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November 28, 2011

I Don't Ask For Much

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty Last week The Real Deal held its annual forum at Avery Fisher Hall. I found myself in the surprising position of debating Lockhart Steele, the founder of, on the topic of whether social media is good or bad for real estate. In theory, I was debating on the “bad” side, which, considering that I am both a blogger (quod erat demonstrandum) and a big Facebook fan, seems ironic. Nonetheless, there are a number of things about the media in 2011 which frustrate me, and I made those the focus of my debating points.

September 21, 2009

Rimontgo Launches Multilingual Blogs

Michel Cruz of Rimontgo 2009 is proving a busy and exciting year for Rimontgó as the company follows up the success of its English-language blog site with the launch of three new, language-specific blogs. English may be the international language, especially for Internet users, but the people at Rimontgó are not known for taking the easy way out or resting on their laurels. Instead, this autumn sees the foundation of independent blogs in German, Spanish and French.

October 15, 2008

Farewell... and thank you for your kind words

By Robert Lockard This is my last blog entry in this luxury real estate blog. After more than a year and a half of blogging, I'm afraid my time has come to an end. I'm about to move on to something new and scary, but I suppose change always involves some degree of fear and discomfort. I will no longer be the editor of the Luxury Real Estate Blog. Thank you very much, everyone who has taken the time to share their thoughts on this blog. I'm sorry if I wasn't able to respond to all of your comments, but I definitely read them all and tried to incorporate what I learned from them into future posts. I have grown a lot in the past year and a half and I think you can definitely see that by going back through my many blog entries and seeing me try to articulate my feelings and ideas.

August 8, 2008

Bloggers love helping other bloggers succeed

By Robert Lockard Jim Walberg, the co-Owner/Broker of The Bay Area Team in San Francisco, told me something really cool a few days ago. He said, “Bloggers are the most open and sharing community I have found on the Internet. They want every blogger to win!” I have definitely found that to be true.

August 1, 2008

Introducing the Luxury Lounge

By Michael Edlund The Luxury Lounge is an exciting project we’ve been busy working on over here at Luxury Real Estate. The Luxury Lounge is a gated social-networking community for professionals within the affiliate network to make connections with quality peers all over the world. Initially, you will be able to search and connect to people, send private messages and write public comments to others, write and comment on blog posts and discuss topics in forums.

July 31, 2008

Luxury Real Estate Blog on the rise on Google

By Robert Lockard Thanks in large part to all of the wonderful contributors within the global Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, the Luxury Real Estate Blog is making a tremendous ascent in its ranking on major search engines, including Google, Yahoo and MSN. is the most-viewed luxury real estate Web site in the world and it comes up first on most searches for luxury properties, luxury homes and luxury real estate. But the Luxury Real Estate Blog is fairly new and we’re building it up to the heights of our main Web site. We owe much of our success to Jim Walberg, John Brian Losh and many other bloggers who consistently contribute their fun work

July 23, 2008

Turning an average news release into a great one

By Robert Lockard I hope this doesn’t sound too prideful, but I really like what I write. And I do a lot of writing as the Public Relations & Media Specialist for While my blogs on ActiveRain and the Blog are sometimes quickly written and they don’t have the benefit of as much outside editing as I usually receive for my other work, I think they give you a taste of my writing skill and style.

July 22, 2008

Blogging: A new business era and global community

By Jean-Yves Piton I recently came across some remarkable facts about blogging. Did you know that, as of 2008, 70 million weblogs exist, about 120,000 new blogs are started each day or 1.4 new blogs are created every second, according to a report by David Sifry, founder and CEO of technorati. Impressive, isn’t it? And blogging keeps on growing universally! As a business professional, do yourself a favor: embrace this change rapidly.

July 21, 2008

Expert blogger Jim Walberg lifts Blog

By Robert Lockard For the past several months I’ve had the pleasure of posting content to the Blog from Jim Walberg, an experienced blogger and the co-Broker/Owner of The Bay Area Team, the most-successful team at Keller Williams Realty-Danville, Calif. Jim’s Caribbean Islands Realty Blog is very well-established and fun to read so I’m always glad to include his work on our blog, with his permission, of course.

July 21, 2008

Caribbean real estate photos instantly take you there, wherever your computer is!

By Jim Walberg From his blog: Caribbean Real Estate Photos Instantly Take You There Wherever Your Computer Is! Ilya Moshensky is one of the finest real-estate photographers that I have met! I first met Ilya at the Luxury Real Estate conference in Del Mar, Calif. several months ago. He seemed to be everywhere during the conference taking photos of the participants and various events. I final asked one of the Luxury Real Estate staff people who was this guy! She smiled and said that he is the finest photographer they had found for capturing the essence of luxury real estate homes and estates. I began some homework after the conference to see some examples of this work since we always need a top photographer’s services for the luxury properties we represent - both in the Caribbean and the San Francisco Bay Area. Boy, was I impressed with what I discovered.
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