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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 »

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Is Google taking over the Real Estate World as well?

Posted by jamesdearsley on July 7, 2009

There has been all manner of talk over the last few days about Google making huge strides in the Real Estate World and trying to take over from Property Portals in promoting property for sale. I, for one, have to say that I can see why Property Portals would worry. Read the rest of this entry »

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My thoughts about Social Media after my first month.

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 27, 2009


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 »

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My thoughts on technology and real estate…part one

Posted by jamesdearsley on March 27, 2009

We are fortunate to be working in one of the most fascinating industries in the world, in my humble opinion of course, but it is also a complex and challenging one as well.

One of the challenges in recent years for Residential Real Estate, both Overseas or Domestic UK, has been to communicate our message through to the client. Real Estate agents have always had a bad name for communication and so this is where hopefully technology can come in and help. Read the rest of this entry »

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