An open letter to real estate brokers

As we near the end of the year it’s time to get the planning for next year underway.  For some of us, the planning is well underway.  But in any case, I wanted to bring something to your attention that may not be on your radar. Your agents are being inundated with technology to an…

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Released: 2012 NAR Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers

Well, it’s here.  The The 2012 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers that is released every year on the last day of the NAR conference was released today. This is one of those documents that I believe EVERY real estate professional should own.  NAR sells this document as a printed soft cover book for…

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How to open a Supra Lockbox …with your iPhone 5

If you are an active real estate agent you know how important it is that you be able to access lockboxes when showing property to prospective buyers. In the dim distant past we had physical keys that we carried to open lockboxes.  Then we got little electronic boxes that communicated with the lockboxes.  Once you…

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10 QR Code marketing tips for real estate agents

QR codes, which are the little black and white 2D bar codes you’ve probably seen popping up everywhere, can be quite beneficial to real estate agents. Instead of having to wait until they get in front of their computers to see what you have to offer, QR codes allow you to immediately direct consumers to…

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10 Mobile website tips for real estate agents

Today, there is no question about it; every real estate agent not only needs a website, but they also need a mobile friendly website that is completely accessible by their mobile audience.  Traditional websites were built to perform on desktop computers; not small mobile devices with far less processing power and tiny screen sizes. How…

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10 Pinterest Tips for Your Business

Social media is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of marketing to ever hit the business world. Everywhere you look, you see something about Facebook or Twitter.  And now there’s a new social platform gaining a lot of attention from business marketers all over the world; Pinterest. Although Pinterest may be the new…

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10 Online Reputation Management Tips for Your Business

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 businesses.  If you happen to have an unhappy customer who wants the world…

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Review of the iPhone 5 activation process

If you have been reading my writings for any length of time you will undoubtedly know that I am solidly in the Apple camp.  Although I hold 3 Microsoft certifications, I do almost all of my computer work on Apple products. At home I have a 3 year old iMac. I also have a 3…

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