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Date Archives October 2006
Brand loyalty and quality customer service
The Genius (named Eric, very helpful) told him that the unit was out of warranty and he could either have the battery replaced for about $60, look for a third party battery replacement or – if he were to purchase a new iPod, recycle the old one, and get ten percent off!… Those who see the new technologies as tools which they may use to offer better service will be able to survive and thrive, perhaps more successfully than ever before.
Real estate carnival 10-30-2006
Some agents probably are.- Nubricks shows us that there is opportunity beyond the borders of the USA, and exposes (to me) a market other than our own and ChIndia.- Greg defines the “Divorced Commission,” writing more eloquently than most where the industry must go.- Mike is seeking Maverick nominations.- What can we learn from the California market?… (MLS)- Finding the story beyond the numbers.- The Difference between Good Realtors and Bad Agents.- Pat presents his thoughts on the real estate blogging community.- Dan Green offers a defense of interest-only mortgages.- Finally, Brian warns us to be vigilant on behalf of our clients.Update: I neglected to include sellsius’ great post about the Realtor.com/Zillow kerfluffle.
Albemarle is Number 10
Out of the whole U-S of A, Albemarle County is ranked number 10 with regards to the percentage of folks with higher education degrees. (Permanent, subscription link) Heck, of the Top 10, Virginia had four…
PowerBook update 10-27-2006
I am losing my patience with Apple. My PowerBook is still in repair in Short Pump, they have no idea when it might be ready, and I am losing efficiency and profitability every day. Also,…
Housing numbers are down
And inventory is up. Rates are low. Home price appreciation is slowing. Inventory is up. Significantly. note: as soon as I figure out how to upload an image via coding, rather than depending on my…
Prices fall because home size is falling
Now, to do a similar analysis on the CharlAlbemarle regional market … If only I had the data interpretation skills and tools … 3 Oceans does a brilliant analysis that shows the current trend toward…