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Protecting your investment - Laptop cooling fans - 01/26/08 08:57 PM
Most every real estate agent I know works from a laptop for the portability issue. And why not? Laptops today are just as powerful and have generous hard drive space to be comparable to their desk top counterparts. Laptops have made our world more portable and have put more people on-line and searching for homes. Laptops not doubt about it are a plus to our industry. BUT....laptops simply get HOT! Ever used one on your lap without a lap desk for any period if time? Scorcher, wasn't it? Sure, laptops have a built in fan, as all computers do. But the desk tops have a (12 comments)
Why I love using Outlook for my email platform - 01/23/08 10:00 PM
Ahhh...email. What did we do before it came along? Do you even remember the days of handwriting a letter, placing it in an envelope, sticking on a stamp, and delivering it to the post office? Of course you do! Most of us still do it today as a form of direct marketing. The advent of email has no doubt changed the world we live in. We can instantly communicate a message to anyone just about anywhere in the world and they can reply just as fast. Gotta love that email.... I personally have a gmail account, among others, but my gmail is my main account. (4 comments)
AgentOffice...where, oh where have you been hiding? - 01/16/08 10:58 PM
So back to the great CRM hunt. If any of you have been following my blog lately you know that I have been on the hunt for a different CRM for my business, for those who do not know what CRM means: Customer Relationship Manager or database. Over the past few weeks I have tried every one I could find. I searched Google and here on ActiveRain. I found a lot of things on the way. Many forums, many products and a lot of irrelevant stuff.... Most every CRM you can name, I tried. I have downloaded and deleted more than I care (10 comments)
Ahhh...flurry possible and as usual...NC is going crazy! - 01/16/08 10:22 PM
Well....it is cold here in NC. Just a few days ago it was 70 degrees. Now if you have never been to the sandhills of NC then maybe you don't understand that we have really interesting winter weather. Usually it is rainy...I mean, get sick of it rainy. Some days it is warm...some days, well, BRRRRRRR!!!! Ok, so if you guessed it, I don't do well in cold. Probably has something to do with all those cold winter nights working for the FD standing outside for hours soaking wet. Someone once told me that if you get REALLY cold just one time that (6 comments)
Netgear Wireless Router, Cable phones, and CRASHES! - 01/15/08 03:45 PM
Ok...so this is interesting. We had a Linksys wireless router at home that was kinda old....like wireless "B" old and it finally got to the point that everytime I plugged it into my cable modem that is would crash the connection, no signal to the computer whatsoever. So...off to Best Buy for a replacement. After recieving a recommendation I decided to try a Netgear wireless "G" system. Hooked it up...so far everything has been great. Now...most people who cal lme call my cell as they know they can always reach me, but a few still call the house phone. (Keep in mind I have (1 comments)
Listing agents who WON'T answer their phone....Arrgggghhhh - 01/14/08 02:53 PM
Ok...this is a rant. Most of you who know me know that I am primarily a listing agent. Being that, I don't understand why any agent who lists property would not be quick to answer the telephone. Here's the story. I picked up a buyer client through internet leads. I have met with this client twice. Saturday we decide to go out and look at a few homes that met their interests. One home was about 25-30 miles away from the area I normally work. I do what I can as an agent so I took this challenge on. So we print the MLS sheet and (13 comments)
Who's interest are you looking out for anyway? - 01/05/08 09:33 AM
After reading a great post addressing a reaction that a buyer's agent had to a commission offered on a sale this morning written by: Beth Incorvati ~ REALTOR, ASP Bel Air, MD More about me... Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. Well, let's just say that my button's were pushed. Want to read the post and some of the responses? Here is the address http://activerain.com/blogsview/327605/Controversial-Tacky-Or-just It's not the post that got me...I am in complete aggreeance with what she had to say. It is the idea that an agent would even THINK of being upset because of the commission they made on the deal. I (7 comments)
Why is making a decision so hard sometimes? - 01/05/08 09:10 AM
This post does not necessarily pertain to buyers and sellers of homes and properties. However I feel that it applies to any and all decisions and why sometimes making those decisions can be so hard. If you are like most people, you are a creature of habit. Being a creature of habit causes you to "get in a grove", so to speak when it comes to the day to day routine that you adapt to and like to follow. This is not an uncommon thing, most people follow this plan of life. Then.....an opportunity, a change, a promotion, a large purchase, a job (3 comments)
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