Sorry we missed out on awarding the ‘Blogger of the Month’ title for the months of December and January – due to the fact that I buggered off on a long holiday - but we’re back on track now!
So congratulations to this month’s winner…Margaret Wilson. Margaret has been posting on her blog, Ashburton Property, for just under three months now. She claims that real estate and Ashburton are two great loves of her life and that’s pretty clear to see from her blog.
Last week Margaret celebrated that fact that her blog has attracted 1,000 unique visits, which is something given that she wasn’t really sure what a blog was only four short months ago! Well done Margaret and keep up the good work. I’m sure it won’t be long until you’re posting about your 10,000th visitor.
Your $100 petrol voucher will be on it’s way to you next week.
February 28 2009 | Blogger of the Month | 1 Comment »
You may have received this email or something similar lately:
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Here is some information about the site -
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Ok, so even if you’re pretty sure that it’s spam, there’s a little bit of you dying to click on that link and find out how much you can get paid, isn’t there?!! Clicking on unknown links can leave you vulnerable to viruses and spyware, so how can you be sure it’s not a genuine email and that you won’t be missing out on easy cash if you delete it?
Remember, Google is your friend! If you’ve received this email you can be pretty sure that many others have too, and you’ll generally find out quickly enough if the email is spam or not. In this case, a Google search brings up some interesting results. From the online discussions, it’s pretty clear that this is another email which should be sent straight to your trash!
So if it looks too good to be true – it probably is. We’ll just have to come up with some other ways to earn extra cash…let me know if you have any ideas!
February 26 2009 | General | 1 Comment »
Top tip: Try not to photograph your listing in such a way that it appears it might be slowly making its way over a cliff!
February 19 2009 | Bad Listing Photos | No Comments »
Be careful when you take extended leave from work. This is what my lovely colleagues did to my desk in my absence…
Yes those are ‘Missing’ posters! Hmmm, I think the heat must have got to them, but I guess it’s nice to know they care all the same!!! Although if you ask me, there should have been greater effort made with the Post-it notes. There are gaps everywhere!
Anyway, I was lucky enough to have six weeks off, during which time I headed back to Ireland for a few weeks over Christmas and then visited some friends in Canada. Maybe not the best time weather-wise, but you can’t beat being with your family at Christmas…awh! And I know I should have been blogging along the way but frankly I had better things to do, like trying to keep myself warm in sub-zero temperatures! However, I’ve been back for over two weeks now, so I’m fully thawed out and back in the swing of things!
Whether you had two days, two weeks or two months off, I hope you have all had a great break and have come back to work refreshed and ready to face the challenges of the coming year.
As you may have read on our ‘On the Road’ blog, we will be continuing our presentations around the country this year, so keep an eye out on the blog for further details and dates.
Information will also be emailed out to offices and I’ll hopefully get a chance to visit your office beforehand too, so don’t worry, you definitely won’t miss out!
See you on my travels
February 18 2009 | General | 2 Comments »