Seattle housing cartoon

A co-worker taped this to my monitor; from the Seattle PI:

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Matt , Urbnlivn's publisher, has a love for lofts with industrial features and new construction condos that is only eclipsed by his passion for outdoor sports and urban living. Phrases such as “polished concrete” and “exposed brick” are music to his ears. You can also find Matt on Twitter or skiing.

  • Kate

    Hello,
    I just got a new site through real estate website design they told me it takes time to gain rankings or even be listed on the search engines. Is that true? Please advise.
    Thanks

  • Peckham

    “they told me it takes time to gain rankings or even be listed on the search engines

    Time and money. If you want to be in Google’s top ten, you are going to have to pay for it. It’s no accident when a site gets listed as number one — unless you are some kind of wild phenomenon that everyone is linking to. There is a process for driving brand, visitor traffic and search engine results.

    There are companies that use “RichContent” technology to enhance existing content from video to audio, images and text, and then optimize it, add tags and broadcast it into dozens of high-traffic web portals. For example, RichContent Media Momentum’s engine (see http://www.richcontent.tv/) creates a unique relationship between all forms of media. The end results is what they call “Content Harmony” which multiplies search results in a non-spammy, long-term, trackable and cumulative way. IOW, get to the top of the Google, Yahoo, MSN search results. It’s not exactly free.

  • Peckham

    “they told me it takes time to gain rankings or even be listed on the search engines

    Time and money. If you want to be in Google’s top ten, you are going to have to pay for it. It’s no accident when a site gets listed as number one — unless you are some kind of wild phenomenon that everyone is linking to. There is a process for driving brand, visitor traffic and search engine results.

    There are companies that use “RichContent” technology to enhance existing content from video to audio, images and text, and then optimize it, add tags and broadcast it into dozens of high-traffic web portals. For example, RichContent Media Momentum’s engine (see http://www.richcontent.tv/) creates a unique relationship between all forms of media. The end results is what they call “Content Harmony” which multiplies search results in a non-spammy, long-term, trackable and cumulative way. IOW, get to the top of the Google, Yahoo, MSN search results. It’s not exactly free.

  • CG

    REDFIN TO BE FEATURED ON “60 MINUTES” THIS SUNDAY

    So reports John Cook, the venture reporter in this morning’s Seattle PI. We’ve been hearing about this imminent story for some time now — glad it apparently will actually air. Hey, will our favorite Urbnlivn blogger cum online real-estate-brokerage muckety-muck be getting some national exposure this weekend? Hope so!

  • CG

    REDFIN TO BE FEATURED ON “60 MINUTES” THIS SUNDAY

    So reports John Cook, the venture reporter in this morning’s Seattle PI. We’ve been hearing about this imminent story for some time now — glad it apparently will actually air. Hey, will our favorite Urbnlivn blogger cum online real-estate-brokerage muckety-muck be getting some national exposure this weekend? Hope so!

  • CG

    WHO’S AFRAID OF REDFIN? WHY, THE NAR, THAT’S WHO!

    From a posting today on the terrific blog of Holden Lewis of Bankrate.com
    http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/mortgages/mortgage_update.asp

    REALTY REALITY: I didn’t catch it last night, but “60 Minutes” had a report from Lesley Stahl on real estate agents’ commissions and how “the sacred 6 percent is under assault from online discounters.”

    Last Friday, two days before the “60 Minutes” report aired, the National Association of Realtors sent its members a list of talking points in case any pesky local media came calling for reactions. Among the talking points:

    – The segment represents a very small part of the issues “60 Minutes” explored and the segment that aired could have been much worse.

    – The National Association of Realtors supports all business models and favors none. Members include Realtors who work on a full-service basis as well as those who consider themselves to be limited service, fee for service, minimum service, and discounters.

    – Real estate is a highly competitive business, and has become more competitive during the market slowdown.

    – The real estate industry has harnessed technology for the benefit of consumers.

    – There is no such thing as a standard commission. Commissions are negotiable and prices vary.

    Says Lewis, “If your local newspapers or TV stations do follow-up stories, you’re likely to read or hear these talking points in action.”

  • CG

    WHO’S AFRAID OF REDFIN? WHY, THE NAR, THAT’S WHO!

    From a posting today on the terrific blog of Holden Lewis of Bankrate.com
    http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/mortgages/mortgage_update.asp

    REALTY REALITY: I didn’t catch it last night, but “60 Minutes” had a report from Lesley Stahl on real estate agents’ commissions and how “the sacred 6 percent is under assault from online discounters.”

    Last Friday, two days before the “60 Minutes” report aired, the National Association of Realtors sent its members a list of talking points in case any pesky local media came calling for reactions. Among the talking points:

    – The segment represents a very small part of the issues “60 Minutes” explored and the segment that aired could have been much worse.

    – The National Association of Realtors supports all business models and favors none. Members include Realtors who work on a full-service basis as well as those who consider themselves to be limited service, fee for service, minimum service, and discounters.

    – Real estate is a highly competitive business, and has become more competitive during the market slowdown.

    – The real estate industry has harnessed technology for the benefit of consumers.

    – There is no such thing as a standard commission. Commissions are negotiable and prices vary.

    Says Lewis, “If your local newspapers or TV stations do follow-up stories, you’re likely to read or hear these talking points in action.”

  • http://twitter.com/mattgoyer mattgoyer

    You can catch the segment online: http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=2796105n

    If I wasn’t swamped at work I’d be blogging!

  • http://urbnlivn.com Matt Goyer

    You can catch the segment online: http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=2796105n

    If I wasn’t swamped at work I’d be blogging!

  • jo

    That is AWESOME

    My favorite quote: “postage stamps are going up in price, that cuts into our bottom line”.

    When time goes to sell my condo in about a yr and a half, I’m going to use Redfin.

  • jo

    That is AWESOME

    My favorite quote: “postage stamps are going up in price, that cuts into our bottom line”.

    When time goes to sell my condo in about a yr and a half, I’m going to use Redfin.