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Guest blogs about the Overseas Property industry

Posted by jamesdearsley on May 13, 2010

Hello all,

I thought I would just share with you two aritcles that I have written recently for two websites – www.propertyadd.com and www.mypropertymentor.com which are both well respected blogging sites in their own right. Quite a privaledge really and the articles are below:

An article about using overseas property as a great secondary income for Real Estate companies – click here

An article about investment markets in overseas property with a particular focus on the lettings market – click here

Best wishes all. James

Posted in Atlas International, Blogging, buy to let market, Housing market, investment, Overseas Property, Social Media | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a 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 »

Weekly Paper Review – July 6th

Posted by jamesdearsley on July 7, 2009

papersHello everyone. As always please see to the left of the blog for the audio guide to this article

There has been some pretty active journalists out there of late as the market continues to show some signs of movement. The Nationwide has reported three months out of four showing increases in House Prices which is always encouraging.

Some of the posts that i have reviewed this week include:

FT article about prices increasing http://tinyurl.com/ogo4yp

FT article about 90% mortgages on the increase http://tinyurl.com/pftxpx

Times Article about mortgages and their impact on the housing market recovery http://tinyurl.com/lvffy3

Times review about Property prices finding their level http://tinyurl.com/oy6uxy

News of the World article about the worst areas for Negative Equity in the UK http://tinyurl.com/omfz87

Have a good week everyone.

Best wishes

James

Posted in buy to let market, Housing market, Real Estate Industry, Social Media, UK Property Market, Weekend Review | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

My thoughts about Social Media after my first month.

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 27, 2009

Introduction:

I first heard about Social Media over a dinner table about how the business world was evolving and it intrigued me. It was discussed about how LinkedIn was changing my friends way of networking in the world of Recruitment. This interested me as my business is all about communication and networking. However, I also was finding this the hardest area to penetrate due to the international nature of the business that I am in. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Blogging, Real Estate Industry, Social Media, Technology | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »