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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Don’t get caught by the phishing hook

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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Are you getting the internet speed you paid for?

Many Internet Services Providers (ISP) promote lightning-fast internet speeds, but are you really getting the speed you paid for? Here are four components that may be preventing you from getting that lightning-speed promised. Modem- If you use a modem, check with your ISP to see if you have a modem that can handle the fast

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Is Your Technology Slowing You Down?

How long has it been since you bought a new laptop or smartphone? Upgraded your Windows or Mac operating system software? Switched to a new, better web browser? If you’re like Michael Phelps in the Intel TV commercial – and the tech tools of your trade are more than two to three years old – then your

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Beware of telephone scams claiming to be Tech Helpline.

There are a lot of telephone scams taking place across all industries. Please be careful of impostors claiming to be Tech Helpline representatives. For your security, review this list of things that authentic Tech Helpline analysts will not do. Tech Helpline analysts will not – Cold call individuals – Ask for payment over the phone

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4 Steps Brokers Can Take to Get Agents to Adopt Technology

One of the greatest struggles that broker-owners have with technology is getting their agents to use the technology tools they provide. On the other hand, many agents are suffering from tech fatigue with simply too many tech tools to learn, sometimes taking too much time to learn, none of them being integrated and often requiring

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How Can Brokers Meet Agents’ Tech Needs?

What would you do if you lost access to your smartphone for a day? A week? What happens when you try to print out a copy of a CMA, and the printer stops and you can’t find the problem? What recourse do you have if you accidentally went to the wrong website and your laptop

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6 Tips for Maximizing Battery Life (iOS 10)

Our devices always seem to run out of battery exactly when we need them most. For that reason, this month we bring users of iOS 10 devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) 6 tips that can help you get more time between battery charges. 1. Optimize Location Services settings. As a REALTOR on the go, you

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3 Cool Apps to Help Real Estate Professionals Reach Their Fitness Goals in 2017

Is improving your health and fitness a New Year’s resolution for you? For many real estate professionals, daily life is hectic, and finding time to focus on personal wellness is often challenging.  However, by putting your health first, you will find personal satisfaction that will not only benefit your well-being, but also with business successes.

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How The "Internet of Things" Affects Real Estate

Growing interest in Wi-Fi connected gadgets as holiday gifts inspired us to write this article about Internet of Things (IoT). So today we cover IoT: what it is, how it affects real estate, and what to look for in the future. What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? The English Oxford dictionary defines the Internet

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