Tick-Tock, Facebook’s SSL requirement is coming soon. Is your page ready?

On October 1st, 2011, I’ll be walking on Kaanapali Beach on Maui.  While I am doing that, those of you with custom Facebook fan page “tabs” that are not hosted on a server that has a SSL Certificate will find that their expensive custom tab is no longer displayed. For the rest of us, this…

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All About.Me!

People are looking for you online right now!  What are they finding?  Better go take a look for your name on the three major search engines Google, Bing and Yahoo to see. The more often YOU appear on that first page of search results the better, so I have found a really cool way to…

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Happy Labor Day!

Here in the United States we are celebrating the Labor Day Holiday this coming Monday.  For many this holiday has become the last big fling of the summer.  Its passing marks the end of summer (Actually, Summer doesn’t end until the autumnal equinox) and the return to school for many kids. For adults it has…

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An observation on REBCEB

I attended Real Estate Bar Camp sponsored by the Contra Costa Young People’s Network yesterday along with several hundred other real estate professionals. Most were from the San Francisco Bay Area but people from Sacramento and Southern California were also in attendance. Also present was Andy Kaufman who is credited with “porting” over the Bar…

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Dynamic duo of keyboard and case protect and serve my iPad in one device

As much as I love my iPad 2, I haven’t really adapted to the on screen “keyboard” that Apple thinks we should use to enter data!  Even though I am a two fingered typist, and shouldn’t be bothered by the lack of tactile feedback, I am. I really like the idea of using a keyboard…

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Meet your replacement!

I met the future of real estate agents today, and I have to say that I am impressed. I’ll tell you about it shortly, but first, a little background on how I came to make this statement. For the last few months I have been under contract with a local real estate association to visit…

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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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