Remembering Joe Ferrara
The digital real estate world is saddened with the loss of one of its more inspirational and encouraging founding fathers, Joe Ferrara, founder of Sellsius Real Estate Blog. Joe lost his fight with cancer last evening. He will be deeply missed.
Joe was a champion of transparency, a wonderful speaker at the Inman Conferences, and a great friend to anyone he encountered. He really was the kind of guy that truly cared about others, helped educate others, and would put his time aside at a moments notice to sit down and talk about whatever you wanted to talk about. A true people person. I first met Joe in 2006 at the Bloggers Connect and Inman conferences and we connected immediately. I must admit, my favorite times with Joe were with him and the real estate gang after the conferences in NYC and San Francisco. We had some great times and I'll never forget the Blog Tour USA that Joe & Rudy organized in 2007 to promote "blogging, real estate bloggers, real estate agents, Sellsius°, the Inman Bloggers Connect and more." Here is one of our pictures together:
Its rare to find someone that gets behind others in such depth and consistency that Joe did. I know his legacy will live on purely because of all the people he touched over the last 5 years or so as the online RE community grew by leaps and bounds. Joe was right in the middle of it. I am thankful to have crossed paths with him.
My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the Ferrara family. Please visit the following site if you wish to DONATE TO JOE'S MEDICAL EXPENSE FUND, to try to make this difficult time a bit easier for his family.
Rest in Peace Joe! 'I'll catch you in another life brother!'