The INSIDERS on Real Estate & Marketing Episode 36
Sandy and Marc welcome their special guest Candy Evans founder and publisher of CandysDirt.com – Dallas’ premier destination for real estate news.
Hailing from Chicago, with a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University, Candy says she was always crazy about real estate. While working for D Magazine in Dallas, she got into blogging with her column DallasDirt and soon saw the writing on the wall that online platforms would eventually take over print. Sure enough in 2010 DMag decided not to carry DallasDirt, so she started her own blog, CandysDirt… and the rest is history!
TALKING POINTS AND GROUP DISCUSSION ON THIS EPISODE:
What is CandysDirt.com? Quick answer, Candy’s Dirt is a news site, not a blog!
People care about 2 things in Texas: Football and Real Estate – there was lots to say about this!
The DFW Market is NOT in trouble! Regardles of what major media is saying there is a different story in DFW and CandysDirt.com gives it’s readers an accurate LOCAL picture of the industry through their stories and features.
Luxury Realtors are vying for a mention on Candy’s Dirt, how does that work? It starts with reaching out to Candy and her team, and #1 tip, don’t be afraid of Candy! ; )
What is your key marketing tips to agents in the Dallas Real Estate space? It’s all about content, meeting the right people, and positioning yourself within the industry.
The Industry: My God, CoStar is Buying Move.com, which runs Realtor.com…. what does this mean? Is Zillow in trouble?
NEWS FLASH! NAR Settlement is Very Big News: “A federal court on Thursday ruled in favor of the National Association of Realtors in a case seeking to enforce a settlement agreement between the trade group and the U.S. Department of Justice.
The ruling, which can be appealed, sets aside the DOJ’s request for information from NAR on rules regarding buyer broker commissions and pocket listings, among others.
It’s unclear at this point what the ruling means for the DOJ’s investigation into NAR’s policies. The DOJ did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“This does not preclude the DOJ from investigating NAR in the future, and the DOJ has the option to appeal this decision if desired,” NAR said in a statement on the California Association of Realtors website.
“But this is a clear victory, and NAR is delighted the DOJ is now bound to honor its agreement.”
Overall, a very informative and fun episode, be sure to watch the entire video.