3 really cool ways to find things

I’ve just returned from a week’s vacation down in Newport Beach and in preparation for this week’s posting, I discovered that I couldn’t find where I had stored something on my hard drive. I fired up one of this week’s little gems (Google Desktop Search) and soon had what I was looking to find. That…

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Technology tools for real estate agents…redux

I’ve been on vacation since Friday afternoon. Actually, I spent all of Friday afternoon and part of Friday evening driving the 482 miles from Orinda, California to Newport Coast, California down the El Camino Real, otherwise known as US Hwy 101. During the 7, almost 8, hour drive I had plenty of time to reflect…

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What computer should I buy?

A good explanation of how to know what computer tiuy if you are a real estate agent.

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Don’t read this at the office!

In fact, don’t do anything in the office at all!  Except to meet your clients who want to meet in the office, attend office meetings and other management required office attendance.  Other than that, you need to be spending your time where the clients are…and I have a news flash for you…they aren’t in your…

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Secret tool that can net you a price reduction!

Welcome to late spring!  In about 4 weeks it will officially be summer and by now all of your listings should have offers on them or should be in escrow…right? Hardly.  This market is not recovered to the point where you can make general statements like that.  In years past, it was commonly accepted knowledge…

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Join ’em…don’t fight ’em!

I know a lot of agents and brokers that do not like the emergence of online players such as Zillow and Trulia.  I was involved in many "water cooler" talks when these sites first came out.  In fact, many of those conversations revolved around the inaccuracy of the information contained on those sites.  Many of…

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We don’t live in the information age anymore!

We used to live in the information age, but we don’t anymore. That’s a pretty bold statement, but here is what I mean. The Internet, more specifically the World Wide Web, has flooded us with information. So much so that we are constantly bombarded from the time we get up until we go to sleep.…

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It was driving me crazy…

  I don’t know about you, but I use multiple computers all of the time.  I have a desktop PC at my office and 3 desktop PCs at home.  I also have a convertible laptop, a tablet PC and to round out the collection and to really complicate things, I have a new MacBook Pro.…

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Education, Schmeducation

I want to talk to you about getting some certifications under your belt. As you know, today’s real estate market can be challenging to say the least. It’s harder to find clients that are ready to transact and when you do find them, they have to be convinced that you are the person to represent…

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