It’s been a long time since I blogged… too long. In fact, I have made writing part of my goal for 2015. This will include book reviews, professional writing, and personal observations. I welcome your feedback, suggestions and questions.
I recently had the pleasure of contributing to a radio program and a real estate news source. For radio, I was a guest on Real Estate Radio Boston with Rick Scherer and Ali Alavi. And, though I have a “face for radio”, I will share the video here. And you can listen to the podcast here. We talked a lot about my job and how unusual it is.
I also became a contributor to Inman Next. This is a news source for the real estate industry. I wrote a somewhat controversial article. The concept? Real estate agents are thriving in the era of Zillow and Trulia. The reason this is controversial is that many people in the industry feel that those third-party websites are trying to crush our industry, much as Orbitz and Travelocity crushed travel agencies. Here is an excerpt:
In Jeff Jarvis’ 2009 book, “What Would Google Do?” he suggested that real estate agents would become nearly extinct, just like travel agents. But as Mark Twain once said, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” Mr. Jarvis may be a brilliant guy. But in this case, he was dead wrong. Here’s why:
I will publish the entire article in my next post.
I plan to offer up lots of tidbits and ideas that I gather each week. My job is so unusual (and I will write about that, too), that it puts me in an ideal spot to see how, as business people and individuals, we can achieve more than we ever have before. We can achieve our true potential.