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Cheapest, Fastest Way to Caption Your Videos

September 25th, 2017

Captioning your videos is one of the untapped marketing treasures for real estate agents today, as it delivers two huge, immediate benefits. First, it puts you in compliance with the intent of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the Canadian CRTC Caption Laws and potentially helps you avoid getting caught up in a potential […]

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Do This One Thing, and You’ll Double Your Business Next Year

September 20th, 2017

Research tells real estate agents that they already have the best leads and often don’t even realize it. It turns out that leads from an agent’s sphere of influence—past clients and referrals—offer the best return on investments compared to any of the online leads an agent can buy, according to a study that surveyed nearly […]

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What to do when your smartphone falls into the water.  

August 30th, 2017

Kerplunk! That may be the most dreaded sound a smartphone user can ever hear. If your cell phone has ever dropped in the water, you know exactly what I mean. Here are some things you can do when your smartphone decides unexpectedly to take a bath. Step 1.Get it out of the water – and […]

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Knowing What These Tech Buzzwords Mean Could Save Your Real Estate Business

August 7th, 2017

Malware. Phishing. Vishing. Smishing. Pharming. Spoofing. Ransomware. Spyware. Virus. You probably recognize some of these cyber security terms, perhaps even most of them. But understanding what these words mean and how these scams work could help you prevent serious damage to your computer, your smartphone and even your real estate business. Let’s understand this tech […]

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Does your MLS or Association provide tech support? It should.

June 26th, 2017

Technology in the real estate business is truly ubiquitous. Think about how many times you used your smartphone today related to your work. If you are like most agents, you probably used it to check your email, set an appointment and contact a client before you even stepped foot in your office. Or perhaps you […]

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The 5 Tech Tips You Can’t Live Without

June 5th, 2017

Let’s face it: our lives are now tech centric. Think about this: In 2011, only 35% of American households had smartphones, but that number is now 77%! And three-in-four Americans ages 50-64 now own smartphones, a jump of 16% in just one year. The day in the life of a Realtor® relies upon dependable technology […]

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How worried should you be about cookies?

May 3rd, 2017

In this article, we review what cookies are in the computer realm, their purpose and how to manage them. What is a cookie in computers? A cookie is what we call a small text file that a website stores on your computer’s hard drive or in your mobile devices. Origin / First-Party cookies The original […]

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Don’t get caught by the phishing hook

April 18th, 2017

It’s spring home buying season, but that also means it’s phishing season, and not the kind that puts fresh trout on the dinner table. “Phishing” is an attempt to try to trick you to give up financial or other confidential information, such as your user ID or password, by sending you a communication that looks […]

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New Drone Rule Affecting The Real Estate Industry

August 29th, 2016

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), most commonly known as drones, are making an impact in many aspects of life. In the past, being able to use drones for commercial purposes, including in the real estate industry, had been complicated and limited to operators who had an FAA Section 333 exemption. That just changed. The first operational […]

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6 Things You Should Do When Your Email Gets Hacked

July 19th, 2016

Getting your email hacked can happen to any of us, and it can be alarming. The most popular way people realize that their email has been hacked is when a friend or family member lets them know that they received a strange email from them. Email hackers target the public to take money from them […]

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