Category Archives: Real Estate

When have you gone above and beyond for a customer?

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Note: as I’m currently evaluating and interviewing for product manager opportunities, I’m publishing many answers to the product, behavioral, business, and life questions I’m researching/practicing publicly rather than keep them private in a Google doc. When have you gone above and beyond for a customer? I go above and beyond each and every day for readers of Geek Estate Blog. I keep on sharing my perspective on the industry, responding to every email from readers, and helping founders find the appropriate connections to progress their companies — even though I don’t make any money from that. I do it because I love real estate technology, care about making real estate a better experience for consumers, and helping those working to … Continue reading

Announcing Real Estate Doers Make a Difference

All my content from my various blogs ends up on this blog, with the exception for the content I post on Geek Estate (even though I post more there than anywhere else). Why? I figure if you’re in the real estate industry and want to read my real estate content, you are following Geek Estate in addition to this one. That said, some posts from Geek Estate are worth sharing here — for instance, the Real Estate Doers Make a Difference post I just published. The gist of it is a holiday fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, with a conservative goal of raising $2,500 ($20 x 125) — though I’d like to shoot for $5,000 ($20 x 250). … Continue reading

Are You Good At What You Do?

Marc Davison at 1000Watt is easily one of my favorite authors on the web. He has a way with word unmatched by others. His latest post, It’s an amazing time to be a Realtor, is spot on in so many ways. He’s right. If, as a Realtor, you are good at what you do — you’ve never had anything to fear, have nothing to fear now, and will never fear anything in the future. I left this comment, quoting one of his lines: “The good Realtor never had anything to fear, and does not now.” You’re right. Though I think this applies in every industry. If you’re good at what you do, now is a great time. … Continue reading

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Differing Views on Home Ownership, and Why I Have No Desire to Buy A House

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My friend sent me this article from The Atlantic yesterday. The title? ‘We Wish Like Hell We Had Never Bought’: Voices from the Housing Crisis Give it a read- it sheds lot of light how the next generation views home ownership. We value peace of mind and a stress-free lifestyle. We value financial freedom. We value mobility. Job security doesn’t exist. In short? We don’t give home ownership the importance that previous generations did (a status symbol of having “made” it in life). For me, having “made it” in life means I can literally be anywhere in the world, doing anything, at any time — and not have to worry about money. Who knows where … Continue reading

Living in 96 Square Feet

Could you live in a space of 96 square feet? I don’t need much, but I think I need a little more than 96 square feet. [via Ubertor]

Seattle RE BarCamp – March 3

It’s officially on the calendar – RE BarCamp 2011 is taking place March 3. For those of you who haven’t experienced a RE BarCamp yet and don’t know what it is, go here. What: RE BarCamp Seattle 2011 When: Thursday, March 3, 2011 starting at 8:00am Where: Seattle Center Northwest Rooms, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA Here is the Facebook invite or you can head over to the website for more information. I’m not 100% certain I’ll be able to make it to this year’s Seattle RE BarCamp since I still haven’t figured out where I’ll be living in March, but I’m about 95% sure I’ll make this event no matter where in the country … Continue reading

Seattle RETweetUp on Wednesday at Latona Pub

Though I’m not really a fan of the “The Drew Meyers Tweetup” name, it is true that I will be at Latona Pub on Wednesday from 6 to 8 for a Tweetup of real estate folks. It’s certainly going to be weird to be with the Seattle real estate crew at a tweetup without David Gibbons, especially considering the location will be a few blocks from his old apartment in Greenlake — but I guess we’ll all just have to tough it out. If you want to meet for drinks (or amazing food), you can RSVP here or just stop by. Look forward to seeing you Wednesday!