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VANILLA – A Love Story. Kind of.

Dont Be Vanilla

It happened again. I am questioning the value of some people. Some companies. Excuse me. Let me back up. My name is Stephen Garner, I am a former title rep for a national title insurance company in Phoenix Arizona.  I spent 10 years helping real estate agents and loan officers grow their business before leaving to co found PRO-Found.. Notice I said "Former". It's the FORMER that allows me to say what I want to say without fear of repercussion by The Man. The Man is in this … [Read more...]

When It Comes To Service – Do Most People Suck?

YouSuck

WARNING - This Is A RANT! It was not a great weekend for Stephen Garner AKA Mr MyTitleGuy. I'm upset. Frustrated. With people. I'm beginning to wonder "Do Most People Suck?" No, really - have you ever wondered that yourself? Ever been let down by someone that SWORE they were going to DO Something? Hello, my name is Stephen Garner. I am a former title rep for a national title insurance company in Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years helping real estate professionals - real … [Read more...]

Real Estate Agent Marketing | Marketing With The HERD

It started with an innocent question. Hello, my name is Stephen Garner. I am a former title rep for a national title insurance company in Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years helping real estate professionals - real estate agents and loan officers - grow their business. I left the title biz in March 2011 to co found PRO-Found Marketing. As I said, it started with an innocent question - on Trulia. A Canadian investor asked a question: "Canadian investor looking to buy … [Read more...]

What In The World Is A BungoBox?

Moving Boxes

Before I was "a former title rep for a national title insurance company in Phoenix Arizona", before I was a title rep, before I was married - I was a jobless college grad with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from UNLV.  After graduation I bought some cardboard boxes, packed up all my "stuff", loaded up my 1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport and headed East -  to Atlanta, Georgia to apply for a job with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Hello, my name is Stephen Garner. I am a … [Read more...]

Using Video In Real Estate Marketing

Social Media Use In Real Estate

Ah, video. Who doesn't love video. Real Estate Agents that's who! Hello, my name is Stephen Garner. I am a former title rep for a national title insurance company in Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years helping real estate professionals - real estate agents and loan officers - grow their business. One of the most effective way to grow your real estate business is using video for real estate, yet so many real estate agents are not using it. One question I get frequently from … [Read more...]

Future Of Real Estate Marketing: Community Based Marketing

As real estate agents try to solve their marketing problems by using direct mail, paying for Internet Leads, going door to door, too few real estate agents are looking at how connecting with their community (or communities) can help position themselves as an area expert and/or trusted advisor. Engagement of a community can be one of the most powerful tools that real estate agents have in an era of real-time, distributed, syndicated, hyper-local and hyper-social media tools … [Read more...]

What Would You Do To Keep Your Home? Would You Do This?

What Would You Do To Save Your Home?

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. This is particular to a lot of things. A lot. But real estate? Sure why not. The economy has knocked even the most careful homeowner for a loop. Those that did everything right - didn't use their home as an ATM - were still negatively effected. But you can't crush the American spirit - to find a way. Hello, my name is Stephen Garner. I am a former title rep for a national title insurance company in Phoenix Arizona. We hear … [Read more...]

WordPress For Real Estate

WordPress for real estate

That's it! You have had it. You're a real estate agent and you are sick and tired of hearing, not that you need a website, but that you need a WordPress website for real estate. You have heard the benefits of WordPress real estate websites - ya know, that Google loves WordPress, and that you will OWN it, that there are thousands of plugins and themes, that it's open source and a great CMS, easy to use and integrates seamlessly with social media. You also know you are not … [Read more...]

Top Performing Housing Markets 2011

Top Housing Markets 2011

Some housing markets are starting to show light at the end of the tunnel - and for once, that light does not appear to be a freight train heading straight for them. Hello, my name is Stephen Garner. I am a former title rep for a national title insurance company in Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years in the title industry working closely with some of the best real estate professionals, helping them grow their business. What are the top housing markets in 2011? Turn on the … [Read more...]

Blog – The Art Of The Story

Monday evening. I'm watching TV and following up on some notes from our writing workshop here in Phoenix. When I say "our" I am referring to Lawyers Title of Arizona and Pro-Found Marketing. My name is Stephen Garner, I am a former title rep for a national title insurance company in Phoenix, Arizona - I spent 10 years helping real estate professionals grow their business before leaving to co found PRO-Found. PRO-Found is a play on words. Take profound and split it into 2 … [Read more...]