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

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How can you make your data safe?

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A Quick Review of Smart Home Technology

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How Mobile Tech Is Changing Real Estate Forever

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Gifts and gadgets for under $15

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Why Making Your Website ADA Compliant Is a Double Win

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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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How Mobile Tech Is Changing Real Estate Forever

It really wasn’t too long ago that mobile technology for real estate agents was a “nice to have” technology. Visionary agents and teams rolled out their own mobile apps. They converted their websites to a mobile responsive design. The smartest ones set up mobile-centric lead generation systems that took full advantage of all the information

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Gifts and gadgets for under $15

What can you buy for less than $15 at Amazon.com? Let’s take a look at some cool gifts and gadgets for agent offices, home and on the road. Some of these items might even make your Holiday “wish list.”   Cable Chord Organizer – $9.99: This weighted organizer sits in your desk and makes sure

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Why Making Your Website ADA Compliant Is a Double Win

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, became law in 1990, and added web access guidelines in 1999. Recently, there’s been a rapid growth in ADA Title III lawsuits over websites. As a result, today, many real estate agents and brokerages are exposed

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Cheapest, Fastest Way to Caption Your Videos

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 lawsuit

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Do this one thing, and you’ll double your business next year

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

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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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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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