buyers have shifted rapidly this last year because of a struggling economy, tight lending, job insecurity and unemployment. The average American home buyer is older, more likely to be married, and has a higher income, as it is tough to obtain financing, so more stable buyers are dominating the market. Lack of diversity in home buyers Not all will be shocked, but we are surprised that the 2011 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers reveals that 85 percent of all buyers in America identify themselves as Caucasian and while this isn’t the case in every region, as a national average, the buyer pool lacks diversity Continue reading

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Business advice from the 39 year old founder of Under Armour sports apparel

Marti Trewe | 2011/11/13  | Sports apparel success, Under Armour was founded by Kevin Plank who created the company with $17,000 from a Valentine’s Day rose business he started in college (despite restrictions on student athletes against doing so). He built the company because of a basic need he had – better sports wear that would keep him dry as he explains in the video above that on the field, he sweat so much that it weighed down his clothing Continue reading

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