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Best Free and Easy Technological Solutions for Your Realty Office

17.06.2014
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Everyone talks about incorporating the newest and spiffiest technology into their realty business, and they’re exactly right. You should be doing just that. But what if you aren’t comfortable with high-powered (and often high-priced) technological solutions? Here’s some of the best free or extremely inexpensive technological solutions out there, and most of them are extremely easy to use.

Gmail. Yes, really. Google’s free Web-based email client can be the basis for an entire management system. You can use your domain email (i.e. don@bestrealty.com) from your Gmail account. You can quickly […]

Jump-Start your Home Staging with Dream Home HD

12.05.2014
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Everyone knows how tiresome staging a client’s home can be. Declutter. Moving and grouping furniture (those aching backs!). Repurposing “guest” rooms that have done nothing but hold junk and dust for a decade. Scraping wallpaper. Painting over those screaming reds and scorching yellows. Coming up with ideas for wall hangings and “art,” usually on the fly and with zero budget. Accessorizing. Replacing small items like drawer pulls and light switches. And doing the majority of this while the homeowner enjoys one last swim in the pool. (They seem to have so much fun doing this on the television shows […]

A Useful Old Resource with a New Look: Bankrate.com

12.05.2014
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When Grandpaw Stonebender helped the newlyweds buy their new home, the young folks turned to him for assistance in finding out how they could finance their new purchase. Grandpaw would drag the blushing young couple down to the bank, where they would sit, fan themselves, eye the folks coming in and out to make deposits and withdrawals, and eventually talk to a bank official who would, if they were lucky, tell them what the current interest rate was on the mortgage they were about to take out. If they were really lucky, or if Grandpaw was friends with the bank […]

Info with a Single Click: Homesnap’s Point-and-Know App is Right for You

12.05.2014
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Not every spiffy new app for your mobile device is going to “revolutionize” your realty business. Sometimes, a small app can just fit in to your existing game plan and make your life that little bit easier. Or, in the case of Homesnap, perhaps a lot easier.

Homesnap, for your iPhone or Android smartphone or iPad tablet, lets you take a photo of a property and then instantly access information about that property – whether it’s listed or not. Say you’re driving through a neighborhood looking for a particular listing and you drive by a home that you just […]