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Feb 1, 2008
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Hey guys – We’re proud to announce that we’ve finally finished skinning, and have launched puurple.com. Don’t ask me how we came up with the name – because we don’t know! This is a pligg site, which is designed with similar functionality to digg.com. You can go to the site…

Jan 30, 2008
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Google recently acquired 25k square feet of office space in downtown Austin. They have been advertising for engineering positions, and expect to employ 125-150 people. Personally, I think that Google & Austin are a perfect fit…Austin, as a city, encourages creativity, and Google does the same.

Jan 29, 2008
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So…tickets went on sale for Viva Aerobus! Check it out, mi amigos – muy facile y economico! The site is in Spanish, but even if you don’t speak, it’s fairly easy to navigate. Looks like, after taxes & fees, you can go round trip to Cancun for ~$150.

Jan 29, 2008
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I’ve noticed that more than a few commentators are leaving 3 mediocre comments & leaving. I’m assuming this is to get the link juice. So…I’m bumping up the LLL settings to 4. This will make it even more obvious when people are just trying to game the blog for PR,…

Jan 25, 2008
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So my original blog “Top 10 Worst Realtor Headshots” drew quite a bit of attention. Most readers thought it was funny, but it drew some criticism, as well. The negative attention was so heated that the word “lawsuit” was thrown around quite a bit (more on that another day.) In…

Jan 24, 2008
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A friend of mine in CA sent me some sold comparables to Marty Ummel’s home in Carlsbad, CA – you can click on the image above to see the full sheet. For those of you not familiar with the story, she’s the woman who is suing her Realtor because she…

Jan 23, 2008
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By DAVID STREITFELD THE NEW YORK TIMES CARLSBAD, Calif. — Marty Ummel believes she paid too much for her house. So do millions of other people who bought at the peak of the housing boom. What makes Ummel different is that she is suing her agent, saying it was all…

Jan 11, 2008
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Bank of America announced this morning that they plan to purchase Countrywide for $4b in the third quarter of 2008.  It will be a stock buyout.  It’s highly speculated as to why BOA would choose to take on the troubled mortgage corporation.  Some speculate they are doing so for the…

Jan 8, 2008
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Hi Eric! I want to THANK you for having the GUTS to post The 10 Worse Page. It is a sad, but true message to all of us who work so hard to be viewed (in the consumer’s eyes) a professional. Keep in mind, I’m NOT talking about consumers we…

Jan 8, 2008
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I recently published a piece on my website titled “Top 10 Worst Realtor Headshots.” As a Realtor, I constantly think about real estate marketing, and the headshot issue is something that I have a pretty hot debate with my business partner about – he thinks that headshots are great, and…

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My wife and I relocated to Austin from the east coast and didn’t know a realtor in town, so looked online. We called a few different people and really seemed to click with Eric. He knows Austin very well, which is what we really cared about, since we knew little about the various Austin neighborhoods.…

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Eric is such a fantastic realtor! I had a distressed home to sell and Eric gave me the advice I needed to list it at a price that would sell. His suggested price was right on, and the house sold in a week! Eric was always available and replied quickly to all of our questions.…

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My wife and I found Eric online in 2011 when we were considering moving to Austin. Eric was very helpful showing around various neighborhoods during my business trips that made my decision to move to Austin easier. Unlike most agents, Eric also helped us find an apartment for around 6 months so that we could…

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