Creating Leads Through Technology: Are Real Estate Agents Behind the Digital Curve?

It’s not a huge secret I work for a well-known real estate brand. I wear a lot of hats, but one of my favorites is putting together thought leadership pieces, like this white paper I’m showcasing today. The national re_think Council kicked off 2017 at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ corporate office in Irvine, CA for a two-day conference of collaboration and learning. Council members wanted to … Continue reading Creating Leads Through Technology: Are Real Estate Agents Behind the Digital Curve?

Hey Alison Wonderland … Gimme More Sub Kicks This Summer

I moved to a drizzly little town just north of Seattle the summer before middle school. In a tiny, peace sign-shaped subdivision, there were six girls all in the same grade. As preteen and teen girls do, we became the best of friends, then hated each other, back-stabbed each other, finally made up – only to repeat the cycle over again. Once all of us in the neighborhood started getting our drivers licenses, we would alternate driving each other to and from school. And we would stop for coffee on the way. Continue reading Hey Alison Wonderland … Gimme More Sub Kicks This Summer

BREAKING NEWS: Everyone is Watching the Oscars (Arts) Right Now

Everyone is watching the Oscars right now – not because it’s an entertaining evening of television (because it normally is not) – but because they want to know what great movies came out this past year. And not because we suddenly have an influx of film critics in the States. It’s because we want to escape en masse. Like, now. Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Everyone is Watching the Oscars (Arts) Right Now

Victor Quiroz Breaks it Down: The Importance of Being Mentored

Victor Quiroz, sales manager at Covina, CA-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and former national REthink Council member, answered the phone after only one ring. It was early on a Monday morning, the day after attending an Oakland Raiders football game (they won, by the way). I knew he was traveling and probably had a long night celebrating the win but he answered chipper and … Continue reading Victor Quiroz Breaks it Down: The Importance of Being Mentored

An Architecture of Change: 3 Basic Home Features to Be Thankful For

On my ninth birthday I received an oddly mature, mid-century architecture coloring book full of 1960s homes and their intricate landscaping. (This was in the late 1980s well before adult coloring books became all the rage.) I poured over those pages with my colored pencils and imagined what it would be like to live in each one, play in those various backyards – and became … Continue reading An Architecture of Change: 3 Basic Home Features to Be Thankful For

Talk About Breaking Molds: Dylan Gets Nobel Prize in Literature

Did you know just one generation ago, it was socially and culturally accepted to live our lives on other people’s terms? If Mike was still alive (remember, this blog is dedicated to him), I would have called him on my way home from work the day I found out Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Dylan is one of those greats in music … Continue reading Talk About Breaking Molds: Dylan Gets Nobel Prize in Literature

Marshmello’s Supermodel Sisters? 

Does anyone else think Chanel’s robots at Paris Fashion Week could be Marshmello’s supermodel sisters Bit and Bop? Designed for the digital age, Karl Lagerfeld’s Data Center theme had its own hashtag (#DataCenterChanel) and a crazy-cool stage set with mainframe wires and modern versions of the iconic tweed skirt suits. I mean, we get the Daft Punk reference already. We don’t know that much about … Continue reading Marshmello’s Supermodel Sisters?