TechnologyUseful Apps
July 10, 2014

LinkedIn Connected: The smart way to strengthen your professional relationships

It’s been a while since I’ve been “active” on LinkedIn, but they’re doing some pretty cool stuff these days that’s been catching my attention. For example, they just relaunched their “Contacts” app today with the rebranded name of “Connected” (iTunes link here). It’s a new look and feel, more user…
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Skill DevelopmentTechnology
July 3, 2014

Work in the Blue Ocean

If you’re looking to succeed in the real estate market, you need to figure out how to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Most agents I talk to are trying to play the exact same game that every other agent is playing. It’s hard to win a game when there are…
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Skill DevelopmentTechnology
July 3, 2014

Building a Personal Brand With Social Media

 If you are looking to build your personal brand through social media, Gary Vaynerchuck is the guy to emulate. For those of you who don’t know Gary Vaynerchuk, he wrote the books ‘Crush it’, ‘The Thank You Economy’, as well as ‘Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook’. He is also renowned for his ‘Wine…
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Technology
July 2, 2014

Data doesn’t sleep: Social media stats by the minute

The amount of data flowing through social media channels every minute is mind numbing. Some of the main stats that jump out at me: 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That’s a lot of video. I predict that number will keep growing too, especially with some…
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MarketingTechnology
July 2, 2014

Digital Scent: How does your marketing smell?

There’s a subtle, underlying trail that we follow as we experience transitions in marketing. Think going from a postcard to a website, or a banner ad to a landing page, for example. Colors, shapes, fonts, copy. These all create what I like to call a “digital scent” that can affect…
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Technology
July 2, 2014

Coming Soon: Interactive real estate listing videos

Imagine watching a listing video and having the ability to click around inside the video as it plays, exploring details and features of the home, getting related neighborhood statistics, and even changing color of the walls from room to room. Sounds pretty far fetched, right? Well, not if Fuisz (pronounced…
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Technology
July 2, 2014

StreetScore: how safe are streets in your neighborhood?

StreetScore is an interesting project created by a small group of MIT students that assigns a numerical score to Google’s Street View images, based on how safe it looks to a human — but using a computer algorithm. The original data came from a crowdsourced visual survey of images where…
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TechnologyUseful Apps
June 19, 2014

MagiCam: Simply perfect photo app for real estate?

I’m a big advocate of using high quality images when it comes to listing photography, but I know sometimes it’s not always possible to get/wait for a high end photographer. Often times I’ll see Realtors using their camera phones to take pictures of their listings for marketing purposes and while…
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MarketingTechnology
June 13, 2014

Postagram: Send photos as a postcard directly from your phone

With the Postagram app, you can use photos from Facebook, Instagram, or directly from your iPhone or Android photo library to create a high quality (glossy) postcard that can be sent anywhere the USPS delivers. The postcard is perforated around the photo (with the message on the back as well)…
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TechnologyUseful Apps
June 13, 2014

Fantastical: Calendar and task manager with voice recognition

If you’re familiar with the original Fantastical calendar for Mac operating systems, you’ll LOVE the new iPhone app (dubbed Fantasical 2).  In fact, if you’re a power calendar user, it may be the best $3.99 you’ll spend in a long time. With the new Fantastical 2 app, you can easily…
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