I’ve always tried to keep up with the times when it comes to technology and how it relates to our business.. Back in ’91 or so, when we were dialing up with a 14.4 modem (big upgrade from the 2400 bps unit), I had one of those numeric emails that Compuserve issued and was trying to communicate with our three clients that also had emails. When we upgraded to a 56k modem, and launched our website, I tried to grab RPA.com, which would have made sense for Real Property Associates. Alas, some guy in LA beat me to it by a month. We’ve settled for rpaseattle, rentseattle, rpa-re, and seattlehouses.com as our some of our domains (little did I know that briefer would be better…I would have taken RPA1 or maybe tried to buy out the rpa.com guy back before he knew what he had with those three little letters). And when my eight year old daughter asked me how old I WAS when I got my first cellphone, and I told her “twenty two,” she was dismayed that it might actually be fourteen more years before she gets mobile. I didn’t tell her that back in 1988 the Motorola 950 brick phone, which cost me $800, plus about a buck a minute, was the first cell phone that was widely available.
So I’m a little ashamed that it’s now November of 2007 and I’m putting up my first blog. Sure, I’ve thought about it over the past few years, especially since my first Inman where people were all about getting their words out there (January 2006). I will proudly chalk the delay not up to lazy procrastination, but to the “other things” that get in the way of doing what you know you should be doing, but never get around to. It’s been a busy few years with Seattle’s real estate market, a growing family, and lots of other things going on.
So better late than never. Here’s my blog — I hope you enjoy it!