10 Things You Can Call Tech Helpline About That You Didn’t Know You Could

What most agents who have access to Tech Helpline through their MLS or brokerage realize is that the expert analysts at Tech Helpline can provide tech support to cure things other than standard tech issues. With more than 200 collective years of tech know-how, Tech Helpline analysts specialize in real estate agents’ day-to-day tech business

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10 Tips for Shopping Online Safely

E-commerce is great! It offers choices and convenience. And this holiday season, many of us will purchase gifts online for our loved ones. But there is no substitute to being a well-informed consumer. So, we put together a list of best practices to help you shop safely and confidently this holiday season.   1. Patch

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The smartest agent is the safe agent

September was officially REALTOR® Safety Month, and there was an abundance of news stories, blogs and social media posts filled with tips and tactics to help keep brokers and agents safe. But let’s face it: agent safety is something that’s vital all 365 days a year. So here is a collection of the best resources

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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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Tech Advice – How safe are your passwords?

When Yahoo! reported that someone hacked one billion of its accounts, it was a stunning revelation. Then it disclosed last fall that the names, dates of birth, email addresses, passwords and security questions and answers were compromised on all three billion of its accounts. For many, this news was devastating.   That’s because the vast

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Florida Realtors® Tech Helpline Surges to Serve 600,000 Members

Recent Deals Adds Over 63,000 New Users, 10% Growth in Just Four Months   ORLANDO, Fla., May 7, 2018 — Tens of thousands of real estate professionals from the states of North Carolina, Louisiana, California, Montana and Colorado now have access to tech support services provided by Florida Realtors Tech Helpline for the first time.

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7 Web Terms You Need To Know

Getting up to speed on technology terms and the differences between them can help increase your tech knowledge. More importantly, familiarity can help you become more comfortable with technology.   Today we look at 7 terms we hear often: Domain name, Domain Registrar, Website, URL, IP address, Web host and DNS Hosts.   Domain name

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Tech Advice: What Do You Do If You Do The Wrong Thing?

It happens. One moment, your laptop or desktop computer is working fine. The next moment: Trouble, with a capital “T.” It looks like you have a problem. A big problem.   Unexpectedly, your browser’s home page goes somewhere else. Popups quickly fill your screen. Or a red warning sign appears on your screen. Or suddenly,

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How Safe is the Cloud?

Have you ever hesitated to store a document on the cloud because you thought it might not be safe? Or do you avoid storing anything in the cloud? If you do store documents in the cloud, have you wondered if Dropbox was a safer place to save it than Google Drive? Or do you think

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7 ways to take advantage of Facebook’s latest changes

Facebook is always changing and trying to keep up can be challenging. But the latest change Facebook made to its news feed should be good news for real estate agents. That is — if you employ Facebook’s best practices, so let’s review.   First, the news feed change. In mid-January, Facebook announced it will change

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3 Things that You Need to Know About Smart Home Staging

New, highly accessible automated technology has a rapidly accelerated the proliferation of smart homes in America. That’s caused home staging to turn high tech as well. Welcome to the new world of smart home staging.   Here are three things that you need to know about the new trend in showing a home: smart home

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