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September 29, 2011

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@atproperties chooses real estate veteran to head Lincoln Park office – chicagotribune.com http://ow.ly/6IwuM

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Good article from @MarketingSherpa: PPC April 12, 2011

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Good article from @MarketingSherpa: PPC Campaign: Marketer learns to deliver 75% increase in sales http://ow.ly/4yz65

One of the best simple sets of Social Me April 9, 2011

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One of the best simple sets of Social Media Icons for free and commercial use allowed SoftIcons.com http://ow.ly/4wRiT

Fear and the Art of Real Estate Success June 20, 2008

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The Only Thing We Have To Fear… Is Fear Itself

On March 4, 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt faced a country in fear, in depression and receited one of the most eloquent speeches in Presidential history. Entering the Presidency in the middle of the Great Depression, Roosevelt inherited 13,000,000 unemployed and almost every bank in our Nation closed. In his first “hundred days,” he proposed, and Congress enacted, a sweeping program to bring recovery to business and agriculture, relief to the unemployed and to those in danger of losing farms and homes… sound familiar?

Fear was not an option for FDR. Having battled to use his legs after being stricken with poliomyelitis, the challenge of facing a Nation at its knees was simply another battle.

Today we face issues ourselves. Homes, Jobs, and a fluctuating economy strike at the heart of each of us, and for those of us in the Real Estate profession it is our turn to overcome this fear. Fear is not simply an emotion, it is a debilitator, it is a paralyzation, it is a disease that can only be overcome by action.

And so I urge those of you with the strength to stand up against this fear to combat with the tools you have amongst you. Educate your clients. Arm youself with knowledge. Embrace new technology. You are the solution… not the disease, and rather than pointing fingers and throwing blame assist in rectifying the problem. Action will combat your fear. Knowledge will rise you above. Education will move you forward.

The Utterz below was recorded after talking with a friend, facing unemployment, and struggling to rise above the Fear.

Matt Dollinger
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Google Reader Part 2: Recommended Industry and Technology Blogs May 30, 2008

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Since the Google Reader post got such good reviews, I thought that I would make it easy for you to get “plugged in” (or Turned On for you 1000Watt Readers) to some of what I feel to be the best blogs out there.

Where I believe that these represent many different types of elements that could be applied to the real estate industry and business 2.0 and as a whole, this is just a sampling of what’s truly out there.

Below is a list of blogs that I highly recommend. I have used some from the Inman Blog Network, some that I simply enjoy reading for ideas and insight, and have tried to categorize them for you. Also, I have included a short 30 second video at the end of this post on how to simply copy these URLs below and paste them into your Google Reader.

Technology – Blogs that focus on integrating the latest and greatest technology into the real estate business world.

Industry – The movers and the shakers of the real estate world are reported here, as well as a heft dose of opinion and heart.

Business 2.0 – These are the voices of the new business world. Who I look to for inspiration and insight.

*Technology*

Future of Real Estate Marketing

http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheFutureOfRealEstateMarketing

Geek Estate

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Geekestate

Transparent Real Estate

http://feeds.feedburner.com/TransparentRealEstatewwwtransparentrecom

My Tech Opinion

http://feeds.feedburner.com/TechnologyforRealEstate

Tech Crunch

http://www.google.com/ig/add?feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.feedburner.com%2FTechcrunch

*Industry*

4Realz

http://4realz.net/feed/

Agent Genius

http://agentgenius.com/?feed=rss2

1000Watt Blog

http://feeds.feedburner.com/typepad/1000wattblog

Inman

http://feeds.feedburner.com/InmanBlog

The Real Estate Tomato

http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheRealEstateTomato

Luxury Insights (The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing)

http://feeds.feedburner.com/typepad/ilhm/luxury_insights

The Future of Real Estate Technology

http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheFutureOfRealEstateTechnology?format=xml

*Business 2.0 Blogs*

1000Watt Blog

http://feeds.feedburner.com/typepad/1000wattblog

Seth Godin’s Blog

http://feeds.feedburner.com/typepad/sethsmainblog

Tim Sander’s Blog

http://feeds.feedburner.com/SandersSays

Malcolm Gladwell’s Blog

http://gladwell.typepad.com/gladwellcom/rss.xml

Fast Company’s Expert Blog

http://feeds.feedburner.com/fastcompany/experts?format=xml

Good Luck and Happy Reading!

Matt Dollinger

Make my next move to the Chase Nation April 15, 2008

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In this world of new, newer, and newest, there are very few times that something is so totally rock-star cool that it gives me shivvers… and that’s what happened after reading Marc Davison’s article on Chase Nation featured on his blog over at 1000 Watt Consulting

 Marc talks about this site in his latest post entitled, “Exodus from the bondage of 1.0 tradition”, and uses this site as an example of the future.  Read the entire post here http://www.1000wattblog.com/2008/04/chase-internati.html and prepare to be inspired. 

To quote Marc, I went and it was good.  It’s really an amazing mashup built on the Ning social networking platform that allows potential home buyers and sellers (and agents as well) to transpose themselves across the web and… dare I say… become almost 3 dimensional.  After playing around on the site for about an hour, I am a huge fan and think that this is more than a step in the right direction, but a leap forward we as Real Estate professionals should learn from and embrace.