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Happy New Year!!

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We want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2009! 2008 has surely been one to remember and the Propertyqube team wants to thank all of you for your continued support. We’ve made some great friendships over the year and we look forward to meeting more of you out there in the real estate and start-up world in the years to come.

2008 was a good year for Propertyqube. We officially launched our product this past June after being in test mode for some months and we had a blast doing it. In only six short months, we’ve been able to grow our site from nothing into a nice little community. We’ve reached about 28k unique visitors a month with over a billion page views since launch! That is no easy task in the amount of time we’ve been live and we couldn’t have done it without all of you.

In 2009, you’ll be hearing from us a lot. We are going to remain relentless in tweaking, refining and getting the word out there about Propertyqube. We have lots of plans and product refinements in the works and we can’t wait to release them to the broader public. We hope you will continue this journey with us!

– The Propertyqube Team

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Propertyqube Update – October 08

Propertyqube Gaining Momentum

We want to thank all of our community members, especially our Elite Huddle Groups, for helping us spread the word about Propertyqube! Our unique visitors are up 180% since our formal launch this past June with monthly traffic growth above 50%! We’re now approaching 20,000 unique visitors a month! We couldn’t do this without you helping to spread the word. THANK YOU.

We have a long journey ahead of us but we’re committed to creating a fun and valuable resource to help you get the information you want. If you have any suggestions on what we can do better, we’d love to hear from you.

Check out our new home page now featuring listings (only listings claimed by professionals in our network) and the most recent questions asked by consumers.

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Check Out Your Local PropertyLife Scene!

Browse local photos, recent questions, current news and blog articles along with new listings on the market. It’s even more fun if you contribute! Simply log in and join the fun.

Search and contribute to your Local PropertyLife here!

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Propertyqube Conversations – Tap the knowledge of our community

In times like these, there’s nothing better than getting an answer to your real estate question from a person. Ask your real estate related questions on Propertyqube and tap the knowledge of the community. There’s thousands of people in our community waiting to share their super brain power with you!

Q: Is it our advantage as the seller to give permission for our Realtor to be a dual agent?
answered by Gene Dexter and Cathy Baumbusch

“There is an advantage to you as seller but it is not necessarily a positive or ethical one.” Read more

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Our Real Estate Content Network has just reached 200 publishers! Check out some of the recent articles and stay up to date on your local market by visiting your local PropertyLife page.

Jim Duncan: From the Archives: Do Days on Market Matter?

“This is a perennial debate/discussion that has taken on new meaning in this market. Jeremy Hart in Blacksburg beat me to renewing the debate and forced me to edit this brief post, that had been scheduled for more than a month …” Read more

Jonathan Dalton: Volatility, Wall Street and Real Estate

“Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve received variations of the same question from several people. Roughly restated, it’s along the lines of “now that Wall Street has melted down and the credit markets are freezing, how far have prices come down in Phoenix?” Read more

Freshome: 40 of The Most Creative Lamp Designs Ever

“We all know that one of the easiest ways you have to light a dark corner in any room or add some atmospheric lighting to your living-room area, is to place your choice of lamp. With numerous designs, shapes, colors, dimensions or lighting abilities, lamps constitute one of the most convenient methods one has to alter the lighting tone of a room.” Read more

Keep up to date on what we’re working on by vistiing our blog.
– The Propertyqube Team

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Scavenger Hunt Winner!

We’ve been going through the huge number of scavenger hunt submissions and after pooling all of those who answered the questions correctly, we picked a winner at random.

Join me in congratulating John McDonald as the winner of our first scavenger hunt!

Thanks to all those who participated in the game. It was a ton of fun going through the submissions and we’ll most likely run another contest of this nature soon.

Huge response to our Scavenger Hunt forced our email server to go down

Due to the overwhelming response to our scavenger hunt, our email server went down! We want to be sure that we got all responses so please reforward all responses to ensure you are included in the contest!

Sorry for the inconvenience and we have taken necessary precautions to keep our email server up and running.

Go to Inman’s Global Connect, on us. Game on!

At Propertyqube, we love to have fun and with the summer winding down, we thought we would spice things up a little. We’re purchasing and giving away a pass to Inman’s Global Connect Conference in NYC this January! Wondering how to win? Participate in our very own scavenger hunt!

Here are the details:

– Contest starts today and ends September 29th.

– The winner(s) gets a pass to Global Connect, a $549 value (just the conference).

– To win, participate in the scavenger hunt below by sending an email with all answers to davidbethoney@propertyqube.com, All participants who find and send all answers (in one email) will be entered into a pool which we’ll be choosing the winner from.

The best part, every time the number of participants grows by 300, we’ll add on another free pass. That’s right! So go spread the word. Who knows, you may find yourself in the Big Apple this January!

Scavenger Hunt rules:

  1. How many Propertyqube "for sale" listings in Boston, MA with the following criteria: 3 bedrooms between a price range of $400,000 and $2,000,000 (don’t worry about number of listings changing, we’re keeping track during the contest days).
  2. Name that blog and blog writer who published a recent article titled "My mandate is clear" on August 20th. How many Propertyqube fans does this blog have and what Propertyqube category are the blog entries posted in?
  3. Within Propertyqube Conversatons, what professionals answered Geoff Gray’s question on September 4th about a short sale (tell us the agent names)? For the professional who answered the question most recently, how many groups do they belong to?
  4. How many real estate agents are in the Meet and Greet Group? For the real estate agent who has initials "LS", what’s the square footage of the featured listing in their profile?

Send an email with your answers to Davidbethoney@propertyqube.com on or before September 29th. If you’re the winner and can’t make it to NYC in January, we’ll give you a gift card worth the value of a conference pass.

New PropertyLife page up!

Just a quick note to let you know that we pushed a new PropertyLife page layout to production!

Go check it out here.

Introducing a NYC neighborhood blog, City Pulse! Welcome Mitchell Hall of NYC

Propertyqube will be the host of a new NYC Neighborhood Blog called City Pulse! We are happy and thrilled to bring some of the best NYC bloggers together to provide a content rich resource for any of you looking for neighborhood information.

City Pulse will be a place to learn about the many neighoborhoods that make up NYC, read reviews on new building developments, find out information on local events and much more! We are excited to announce our first regular contributor to City Pulse, Mitchell Hall!

Check out our introduction post here and if you think you maybe interested in reading City Pulse on a regular basis, we would encourage you to subscribe!