A Perfect Match, TeedHaze & The Goods…Where Are You?


As much as this blog is all about real estate, it’s also all about me (Alex) and what I do to not only help my clients, but also my colleagues. For many years I’ve been dabbling in little ventures here and there to help my colleagues do more deals, and give their clients valuable real … Continue reading A Perfect Match, TeedHaze & The Goods…Where Are You?

Zillow Acquires Trulia: Wake Up Brokers! They’re Getting Rich At Your Expense


If you haven’t heard about listing syndicator site Zillow acquiring competitor site Trulia for $3.5 Billion in stock, I feel for you…especially if you’re in real estate. Since this announcement, I’ve received a couple emails, seen a few comments, read a few newsletters, and thought I’d try to spark a dialogue here on the site. … Continue reading Zillow Acquires Trulia: Wake Up Brokers! They’re Getting Rich At Your Expense

Closing Time – Simplifying The Escrow Process With Technology


I’ve written before about technology that is here to stay, and how the real estate industry can benefit from all the brilliant people in the world creating it, and I’ve recently come across another good example of a new company that’s applying technology to attempt to solve a big headache for buyers and agents alike: … Continue reading Closing Time – Simplifying The Escrow Process With Technology

Pocket Listings And “Off Market” Real Estate


If you follow us on Twitter, you’ve already heard. There will soon be a network to post, search, and sell pocket listings (PocketListings.NET). Off-market, pocket listings, whatever…they’re out there, they’re bought and sold, and real estate agents will soon be able to share information amongst themselves on a much larger scale, which we hope will … Continue reading Pocket Listings And “Off Market” Real Estate

SFAR Making Our Lives So Much More Efficient, Really?


Is it us, or does the San Francisco Association of Realtors just like to make things complicated (Remember the Token Code?) http://www.SFRAO.com is a new web site developed by the Association to provide detailed information on tweets broadcast by the Association. It is shown as a link at the end of each tweet that requires … Continue reading SFAR Making Our Lives So Much More Efficient, Really?

Map of Retrofit Projects Completed in the Bay Area since the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake


Living in earthquake country, we get asked all the time, “Is this home on bedrock or landfill.” The next question, “Do you know if this building has been retrofitted?” Usually, we don’t, but that might be changing. Check out this new user-generated mashup where you, the visitor, can add a project that has been retrofitted. … Continue reading Map of Retrofit Projects Completed in the Bay Area since the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake