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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SortMyBox ends Dropbox chaos!

I have been using Dropbox for a few years now.  I started out with the free version and once I got the hang of how versatile it was, I upgraded to the 50 GB paid version.  A few months back, Dropbox upgraded me to 100GB of storage at no additional charge.  Since I was approaching…

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Real estate CRM for everyone…even if you are not “techie”

You may know that I teach a course for the California Graduate Realtor Institute entitled “Money Making Strategies for Success”  (I co-authored the most recent revision).  I also teach a course entitled “Technology Applications in Real Estate” for the same program, and I was the sole author of the most recent version. Invariably in each…

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Smart phone apps breathe new life in old school technique

One of my “secret” prospecting tools as an agent was to send thank you notes to people that I had met.  My wrinkle was that I kept a box of thank you notes and a roll of stamps in my car so that I could write that note, address it and mail it immediately. Depending…

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Have you made time for Timeline?

I was out to dinner last night with my wife and two other couples.  We talked about a variety of topics, laughed a lot and generally had a good time.  In due course of time, the topic of conversation changed to from music (they all are musicians or singers) to technology and the question of…

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Discover Bottlenose, the Discovery engine!

I recently learned of a new web based tool for staying on top of the news that is important to you.  It does this by watching the social stream and organizing what it finds in several different and interesting ways.  And that;’s just the public portion.  If you register (currently free), you can get personalized information…

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Ever wanted to get in on the ground floor?

Have you ever wanted to get in on the ground floor of some new technology?  You know, be the first kid on your block to have the newest cool thing?  If so, now is your chance. I was contacted by Michael Baker, the founder of Open House Trader and was asked by him to take…

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Startup website makes your job as an agent easier

I spent 3 and a half days last week in San Francisco attending Agent Reboot and Inman Connect.  Although I could write volumes about my experiences at both events, I won’t do that now as I want to zero in on one particular thing that I learned that can have a major positive impact on…

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Rethinking the agent real estate web site

Last week I taught a class that I recently wrote called “The Facebook Money Machine…your next client is on Facebook” at a local Association of REALTORS®. We had about 20 agents and brokers show up and for the next 90 minutes they learned about my vision for using the social media giant to locate and…

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