All posts by Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a Realtor with RE/MAX Desert Showcase in Peoria, Arizona and is the author of the All Phoenix Real Estate blog as well as a half-dozen neighborhood sites. His partner, Tobey, is a somewhat rotund beagle who sleeps 21 hours a day.

The fallacy of “going back to the bas...

Feb 11, 201169 Comments581 Views

This editorial piece was originally published here on AgentGenius on 02.11.08 and is still timely exactly three years later. I made it through just under three minutes of Saul Klein’s how-to video on marketing before I called

Last bastion of obfuscation – real es...

Aug 21, 201035 Comments302 Views

Take a Critical Look When was the last time you have taken a critical look at your marketing plan? Not in terms of completeness or variety or creativity but rather in terms of effectiveness. And not effectiveness

My Epiphany is That Flat Rate is the Only W...

Nov 21, 200962 Comments230 Views

An Epiphany It hit me like a thunderbolt today while I was at lunch. An epiphany about the silliness of paying a professed professional a percentage of the sales price when there were other far more logical

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Mar 23, 200925 Comments259 Views

Throwing Q’s Into the Privet Bush For the last 18 months, I have thrown Q’s into the privet bush without any concern for young rabbits, foxes or even Ford Prefect for that matter. In fact, this marks

Flipping The Question On Its Head

Mar 20, 20099 Comments179 Views

Editor’s Note As an aging member of Genration X trying to figure out where he left his car keys, I was unable to put together a really cool video as counterpoint. But in the interest of an

Confessions of a Self Made Mediocrity

Mar 05, 200916 Comments154 Views

The Proof’s in the Results The other day I was with a small group talking to Colorado Rockies manager Clint Hurdle. In discussing one of his pitchers he said that the hitters usually will tell you how

Mark Your Calendars … RE Bar Camp Bis...

Feb 24, 200914 Comments172 Views

I Don’t Get It Does anyone else remember the seen from Big where Tom Hanks is in a development meeting at the toy company, listens to an entire presentation with a quizzical look on his face and

Paging David Bixby …

Feb 23, 20098 Comments249 Views

Hypocrisy … EXTERIOR, DAY … MILD-MANNERED BRUCE BANNER’S SHIRT BEGINS TO RIP APART AS HE TURNS A GREEN HUE. EXTRAS SCRAMBLE FOR COVER … “That does not mean, however, that we should avoid having the conversation just

Save the Badges for the Webelos

Feb 23, 200913 Comments191 Views

On My Honor, I’ll Do My Best … Somewhere in my house I have one or two pins left from my days with the Webelos and a couple of badges left over from my days with the

Face Reality: I Don’t Have to Do Anyt...

Feb 16, 200920 Comments589 Views

Keep Your Have To To Yourself There’s a lot of “have to” being thrown around these days. And I’m not even including the “we have to do something” mantra that’s been coming down from Capitol Hill for

Inman News Plans Objective View of Real Est...

Feb 03, 200946 Comments219 Views

The future of commission-based real estate This morning, the message was sent out via Twitter that Inman News in February will be examining the future of commission-based real estate. And to that, all I can say is

MLS Solutions Continue Search for a Problem

Feb 02, 200914 Comments138 Views

Needed: A Couch Three beagles and three children can take their toll on household furniture, particularly reclining sofas. I’ve spent more than a little time over the past few months replacing bolts that either were jolted loose