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

July 24th, 2017

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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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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Beware of telephone scams claiming to be Tech Helpline.

March 17th, 2017

Please be careful of impostors claiming to be Tech Helpline representatives. For your security, please 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 Ask for credit or debit card information Ask for birthday, social security number, […]

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6 Tips for Maximizing Battery Life (iOS 10)

February 28th, 2017

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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