Why I am not buying an iPad

Are you caught up in iPad fever? Is every one you know buying one and you are feeling left out? Well, bunky, you are not alone. I was feeling the same way, even though I had made up my mind to wait it out until the second version comes out. But the constant onslaught of…

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Get new clients using social tools ~ Part Two

Last week I talked about your need to have a prospecting plan that brings you the customers that you want to work with, instead of always having to work with whoever shows up! Wouldn’t it be nice if we always had a steady stream of prospective clients moving towards us as we move towards them?…

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Get new clients using social tools ~ Part One

I have long held the belief that in order for me to be happy in my business life, that I really need to work with people that I like and to avoid those people who seem to make it their mission in life to grind down my soul. I discovered that working for other people…

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Microsoft feels your pain and wants to help

I learned about a new Microsoft Beta program the other day that promises to make life a bit easier for users of Windows 7, Vista and XP. It’s called “Microsoft Fixit Center”. It’s a small download that you obtain from http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal/ and install. Once installed, you login with your Windows Live ID. After you log…

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Free tool to put your listings on Facebook

I got an interesting email from Realtor.com the other day.  Nothing unusual about getting an email from them, there always seems to be one from them trying to get me to come to a seminar or buy one of their products. Most times I simply delete them without opening it, but this time the subject…

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There is not one word about the iPad in this post!

As I write this post it is Easter, so Happy Easter to those of you, like me, that celebrate it.  Since this is a day that I reserve for family, this will be a very short post. A few weeks ago (http://realtytechbytes.com/idxworth-itor-not/) I asked for your help by filling out a short survey…out of over…

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Facebook for your business

Are you looking for a way to reach new clients that won’t cost you an arm and a leg and is also effective?  If so, I may have the answer for you. By now you have either become a member of Facebook, or are considering it.  After all, there is so much buzz about it…

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Is Facebook the new AOL?

Over the last two years I have been talking about being where the people are, where the home buyers are, where the home sellers are, and if you have been listening, you have heard me say that where the people are is not in your office. I have been a huge proponent of packing up…

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IDX…worth it…or not?

In my “day job” as a trainer and consultant to real estate agents and brokerages, I have been researching vendors that provide IDX search tools. IDX is Internet Data Exchange and it is a set of rules that allows brokerages to display listings from other brokers on their web sites.  IDX provides the ability for…

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