Archive for category: Technology

The Ant and the Grasshopper – Real Estate Redux

22 Feb
February 22, 2010 Social Media IS important. It has changed the way we need to interact and engage. The importance of understanding Social Media's place in your overall business plan cannot be understated, nor can the importance of its practical implementation. However, making sure that we devote the appropriate time tinkering with social media as it relates to our business will ensure... Read more [...]

Google Buzz Part 2

15 Feb
February 15, 2010 Last week I wrote a post about Google Buzz questioning its long-term viability in the Social Media space. A week into it, I think I may have to eat my words. In one short week, Google Buzz has already received over 9 million posts and comments, amounting to about 160,000 posts per hour. Buzz is also averaging over 200 mobile check-ins per minute, or 300,000 per day... Read more [...]

What's all that Buzz about Google Buzz?

10 Feb
February 10, 2010 Google's big news yesterday was their introduction of "Buzz" - Google's twitter and facebook-like social media stream. This is not Google's first foray into the Social Media space - see their Orkut product that has taken off and been successfull internationallyin locales such as India and Brazil. However, Google has yet to make significant headway into the Social Media category here in the United States. Read more [...]

What will the iPad mean for Real Estate in the DC Metro?

09 Feb
February 9, 2010 Last week, Apple announced its entry into the tablet race with its touch-device, the iPad. Besides having a questionable name, I am unsure about how effective of a tool this will be for Real Estate agents, and more specifically, Real Estate agents in the DC Metro area. Read more [...]

Casual Fridays for Haiti Relief

25 Jan
January 25, 2010 At Avery-Hess, Realtors we follow the weekly tradition of Casual Friday when agents and staff may dress-down on the final day of the workweek. However, in light of the recent earthquakes in Haiti which have claimed thousands of lives and displaced thousands more, we hope to turn this weekly routine into something to help others. Read more [...]

Prospects Sports Training Grand Preview Fundraiser

22 Jan
January 22, 2010 Avery-Hess, Realtors would like to invite members of the community to a fundraising event hosted by Prospects Sports Training. Please join Prospects Sports Training on Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 3pm to 6pm as they preview their facility to the public with this fundraiser. Read more [...]

Washington, DC – Market Report 9/3/2009

04 Sep
September 4, 2009 Washington DC seems to attract a large number of young professionals who are first home buyers looking to take advantage of the $8000 tax credit, as well as a growing number of “empty-nesters” moving into the area for the conveniences it affords. Both groups are drawn by the availability and proximity of theater, sports events, shopping and the many fine restaurants from which to choose. Read more [...]

Avery-Hess Introduces new Social Media Editor

26 Aug
August 26, 2009 As we continue in our efforts to reach out and connect with consumers in new ways, we have recently created a new position in the company: Social Media Editor. Given the proliferation of social media over the past few years through such venues as Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, Flickr, YouTube, etc., by the consumer public, we feel it would be to our best advantage to not only participate in these mediums, but to attend to them in the best, most skilled manner possible. Moreover, it has become well documented that the companies who embrace these networks are witnessing greater connection with their constituents. By conversing and connecting through this manner, these companies are able to better Read more [...]

Avery-Hess, Realtors Unveils New Website

24 Aug
August 24, 2009 Avery-Hess, Realtors, an independent real estate brokerage based the Washington, DC Metro area has launched a next-generation real estate website featuring an enhanced version of their trademarked MyLife Home SearchTM platform offering users the ability to search for homes based on lifestyle, proximity to community amenities, and commute time. The new site is located at “Plenty of real estate sites offer home search, each containing essentially the same inventory, tools and content – we decided to go well beyond all of them,” explained Scott Avery, founding partner of Avery-Hess, Realtors. “That’s why we re-engineered our MyLife Home SearchTM to include alternative Read more [...]

Why Avery-Hess, Realtors®?

21 Jul
July 21, 2009 We are Avery-Hess Realtors - a brokerage unlike any other, one that is Hyper-Focused on servicing the needs of the Consumer. We have 7 offices located within the communities we serve. We affiliate with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World - a global real estate network consisting of the finest real estate brands, providing uncompromised marketing clout. We don't skimp on technology and are heavily devoted to the best analytical tools, providing every one of our agents with the deepest understanding of what is taking place in the market. We invest our earnings in our agents and our company to service our clients. From our patent-pending MyLife Search tools on our website, customized marketing Read more [...]