Carnival of Real Estate – My Evening of Television

I have been sick the last couple of days…actually, the last three weeks, but this weekend I had a relapse of the terrible cough. Being pretty much useless this weekend, I found time to sit down and watch some quality cable television. For those that are interested, here are some program highlights from last evening.

6:00 I just got the kids fed and find it time to sit down and watch some mindless TV.

I am a sucker for the HGTV real estate shows. They are filled with do-it-yourself topics and how-to guides. Tonight was a fine selection. I learned how to become a millionaire from the Money Blue Book, how to properly interview a real estate agent in today’s tech savvy world, and what red flags to look out for when inspecting a home.

Wow, my brain is overloaded with real estate stuff now. Time to give it some intellectual food for thought.

At 8:00 it’s time for some good debating, so I turn the channel to:

Fox News: Hannity and Colmes

Two posts dealt with the FSBO market, and after “watching” them, I felt like I was reading articles submitted by both these intelligent, but sometimes annoying gentlemen on Fox News. To be “fair and balanced”, I decided to let “you decide” on which side you agree with.

Representing Hannity is the Sacramento Real Estate Gal with an article on her perspective of watching a neighbor go FSBO and the reasons to not do so. The more “radical” side (at least according to some of us evil real estate agents) comes from Terence Gillespie in his guide about how to sell without a real estate agent. He makes some valid points, if you can get through the length of his post, but not everyone will be able to duplicate his success.

Did I forget to mention the last guest on the show? Up2DateRealEstate gives us some ideas on what needs to be done to fix the failing economy.

Now it is 9:00, the kids are in bed, and I feel like a movie. I flip the channel guide on, lucky to find my favorite movie of all time:

The Ten Commandments

Unfortunately, you won’t be finding anything from the Bible quoted here for fear of retribution from the liberal left. Instead, what you can find is a great article from Peyman Aleagha of the Geek Estate Blog with his post about the 10 Commandments for a real estate website. He points out some things that should not be rocket science, but amazingly, for most real estate agents, are.

Of course, this movie is quite long….time for bed. Gotta get up and be a useless real estate agent tomorrow.
Don’t forget to join the Carnival of Real Estate next week at the 60646 Blog.

4 comments… Join the conversation and add your own!

Purva Brown - Sacramento Real Estate Gal October 21, 2008 at 6:58 am

Hi there,
Thanks for the mention! As Hannity, nonetheless… I’m honored! 🙂

Doug Willis - up2daterealestate October 21, 2008 at 10:16 am

Thank you so much for including us in your carnival. Being the last guest that must make me the architect

Realty Rider October 22, 2008 at 3:53 am

As they say, the strong will survive or, in this case, those with a solid record, excellent service, the ability to shift with the market and, frankly, those with some cash in the bank have weathered the shift.So what is the A game in real estate these days? It’s different than what it used to be. Here’s my take on the topic: The Real Estate A Game (most of this is not new)
– Full time
– Admin assistant
– Significant internet presence
– Online social networking
– Virtual tours for all listings
– Tracks expenses for client results
– Is known among local Realtors
– Has a proven track record
– Constantly studies the market
– Constantly listens to the mortgage moving target
– Adept at counseling clients through the uncertainties
– Does not work 24/7 (that Realtor will not have longevity)
– Longevity.That’s my take. Anything less is B material.For more view-

Ras Al Khaimah property October 24, 2008 at 12:32 am

Some real estate agents are not honest in this field it is true,but i think we must work honestly and does not lose the faith of our investors.

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