There’s always something to howl about

How I avoided deleting 23 different cliches for an introduction by taking the easy road and just saying Happy Birthday.

Allow me to further the B-day round of toasts at Bloodhound by introducing my relationship to these very pages.

It is with great pleasure that I’m allowed to share thoughts on the pages on Bloodhound.  You see, I have been a long time reader of the posts that put thought to action in Real Estate the way no other blog does.  My interest go back to turning to the web to try and find clues to help with marketing as a newb to Real Estate.  The requisite “Realtor type” mags et al did not cut it for me from the begininng.  Already finding success with buying and selling merchandise, reading the Times, and do I dare say dating through the web, I knew that at least trying to leverage the power of my trusty notebook to crush the competition was worth looking into.  What I found at the time were plenty of shiny buttons to poke at and play with.  I must have bookmarked upwards of 500+ pages of plans, actions, and helpful hints on RE I thought might be of interest.

When it came down to it, the one thing that mattered is what I found on the blog pages of the Real Esate community.  No one did it better than those here that howled.  Aside from shadowing my broker as he wheeled his vehicle throughout the hills of SF and walked and talked the business, reading  and getting involved in the discussions that take place on these very pages are what motivated me to win.  The creative thinking and ideas that we come up with when we are challenged to the fullest is what gives birth to opportunity.   The contributors that currently write here and have passed through have given me giant shoulders to stand on.  They are passionate entrepreneurs of the new medium of Real Estate technology.  We are still far into the early days of blogging, and we know how slow our industry has been to keep up.

With all that said, I personally know my way pretty well when it comes to all things social media and the like except for this one area — blogging.  I have been avid commenter, part time contributor to the and personal Tumblelog keeper at best, so creating my own business blog should be a good challenge.  I made it a point to step forward when the idea of project bloodhound was mentioned.   The seems like a great opportunity to learn in a group environment and pay it forward to those passively following along  as I once did.  Bravo bloodhounds!  Thanks for caring about the better business of Real Estate for the past couple of years and let’s make this project one to write another book about  (or at least push the old one out of beta).


7 Comments so far

  1. Stephanie Edwards-Musa June 30th, 2008 5:40 am

    Hi Brad, I’m amazed that there is another Green writer in litter. 🙂 Thanks for the background on you, very interesting.

    You know, I was thinking last night that stumbling across BHB is what got me to start blogging, didn’t even know it existed prior to that.

    Can’t wait to hear what you have in the pipeline for what you are creating! Should be loads of fun.

  2. Mike Farmer June 30th, 2008 6:43 am

    You are a great addition here. When I think of natural social media marketers, you come first to mind. Readers will be able to learn from you how to relax, be a part of, and maybe even have a little fun.

  3. Bawldguy Talking June 30th, 2008 10:11 am

    You compete in one of the most wired, social media conscious areas of the country. Can’t wait to read what you have to impart. Knew you were the real deal when we met at Unchained. Big time welcome.

  4. Teri Lussier June 30th, 2008 3:03 pm

    So, I suppose if I said “Welcome!” that would be to cliche… hmmm…

    Instead I’ll say: ‘Bout time! 😀

  5. Mark Eckenrode July 1st, 2008 11:55 am

    hey brad, glad to see you diving in with your first post.

    i firmly believe that with a little (very little) time you’ll have blogging down pat. it’s just another extension of what you do well.. contribute to communities.

    i’ll see you at rebarcamp

  6. Vance Shutes July 1st, 2008 5:02 pm


    It was a pleasure to meet you at Unchained, and I REALLY look forward to reading your work here on BHB. I’m sure your growth in blogging will be rapid, applying your experience in all things social media.

  7. Brad Coy July 4th, 2008 1:00 am

    How thoughtless… I was caught up in everything else going on here /// Lot’s of posts lately.

    Stepanie – what I’m working on will be centered on what I do much more of — Condos and Lofts. Although there are few Leed certified projects in these areas. Probably do most of my writing on the subject over at the Daily Green, but who knows.

    Mike – thanks for the encouragement. You guys (all of you guys and gals) set the bar way beyond my reach… but I’ll jump. Wait, relax. Yes that’s it.

    Jeff – It’s been a great pleasure getting to know you. Synergy my man. Your howling has got me thinking as well.

    Teri – you’re not one for a cliche anyway. “Bout time” is right. I did my best to get here as soon as I could. 😉

    Mark – Aw shucks dude. Now I’m getting a big head. Stoked your coming out for Bar Camp.

    Vance – pleasure meeting you as well sir. Thanks for the warm welcome.