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Carnival Of Real Estate [Week of November 13, 2006]

November 14, 2006 | 4:34 pm |

Apparently I was operating a ferris wheel without a license so I needed to take a month off from the carnival. What better way to re-enter the carnival than through True Gotham, a true barker of the New York real estate experience.

What is a carnival?

Here’s a great carnival Q & A. Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts for the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: True Gotham drove around in their cool car to find the best posts submitted by carnival members.

Next week’s host: Ubertor will use their application know-how to filter out the great from the alpha and beta posts. Click on the button below to get more information on how to join, host and submit posts to the carnival.


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Carnival Of Real Estate [Week of October 17, 2006]

October 17, 2006 | 7:24 am | |

[This week, after resting up from the expert carnival barking done last week by Bloodhound Blog, Inman News takes critiquing a step further by only including ten posts this week. Matrix gets to eat caramel candy apples all week as a result.]

What is a carnival?

Here’s a great carnival Q & A. Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts for the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: Inman News Blog got tough and only presented the 10 best posts submitted by carnival members.

Next week’s host: Hotpads Daily will map out the best posts for the carnival. Click on the button below to get more information on how to join, host and submit posts to the carnival.


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Carnival Of Real Estate [Week of October 10, 2006]

October 11, 2006 | 8:32 am | |

[In this week’s Carnival, Bloodhound Blog, as usual, gives a lot of thought to the process and comes up with a contrarian way to present the posts submitted. Speaking of thought, I forgot to submit my post this week!]

What is a carnival?

Here’s a great carnival Q & A. Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts for the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: Bloodhound Blog sniffs out the best posts submitted by carnival members. Check back with them every day as they present a daily synopsis for their readers.

Next week’s host: Inman News Blog will “connect” with the carnival. Click on the button below to get more information on how to join, host and submit posts to the carnival.


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Carnival Of Real Estate [Week of October 2, 2006]

October 3, 2006 | 6:00 am |

[In this week’s Carnival, Matrix makes the top five selection of submitted posts over at YoChicago and luckily avoid getting sick on all the cotton candy I ate in the process. More details below.]

What is a carnival?

Here’s a great carnival Q & A. Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts of the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: YoChicago blows a lot of wind our way so we can read the best posts submitted by carnival members.

Next week’s host: Bloodhound Blog will do more than walk the dog to host the carnival. Click on the button below to get more information on how to join, host and submit posts to the carnival.

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Carnival Of Real Estate Enters The Matrix

September 25, 2006 | 12:01 am | |

As I watched my turn get closer and closer to hosting the Carnival of Real Estate, I thought it was amazing how much great content is being pushed into the public domain every week through the carnival. In fact, carnival participants simply ooze creativity and new ideas. Simply look at last week’s carnival post at BlueRoof.com Blog to get an idea of what I mean.

I started getting post submissions early last week and by Sunday I had a lot of reading to do. Although the carnival hosts are expected to post only their favorites, I thought to myself, how can I do that? So I decided to provide a top ten list and then everyone else. I excluded a few get rich quick posts and those who seemed to be more interested in selling something or extra posts from those who submitted more than one.

I am finding that some of the most active and insightful posts this week have been provided by real estate brokers. Its interesting to me because its been my impression that real estate brokers were somewhat late to blogosphere party as a profession but now they really get it and are rising in numbers quickly.

So its no wonder there was a lot of discussion about Redfin this week. I think that a weaker housing market sort of forces the real estate brokerage community to rethink the status quo. Thats really refreshing and I found myself adding links to my blogroll.

The Matrix Top 10 List

  1. Everybody’s Going Local [Future of Real Estate Marketing]. Joel Burslem provides a very insightful look at the trend toward local web sites to deliver real estate related information.
  2. What Housing Bubble? [The Property Monger] looks closely at population trends.
  3. 16 Words or Less [Agent CEO] reminded me of the axiom less is more. I tend to fail miserably being concise but if someone leaves me a voicemail longer than 16 seconds, I tend to delete it.
  4. Crackdown on Relisting Homes [Altos Research]. Altos crunches the numbers. Relisting is simply wrong.
  5. Kicking the Tires on Housing Futures as a Predictive Tool [True Gotham]. Doug Heddings deals with one of my favorite topics, housing futures.
  6. Google and Zillow [Real Central VA]. Jim Duncan tells us that broker _marketing will become less and less a component of a Realtor’s core competency. Representation will._
  7. Cease and Desist [Real Estate 2.X] gives us a good chuckle and a whole new way to name our blogs.
  8. Dual Agency: Using the Seller’s Agent as Your Buyer’s Agent [Searchlight Crusade] addresses awkwardness and multiple loyalties which are commonplace.
  9. Would the Founding Fathers Have Founded an MLS? [Charlottesville Area Real Estate Blog] concludes that restrictions on listings are better than an open system.
  10. For real estate promotion, the business card form factor is a tiny little workhorse [Bloodhound]. Glenn says its all in the cards.

