Technology

Seven iPad Listing Presentation Tips

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One of the primary activities Realtors get paid to perform is present. And one of the challenges of any piece of technology is actually going out and using it in the real world. As a lover of presentations AND my iPad, let’s see if we can’t put this together somehow and make iPad presentations simple and practical. While there would be a plethora of tips and tricks, whats and hows,… Read More »Seven iPad Listing Presentation Tips

Technology vs. Old School People Skills and The Pallet

Technology is moving at a break neck speed. New gadgets, designed to save mankind from the discomforts of life, are developed daily (maybe hourly). Some things, however, remain as they have for years, decades, even centuries. One such example of an old idea that technology has yet to improve is the common pallet. Pallets have been around and been pretty much unchanged since the peak of the second industrial revolution, leading into… Read More »Technology vs. Old School People Skills and The Pallet

Go Visual With Haiku Deck!

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A few weeks ago I was teaching a tablet mobility course in Pensacola, Florida and an agent approached me and asked, “Do you use Haiku Deck?” “No, never heard of it,” I replied.  Well…. I have now. As you know, for several years I have been on the soapbox preaching the gospel of fewer words and more visuals as a more effective way to present. Evidence shows the visual to… Read More »Go Visual With Haiku Deck!

LIGHTS…. CAMERA…. ACTION! Using Video for Your Business

Part One of Two… To say that the video explosion is coming to the internet is like saying that cars will replace horses as the main means of transportation. It’s already happened. 72 hours of youtube video is uploaded every minute, 4 billion videos everyday. Four billion hours of video are viewed each month. And get this; in 2011 there were one trillion youtube views OR 140 for every person… Read More »LIGHTS…. CAMERA…. ACTION! Using Video for Your Business

More Evidence of the Power of VISUAL!

In a recently written blogpost, social media guru Jeff Bullas wrote of the importance of visual content to Facebook (and other online venues) success. The article can be found at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/08/27/the-facts-and-figures-about-the-power-of-visual-content-infographic/ . Very good stuff. This is and isn’t news.It is news because of the statistical evidence found pertaining to the power of visuals in garnering attention on Facebook. Bullas says, “Videos are Shared 1,200 percent more than links and and text posts combined. Photos are liked… Read More »More Evidence of the Power of VISUAL!

iPads Everywhere (almost)!

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As a Certified Instructor for the Council of Residential Specialists, I attend meetings twice a year with my fellow instructors. Typically, we discuss courses in general and specifically, as well as the overall state of the classroom. In the last couple of years, a hot topic has been the emergence of laptop computers in the classroom. Instructors have differing opinions on the impact of students possessing these technological contraptions in… Read More »iPads Everywhere (almost)!

If You Got ’em, Use ’em!

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That’s using your tools, dog. Whenever I deliver a company class about tools and resources, like I have these past couple of months at three different Coldwell Banker companies, I am reminded of the number of real estate agents that are not aware of the tools at their disposal. Most of the major real estate brands have spent millions of dollars attempting to give their agents an edge in the… Read More »If You Got ’em, Use ’em!