MIKE BOWLER, SR. has been in the real estate business (Lansing, MI) for the past 32 years. During that time he’s educated and consulted hundreds of REALTORS. Mike is a former owner/broker of Coldwell Banker Bowler Real Estate and is currently an Associate Broker for Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood in Lansing Michigan, who bought his company in 2001. He also owns his own company PRETEC (Professional Resources, E-Business, Technology, Education, & Consulting) and is also an avid fan of social media in the workplace. Mike was named in 2009’s Top 25 Most Connected Real Estate Professionals by PROXIOand selected by Inman News as one of the 50 Most Influential Online.

OK, that might sound a little crude for a title, however it’s “Fun Friday” and I was told to make this post fun.  With all the amazing changes, challenges, and innovations coming at us real estate agents in this industry, it’s difficult to find much fun in the fact that we need to be thinking about and doing something about the following everyday:

  • Websites
  • IDX
  • Blogs
  • Social media
  • Having a profile on various portals
  • Syndication of our listings

Let alone…

  • Bank foreclosures
  • Mitigation
  • Short sales
  • Price reductions

Most of the items above didn’t even exist a few years back, however that’s what makes this business so much fun and yet challenging.  We have an opportunity every day to learn something new.  So, if you take offense to the list above or the video below and think I’m full of it, you can “Just Go Google Yourself” and see what you find.  Happy Fun Friday!

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