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Best Practices: How to hold a virtual meeting.

With COVID-19 affecting the way real estate professionals can do business, virtual meetings have taken off.   Google, Microsoft, and Apple all offer ways to hold a quick virtual meeting, and services from GotoMeeting to Zoom offer other free solutions as well, as we have written about earlier.   But for many agents, all of

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What you need to know about virtual meetings.

Unprecedented times crave innovation. Virtual meeting technology has been around for a long time: the name “webinar” became a trademark in 1998.   But for many real estate agents and brokers, hosting a virtual meeting with several different parties participating from different locations is a new experience.   Sure, you probably have used Facetime on

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4 Tech tips every agent should give their clients.

Agents often look for technology that can save them time processing transactions so they can spend more time producing new business. But what technology can your clients use to improve their selling or buying experience?   Here are 4 tech tips you can share with your clients, tech advice that can take some of the

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The 5 Tech Tips You Can’t Live Without

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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Tech Glitch? Why it’s not the time for DIY, call Tech Helpline

Your computer crashes: it unexpectedly shuts down. Or your smartphone gets wet, and you immediately shut it off. But now you’re not quite sure the best way to make sure it will power back up. Or your monitor has started to show an occasional flicker. You suspect it is caused by malware that installed itself

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What’s the safest way to manage your passwords?

It may be the biggest Catch-22 of technology: password protection keeps your data safe. After all, one in five Americans says they have experienced a compromise of an online account. But to be genuinely safe experts recommended using different highly complex passwords: a mix of random letters, numbers, and characters. However, that approach makes these

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Using OneDrive: 5 Tips for storing and sharing photos, videos and docs online.

Microsoft created its cloud storage service, OneDrive, to allow people to “access, share and collaborate on your files from anywhere.”  Eighty-five percent of Fortune 500 companies and a quarter of a million organizations worldwide have OneDrive, according to Microsoft. While Google and Dropbox may have more individual users, for business, OneDrive is dominant.   The

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Tech Helpline Tips: Is it time to update or replace your computer?

What year did you buy the computer you use most for your work? When is the last time you upgraded its operating system? Are you using the most current version of your web browser? If you can’t easily recall the answers to any of these questions, there’s a strong possibility that it is time to

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9 Technology Productivity Tips: Do this, not that

Technology is supposed to save us time and make us more efficient. Most often, technology does. But sometimes you need to give tech a rest and do things the old fashion way because it’s actually faster.   Here are tips on when technology can make you more productive, and when it can be a time

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How to pair AirPods with any device

Apple AirPods are the most popular wireless headphones in the world. Some 12.5 million of these Q-Tip shaped earbuds were shipped in the last quarter of 2018, commanding an astonishing 60 percent of the market. Not bad for a technology that debuted two-and-a-half years ago.   The second generation of Apple AirPods are now available,

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