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If you're like me, there's just never enough time to get myself organized. I try and I try, but it just never seems to come to fruition. I am constantly on the lookout for ways to help organize my time, my desk, my schedule, etc. OK, maybe what I really need to do is start small. In this fast-paced world of online marketing, I belong to several social networking sites that allow me to interact with other online people, including other real estate professionals and virtual assistants. In my online travels, I stumbled across a fabulous website that I knew I (2 comments)
Google Voice Now Available to Non-Grand Central Users - 07/23/09 05:39 PM
The new Google Voice was opened up to the public on July 15th. Actually, the free service is not new but rather a make over and upgrade of Google's Grand Central. Google Voice is a VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) service. To put it in simpler terms, think of Vonage or MagicJack. However, Google Voice is not a phone service, but a phone management service. Now, before I go on any further, let me back up a bit and give you some history. Google acquired Grand Central in 2007. From what I understand, users were not real happy with the service (12 comments)
Are You Using Dwellicious? - 07/16/09 06:15 PM
Dwellicious (Dwell-icious) was introduced to the real estate industry at the Inman Real Estate Connect Conference in New York City last January. Inman has also placed Dwellicious in the running for its Innovator Award in the Most Innovative New Technology category. "Dwellicious is a social bookmarking site for people to organize, share and discuss the search for their next home." I think buyers will love the great features on Dwellicious. It really is a great tool for house hunters using the internet to aid in their search for a home. Sellers can use Dwellicious to keep track of competing properties. Creating an account is (3 comments)
Location and Virtual Maps - 07/09/09 04:34 PM
"Location, location, location" is the real estate refrain. As a real estate professional, you know the importance of location. But, what makes location important to home buyers? On the practical side of life, location is so much more than just a neighborhood. Location, its more than where your home is located: * Location can mean access to transportation and byways (Park-n-Ride lots, freeway access and main thoroughfares).* Location can mean education (schools, colleges and libraries).* Location can mean shopping convenience (markets, specialty stores and shopping centers).* Location can mean entertainment (parks, biking trails or restraunts and theatres).* Location can mean cultures (4 comments)
Confused About Using the Term REALTOR®? - 07/03/09 11:31 AM
Are you confused on the proper use of the term Realtor® when marketing you or your website? I was. So, I called the National Association of REALTORS® to get some clarification. I talked to a wonderful person at NAR by the name of Mary Newell in the Trademark Department. Here are some of the things I learned. The two main factors when trying to determine when and how to use REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or REALTORS® in the simplest terms is: * How will the public interpret it? * Does it denote membership? Now for a little more detail, continue on... REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® and REALTORS® (8 comments)
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.