Monday, January 08, 2007

The Carnival comes to HouseValues

Happy New Year!

After a two-week break, the Carnival of Real Estate is back! And although many of us enjoyed time with family and friends over the holiday break, the blogging continued.

The Carnival received dozens of submissions over the past two weeks, and here are some of the best:

Posts summarizing 2006, and predicting 2007, took center-stage. Joshua Dorkin discusses The 14 Coolest Real Estate Stories of 2006. Michael Simonsen from Altos Research says that 2006 represented an online real estate renaissance. Zillow's Spencer Rascoff does a great job summarizing some of the biggest stories in 2006 as well.

As for 2007? Renthusiast discusses several predictions for 2007 at Renthusiast. Joshua Dorkin discusses goal-setting for 2007 at Real Estate Investing For Real A BiggerPockets Blog.

Do those 2007 goals already intimidate you? Matt Heinz reminds us that Big Goals BeginWith Baby Steps at the Matt on Marketing blog.

Ola Edvardsson discusses how to achieve real estate marketing success this year. And Michael Price gives fantastic advice on how to be a Famous Agent in 2007.

Are you doing too much blogging, and not enough selling? Jim Cronin discusses why your broker might hate your blogging on Real Estate Tomato.

Cliff Jacobson wonders what the role of real estate agents will be in a Web 2.0 world in his WebHomeUSA blog.

Don't miss Pat Kitano's outstanding two part series on Radical Transparency.

Douglas Heddings talks about what it means when sellers remain high-demand clients in a buyer's market at True Gotham.

David Recker discusses why some home seekers still just don't get it.

Broker Bryant riffs about compensation vs. performance on ActiveRain.

Kris Berg does a great job comparing dogs to real estate agents (in a good way) on the fantastic Bloodhound Blog.

Nina at QueerCents says that small homes are about to become cool again.

And Dan Green talks about Why New Home Sales Doesn't Tell The Story posted at The Mortgage Reports Blog.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of real estate using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.