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Jim Lee points out in his blog Newspapers and print ads; on the way out??  that the newspaper industry is not on our side. I couldn't agree more and they never have been nor will they ever be. The only thing the newspapers want from Realtors is the advertising dollars. Actually it would be nice i...
Active Rain should consider an enhancement to their system. As members we have invited friends to join the network. Many times they miss the invitation or simply misplace it. There should be an to go back to your invitation list and re-invite someone. you should be able to add another remark or s...
I have written a couple of remarks on Agency Responsibility Act and I think I need to clearify what I was saying. I am not saying we need to have consumers required to buy or contract for a certain level of broker. The consumer should be able to hire to whatever level of service they require. I a...
If you really want to see an independent opinion about this whole issue you need to read the article by Blanche Evans "Does House Subcommittee Agree With Oxley's Realtor Persecution?". This writer has a unique ability of getting to the real issues and coming up with some good remarks.  Her remark...
A recent article Real Estate: Anti-discounter law looms in Michigan In miss labeled "Agency ResponsibilityAct" as minimum services. I totally disagree with that postion.As usual the press is telling only part of the story. That is why 10 states have decided to do the right thing and ...
The latest testimony by by David Wood REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE - VARIOUS FACTORS MAY AFFECT PRICE COMPETITION (If you don want to read the whole report page two is a highlight) is to say the least very one sided. There are numerous remarks about the comissions being charged and how they have gone up...
Today and almost every week we see a new article in the New York times  or other media written by folks like the CFA (Consumer Federation of America) about how Realtors are a cartel that over charges the public and are not competitive in todays marketplace. Everytime one of these articles comes o...
I find it really interesting that Michigan's governor announced yesterday that she has brought 1,000 new jobs to Ann Arbor, Michigan with the announcement that Google is going to locate it's Ad Word division in Ann Arbor. Not that we might not see the one thousand jobs but it won't be very soon. ...
I fail to understand how a Realtor can post a real estate listing on the MLS or internet without including a bunch of photos and a Multi Media tour. I have discussed this with numerous potential buyers who are getting daily updates sent via email directly from the MLS and each and everyone of the...
I guess I am here is ask a question that I don't see an answer to on the Activerain site.What are the long term goals of the site. We are all actively add info and referring our friends to this site and I havve yet to see just where it is all headed. Will this site which is free right now start c...

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