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I am writing this blog post as a huge response to the scandal Vlad Zablotsky is going through with Eperks. I was quite surprised to hear how Eperks has handled the situation. Here’s the story as I’ve read it from RSS Pieces:

1. ePerks solicited editorial advertising (blog posts recommending their service) on real estate blogs

2. Vlad wrote such a post and was complimentary

3. Commenters on the post came in and talked about how bad the ePerks service was and how they felt they were swindled

4. Vlad writes a response piece to acknowledge reader comments: Is ePerks a gem or a Scam?

5. Comment frenzy ensues on this post. At some point the comments turn into a battle between a number of anonymous commenters plus one person who claims to be an employee of Eperks. The suspicious part is that all these commenters seem to come from the same block of IP addresses (76.206.0.161 – do a trace route on this ip) that when traced lead you back to the San Jose area (where ePerks lives). This IP block has been verified as coming from ePerks in many posts where people published images of emails with header details from ePerks and this is this same IP was used in stealth marketing tactics where employees of ePerks would comment on various forums positively about the company with multiple identities.

Ok, so this is what I would say about this ridiculous business behavior.  We ALL know that in business the ones that survive provide a great service that people need.  Businesses that cannot adapt to the market will be left behind, and when people who don’t have a good experience complain, that is a good indication you should change what your business is doing.  Blogs are a way to discuss businesses, services, and experiences-ALL kinds of experiences.   A company can’t solicit a blogger’s advertising and punish him for comments he received from consumers.  That is free speech.   It’s important that business owners listen to consumers and provide what they need.  I am constantly listening to what my clients need and that has enabled me to survive in this tough market we’re in right now.  Blogging is a VERY powerful tool for marketing, and it’s a bad idea to threaten bloggers because of our strength in numbers.

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Las Vegas Real EstateI just came across a great post about the Las Vegas Real Estate Market I wanted to share with everyone. I completely agree with the author of this post. There are segments of our market that are hot right now. With over 60% of all the transactions closing right now being foreclosures, resales and new home sales are having a hard time competing. That’s why I tell my sellers if you don’t have to sell, DON’T! But if you’re considering buying in this market, there are some wonderful opportunities. Many investors are coming back to the market right now. This article was featured on Bigger Pockets.

Happy Reading

Felipe Crook

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One of my goals this year is to assist in more international transactions. I have been reading lot of other blogs from other Real Estate Professionals around the world and I’d like to highlight the good ones as I come across them. One reason I focused on Canada first is because of the huge influx of Canadian buyer’s into our Las Vegas market. It makes a lot of sense why we’re seeing so many foreign investors flocking to Sin City: our dollar is weak, our market is depressed, and we’re so much warmer than Canada. 🙂 I’ve already met and started working with two different buyers who are looking to capitalize on our down market and the strong Canadian Dollar. It’s very sad to hear some of the stories out of this foreclosure market, but the opportunities for growth and investment are plenty.
One of the blogs I’d like to highlight comes from Vancouver. I enjoy reading Maggies posts about Vancouver and her commitment to statistics. Check out her blog at:
http://www.vancouverreflections.com/

If you’re a Foreigner looking to invest in Las Vegas, or an American looking to invest abroad, contact Felipe Crook toll free to get the process started. There has never been a better time to take advantage of the market and buy a second home or investment property. If you’d like to do your own online search for properties in Las Vegas, click on the image below. This is a fantastic, FREE service to anyone looking for properties. NO obligation.

Happy House Hunting!

Felipe Crook
Fine Homes International Specialist
Prudential Americana Group Realtors
Las Vegas, NV
Cell: 702-683-2169
Email: felipe@felipecrook.com
Blog: http://www.felipecrook.com

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As many of you know, Las Vegas is not only the #1 place to gamble, it’s also the #1 place for foreclosures in the nation. Not the best category to be #1, but it’s created some wonderful opportunities for buyers looking to get a great deal. I like looking for hot deals for my clients, and I’ve searched for golf course frontage properties that are bank owned. I found 7 foreclosures in all of Las Vegas that are right on a golf course. These properties are in luxury communities such as Anthem Country Club, Legacy Golf Community, Red Rock Country Club, and Master Golf Community.

Take a look at these bank owned properties with Golf Course Frontage by click on the image below.

Bank Owned Golf Course Properties Las Vegas

If you’re like to do your own search for homes online with CURRENT property status and information, please click on the icon below. This is a free service I offer to all of my clients who want the freedom to search on their time. There’s no obligation and I’m available for information.

Felipe Crook
Fine Homes International Specialist
Las Vegas, NV
Cell: 702-683-2169

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