March 2010 Blog Posts (39)

What Home Sellers Should Know

How Should Your Home Look When It's on the Market?

I can only teach through my experience and the experience to which I share has been a successful one.

First of all, I can't tell you how many homes I see that are on the market that are not prepared to be. If you expect your home to sell quickly, especially in a slower economy,…

Added by Michele Marano on March 9, 2010 at 2:22pm — No Comments

What to Know Before Listing Your Home

Preparing your house for sale is a multi-step process with many considerations.

1. I can't stress the importance of actually making…

Added by Michele Marano on March 9, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Berkshire’s New Management Model?

In a book he authored in 2007, David Sokol, projected successor to Warren Buffet, wrote that he maintains a notebook of the successes and failures of those on his team and

ranks each in terms of whom he would terminate at any given time.

Is this effective leadership technique or management by…


Added by Gregg Stocker on March 9, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

The Art of Making a Deal

What is "The Art of Making a Deal" mean to you? For those of you that don't know what goes into making deals work, I have some news for you. When it comes to Real Estate, negotiations are the name of the game.

First and foremost, there are a lot of emotions involved when making deals work and each party is going to look out for themselves. Learning to keep…

Added by Michele Marano on March 9, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Creating a custom landing page for Facebook

So you’ve just created a Facebook fan page for your business, brand, or idea. (You haven’t? Check out our article on creating a Facebook fan page.) Are you looking to take your page to the next level? Try creating a custom landing page next.

A Facebook custom landing page is a built-in first impression of sorts, and the kind of thing that takes your social media marketing to the next level. It…


Added by Brian Waraksa - Raxa Design on March 9, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Is your head cut off on your profile picture?

A profile picture is VERY important to your success on InHouston and LinkedIn and Facebook and Twitter. But, if your head is cut off, not worth much is it?

There are two solutions. Both involve editing the image. You can use Windows Paint or Draw, or you can download for free or you can find and download GIMP which is the best but hardest option.

I recommend getting and using it to edit your pictures. It does a…

Added by Eric Standlee on March 9, 2010 at 2:03pm — 4 Comments

Want a Luxury Foreclosure


Added by Michele Marano on March 9, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The WORST Testimonial I ever got

I had to share this from a good friend Keith Ferrazzi:

Tip 206 –…

Added by Eric Standlee on March 9, 2010 at 11:29am — 2 Comments



I have lots of Avon Products in Inventory that I would like to sale at 25% off of the catalog price!!!! Please contact me for further

info! Thanks :)

Have you seen the new Avon? It's NOT your Grandmother's Avon....the company is still the GREAT one it always has been, FANTASTIC Customer

Service, FAST Delivery (Straight to your Door or Mailbox) and as

always....the BEST products in the world! Not only… Continue

Added by Tina Garner on March 8, 2010 at 10:48pm — No Comments

How to Manage Multiple Business Locations - Inc. Magazine interviews Bert Martinez

How to Manage Multiple Business Locations | Inc |By Darren Dahl | Mar 4, 2010

Thomas Friedman was onto something when he wrote his book, The World is Flat. Companies increasingly feel the need to expand their reach into new markets—both domestically and internationally—from a very early age.

One… Continue

Added by Bert Martinez on March 6, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments

The Chase Without the Dream

If you feel as though your constant work and effort are to no avail, you may not possess a clear enough vision for yourself. Do you take inspired action or have you

merely busied yourself with tasks seemingly related to your dreams? Do you know what has prompted you to take

action and pursue certain things? Do you

take actions solely on the things that are easy or are already in your

knowledge base?…


Added by Lyndsey S on March 4, 2010 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Stop the presses! Goldman Sachs needs another bailout

Goldman Sachs got a massive billion dollar bailout from the US Treasury

at the height of the financial crisis. Now, the investment firm appears

to be in need of a crisis communications bailout.

Goldman's new annual report devotes no less than a dozen pages to "risk factors"

like see-sawing financial markets, natural disasters and, yes, bad


According to Goldman, "adverse publicity" poses a "negative impact" on its reputation and its employee morale… Continue

Added by Henry A. de La Garza on March 3, 2010 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Rice University Study: Small Business Rewarded by Having Facebook Fans

Small-business owners who are skeptical about Facebook as a marketing tool might want to check out a forthcoming case study from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. Last year, professors

from the school teamed with a local restaurant chain to see whether

having a presence on the social network would have any practical impact

on business. The results strongly suggest that it did, though only with



Added by Matt Hoffpauir on March 3, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments

Tax Recourse, LLC Announces Company Growth

Houston, Texas January 25, 2010: Michael Slevens, founder and CEO of Tax Recourse, LLC in 2006, announced Monday that his firm would be expanding their services and locations, to become a full service property tax consulting firm. Houston, TX-based Tax Recourse, LLC provides commercial property tax appeal services for commercial…


Added by Michelle Solis on March 2, 2010 at 11:01am — No Comments

Deferred Maintenance – Still The Best Path to a Successful Tax Reduction

By Michael Slevens and Michelle Solis

In today’s economy, more than ever, commercial real estate owners and business owners alike are searching for opportunities to cut their expenses. Property tax, at the top of the list of operating costs…


Added by Michelle Solis on March 2, 2010 at 10:45am — No Comments

Commercial Leases - For the Startups

Leasing premises is a major investment decision, whether you are a landlord or tenant.

What many people don’t understand is how complex a commercial lease can be and how it can be fraught with potential problems. While many people have signed residential leases in adult life and found the

process to be fairly simple and easy to understand, a commercial lease

has many and far-reaching…


Added by Robert S. "Bob" Lowery on March 1, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Whole Grains and Happy Employees

With all the recent news about layoffs, shutdowns, and product recalls, it's refreshing to hear a positive story from the world of business. Bob Moore, the 81 year-old founder of Bob's Red Mill, an Oregon-based producer of whole grains and related products, announced last week that he is turning the company over to the employees.…


Added by Gregg Stocker on March 1, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

FREE Advertising for Family Friendly Businesses in the Houston Area - No Joke!

The VIP Card is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to increase exposure and attract new and repeat business. Receive free advertising on our brochures, our website, and our smartphone apps. Call or email me and I'll give you all the details to get you signed up. More details on my InHouston profile.

I'm thrilled to announce I just signed all the Schlitterbahn Water Parks Friday. This truly is a "No-Brainer"!

Added by Virginia Bates on March 1, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

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