Data disaster blues and how to avoid them

Pop quiz! When was the last time you backed up your important data on your computer? You know, the IMPORTANT data like photographs, documents, your financial records…the stuff that would kill you if you lost it. What? Never? If that was your answer, you are not alone. Most of the people that I talk with…

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Evernote, your online and offline brain

I’ve written about Evernote before, ( http://realtytechbytes.com/information-overload-solved/) but I wanted to give you an updated posting on it because several people have told me that they do not understand what the big deal is all about. Instead of typing 500 words, I thought I’d just do a short (8 minutes) video on it for you.…

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Your next Laptop is a NetBook

If you are in the market for a new computer you may want to give some serious consideration to the newest generation of computers, the netbook. What is a netbook? Although there are some differences of opinion, a netbook is generally considered to be a notebook style computer that has a screen size from 8”…

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Power to the People!

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another.  We called a company to get some help, or to make a complaint and we ended up in an endless loop of menus.  You know how it goes; you press “1” for English, then you listen to the message that tells you which button…

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It’s Social Media, not Technology Media

I started my real estate career in Santa Rosa at the end of June in 1986 with Merrill Lynch Realty’s Waterfall Towers office.  I had completed the 3 week new agent training program offered by Merrill Lynch and had even completed all of the courses required to obtain a Broker’s license, although I only held…

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4 different ways to find that lost email

A few weeks ago I wrote a post that showed you a way to tame your email inbox (here is a link in case you missed it: http://realtytechbytes.com/taming-the-wild-email-inbox/). If you did what I suggested that you do you have had an amazingly empty Inbox to look at at the end of each day because all…

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10 Reasons to blog and 5 reasons not to blog for Realtors®

Everywhere you turn these days you are hearing about blogging and why you should be doing it.  You may have even taken some classes on blogging or maybe you read some blogs written by others, but still haven’t been able to decide if blogging is for you. I am going to give you 10 reasons…

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Top Ten Realtor® Tech Tools – Part Two

Last week I gave you Part One which contained what I believe to be 5 of the must have tech tools for real estate agents.  This week I will continue with 5 more must have tech tools.  Truth be told, there are more than 10 tools that I think you should have (and have mastered)…

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Top Ten Realtor® Tech Tools

Real estate agents are called upon to provide many services to their buyers and sellers.  The services can range from finding that perfect property for their buyers to marketing a home for their sellers.  At the end of both processes there is an escrow to manage (Hopefully!) with all of the attendant inspections, reports, issues…

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