The White House Is Tweeting…Are You?

I gotta say that I’m incredibly impressed by how much our government has embraced social media and networking. They’re getting information out to people in a manner in which they really like to get it.

Found this great article on how the White House is now using Twitter to communicated updates. It also talks about how the different technologies are being implemented across the board.

So for all my REALTORĀ® readers out there that have as yet to fully embrace the goodness that is social media and social networking…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??????

Please don’t tell me that you’re going to let the federal government out do you….

Time to start socializing on Facebook, Tweeting important updates on the market and posting home tour videos on YouTube.

It’s all free too! All you need to do is invest some time and be open to getting into something new…trust me it’ll be worth it.

Good News On The Economy…Pass It On!

As I quickly scarfed down some oatmeal, needing to get back to work on my Facebook class I saw the following story jumping off the front page of the L.A. Times

SOME RAYS OF SUNSHINE FOR THE ECONOMY

It felt so good to see a headline like this and to read items like..

“Wells Fargo & Co. surprised analysts by saying it expected to report a record first-quarter profit despite setting aside $4.6 billion for potential loan losses.”

“a report from the Commerce Department said the U.S. trade deficit declined unexpectedly in February as exports rose.”

“But while unemployment may continue rising, President Obama’s top economic advisor, Lawrence H. Summers, said there was no longer “that sense of a free fall” in the economy.”

To read the rest of the article, click on the quotes above.

Are we out of the woods with the mess we’re in?

Not yet. We need to keep working to make a headline like this appear more often.

I do think that when we start seeing the light through the trees we need to embrace it and pass it on.

So pass on the good news and let’s keep working to bring our country back!

History Made &; An Inspirational Speech

No matter who you supported or what your views are, last night was historic.

First you had an incredible turnout of voters. There were lines around the corner in many areas and the young vote which had proven so difficult to get, finally appeared.

Then you had the election of our first African-American President.

A little under 250 years ago Abraham Lincoln, another gentleman from the state of Illinois signed the Emancipation Proclamation which helped start the ball rolling towards the abolishment of slavery. Slavery was officially abolished with the passage of the 13th Amendment – eight months after Lincoln was assassinated.

200 years later the civil rights movement began, seeking to eliminate the discrimination of individuals based on the color of their skin.

Now, a little over 50 years after the civil rights movement began we’ve got our first African-American President.

I have always been proud to be an American. Despite some of the not so great parts, it’s an amazing country.

You can speak your mind freely. You can disagree with others. You can make the most out of yourself. You can strive to, and become the most powerful person in the world regardless of what you look like and what your ancestry is.

I thought Senator McCain’s speech last night was honorable and well done. He helped set the tone for moving forward from here. I congratulate the Senator and Governor Palin on their campaign and I look forward to seeing them work with our new President.

I was inspired and impressed the most with President-Elect Obama’s speech. A speech that sought to bring our nation together. He reminded us of what we face, but that if we face it together that we can do it. He reminded us all of the many accomplishments that our nation has achieved, and that they were done together. Most of all he said what we all need to be saying right now….”YES WE CAN!”.

Right now our country is facing an incredible challenge and it’s up to all of us regardless of religion, race, gender, and political affiliation to come together to face and conquer this challenge.

Our economic woes will end, our position on the world stage will improve, housing and stock prices will go back up, more jobs will be created, our nation will be safer, and Americans will prosper.

If we can make it back from the “Great Depression” we can make it back from this.

We just need to keep saying and believing in what anyone should say/believe in any bad situation “YES WE CAN!”.