technology: The Perfect Storm - Part Two - Technology - 11/30/10 01:20 AM
As I mentioned in the previous article, The Perfect Storm Rages On, the real estate market has been hit, and hit, and hit, one after another for more than three years now and even through all of that, many of us have managed to keep our heads above water. Yet now the evidence is becoming clear that technology is the latest culprit in a long list of offenses against us, and it could be the one that will drive some -if not many- of us out of business.
The technology that I'm talking about here isn't new, not by any stretch … (3 comments)

technology: The Perfect Storm Rages On - 11/11/10 01:31 AM
It wasn't all that long ago when the real estate market was flourishing. For many seasoned veterans, it was a time that they had long worked hard for and they were reaping the benefits of those long hours, weekend days away from the family, and the countless calls and showings and listings when times were a bit rough. It was the culmination of a lifetime of dedication and perseverance.
Not even the band of wagon jumpers could rain on that parade and we, as an industry, were so caught up in the positives that most of us refused to see, or … (1 comments)

technology: How the Internet is Shaping the Future of the Mortgage Industry - 05/06/10 05:20 AM

Technology has changed just about every facet of business and culture. Some for better, some for worse. Sometimes, the dichotomy is apparent. The mortgage industry has not escaped technology's grip any more than other industries had been able to. Yet as we stand on the precipice of a new decade, and new possibilities, slowly clawing our way out of the worst economic situations in memory, technology will certainly play a significant part in shaping what's to come in the future.
While the Internet has been a major influence in the alteration of the real estate and mortgage industry, the aspects … (3 comments)