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(I'm an abject blogging failure. At the start of the year, I planned to post something once a week.......this is my second post this year to my personal blog. #FAIL. I can do better!)Last week, I had the awesome opportunity to finally meet one of my closest friends here in the Rain. Sally has bee...
My esteemed friend Chad Hyams  recently asked me about some of the trends I see emerging in 2016 from a blogging perspective. My response to him forced me to write this blog post.(By the way, I plan to make 2016 the year of the blog! Expect at least one, if not multiple posts from me every week t...
(This is a repost of a blog I wrote back in 2014. But it still makes good sense)Are You Doing It Wrong?Have you ever wondered how some ActiveRain writers get their blog posts to look so presentable? If you think about your blog as an extension of your business, then it makes A LOT of sense to mak...
I had the pleasure of first meeting Ben back on a rooftop patio, 50 stories up, in downtown NYC at Inman Connect in 2007. It was one of the strangest places I've ever been. Everyone wore red-hooded snuggies and drank from these huge mugs. It was almost like some kind of secret society gathering. ...
Contest Below - But First, a story........In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!". In her post, Cari speaks about how she is always ensuring that her clients know what she is doing for them, no matter how small i...
But They Do Want to Market To ThemLast week, I spent the majority of the week at Inman's Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco. For those of you that have never attended, there isn't a time or place during the year where more decision makers in real estate come together to network and l...
As an extension of the agreement between Zillow and the Ben Kinney Companies to purchase ActiveRain, an additional acquisition of KWKLY Text-To-Lead service was also completed. As of July 31st, 2015, KWKLY is being added to the ActiveRain family of products. "Because of the rapid explosion of mob...
Way back in 2011 (which in internet age is like 100 years ago) Google introduced the first Panda update. Since then, we've seen a number of related updates to Panda. Most recently, TheSEMPost reports on Panda 4.2, which may be more a refresh than an actual update, but nonetheless purports to impa...
I got married recently. For our wedding, Erin and I wanted to make sure that we had amazing pictures to be able to always look back at and capture the feeling of that day. It's one thing to capture the moments, it's another thing entirely to capture the feeling. In my recent blog post about buyin...

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