What Should You Do If Someone Posts a Negative Comment on Your Facebook Page?

I’m a fan of Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares. I like the typical story line featuring struggling business owners who get a branding makeover and come out the other side living happily ever after. It’s a feel good moment! Then this headline caught my attention: “This is the Most Epic Brand Meltdown on Facebook Ever”. Yikes!Continue reading “What Should You Do If Someone Posts a Negative Comment on Your Facebook Page?”

A Night at Google LA Discussing The New Digital Age

The Google LA speaker series has been going on for about a year now. Last week Dustin and I were lucky enough to get ourselves on the invite list to hear Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen discuss their new book. Visiting a Google campus is always a treat and the Google LA facility, which isContinue reading “A Night at Google LA Discussing The New Digital Age”

‘REO to Rental’ Draws Investors Back into Real Estate

Since peaking at 69 percent in 2006, the U.S. homeownership rate has fallen to its current 65.4 percent. That’s a lot of former homeowners. Now, investors see opportunity. Even as the housing market bottomed out and investors, burned by the housing downturn, left real estate, others saw new opportunities to convert these properties into rentalContinue reading “‘REO to Rental’ Draws Investors Back into Real Estate”

Navigating #SXSW

South by South West (#SXSW) in a huge interactive, film and music conference that happens yearly in Austin. It’s been on my to-do list for a few years and this year I’m happy to be a first time attendee! I thought I was organized and prepared to get myself off to a great start. However, wasContinue reading “Navigating #SXSW”

Scarcity, Abundance, Trust, Connection and Surprise

Something to think about… Scarcity and abundance have been flipped. High-quality work is no longer scarce. Competence is no longer scarce, either. We have too many good choices—there’s an abundance of things to buy and people to hire. What’s scarce is trust, connection, and surprise.  This is a quote from Seth Godin’s new book TheContinue reading “Scarcity, Abundance, Trust, Connection and Surprise”

Who’s Speaking at the Women in Default Services (WinDS) Conference in March?

That would be me and my of my heroes– Les Brown!! The WinDS organization has put together a great agenda. My excitement about speaking and sharing with the group is only topped by the fact that Les Brown is going to be speaking there too! I’m thrilled to get to see Les again in personContinue reading “Who’s Speaking at the Women in Default Services (WinDS) Conference in March?”

3 Takeaways from Inman Connect (#icny)

It was the first time in several years that I got to attend Inman Connect in New York City as a spectator. Usually I’m racing from meeting to meeting, moderating panels, working a booth and hosting events. I had a some really great meetings but I also got to spend lots of time sitting frontContinue reading “3 Takeaways from Inman Connect (#icny)”

Will The Recovery Continue? A Look at Housing in 2013

If 2012 was the year that the U.S. Housing market stabilized and began its long-awaited recovery, what can we expect in 2013? Will the recovery continue, or will we see another setback? And what are the implications for real estate professionals – especially those who specialize in distressed properties? Most economists and market analysts agreeContinue reading “Will The Recovery Continue? A Look at Housing in 2013”

5 Tips For Delivering a Great Webinar

Earlier this week I launched the 2013 Monthly Fuel series to the agents and managers from across the country at Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate. Each month I take 60 minutes to share updates and discuss various topics with our network. It is one of the favorite parts of my job. Like most people whoContinue reading “5 Tips For Delivering a Great Webinar”

eWomen’s Network: Harnessing the Power of Women Entrepreneurs

I had the pleasure yesterday of attending my first eWomen’s Network event. I’ve been getting emails from the local chapter for a few months now but had been procrastinating on going to one of the monthly meetings. This January meeting got my attention because the founder, Sandra Yancey, was going to be speaking. A quick lookContinue reading “eWomen’s Network: Harnessing the Power of Women Entrepreneurs”