Are your listing websites mobile optimized?

According to a July 11, 2011 study, the Pew Internet and American Life Project reports that 35% of American Adults own a smart phone.  They also state that 87% of those users also access the Internet or email on their phones.  In March of 2010, Nielsen reported that Smartphones will overtake Feature Phones by 2011. …

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QR Codes that pop off the page!

I’ve been writing this blog on a weekly basis for more than three and half years now.  I’m not sure if that qualifies me as a journalist or not, but one of the things I think that journalists like to do is to get a “scoop”.  In other words, they want to publish a story…

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7 Must have iPad apps for real estate agents

When the iPad 1 came out I picked one up to evaluate.  I returned it to the Apple store 14 days later because it wasn’t capable of doing some of the things that I needed it to do.  You can imagine the surprise on the faces of the Apple Store employees when they got my…

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10 Ways to learn about and put Google+ to work for you!

By now you have heard of Google+.  If you haven’t, it must mean that you have been under a rock since June 28th when Google announced its new social network.  It’s been on the evening news, been in the newspapers and has even been the butt of parodies. It seem like everyone and their brother…

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Here’s how to Decide what gadget to buy

I am often asked “what laptop should I buy?”  The answer of course depends on the intended use and the budget the person asking the question has set aside. But, after those two issues are decided, they want to know which specific brand and model is best.  Essentially, I am being asked to do their…

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Recover that stolen computer for free!

The local news recently reported that a man recovered his stolen laptop because he was running some sort of security software that enabled him to locate the machine.  He was able to furnish the information to the police who then recovered the laptop and arrested the thief. That story intrigued me so I went on…

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It’s no longer cool to not be technology literate

As if it ever was, but these days knowing how to use technology is a requirement for real estate professionals. Yet, in my daily travels I am constantly running into agents who tell me that they really don’t have a clue how to do even the most basic tasks.  Oh sure, they can operate email…AOL,…

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Free International Phone Calls

Ever had to make a call to a foreign country?  Did you enjoy paying for it?  Probably not as International rates can be pretty stiff. I realize that you could make a Skype call from your computer to the other person and assuming that they also had Skype on their computers, the call is free. …

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