All posts by John Harper

Writer for national real estate opinion column, focusing on the improvement of the real estate industry by educating peers about technology, real estate legislation, ethics, practices and brokerage with the end result being that consumers have a better experience.


Feb 18, 20082 Comments

She was a lurker. She watched, she read, she lurked – for weeks. She ordered the Market Details Report and then she called – we

Computer Genius Flunks Common Sense Test

Feb 01, 20083 Comments

  I’m no genius, as you know, but even so, I’m still somewhat smarter than a tree stump – I think. I ran across a

2.4 = 3.0

Jan 29, 20081 Comment

This isn’t Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and I’m no genius, but I run into this type of illogical logic everyday in real estate. In fact,

“The Governor Is On The Line”

Jan 29, 2008No Comments

How would you like a call like that? Well that’s almost what’s happening with my friend Jim Walberg of Caribbean Islands Realty.I’ve been coaching Jim

Real Estate 1.0

Jan 27, 200829 Comments

…is Kicking 2.0’s Butt Real estate 1.0 seems to be kicking real estate 2.0’s butt these days in California’s East Bay area. Keller Williams Realty

Neighborhood Expert Lost the 7% Commission

Jan 19, 20084 Comments

Here’s a story about the Neighborhood Expert that had a 7% commission listing and lost it despite all his expertise. Before I became a real

11 to 11 Million in LESS than a Decade

Jan 14, 20081 Comment

Last summer, I signed up for a free day with Mike Ferry. I had received a phone call from one of his telmarketers alerting me

Konnects is Ill Will Hunting and Bagging Bi...

Jan 14, 20081 Comment

Konnects – a new self-proclaimed business network. I received an invitation to join from someone I don’t really know, but what the hay – I

Man to Man

Jan 13, 20082 Comments

If you’re not familiar with the Internet Archive, you might want to check it out. Everything stored there can be used under the Creative Commons

Google Calendar Your Groups

Jan 12, 2008No Comments

If you’re not familiar with Duct Tape Marketing – consider a familiarization tour. Here’s an example of what marketing genius John Jantsch has to offer

Do Eating Disorders Trump Foreclosures

Jan 12, 20082 Comments

Recently, I got yanked out of my real estate focused world with an email alerting me to the fact that my 12–year old god-daughter is

Orphans May Need Your Help

Jan 10, 20082 Comments

There’s been a lot of shake, rattle and roll in the real estate industry of late. We had months and months of bubble talk, followed