Friday, March 30, 2007

Free Speech for Realtors! - and other great ideas...

...after the last week, anyone who would not agree probably is crazy:

-Death Threats - Enough said. Kathy Sierra is a true victim of hate - as many others are on the world wild web. No one should live by fear. How do we and our colleagues stay safe?

-Blog Floggers - Another example of free-speech bloggers trying to speak and getting beaten down - by other free-speech bloggers. Teresa Boardmans' slightly delayed crusade to search out real estate weenies - people handing out bad real estate advice is not an example of debate, but an example of how speech can debilitate a great idea.

On the lighter, but still free speech side:

-Zillow talk is actually pillow talk - is it good for you too ? Watch out, it could lead to "Zlatulence", says Jessica Wynn Horton over at WannaNetwork - a damn funny rant on Zillow.

-Really Free Speech: or is it? A Clarification for Merrick at PR Leap on the previous post: PR Leap announces that www.athand24.com has free everything for free everybody-Realtors and private owners. Not a bad idea, but is this a free weenie lunch?

-Money finally talks - Ho Chi Minh City: The real estate fever spilled over from China : "HCM City is witnessing the most dramatic land price increase so far. Within one month, land prices in several areas have increased by 30-50%. " VietnamNet Bridge report-Got global?

-Mortgage Crazy : aside from the sub-prime market throwing stones and knives at us from the heavens, as Inman reports, we have something that appears slightly crazy since so many mortgage companies are closing : a mortgage search engine developed by the XBroker . WIll there be any mortgages left to look for when http://www.realespace.com/ is open?

Happy end of Q1! Look for my Free Saturday Special tomorrow.

I gotta go.

Steve
steven.stearns@obeo.com

3 comments:

Merrick said...

Hi Steve,

not sure I get the PR Leap reference we do offer free and paid press release distribution to search engines, and websites.

The company who announced the service mentioned in the link to PR Leap is not affiliated with PR Leap other than the fact that they used PR Leap to distribute there news just like you can.

Obeoman said...

A Clarification for Merrit at PR Leap on the previous post: PR Leap announces that www.athand24.com has free everything for free everybody-Realtors and private owners. Not a bad idea, but is this a free weenie lunch?

Glad to know you were here!

Steve

Obeoman said...

...Sorry, Merrick - no coffee yet!

Steve