Here are the rest of the posts submitted in no particular order but are all a good read:

Market discussion (surprisingly quiet this week)

Raising the bar on the real estate brokerage profession:

Broker ethics and “get rich quick” schemes

Mortgages and Refi Strategies

New brokerage business models

Buyer and seller advice

Defies categorization

Thanks to all of those who submitted posts. Great stuff. Don’t forget to check out YoChicago, next week’s host for the Carnival of Real Estate.

Its now 10:30pm EST on Sunday. I’ve got to get some sleep – going to be on CNBC’s Morning Call live at about 10:15am on Monday for 5 minutes with another guest. Should be fun.


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Carnival Of Real Estate [Week of September 18, 2006]

September 18, 2006 | 6:16 am |

[Matrix is hosting the Carnival of Real Estate next week! (September 25, 2006). Trust me, its a great way to read some great posts on real estate topics of the day and not get sick on cotton candy.]

What is a carnival?

Here’s a great carnival Q & A. Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts of the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: BlueRoof Blog keeps a roof over our head so we can read the best posts submitted by carnival members and stay dry enough to submit a post to Matrix next week, who takes a turn at the carnival ticket window.

Next week’s host: Matrix gets a chance to host the carnival. Click on the button below to get more information on how to join, host and submit posts to the carnival.

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Carnival Of Real Estate [Week of September 11, 2006]

September 12, 2006 | 5:20 am |

[Matrix is hosting the Carnival of Real Estate the week of September 25, 2006. Its a great way to read some great posts on real estate topics of the day and not get sick on cotton candy.]

What is a carnival?

Here’s a great carnival Q & A. Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts of the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: Real Estate Tomato throws ketchup at the best posts submitted by carnival members and thats a good thing.

Next week’s host: BlueRoof Blog who gives the Utah perspective to posts submitted.


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Carnival Of Real Estate [Week of September 5, 2006]

September 5, 2006 | 10:06 am | Public |

[Matrix is hosting the Carnival of Real Estate the week of September 25, 2006. Its a great way to read some great posts on real estate topics of the day and not get sick on cotton candy.]

What is a carnival?

Here’s a great carnival Q & A. Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts of the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: NuBricks is able to bark out the best posts submitted by carnival members all the way from Europe.

Next week’s host: Real Estate Tomato who will determine once and for all whether tomatoes are to be considered a fruit or a vegetable as well as select the best posts for the carnival.

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Carnival Of Real Estate [Week of August 28, 2006]

August 29, 2006 | 6:12 am | Public |

[Matrix is hosting the Carnival of Real Estate the week of September 25, 2006. Its a great way to read some great posts on real estate topics of the day and not get sick on cotton candy.]

What is a carnival?

Here’s a great carnival Q & A. Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts of the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: The Landlord Blog throws the darts at the best posts submitted to them by carnival members.

Next week’s host: NuBricks who will squeeze the carnival in between new property development news & off plan launches.

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Carnival Of Real Estate [Week of August 21, 2006]

August 23, 2006 | 7:11 am | Public |

[Matrix is hosting the Carnival of Real Estate the week of September 25, 2006. Its a great way to read some great posts on real estate topics of the day and not get sick on cotton candy.]

What is a carnival?

Here’s a great carnival Q & A. Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts of the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: Pine Needle Lawn pops the balloon by providing best posts submitted to them by carnival members.

Next week’s host: The Landlord Blog who will not sit passively and generate income after selecting the best posts.


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Carnival Of Real Estate [Week of August 14, 2006]

August 14, 2006 | 12:01 am | Public |

[Matrix is hosting the Carnival of Real Estate the week of September 25, 2006. Its a great way to read some great posts on real estate topics of the day and not get sick on cotton candy.]

What is a carnival?

Here’s a great carnival Q & A. Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts of the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: Brownstoner is getting his turn on the carousel this week by presenting what he feels are the best posts submitted to him by carnival members.

Next week’s host: Pineneedle Lawn who will use their Land-o-lakes perspective to select the best posts of the week.

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Carnival Of Real Estate [Week of August 7, 2006]

August 7, 2006 | 11:15 am | Public |

[Matrix is hosting the Carnival of Real Estate the week of September 25, 2006. Its a great way to read some great posts on real estate topics of the day and not get sick on cotton candy.]

What is a carnival?

Here’s a great carnival Q & A. Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts of the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: Property Grunt is presenting what he feels are the best posts submitted to him by carnival members and applies his unique insight to the expanding content.

Next week’s host: Brownstoner who takes his obsession with Brooklyn Brownstones to the carnival.

Carnival of Real Estate


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