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Down on the Farm with Data

The most famous mash-up of valuation data and marketing applications was Zillow’s “Zestimate,” the centerpiece of Zillow’s national launch in 2006.  Zillow’s PR folks at the time positioned their new tool aggressively.  I was VP of Public...Show More Summary

Redux: Minding Your Trade Show Manners

Last year, I wrote about the 5 rules for trade show etiquette. Several clients and non-clients have told me they share this with their teams just before they attend a trade show.  However, the last couple of trade shows I attended were still brimming with exhibitor faux pas. Show More Summary

Six Ways to Get The Most From PR Wire Services

Public relations wire services like Businesswire, Marketwired or PR Newswire pre-date the Internet, but they hardly resemble their early versions.  Back in the day, they were born to feed releases directly to wire terminals in news media...Show More Summary

The Convergence of PR, Traditional Media and Social Media

One of the most profound changes in the media we consume in recent years is going largely unnoticed. The convergence of public relations, traditional media and social media is causing lines to be crossed – or at least blurred – and that’s making it nearly impossible to distinguish PR, from traditional media or social media. Show More Summary

Annual Strategy Planning and Management Retreat

There is a curious coincidence about the relationship between strategic planning and success. Large, successful companies always have strategic plans and management retreats to celebrate accomplishments and recognize opportunities for success. Show More Summary

Schmooze vs. Substance – What are YOU using to make Technology Decisions?

Let’s face it. We operate in a very social industry.  We’re all a bunch of sales people. We love to go to parties, catch that final drink at the bar after dinner and attend swanky events sponsored by technology companies. In general, we just love to schmooze!  Its part of our real estate DNA! I definitely count myself on the list of schmoozers. Show More Summary

35-story tower might become the tallest in Long Beach

It would alter Long Beach's skyline Big changes might be on the way for the Long Beach skyline. On Thursday, the city’s planning commission could give approval to a residential tower that would become the tallest building in the city. As...Show More Summary

Los Angeles rent comparison: What $1,250 rents in LA right now

Which one would you rent? Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five listings within $100 of today's price: $1,250. ? This very compact, upper-level...Show More Summary

Apartment renovation uses mirrors to amplify space and light

Cool! No strangers to clever apartment interventions, Barcelona-based Nook Architects has whipped up another rad renovation of a traditional flat. This time, mirrors play a huge role in the design—and the place ends up feeling like a...Show More Summary

Downtown LA's Southern California Flower Market wants to build a residential tower

290 apartments and room for the flower market to continue Downtown’s Southern California Flower Market near 7th and Wall streets is a bustling marketplace where vendors sell flowers wholesale and retail, mainly in the early morning hours (as anyone who’s come here for a Mother’s Day bouquet might know). Show More Summary

More than 42,000 new homes on the 2042

At times it’s less of a housing pipeline and more of a funnel Right now, San Francisco has more than 11,000 homes under construction, slated to finish before 2020. That’s pretty good by our usual standards, but more than 31,000 additional...Show More Summary

SolarCity will give Airbnb hosts $1,000 for installing solar panels

The partnership is going after millennials Homeowners thinking about going solar already have plenty of subsidies to look into, including a 30 percent tax credit in effect till 2023. But now, with a new partnership between homeshareShow More Summary

Great Pyramids in Giza may have two never-before-explored rooms

Recent scans show the possibility of unexplored chambers Scientists believe that they have discovered hidden chambers in the Great Pyramid of Giza. A group called ScanPyramids—which began working last October—uses non-invasive infrared...Show More Summary

Under $700K Club: Shipyard mini-flip asks $575,000

But is it in ship shape? It’s been too long since we inducted a new member into the Under $700K Club, that hallowed fraternity of San Francisco homes that dare to list for less, even in a time of sky-high everything. The reason for that...Show More Summary

Acquired Podcast: Zillow and Trulia Acquisition

Real estate industry insiders will likely enjoy the latest Acquired podcast, which is Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal speaking with Kathleen Philips about the Zillow-Trulia merger (which closed in 2015). It’s an hour long, and dives into the backstory, negotiations and takeaways from the deal. Show More Summary

Los Angeles vs. Chicago: Which city is better?

The Dodgers vs. Cubs series isn't just about baseball It’s the Dodgers versus the Cubs in the fight to compete in the World Series, and while LA is leading the National League Championship Series right now, the Cubs have a lot at stake. Show More Summary

Parisian-style penthouse asks $1.69 million

Would an “ooh la la” be gauche? Nob Hill sometimes puts some work into achieving a Continental vibe, rarely more so than in the case of the super chintzy building at 1242 Sacramento, a "Parisian style" holdover from 1900 that’s still...Show More Summary

Rick Caruso’s fancy 333 La Cienega moving forward in Beverly Grove

The neighborhood council approved the project Caruso Affiliated, the company helmed by developer/outdoor-mall maker Rick Caruso, is making some tweaks to his planned 333 La Cienega residential complex as it moves through the planning process, says Urbanize LA. Show More Summary

Comedian Ken Jeong buys an upgraded home in Calabasas for $3.95 million

Comedic actor Ken Jeong of, known for his role in “The Hangover” films, has bought a home behind gates in Calabasas for $3.95 million in a deal completed outside the Multiple Listing Service. The seller was Moshe Barkat, the founder and former president and CEO of Modern VideoFilm. The Tudor-style...

Lone Wolf and Reesio together may speed up commission check delivery

You've done it: You've closed the deal -- and now you anxiously await the commission check from your broker. In many real estate brokerages, the path from close to commission is slow, manual and sometimes prone to error...

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