Pre-Launch Diary :: 09.03.2010

Earlier this week, we hinted at an exciting new blog series: The RAW: Real Estate And Women Pre-Launch Diary.

That’s right — we want YOU to read our not-so-private diary. All the tricks, tools, insights and inspiration we can possibly share. OK, and maybe a little gossip, too. 

Every Friday, we’ll share a vibrant round-up of the articles, products, apps and ideas that are RAWking our world. 

Our goal is to show all the budding entrepreneurs out there what it really takes to launch a start-up company … and have some fun along the way!

Without further ado, here’s our very first entry.

:: Inspiration Station

This week, we’re loving “The Secret to Success” by Danielle LaPorte of WhiteHotTruth. Danielle has a knack for shaving away the fluff and getting straight to the truth. We’re hardcore Team LaPorte fans!

:: Green Dream

Pre-fab architecture is all the rage in eco-conscious circles. We love Alchemy Architects’ weeHouse — a compact, contemporary, customizable line of pre-fabricated homes, complete with solar panels and rain water collection tanks. And best of all, they’re shockingly affordable — studio models start at just $79,000 USD. 

:: RAW Roadblock

This week, we realized that our tiny family needed to grow — so we hired Dawn Martinello of Monday Morning VA to help us build a more aggressive social media strategy. Dawn is an accomplished Virtual Assistant and product launch specialist. We’re thrilled to have her on board, and can’t wait to put her thoughtful suggestions into action.

:: RAW Shout-out

We have to give a huge shout-out to Dennis Powers, Spiro Vouladakis and Ryan Lahay at CSEK Creative for their incredible design and programming work on We can’t wait to unveil all their hard work when we launch the network later this month!

:: RAW APPetite

It’s no secret that mobile technology can enhance any real estate professional’s career. We love the Zillow Real Estate Search app from Apple. One extra-cool feature: it shows estimated prices for every house in a given neighborhood — not just the properties that are currently on the market.

:: Just for Kicks

Hey, you can’t spend every waking moment focused on real estate, social networking and professional development, right? Kick back and enjoy “The Wilderness Downtown” — an interactive film by Chris Milk, with music from Arcade Fire. 

:: Countdown to RAW

Yippee! The official launch of is just a few weeks away! Get on our our mailing list, and come along for the pre-launch ride!

Until next week…

The RAW Team


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