Archive for November, 2009

Las Vegas Real Estate and Social Networking

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The Michelle Sterling Team recently attended a class on blogging and social networking for the Las Vegas real estate industry taught by industry veterans Kathryn Bovard and Jan O’Brien. While blogging was something most of our agents were familiar with, the segments on Facebook and Twitter were very eye opening and educational. I think most people associate Facebook with the highly personal process of conducting a portion of your social and/or intimate life online. But Jan and Kathryn taught us about the ways in which Facebook can be utilized for business purposes by means of business oriented “pages” as opposed to personal “profiles”. In addition, Twitter was introduced to us as a business connection tool for sharing important ideas and information. Used properly, Twitter “tweets” can also be an effective conduit for driving traffic to other Internet business destinations, such as a blog or website. The class was more than worthwhile and the team is now even better prepared to be effective in our chosen sphere of influence in the Las Vegas market, the Internet domain.

Important Information for Women in the Las Vegas Real Estate Industry

Monday, November 16th, 2009

The majority of the agents on the Michelle Sterling Team are women, and a large cross section of Realtors in Southern Nevada are women as well. For that reason, I would like to draw attention to an important announcement today from the US Preventive Services Task Force. The matter at hand is breast cancer screening.

These important new cancer screening guidelines serve as a microcosm for the larger issues surrounding the health care debate. In particular, they strike at the heart of the vital questions surrounding quantity of care vs quality of care.

From the New York Times …

Most women should start regular breast cancer screening at age 50, not 40, according to new guidelines released Monday by an influential group that provides guidance to doctors, insurance companies and policy makers.

Click this link to read the entire article