Patricia S Harris
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Yes. Windows 8 has a learning curve, but MSFT is ideologically all in on this one. It's going to be their standard across devices, so people might as well learn it ASAP. Most people would really benefit by sitting down with someone for just 20-30 minutes who already knows Windows 8. It's just the first few steps that create most of the confusion.
There are two groups of buyers: those that call a trusted resource/friend, and a growing group of younger, tech-savvy buyers who want to do everything on their own, online. Once those detached buyers find a home, they make the necessary call to the first agent that they can find. In our experience, that's a cynical, but very realistic view of a growing portion of real estate consumers.
TL has an absolutely great back end but unless you're spending $10-$20k a month I don't understand why people would use them. They take a nice chunk of your maketing budget to run your campaign (20%) and mark up the leads too. I was paying $20/lead with them, on my own it's between $6-$10. Then on top of that there is a license fee on the system of $900. So for my $2,000/mo I was receiving standard issue internet leads I could get myself with PPC and was paying $1,100 in fees and only $900 were going to actual ads, where I was paying 2-2.5x what I would pay on my own per sign up.
Maureen McCabe those of us who started off on AR -- or are still regular participants -- got the regular firehose of do's and don't for copyright. I don't think most other folks who start blogging have any clue.