Friday, November 6, 2009

Thank you Tillamook!

Thank you Tillamook Realtors for sticking around until the end of the class. It was great meeting you all!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

It’s Official! There Will be A Virtual Real Estate BarCamp On November 17th, 2009

Some of you may remember REBarCamp PDX from last year at InCube. It was an awesome event. Well, this time it's going virtual!

On November 17th from 9AM until 4PM PST there will be the first of its kind, Virtual Real Estate BarCamp.

What is it?
VirtualREBarCamp is a One Day, All-Day, Online Real Estate BarCamp.
The REBarCamp phenomenon has exploded over the last year with dozens of in-real-life gatherings where the real estate community comes together to discuss and demystify the current trends in technology and marketing.
The goal of VirtualREBarCamp is to bring this experience to you as opposed to having to bring yourself to it.

  • In place of a rented venue, they will be holding the event online.
  • In place of break-out sessions in rooms, they will we have simultaneous webinars, all day.
  • In place of the hallways, they will be chatting on Twitter, Facebook, Backnoise and TomatoChat.
  • In place of traveling you'll be able to attend from the comfort of your home or office.
  • In place of an impromptu calendar, we will be filling presentation slots all month.
Attendance is unlimited, and it is still FREE!

And finally, so as to not lose the Social Aspect of the BarCamp atmosphere, They are encouraging volunteers around the country to organize In-Real-Life MeetUps for immediately after the online event. Block off your entire calendar for Tuesday, Nov 17th. None of these webinars will be available after the event. You do not want to miss this. Register here now!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Social Media Revolution

If you ever thought that you may just wait-out theis fad, it's time to get a reality check!
Just as with Radio and TV in their day, Social Media is now the way people get their news, learn about their world, and make desicions about the products and services they buy.

Will your potential consumer find you in this sea of information? Are you even in the mix?

Just in case you needed more convincing. Take a look at this.

You can also find a transcript of all the reasons in this blog

Social Media in Plain English

We are so fortunate to have talented people around like the folks at
They make it fun and interesting to learn about this whole social-media revolution. (more to come on that).

This is their video explaining the concept of social media. Enough said.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Setting the Right Priorities

Joel Spolsky: Setting the Right Priorities

Strong problem-solving skills are important in business. But as columnist Joel Spolsky writes, knowing which problems you absolutely must solve is even more important. In the early years at his company, Fog Creek Software, Joel and his partner learned this lesson the hard way.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

The Art of Negotiations - Part II

When engaged in a negotiation, knowing the message that we want to communicate is important. However, understanding how our message is being received, is even more so.
Ilustration below.

The Art of Negotiation

When engaged in a negotiation, we have to know when to speak. More importantly, however, we need to know when to be silent. Ilustration below.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

LinkedIn in Plain English

Another great video from the fantastic folks at This is a two-part series about LinkedIn. Let's take a look.

Part 1

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tips for Choosing Secure Passwords

Sarah Beckham wrote a nice little article in NewsFactor Network about secure passwords. Nice and basic but also a good reminder that we shouldn't get lazy and use the same password on every account and to change them occasionally.

You can also see a video about the same subject at

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thank you John L Scott Gresham!

Thank you Jonh L Scott in Gresham for hosting us yesterday for an Art of Negotiation class

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thank you John L Scott Sandy!

Thank you John L. Scott Realtors in Sandy for welcoming us for a Art of Negotiation class.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thank you Prudential NW Props!

Thank you Prudential NW Properties for welcoming us for a Negotiation class this morning!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thank you Legacy Realty Group!

Thank you Legacy Realty Group for welcoming us this morning for a Art of Negotiation class!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thank you RE/MAX Sellwood!

Thank you to RE/MAX eg Sellwood for hosting this morning for a LinkedIn class.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Shift Happens

This presentation is slightly outdated but the principles still apply. As a matter of fact, they are reinforced since what we hold as true today, may not be so tomorrow.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Brainstorming in action

I finally installed Windows 7 x64. Pretty snappy so far. we"ll see :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

How to get started on Twitter

This Howcast video is posted on the Help section at Good place for me to start. Get it, formetostart? Sorry, couldn't resist.

Twitter in Plain English

This is another great video from the folks at

They are the best at helping us understand what all these social media tools are and how they work. We love their work.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


What a day of learning. Anyone interested in social media should have been here.
We spent all day at REBarCampPdx. It was awesome.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Wait! Don't click that button!

As we all try to get connected to the Social Networks, there are some important, common sense, precautions we need to take.

The article below appeared in the February issue of CIO Magazine. I thought I would share it to make you aware that we have to exercise a reasonable amount of caution and good judgement. Specially if we are interacting with potential business relationships who may be affected by our actions (or lack-thereof).

Although the title of the article mentions Facebook by name, it is by no means the only site that has had problem. More about that another time.

Slapped in the Facebook: Social Networking Dangers Exposed
For many people, social networking has become as much of a daily routine as brewing coffee and brushing teeth. IT administrators dislike it and cyber crooks depend on it.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Social Media - Evolution or Revolution

Check out this SlideShare Presentation. Ever wondered about why newspapers and traditional media outlets are going out of business? This slideshow will give you a clue.
Social Media
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