Why single property websites are a waste of time and money. I admit that I have purchased the domain names for many of my listings, but this clarifies why this might not be the best use of time and money. Green building: the view from here5 essential blogging toolsNew hurdle for online listings – it seems those making these decisions have never heard of the FTC.
That said, we firmly believe that the value rendered by REALTOR.com® Marketing Systems are monumentally greater than the price charged to REALTORS®.Just as REALTOR.com® carefully evaluates a number of factors before arriving at the aforementioned business decision to raise prices, so too do we encourage each individual REALTOR® to carefully evaluate the value you receive on behalf of you and your clients in relationship to the costs, before you make your individual business decision…. In order to carefully contemplate REALTOR.com® value, we are providing a minimum of two months to a maximum of twelve months advance notice of the price change (depending upon the REALTOR’S® product renewal date), because we believe this should be a carefully thought out evaluation…. Google is fast becoming a “no-brainer,” but one must “carefully consider” using Realtor.com.Details of the price increase: Beginning January 15, 2007, prices for the Showcase Listing Enhancements Marketing System, Standard Listing Enhancements, Featured Homes™ Marketing System and Featured CMA™ Marketing System will increase by 10% and the Featured Community™ and Featured Agent™ Marketing System will increase by 7%…. And again, on behalf of everyone here at REALTOR.com®, we thank you for the privilege of serving you and helping you better serve your clients.Sincerely,Mark MathisSenior Vice President,REALTOR.com®Realtor.com’s cushy arrangement with getting all (or most) of Realtors’ listing data is swiftly coming to an end.
This is what I have been doing in Chicago for the past several months. (pdf)A shared, “intergalactic” real estate information database, with extensive records for every property on the planet, may serve multiple listing services of the future, according to a paper prepared by a National Association of Realtors advisory group.As always, there is more to the story.
The traffic study work session next month should be interesting.As always, Cvilletomorrow has much more information as well as a podcast of the planning commission’s meeting.Wal-mart is finally coming to Greene County!…Â There has been much discussion locally about the merits of Wal-mart, but I do know that my clients in Greene will welcome this addition to their community.Â Soon they won’t have to go to Culpeper or CharlAlbemarle, Yesterday at an open house for a new development, I was interested to see that their solution, as approved by the County, to the affordable housing situation is to provide affordable “accessory apartments….Â More at the County’s website.Fluvanna’s clustering is moving forward and Daniel has his thoughts on the newest Fluvanna development.Housing inventory is up, but development plugs on, and for many, that’s a good thing.
All the time I spent in Alderman Library’s stacks in high school …… Google will digitize hundreds of thousands of books from the Library, including selected portions of the Library’s American history, literature, and humanities works collections, and make them searchable online through Google Book Search. With 13 physical locations as well as the original Rotunda, the Library contains more than five million volumes, 17 million manuscripts, rare books and archives, and rapidly-growing digital collections.Ah, Google. Another (local) step towards mission fulfillment.Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.