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realtors: Where did I put that date again??? - 10/26/06 10:50 PM
This is a very cool site called ReminderFeed that provides a reminder service which uses RSS feeds to deliver reminders of important events to you as they comes up. You simply enter the event title, start and end date, link and description, and you will get a link you can add to your favorite feed reader. It's a great way to stay on top of those important dates and deadlines that we as Realtors all have. And the best part of all........it's free! Pete WillnerWho Will? Pete Will!Broker Direct Real Estate Murrieta, CA.www.petewill.com (0 comments)
realtors: Here is a great new product for making presentations easy and fast! - 10/25/06 06:07 PM
While at the California Association of Realtors Expo last week I came across a great product that makes impressive bound presentations with ease. It doesn't require any special tools other the the paper provided in the kit. It is PAPERZIP by Blueline and the sample I picked up contained standard 8.5" x 11" sheets.I'll outline the steps but you really need to try it to believe how easy it is to use.1) Print or photocopy your presentation on the PaperZip sheets.2) Assemble the prints by lining them up with the front and back cover.3) Hold the sheets in place with one (2 comments)
realtors: Camcorder allows one-click video uploads... - 10/16/06 10:20 AM
Here is a camcorder that allows one-click video uploads to Google Video and Sony's Grouper video. They plug into your PC and have built-in software to transfer the video with one click. Now instead of sending clients digital pics we might just start uploading video clips instead, it sure would allow a more complete "picture" in certain circumstances.While none of the stuff on their site is what I would call "high end", the fact that it can be had in an affordable package is appealing in itself. It will be interesting to see how this technology progresses. The instant gratification mentality (3 comments)
realtors: Another round of battery recalls. - 10/15/06 11:44 PM
I don't know how many Realtors or other members on Activerain us laptops but Lenovo and IBM announced another voluntary recall of ThinkPad notebook computer batteries due to fire hazard. The recalled lithium-ion batteries are used with these ThinkPad notebook computers: T Series (T43, T43p, T60, T60p); R Series (R51e, R52, R60, R60e); and X Series (X60, X60s). Here are the part or model numbers:ASM P/N FRU P/N 92P1072 92P1073 92P1088 92P1089 92P1142 92P1141 92P1170 92P1169 or 93P5028 92P1174 92P1173 or 93P5030 You can contact Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 or go to www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram for more info. Pete WillnerWho Will? Pete Will!Broker Direct Real Estatewww.petewill.com (0 comments)
realtors: SIGNIFICANT NEW LAWS FOR 2007 - Part 1 - 10/10/06 09:29 AM
I felt this was important to point out for Realtors who don't get legal updates. This will defiantly make a differencee for those who deal with investment or just plain savvy clients. - Tax Alternative to 3.33% California Withholding: Effective January 1, 2007, a seller required to have 3.33% of the sales price withheld for income tax purposes may elect an alternative withholding. The alternative withholding is an estimate of the seller's tax liability calculated by multiplying the recognized capital gain by the highest state tax rate for individual taxpayers (or the corporate tax rate for corporations), regardless of the taxpayer's (0 comments)
realtors: Logomotion! - 10/09/06 11:06 PM
This is a compliment to my Fontastic find! post from before. I'm a REALTOR not a graphic artist or web designer, as a matter of fact, I'm not very good with a computer. Sites like this are my kinda of find, anyone can make logos, buttons or download fonts with just a few taps of the keys and clicks of the mouse. Pretty soon we all can dress up our Activerain blogs, property flyers, websites and more, just like the pros....well, almost. Pete Willner Who Will? Pete Will! Broker Direct Real Estate www.PeteWill.com (4 comments)
realtors: Holy Hot Links! - 10/09/06 11:02 AM
Sorry folks......this isn't about all the single Realtors getting together to see if they are hungry .....or compatible. This is about something much less interesting but important none the less. I've noticed that there are images in blogs on Activerain that are actually coming from other sites or hosts. My concern is that if this is using someone else's bandwidth that it might have negative consequences on our community here at Activerain. I guess that it could just result in something embarrassing as exampled here and here, but why take the chance. If you have an image you are allowed to (0 comments)
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