Ever tried to delete an online account and couldn’t? This will help!

I was helping an agent delete some online accounts recently and several of them proved surprisingly hard to delete. After some searching around on Google for the answers, I bumped into AccountKiller. This site has taken it upon themselves to compile a listing of many popular online sites(and some that I never heard of) along with…

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How the NextDoor App is Changing Neighborhoods

I am going to do something that I have never done in the history of this blog!  I hope that you like it and will let me know one way or the other how you feel about it. What follows is a guest post.  I was contacted by http://www.modernize.com and asked if they could write…

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Use this so sellers won’t forget you!

A few years back I told you about an app that you could use to send greeting cards form your phone (http://realtytechbytes.com/a-nifty-way-to-send-those-christmas-cards) and towards the end of that article, I off handedly mentioned another app (Postagram) for sending photo postcards. My idea at the time was to use the apps in lieu of sending Christmas,…

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The 2015 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Is Out and You Need It

Every November the National Association of REALTORS® gets together to celebrate all things REALTOR®, debate issues, come up with new ideas and party like mad.  All of which is only of mild interest to me. But, one thing does happen during this annual convention that I find absolutely essential to EVERY REALTOR®.  And that is…

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Don’t use Twitter in your real estate practice until you read this!

From time to time I get questions about using Twitter in a real estate practice.  Most of the time I discourage the use unless someone has already built a Twitter presence and has followers who can be the audience that user is trying to reach.  Another reason that I discourage using Twitter, is that unless…

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Here is a safe way to send and receive text messages while driving

Way back when I started in real estate, nearly 30 years ago, no one in my market area had a car phone, let alone a portable cell phone.  Consequently, when we got in our cars we actually were able to concentrate on driving. These days we make phone calls while driving and some of us…

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Looking for a portable printer? Check this out!

I recently spent three weeks on the beautiful island of Maui!  Going to Maui is something that I done every year and have done for the past 20 years. Maui is my place to go to reflect, recharge, and stimulate my creative flow.  I haven’t always been able to do three weeks at a time,…

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Shake your way to more contacts!

Some time ago I stopped using business cards.  Frankly, I was tired of carrying them and I was even more tired of having to either save the cards given to me or manually transcribe them into my contact manager. So, I’ve been looking for some “hi-tech” solution.  In fact, I’ve written a number of articles…

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Give your clients a virtual paint job!

This week I want to tell you about an iPhone app that may be valuable to your clients. Often times we list homes for sale that a need a little TLC to get them ready for market. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do, but convincing the seller of the value of…

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