Google’s new free tool to help people find you! Part 1

If you have been struggling to build a local presence on Google, you may be happy to learn that the Google My Business platform makes things a whole lot simpler. This is Google’s latest tool to help local businesses connect with more consumers.  It merges Google Maps, Search and Google+ into a single platform; which…

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Facebook Scam Alert!

Ever gotten a Facebook friend request from someone that you are already friends with?  If so welcome to the club! It seems that fake Facebook profiles are the new way that scammers are trying to reach into your wallet.  Here is how to spot one of these requests as being fake.  Whenever you get a…

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9 Online Reputation Management Tips for Real Estate Agents

9 Online Reputation Management  Tips for real estate agents Today, before someone chooses to do business with you, chances are they may take the time to ‘Google’ your name or business name. While this may seem like the smart thing to do as a consumer, it can be a nightmare for real estate agents. If…

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5 gurus show you how to earn more commissions and they do it for free!

When you read this two thirds of 2016 will be history!  Labor Day Weekend is one week away and it traditionally marks the beginning of the fall real estate selling season.  We essentially have about two and a half months before Thanksgiving and the beginning of the winter slow down. So, if you haven’t yet…

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Nifty way to move, edit or delete photos on your iPhone with your Mac!

The iPhone is one heck of a good camera. So good that it is way too easy to end up with a camera roll that contains hundreds if not thousands of pictures that we took trying to get that perfect picture! I have good intentions to get in there and delete the ones that I…

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Easily turn things you find online into beautiful newsletters

If you have wanted to put together a newsletter to send to your clients, then you may have gotten as far as learning just how difficult that can be. For me the hardest part is coming up with content that is relevant to my target audience and then formatting it into the newsletter. And let’s not forget that…

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Unknown LinkedIn trick to get email addresses!

I am a big fan of LinkedIn and have often encouraged real estate agents to investigate the business oriented social platform. One of the biggest things that you can do on LinkedIn that is easy to do and that pays off big time dividends is to make sure that you have a complete profile.  LinkedIn…

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Important Announcement!

Last week It was announced that I am the new Manager for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Drysdale Properties Danville and San Ramon offices. Drysdale Properties is owned by my long time friend Gretchen Pearson. Gretchen and I were managers together in several different companies back in the 90s and have maintained a professional relationship ever…

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Chrome extension that will make your life easier!

One of the joys of using Gmail is the fact that you never have to delete any emails.  Google gives you so much storage that most people will never run of space. That same feature can also become a headache when you need to find a certain email.  Of course Gmail has several built in…

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