Archives for June 2012

Follow Friday Tampa: A Tweet’ le’ dee Engagement



Follow Friday, or #FF for those not yet wired into Twitter yet, is all about finding cool people to follow their feeds. Like Travel Tuesday, and other cliche and catchy hooks, this social media engagement practice can really help your business gain not only followers, but some Klout as well. For this #FF let’s look at Tampa Real Estate to see just who is who, and to follow some of them.

Creative PRide: Newest Wave of Branding for Business



In PR & marketing news, new offerings from digital PR company Pamil Visions show promise for the real estate industry. Creative PRide , a new offering from the company involved branding on a level not always so transparent in our industry. Media exposure is not just about the New York Times covering your story, and integrated efforts are becoming more and more prevalent. What PRide does is optimize for new media strategies.

Integra Group Adds Property Management Arm



In industry news from Tuscon, Integra Group Real Estate LLC announced their launch of Integra Property Managment, an expansion on their already substantial REO and HUD marketing offerings.

Using FHA to Pay for your Investment Rehab



Short sales and foreclosures are the two most prevalent vehicles for investors looking to purchase distressed properties at a discount. However they are not easy on either the nerves or the wallet. Almost all of them require some amount of rehabilitation and remodeling, along with bringing current any deferred maintenance the property may have suffered while it was sitting empty

April 2012 Case Schiller Index — Depends On Your Definition Of “Improvement”



While the mainstream media seems to be taking to the idea that the April 2012 Case-Schiller index is showing that housing is improving, the report is a mixed-bag at best. Yes it is good news that about half of the cities in both the 10 city and 20 city composites are showing a modest 1.3% average improvement in prices, is hardly an improving housing market…

A Big Hint for Brokers: Being a Digital Tycoon



Wake up, Take over the US or world real estate market online! I have scrutinized hundreds of real estate brokerages online now. Offering slicing constructive criticisms this last year, giving examples of “how to”, even barbequeing a few impertinent old school practitioners, all these genuine efforts have only showed moderate successes. Some nice emails, sincere questions about how to make things better for broker and client, but still the home buyer or seller has little or no great representation online. And forget about mobile.

Living With a Cramped Master Bath



Few things truly test the fortitude of a relationship like sharing space – especially when that space is a bathroom. No matter what type of relationship you’re in it’s likely that one of you takes significantly longer to get ready than the other, and the process is usually much more complicated and requires much more equipment.

Google Launch ‘Google+ Events’



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Half of US Homes are Underwater on Mortgages



A new study has revealed that an incredible 50% of all homes in the US are now officially “underwater”, which means that more is owed on the properties than what they’re actually worth.

3 Things You Can Do Right Now To Grow Your Business



As a realtor you know that your business relies on contacts. Staying on top of the latest industry trends, touching base with other agents, fielding questions from interested buyers and/or sellers is vital to your business.