Date Archives February 2009

Leading to Tomorrow’s Announcement

From a brilliant discussion at the Notorious R.O.B. – (bolding mine) While the study cites C21 as the most well known(n) brand, I will argue that it’s the most well know(n) name in real estate. … But ask any of the respondents of that survey to tell you what makes C21 different from ERA or Remax or anything and they would be hard pressed .

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Reflecting on Zillow’s Influence Over the Past Three Years

A lot has changed in the real estate tech space, but the real estate business remains a belly-to-belly business, with client relationships solidified with handshakes and time spent together in the car, in houses, at the coffee shop. Zillow in Charlottesville, Virginia Zillow’s presence in the Charlottesville real estate market is negligible; in spite of this I’ve always considered them another tool in the good Realtor’s toolbox. … I for one, have welcomed the opportunity to answer this. (more in a later post) Brian Boero at 1000Watt Blog offers this kick ass post on Zillow’s three year anniversary – (bolding mine/read the whole thing) The real estate industry owes Zillow a debt of gratitude, whatever their fate may be.

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Dog Friendly Hotels Around Charlottesville

Per frequent requests from buyers checking out the Charlottesville area, and thanks to the author of an upcoming post on RealCrozetVA: “A great website is .

… Comfort Inn -1807 Emmet Street- Charlottesville Days Inn Charlottesville/University Area -1600 Emmet St- Charlottesville Doubletree Hotel -990 Hilton Heights Road- Charlottesville Holiday Inn -1200 5th Street- Charlottesville Quality Inn -1600 Emmet Street- Charlottesville Red Roof Inn – Charlottesville -1309 West Main Street- Charlottesville Residence Inn Charlottesville -1111 Millmont Street- Charlottesville Sleep Inn and Suites Monticello -1185 5th Street SW- Charlottesville Montfair Resort Farm -2500 Bezaleel Drive- Crozet Accommodations – RV Parks and Campgrounds Charlottesville KOA -3825 Red Hill Lane- Charlottesville Misty Mountain Campground -56 Misty Mountain Road- Crozet” I find it fascinating that both the Misty Mountain and Charlottesville KOA say that they offer free wireless.

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Two Short Sale Tips

One strategy to shorten the time for the approval is to include a clause in the Real Estate Contract giving the Buyer an option to terminate the contract if the short sale approval is not obtained by a certain drop-dead date. … On another note, whether a property is in a short sale situation is not a required disclosure, and is not easily searchable via the MLS (in this case, the Charlottesville MLS) – I cannot speak to other MLS’ policies.

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Design and Context Matter

I see print as irrelevant for marketing houses, but relevant for branding – branding me as a professional, my company, my profession all of which constitute my brand. … This one, too, shakes everything up – The invention of printing did away with anonymity, fostering ideas of literary FAME and and the habit of considering intellectual effort as private property.

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