Category Archives: Reputation Management

Adobe Creative Cloud – Viable Service or Liability?

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If you’re loud enough Adobe will give you a 30 day credit so you can get back to work, but there’s more you should consider. Check it out here…

Language of sales – the date rape drug of business

Recently, I ran across quite a few conversations about use of language and body movements/positions in order to achieve success in sales, including real estate, or dating, or life. The basic concept behind these coaching methods is reprogramming of one’s brain (and all that goes with it) in order to fulfill some goal, whether getting…

I’d rather be poked with a pitchfork than be told to shut the hell up…

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I spend quite a bit of my time digging through various groups and forums that deal with real estate in my efforts to keep abreast of current goings on, sentiments, et al.  It’s my way of staying on top of my game as a marketer with a lot of real estate agent and brokerage clients. …

Things I learned at #RETSO

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None of these will provide meaningful insight into the so many awesome presentations.  You can hunt for those soundbites on Twitter at #retso.  These are my personal little takeaways, in no particular order: Spotify is a must on long drives.  Nothing better than singing along to some 132 songs with the hubby while navigating a…

I am an unapologetic bitch, and it won’t ever change.

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Yep, you read that right. Over the course of an average day I am asked to provide oodles of advice to people, generally on subjects I am intimately familiar with.  Whether online or off, my posture is always to be blunt and not sugar coat anything.  There are practical reasons for that, of course, most…

Formal Letter to Members of Metrolist Board and Assoc. Reps

In the interest of full disclosure, I am publishing the actual email that I sent to members of the board and participating associations.  List of emails this was sent to is below. ——————————— Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished members of the Board, staff and association representatives. When the decision was made to no longer…

Open Letter to Metrolist MLS re: Diverse Solutions IDX fiasco

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Att: Melissa Olson, Jim Wanzeck, Ed Hardey, Kate Jones, and anyone else who may be in a position of responsibility at Metrolist, Inc. According to your website: “Metrolist is the only real estate Multiple Listing Service (MLS) serving the metro Denver area. We provide a broad database of real property listings for real estate brokers to better serve buyers…

On catering to the common, the average, the palatable by the masses at large, and raising the bar

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In a recent conversation, I was distracted by a quote, attributed to Barbara Corcoran to “beware of people who use big words”.  The big word in question was “assuage”.  I asked how Barbara defines “big words” and was told that it’s anything an average person would not use in daily conversation.  This exchange has left…

It’s the conversations that matter

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Over the last few weeks I have written some things that may, at first glance, appear as anti social, or anti-relationship rants. That was certainly neither my intent, nor the actual sentiments voiced, but shallow readings will always yield somewhat incomplete analyses. The overriding reason for throwing this many words on the same subject into…

On building relationships that matter & why I won’t follow you…

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Few people who know me well would describe me as overly social. I am, in my non virtual life, an introvert of sorts. I tend not to enjoy small talk, in fact, it drives me crazy. I will rarely start a conversation with a stranger or even with people I know, and I wear a…