Nero fiddled as Rome burned…

On Friday, November 5th, the National Association of REALTORS® will kick off it’s annual love fest.  This year it is in New Orleans.  Billed as NARdiGras 2010, the event will feature 4 days of speeches, lectures, classes and exhibits all designed to educate REALTORS®, fete REALTORS® and separate REALTORS® from their money in the Exhibit…

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QR Codes and Microsoft Tags (Oh my!)

   Recently I saw the topic of QR Codes and Microsoft Tags come up in a group that I follow. A few of the members were using one or the other and others had questions. So, I thought it would be a good topic for this week’s post on RealtyTechBytes.   What is a QR…

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The perfect business tool

As I write thus, I am at about 30,000 feet above the Pacific and about 90 minutes from landing at SFO.  I just spent 15 wonderful days in Maui.  Nothing too remarkable about that except for the fact that this was the first such trip that didn’t see me hauling along my complete portable office. …

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3 ways to avoid being a dinosaur in real estate

A few weeks ago I attended a real estate BarCamp in Redwood City.  Don’t ask me why it’s called that.  Instead, go to http://rebarcamp.com/ and learn more about what BarCamps are all about. While I was in a session that was talking about marketing yourself online, the presenter was talking about how his team uses…

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Rant: Are you a dinosaur?

According to the USGS, the dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago. (Here is the link http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dinosaurs/extinct.html) That same source claims that they had a good long reign of about 165 million years. That’s certainly long enough that if there were any sentient dinosaurs then they probably believed that they would be around for…

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Social networking time waster buster

Where did my day go? I just sat down to check my email and now it’s dinner time.  Along the way I stopped into Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and before I knew it the day was gone. Sound familiar? For many of us the allure of social networking is the ease by which we can…

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Social Media Marketing Interactive

Unless you have managed to avoid turning on your computer, television and radio for the past several years, you already know that social networking is probably the biggest thing to hit the web since AOL popularized the online experience in 1996. Some of the most talked about social sites are Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter. …

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Free tech support when you need it most

How many times have you been working away on your computer or phone and ran into a problem?  And there was no one around who could help you solve it? Even if it only happens once, that’s one time too many!  Luckily, there are some pretty nifty resources on the web that could help you…

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Staying on top of your social networks in a nutshell

A few weeks ago I gave you a seven day plan for using social networking. In Day Seven of the plan, I talked about a tool that I use (NutshellMail) to help me stay on top of all the activity in my social networks. When I add my Facebook friends, my Facebook business page fans,…

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