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I haven't written a post all week...but I don't feel guilty

I'm a very regular blogger and usually write at least 4-5 posts during the week (almost daily) before posting a few "quickies" at the end of the week.  This week has been tough.  As of today, and up till this post, I haven't written anything all week.  I feel bad I'm not posting things for my readers but I don't feel guilty.


Why So Busy?

I'm in the middle of forming a new brokerage.  Yes, that's right and the business model is unique.  Nobody has ever done anything like it before.  Fortunately, I have a great co-founder and several colleagues helping me out.  Even with all that help, I've been buried looking at everything from branding to recruiting.


Where's The Beef?

If you're a regular reader you're thinking "Fine, but when will you get back to writing?".  That's a good question.  I promise to get right back into the thick of things in a few days.  There are some major tasks I need to complete in the next 72 hours.  After that, I'll be back in the saddle.  Just to keep you on the edge of your seat, here are some of the topics I'll be tackling:

  • Dual agency
  • Evolving the real estate business model
  • The pros and cons of off-market listings
  • Why "bad data" on Zillow and Trulia can be a good thing
  • "Hyper-personal marketing"
  • and many more interesting topics...


For those wanting information on Los Altos and Silicon Valley, I'll bring more of that too.  Thanks for being patient, it'll be worth the wait.

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Comment balloon 12 commentsBryan Robertson • February 17 2013 08:12AM


Well Bryan, let me be the first to congratulate you on your new brokerage and wish you the best of luck.

Posted by Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates) almost 6 years ago

Congrats on forming your own brokerage! I will vouch that it is the way to go! Good luck and anything I can do to help, let me know!

Posted by Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group almost 6 years ago

Congrats.  Very exciting.  The blogging can definitely wait.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 6 years ago

Good luck with the new gig!

Posted by Scott Nowling, Prudential Starck (Prudential Starck) almost 6 years ago

Hello Bryan,  I notice I was missing something this week.  Good luck on forming your own brokerage, my partner Belinda and me started ours in December and it is the best thing we could of done.  Good Luck!

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 6 years ago

Hi Bryan - From just a few months ahead of you, I can promise that you're in for an exciting and energizing adventure. The industry is evolving and new business models are emerging everywhere. I'm looking forward to reading about yours. Best wishes for success!

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) almost 6 years ago

Glad to hear you've been busy "taking care of business"...........that's what it's all about Bryan.  Nothing at all to feel guilty about, we're all going to be here waiting for you when you've got the time for us.  That's what friends do.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 6 years ago

Looking forward to hearing more details of your new venture and of course reading all of the other great topics you have in mind to share as well.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 6 years ago

Bryan.  I feel your pain.  It is a lot more work than we could ever dream of.  You will rock.  I can't wait to read your upcoming posts.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 6 years ago


Sounds lke exciting times ahead. Good luck sorting through it all. We'll be interested to hear more when the time is right.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 6 years ago

Bryan - Business takes priority over blogging some days.  I'll be looking for your updates on your new business venture, and how everything is going - sounds interesting!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) almost 6 years ago

Bryan, You've got a pretty solid reason to be absent.  Best wishes for your new brokerage to be everything you want it to be!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) almost 6 years ago

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