Free 2015 business planning resource for REALTORS®

As I write this it is December 26th, 2014. I have spent much of the day today thinking about business planning for real estate agents.  My thought process has pointed me in the direction of searching for resources that I could tell you about. My original plan was to compile a list of resources that…

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What is the BEST CMA tool for real estate agents? I think it’s TouchCMA. Read on for a discount!

I’ll keep this week’s post short as I know you are probably crazy busy right now with holiday preparations. But, you really do want to read this all the way through because I have a heck of a deal for you! I was recently asked to evaluate a number of CMA products for one of…

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Get more referrals with ReferralRock

For as long as I can remember I have been intrigued by the process of finding new clients.  As a real estate agent back in the mid-80s I had to find a steady stream of new people who needed my services.  Then, as now, the competition was strong…there seemed to be too many real estate…

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Google ups the ante on mobile search – is YOUR site ready?

With Ninety-two percent of buyers using the internet in some way in their home search process and 50 percent of buyers using a mobile website or application in their home search, getting found via a Google search is critically important. (Source: NAR 2014 PROFILE OF HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS, page 6) Reread the above sentence.  Did…

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Free Online OCR

Every once in a while I run across a picture that has a bunch of text in it that I would like to edit or copy.  I don’t necessarily want the actual picture, I just want the text so that I can use the content in something else. Other times I just want to grab…

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Read this book to have a fabulous 2015!

I like to read.  My tastes include historical fiction, science fiction, military fiction and suspense thrillers.  That’s just on the fiction side of things.  I also like to read non fiction which includes biographies, popular physics, computer how to books and books on marketing topics. But, some of the most useful books that I read…

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A real estate agent assistant for $2.99? – Check this out!

While noodling around the Apple App store recently, I ran across a cool little iPhone app (sorry Android users) that aims to make life a little easier for real estate agents. It’s called Real Estate Agent Assistant and it is offered by AppEzzy, an app developer who has quite a stable of apps for sale.…

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The 2014 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers is out and you NEED it!

Every November the National Association of REALTORS® gets together to celebrate all things REALTOR®, debate issues, come up with new ideas and party like mad.  All of which is only of mild interest to me. But, one thing does happen during this annual convention that I find absolutely essential to EVERY REALTOR®.  And that is…

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New technology revolutionizes home lighting

Recently I received a Facebook message from a former co-worker telling me about her new venture.  Since I was vacationing at the time, I didn’t spend any time checking it out. But today I did. Here is the message: Remember that company that we talked about over a year ago? It just went live! This…

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