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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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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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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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