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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Cool way to make sure that your phone is always charged

I know that you have probably had your phone run out of battery more than once.  It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. The solution has been to keep a spare charger and cable in our purses or briefcases and hope that we were near an outlet when the need arose.…

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Manage your email before it manages you!

Today I am high up on my soapbox.  I want to rave and rant about about a pet peeve that I have and it’s one that you may have as well. You may have guessed from the title that I am talking about email.  Specifically, I am talking about how email gets handled and why…

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Cool freebie whips PDF files into shape!

Did you ever ever run into this problem?  You scan some documents into a pdf and find out the resulting PDF file is too big to email?  Or maybe you created a flyer for one of your listings and “printed” it to PDF and ended up with a gigantic PDF file that’s once again too…

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Extremely cool way to send mass emails using Gmail (And it’s FREE too!)

I can’t tell you how many times I have had to “coach” real estate agents about the dangers of sending mass emails from their personal email accounts.  I understand why you would want to send your latest listing or fabulous newsletter to all 350 people in your farm via one email. After all, it is…

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