Future Tech: Tools that will change our work and our homes

Imagine this. It’s the day before Christmas 2025 as you dash into the Amazon Mall for a last-minute gift. Pepper is there to greet you. Pepper immediately knows you are anxious. It patiently and calmly answers your questions, directing you to the right place for that perfect gift. Pepper saves your day and makes you

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How can you make your data safe?

When data was breached at Equifax, one of the largest credit agencies in the world, the personal data of 145.5 million U.S. consumers was stolen. The information included full names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and even driver license numbers. Cyber-security breaches are on the rise.   The real estate industry is particularly

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Google Could Do for You

It’s not often that a company provides a service so popular that it becomes a verb, but you probably have heard the phrase “Just Google it” many times. Doing a search using Google has become part of most people’s daily routine: 4.4 billion worldwide searches every single day. But did you know that Google is

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What to do when your smartphone falls into the water.  

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

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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Photos Taking Up Too Much Space? A Few Tips to Compress

When you see a warning that your storage is 90% full, you might begin to panic. And you probably know exactly what’s causing your problem: your photos. For most real estate professionals, photos and videos have become both a blessing and a curse. They are a blessing because powerful visuals help sell homes. But they

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Google Could Do for You

It’s not often that a company provides a service so popular that it becomes a verb, but you probably have heard the phrase “Just Google it” many times. Doing a search using Google has become part of most people’s daily routine: 4.4 billion worldwide searches every single day. But did you know that Google is

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

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

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 To Make A Video People Will Actually Watch

Video is one of the most powerful forms of communications. And today, your smartphone and your laptop together make the production part easier than ever. The hard part is still finding a way to create videos that people actually want to watch. So what can an agent do to create a video that people actually

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Tech Helpline Records Another Growth Spurt

In the first 120 days this year, more than 53,000 real estate professionals from the states of Virginia and Wisconsin, Woodstock in Ontario, Canada, Estes, Colorado and five markets in Pennsylvania – from Metropolitan Pittsburgh to the Poconos Mountains – have access to Florida Realtors® Tech Helpline for the first time. Agents and brokers from nine states

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How worried should you be about cookies?

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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