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Archive for January, 2010

House Hunters International on US primetime….what a nice opportunity

Posted by jamesdearsley on January 28, 2010

Back in May 2009 I was asked to do some filming for the US TV program House Hunters

House Hunters International

International. It was a great experience being out there with some of our clients who thankfully bought a property. Really interesting to see how it all works though and how it all gets stitched together.

We have split it into three sections so that YouTube could facilitate it all. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Atlas International, Overseas Property, Turkey, Turkish Property | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Is Google getting worried?

Posted by jamesdearsley on January 28, 2010

Is Google Worried?

I was last night at a presentation given by Nick Tadd (@nicktadd) who is always an entertaining speaker and well versed in the world of Social Media/Networking but it got me thinking last night about whether Google are starting to get worried about the future of “search”. At the end of the day, it is arguably their main earner and how they built their reputation. Could we be seeing the beginning of the end? Read the rest of this entry »

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Changes in technology past and present and the affect on Real Estate

Posted by jamesdearsley on January 7, 2010

I distinctly remember my early days of working through applicant cards when dealing with potential buyers. They were fantastic times until you went on holiday for a week to come back to an empty applicant box as all your colleagues had mysteriously nabbed all of your applicants.  

I then remember the day that computers started to take over and the first so-called CRM system. It was terrible and I longed for the day when I could go back to my simple applicant cards (they were a lot faster too!). However, I remember the day that my then company, Foxtons, worked alongside CISCO systems at great expense , and started to actually build a personalised CRM system. It changed the way that I worked for life and it changed my perspective on the way that technology could not only aid the real estate market but the whole business world. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Blogging, Google, Housing market, Real Estate Industry, Social Media, Technology | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »