How much money can tech support save your brokerage?

You don’t think about how incredibly valuable insurance is until something goes terribly wrong. When you tap into your insurance policy, your immediate reaction is probably one of relief: thankfully, you had it in place and you are covered.   But what if you are not covered? How painful is it – both financially and

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What Antivirus Tool Do the Experts Recommend?

After a turbulent 2017 filled with security breaches and hacker attacks, it is clear that the protection of our computers is needed more than ever. Computer viruses engineered by hackers have been known to wreak havoc on a global scale.   Last year, the WannaCry cyberattack alone crippled equipment in more than 16 hospitals in

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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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Meet Jessica Smith, Sales and Client Services Manager

Because we want our clients to know the people in Tech Helpline with whom they partner to bring this valuable benefit, we will feature a member of our team quarterly. We hope you enjoy today’s featured employee: Jessica Smith.   Jessica Smith is Tech Helpline’s Sales and Client Services Manager, and a member of our team

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To Bot or Not to Bot? That’s More than a Technical Question

Technology has empowered real estate agents in remarkable ways in the last couple of decades. One of the hottest innovations for agent websites is bots.   What’s a bot? Short for robot, a bot is a software program that can execute commands, such as reply to messages, or perform routine tasks, typically automatically. For agent

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Does SEO make sense for the average agent’s website?

If you own a website, it’s likely you have heard the term SEO or Search Engine Optimization. If you’re a real estate agent with a website, it’s also  highly probable a firm offering SEO services have solicited you.   The challenge with SEO today, for many agents, is that the largest real estate companies who

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How much money can tech support save your brokerage?

You don’t think about how incredibly valuable insurance is until something goes terribly wrong. When you tap into your insurance policy, your immediate reaction is probably one of relief: thankfully, you had it in place and you are covered.   But what if you are not covered? How painful is it – both financially and

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What agents need to know about VR, AR, and MR

Real estate is a magnet for three new emerging technologies: Virtual Augmented Reality (VR) Augmented Reality (AR), and most recently, a hybrid being called Mixed Reality (MR). All of these technologies are either impacting – or have the potential to dramatically impact – the real estate industry. Let’s take a look at what agents need

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What Antivirus Tool Do the Experts Recommend?

After a turbulent 2017 filled with security breaches and hacker attacks, it is clear that the protection of our computers is needed more than ever. Computer viruses engineered by hackers have been known to wreak havoc on a global scale.   Last year, the WannaCry cyberattack alone crippled equipment in more than 16 hospitals in

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Hot new tech from NAR Midyear

Artificial intelligence, digital automation, hyperlocal marketing, and 3D posts for Facebook. These are just a few of the hottest technologies that new companies – and established ones –showcased at NAR Midyear.   Officially called the “REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo,” Midyear is where NAR members go each May to Washington, DC, for special issues

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Thinking of hiring a Virtual Assistant? What you need to know

It seems nearly every successful agent reaches a point in their career where they are “almost” able to afford taking on an assistant. But it’s a big leap. You not only have to cover salary, but benefits too.   Then there’s recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and the onboarding process. Finally, you have to spend time training

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Why should U.S. agents and brokers care about GDPR?

General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is finally getting the most buzz among U.S. businesses. More so than just about anything that’s happened in Europe since the European Union went after Microsoft for antitrust concerns. GDPR  (Datenschutz-Grundverordnung – DSGVO ) takes effect May 25, 2018 and covers how European residents’ information can be collected and stored online,

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