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Down the Shore

So I am getting ready for my week’s vacation down the Jersey Shore.  For those of you outside of the Tri-State area of Pennsylvania, New York  and New Jersey, this is a good thing and NOT what you think by watching MTV. Clean white beaches, family oriented activities, 6 mile long boardwalk, great food and […]

So I am getting ready for my week’s vacation down the Jersey Shore.  For those of you outside of the Tri-State area of Pennsylvania, New York  and New Jersey, this is a good thing and NOT what you think by watching MTV.

Clean white beaches, family oriented activities, 6 mile long boardwalk, great food and the smell of salt air.  Not Snooki and the Situation.

I’m going to my hometown, where I grew up and went to 1st grade through high school.  A town called Ventnor.  The main streets, Ventnor Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, are the yellows in Monopoly.

So when I go back home in the summer, besides the beaches, the food and the Ocean City boardwalk, there are two things I really look forward to doing…Fishing and looking at real estate.  I love flounder fishing off the bulkhead in my old neighborhood and trying to see if I could ever afford to move back to the shore in a 2nd home situation.  I’m dreaming, I know, but it’s still fun.

So first, fishing…to get ready for the big week, I’m getting all my tackle ready and I realize that one of my big weaknesses in fishing is my complete inability to tie a knot that doesn’t come undone when a fish is on the line.  So I go to Google and search for fishing knots and guess what….have you ever tried to tie a knot using a diagram.  NO WAY.  So I quickly went to Youtube and watched a great video, and it taught me how to make the right knots for my fishing needs.  GREAT.

While on YouTube, I then searched for “fishing in Ventnor NJ” videos and came across only one video about the Ventnor Pier…but then, I also notice videos of condos and real estate, and my second passion kicks in.

Video and real estate are great, and not sure consumers looking for houses think about video before they go to traditional websites.  But at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, we think video is the wave of the future.  You see so much more of the house and learn more about the property than you would reading a three paragraph property description and looking at a few photos.

That’s why we created Coldwell Banker ® On Location sm and uploaded over 15,000 video listings to the site…so consumers could easily search and find properties that offer video as a way to learn more about real estate….just like learning to tie a fishing knot.

Wish me luck as we go Back Bay fishing on the JessieO II!

COO for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Ohio born, Jersey raised, NYC, LA and Nashville cultured. Father of three daughters and married to a saint. Undergraduate from Rutgers and MBA from Anderson School at UCLA. After 20 years in the car industry, Mike joined Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC in 2008 where he guided a string of innovations while serving as the CMO. In 2013 Mike was promoted to COO where he oversees the Coldwell Banker brand’s internal operations, learning, talent attraction, international, events and marketing.

  • http://www.cbhearthside.com/andydecker Chris Beadling

    Mike: Have a great trip; I was just there recently. Two of my favorite things are to ride my bike up to Gardner's Basin (past the Atlantic City beach where I went as a kid) and to look at the real estate for sale along the boardwalk. The thing that always gets me is other brokerage companies who have homes for sale in one of the most pedestrian-friendly places on earth, yet their signs contain links to URLs that don't work well on my mobile phone. I am always glad when I find a Coldwell Banker listing, because I know I can pull it up on my Android app.

    Here's hoping the flounder are biting – and that they stay on the line!

    • http://coldwellbanker.com mike_fischer

      Cant wait to go. You're a Greehouse guy, right? I will walk down the boards next week and try and find properties for sale on my mobile and report back.

  • http://www.originalretrobrand.com andy

    You seem "Alive with Pleasure!" buddy. Have a great trip. Maybe you'll bump into the boss at the Stone Pony. I enjoy your posts & hope all is well. Please say hey to Kathy & don't be a stranger –

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  • http://www.classiccoastalhomesgroup.com Classic Coastal Home

    How about fishing AND real estate in the same video!? We have a a beautiful listing here in Brunswick, Georgia which comes with ownership of a great lake stocked with bass and brim. We uploaded a video of the listing agent fishing {in a suit} … "So easy, a REALTOR can do it!" … Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doOgJCLaSng&fe

    • http://coldwellbanker.com mike_fischer

      Love it and you caught one!!! Can I use this with other agents when I show good videos???

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  • http://www.classiccoastalhomesgroup.com Classic Coastal Home

    Mike,

    Feel free to use the video! Next time, we'll try to catch a bigger one!!!

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