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Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review

December 31, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

Check out this brand new video from the very smart and clever team at Google. All I can say is WOW! As a marketer, this is superb for so many reasons. First, it applies to their core search service. Next, the theme of “Keep Searching” connects that statement to innovation, inspiration, success, purpose and meaning. Brilliant!!! Further, it’s short, sweet... Continue Reading

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MRIS Training & Development — the Best Keeps Getting Better!

December 17, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

In 2012, the team at MRIS embarked on a strategic initiative to increase the effectiveness and scope of our professional training and education programs. Ably led by team manager, Cassie Clancy and with active participation and brainpower offered by our Training Specialists Justin Fry and Diane Ives — and expert scheduling and logistics management by Destiny Slawson — I’m pleased to... Continue Reading

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“Handsome Is That Handsome Does”

December 10, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

The Vicar of Wakefield, a novel by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith, was published in 1766. Vicar was one of the most popular and widely read 18th-century novels among Victorians. One of the quotes from the book, noted in the title above, serves to compliment people who do good deeds in their everyday work. It has always stuck with me since I... Continue Reading

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“Good to Great” GCAAR 2013 Annual Meeting & Installation

December 4, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

As incoming 2013 GCAAR President Michael McGreevey  said tonight “It’s time to take us from Good to Great!” Congrats to 2012 President Bonnie Casper, the GCAAR leadership teams and GCAAR CEO Michael Moran and his team on a very energetic, well attended and successful program tonight at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. We also congratulate 2012 GCAAR award winners: Patrick... Continue Reading

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WSJ: Tablet Wars: How Are People Using Tablets?

December 4, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

Check out yesterday’s WSJ for a great (and short) video on how consumers are using tablets — known as “the TV of this Generation.” Which tablet brings in 94% of tablet web traffic? And how do habits change as consumers move from large tablets to minis? OnSwipe CEO Jason Baptiste joins WSJ digits to discuss. Image Credit: Getty.


comScore Reports Cyber Monday Online Sales Set All-Time Single-Day Record

November 30, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

Reston, Va. — E-commerce sales on Cyber Monday reached $1.46 billion, marking the heaviest online spending day in U.S. history, according to figures released on Wednesday by Reston-based comScore. The figure was 17% higher than a year ago, coming just three days after Black Friday online sales surpassed $1 billion for the first time ever. “Despite some news reports suggesting... Continue Reading

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WSJ Video: The Fiscal Cliff Hits Households

November 28, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

Monday’s WSJ featured a free video in THE MARKETS HUB section by Geoffrey Rogow and Damian Paletta who discuss how the fiscal cliff is affecting households.  

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Dr. Color Is In: Meet the Consultant Who Changed the Face of San Francisco Victorians

November 21, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

We’ve all faced challenges in how to differentiate in a crowded marketplace. This of course, is job #1 in real estate and it’s not an easy thing to do in today’s market. So Vauhini Vara of the WSJ has written this great article about a “color consultant” who works in the SFO market. Great read and a wonderful interactive image... Continue Reading


How to Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away

November 14, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

Nicole Perwith from the NYT has written this outstanding article on how we can all protect ourselves better in this hyper-digital age (no subscription required.) I have personally had my Twitter account hacked (a link click on my part from my phone) which I was able to fix quickly and easily with a password change. But, depending on the password stolen, it... Continue Reading

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Do You Feel Lucky?

November 9, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

The Friday WSJ is always a great treat for real estate geeks like me. One great article was written by Sanette Tanaka and it’s called “Do You Feel Lucky?” and no subscription is required for this one. I highly recommend it to everyone for a great weekend read. The gist of it is: “In Vegas, home sellers love listings with... Continue Reading

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