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Here you'll find info on the Phoenix area real estate market. Plus who knows what else! Please visit our "other" blog, The Phoenix Real Estate Guy!
Anyone who has been around Active Rain for any length of time knows Karen George. Her posts are jammed packed full of all sorts of tips and techniques for maximizing your web presence.You may also be aware that Karen is battling cancer.Today there is an article today in the Arizona Republic about...
Several senior executives have left Point2 Agent -- one of the world's largest suppliers of real estate website solutions.I believe the first public indications of this change were made last Friday here (followed up here). On Saturday, Becky Troutt reported the news here on AR.Inman News finally ...
Planning on attending the NAR Conference in Vegas in a couple of weeks?Want to meet some of the "A-List" real estate bloggers? Here's a chance to get insight to their experiences with blogging as well as question and answer sessions.Damon Pace at Incredible Agent is hosting the event at their boo...
If you are in (or around) the Phoenix area, you should come to this! Hear Brendan King, Point2 Agent COO talk about Point2. Think of the possibilities...Learn about what Point2 has to offer (you do not need to have a Point2 website to attend).Meet other Point2 users. Get tips and ideas.Network wi...
Sorry, I can't figure out how to embed the photos here. To see some pics, go HERE. Blog Tour USA rolled into sunny Phoenix about 5:00pm yesterday. I walked up to the "Blog Bus", pounded on the door and walked in. Right there in the flesh, in living color were the Sellsius Boys. Joe was at the lap...
The boys from Sellsius will be in Phoenix on Thursday. If you're anywhere near the Phoenix area, you don't want to miss them. Incredible Agent, a Blog Tour USA sponsor, has secured a location, and they will be launching a new (free!) product for Realtors then too!More info is here.Let's give Joe ...
A "SPLOG" is a Spam Blog. "Sploggers" steal content from other blogs and re-post it as their own. Why in the world would someone do that?The intent is to build a blog or website that contains a lot of content, and will be ranked well in search engines. The sploggers add Google AdSense and other a...
This could be HUGE. eBay has just opened up kijiji.com in the US, a free on-line based classified service.I jumped right in to the Phoenix edition to see what was involved in creating a "listing". It was a snap. Very intuitive interface, easy to upload pictures (a max of 4, at 4mb each). It's not...
Here are a couple of great links discussing Google's real estate reciprocal link penalty. Should be required reading for everyone... From SEOMOZ From CAD Website Design
People — usually real estate agents (yes, they are people too) — frequently ask me, "Why do you blog?" The short answer, one that leaves many scratching their heads, is "Because I have to". I need to write. I don't know why, it's just always been that way. I don't write well enough to become the ...

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Here you'll find info on the Phoenix area real estate market. Plus who knows what else! Please visit our "other" blog, The Phoenix Real Estate Guy!