Growing Your Business By Community Blogging – I’m Speaking At WordCamp Victoria 2013

  Coming up this Saturday, January 12, 2013 is WordCamp Victoria 2013. If you are curious about blogging or how you can learn new skills and hear about new tools to blog better, WordCamp Victoria is where you want to be this Saturday.

Tim Ayres at NAR Conference 2009 San Diego – Day 1 – Social Media and Gender Differences [Video]

Day 1 of the NAR Convention in San Diego was very productive – I saw two sessions today and unfortunately was shut out of a third due to it being full. The Introduction to Social Media session was great. As a REALTOR® who puts himself out there online using social media like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,Continue reading “Tim Ayres at NAR Conference 2009 San Diego – Day 1 – Social Media and Gender Differences [Video]”

Sooke Biz Net Inaugural Event – Thursday

Are you in business in the Sooke region? The newly formed Sooke Biz Net business networking group is hosting its inaugural event tomorrow night, Thursday, June 25th. The idea behind Sooke Biz Net is that it will be different from other business networking groups. Gone is the exclusivity and structured format. We’ve thrown the traditionalContinue reading “Sooke Biz Net Inaugural Event – Thursday”

Think Realtor.ca Sucks? It Will Get Better Soon

Since the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) replaced the much-loved MLS.ca with the (so far) much-maligned REALTOR.ca last month, they’ve had nothing but complaints from everyone who uses it (consumers) and everyone who benefits from it (REALTORS® in Canada). I can understand the domain name switch. Since its inception, MLS.ca has never been all thatContinue reading “Think Realtor.ca Sucks? It Will Get Better Soon”

Bell’s -er Campaign Might Be Confusing, But At Least It’s Grammatically Correct

Since I wrote about Bell’s confusing -er infused advertising campaign, it’s become one of the most searched-for, read, and commented-on posts I’ve ever done. I guess I wasn’t alone in my confusion or annoyance with that campaign. I have to wonder, however, if the same outfit that drummed up that campaign is involved with USContinue reading “Bell’s -er Campaign Might Be Confusing, But At Least It’s Grammatically Correct”

Victoria Real Estate Board Green Task Force Tours Eco-Sense Sustainable Home

As a volunteer on the Victoria Real Estate Board‘s Green Task Force, I was fortunate enough to visit a truly one-of-a-kind project in the Highlands District near Victoria yesterday. Ann and Gord Baird are the people behind Eco-Sense. Part lifestyle, part science experiment, part eco-pioneering, this truly amazing and simply fascinating home is nearing completionContinue reading “Victoria Real Estate Board Green Task Force Tours Eco-Sense Sustainable Home”

Twitter Explained in Plain English

The guys at CommonCraft have created this great video on what exactly Twitter is all about. I joined Twitter a few months ago and had not been using it at all. I was confused as to why I joined and why it would be useful or fun. Then I downloaded a little desktop application calledContinue reading “Twitter Explained in Plain English”

Microsoft Surface: Imagine the Possibilities

I’ve been meaning to blog about Microsoft’s Surface technology for a while now, but a video from TechCrunch this morning (below) has reminded me how utterly cool this is. The concept was conceived in 2001 and the first prototype was in 2003, so it’s nothing new, but we have yet to see any sort ofContinue reading “Microsoft Surface: Imagine the Possibilities”

Hate Spam? This is How Gmail can Help a REALTOR®

How much time do you spend on spam every day? As the resident geek in the office, I’m constantly asked by my fellow agents: “How can I get rid of all this junk e-mail?!” From shady business propositions to uhh… equipment enhancers, there is no shortage of spam out there. As REALTORS®, we want toContinue reading “Hate Spam? This is How Gmail can Help a REALTOR®”