In this graphic, you see the return on investment going back to January 2000. Now the stock market’s doing much better so you’re seeing those numbers actually rise. And at the same time, even though the market’s recovering at a very rapid pace, the pricing in the market is still slipping a little bit. We still have that overhang of inventory that we’re working our way through and that actually had depressed prices a little bit. But what you can take a look at is even with the market doing much, much better since the beginning of the year and the pricing in real estate actually slipping a little bit, we’re still way ahead. And we have to remember that real estate is a great long term investment not necessarily a great short term investment. So when we’re talking to people – and again I’m not worried about that buyer’s hot to trot that bought the house, I’m not worried about the buyer that bidded against the buyer who got the house and the tow of them were really, really excited. Of course, I know you’re working with the two of them. But those other eight buyers that came to the open house we have to make sure we stay in contact with them and whichever of those that are ready, willing and able to buy we have to make sure we give them the opportunity. ~ Thanks KCM Crew
If you’ve picked up a newspaper, surfed or watched TV recently, you’ve probably heard about Pinterest – the online photo pinboard and community.
The new social media kid on the block is growing so quickly that its popularity has been touted as “Pinsanity”.
The moniker for its success is well deserved; the site has more than 11 million unique visitors, and it’s growing. It gets more referral traffic than YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+. The demographics of the site are interesting too. Most of its users are young women.
But what’s the appeal? Think of it as on online scrapbook or inspiration board – minus time spent rifling through magazines and newspapers and cutting and pasting. You can share pins, re-pin from others and organize your boards by themes such as food, travel, events, real estate listings, home decor and personal style. Users can pin items from websites they like, using “Pin It” buttons on their browsers.
In the wake of Pinterest’s success, many large corporations are developing their own Pinterest presence. Norstrom, HGTV, ModCloth, General Electric and Whole Foods Market are among the brands currently using the site. Small businesses also can make use of it to unveil new items or advertise a service.
Visit our ‘Pinboards’ by following us by clicking on this link Tampa And Beyond. Happy Pinning!