What you need to know about dotREALTOR!

We are all aware that web sites end in letters like com, org, net, gov, edu and even mil. These are called top level domains (TLD) and are used in attempt to organize the world wide web into areas of similar content. In practice, this has largely been ignored (with the exception of gov, edu…

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What if…

My grandsons used to play a game with me called “what if”.  They would ask me a series of hypothetical questions that always started with “what if”.  Sometimes the questions were non-sensical, but a lot of the time the questions would lead to some real learning opportunities. Of course, now that they are both teenagers…

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Yet one more cool thing you can do with your smart phone!

Back in the “old days” (pre smart phones) of real estate sales, every agent used to carry a roll of quarters in their car so that they could always have change for the ubiquitous pay phones.  That’s so we could call the office to see if we had any messages.  Of course the cell phone…

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Protect yourself on Facebook with these free apps

The world’s most popular social networking can be a great place to stay up with your friends, meet new friends and even find new clients for your business. But, that same popularity also means that it is an attractive and fertile hunting ground for scammers, spammers and other people who want to take advantage of…

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Here’s how to make Windows 8.1 work more like Windows 7

If you recently bought a new PC, chances are you are struggling with the Windows 8 user interface.  The majority of the people that I have talked to in that category absolutely hate it.  I have only met one person that loves and they shared with me that they bought a touch screen computer with…

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Top 5 Reasons to use Pinterest in your Real Estate Business

Pinterest only started in 2010, yet millions of users flock to the site daily. Imagine being able to pin just about anything you want on a virtual cork board and you’ll get the essential idea of Pinterest. In addition, you’ll be able to organize these boards into topic-specific scrapbooks. For real estate agents, Pinterest provides…

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A “Refresh”ing way to build rapport with your clients!

A couple of months ago I installed an app on my phone, fully intending to try it out, but then promptly forgot about it. (Ever done that?) It was one of those apps that seemed cool, and I thought that it might make a good subject for a post here on RealtyTechBytes.  Once I installed…

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Put an end to password madness!

It’s time to revisit one of the biggest problems faced by all of us.  I’ve written about it before and even reviewed a couple of products that purport to solve the problem. But, either my words fall on deaf ears (or aren’t even heard in the first place) because it keeps rearing it’s ugly head.…

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Microsoft FINALLY brings MS Office to the iPad (sort of)!

It’s not often that you’ll read anything on this blog that is even remotely favorable to Microsoft.  In fact, most who know me would say that I delight in bashing Microsoft.  And they would be correct.  After 20 years of using and supporting Microsoft products, I switched to Macs back in 2007 and haven’t regretted…

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