How Can Google Wave Help Your Business

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How Google Wave can help your real estate business.

Last August, I wrote about how Google Wave was a new way to communicate online.  Up until recently, Google Wave was trying to figure out how exactly it could work for people and was only available by invitation.  Now that it has been made available to the public, how can Google Wave help your business?

While it's not going to balance your checkbook or pay your bills for you, Google Wave does offer some interesting possibilities.  It combines email, instant messaging, online document sharing, meeting memos and so much more in real-time online.  So, instead of sending emails back and forth to a client, you can ride the Google Wave and converse back and forth online, even sharing documents or videos that your client may need to look over.  This allows them to ask you questions while you are online with them, even if you are in different cities.

In addition to the regular goodies that Google Wave provides standard, you can download some extensions to make your Google Wave experience even better.  For instance, you can hold phone and web conferencing with the TimeBridge Conferencing extension.  Requesty keeps private discussions private by requiring people to request permission before entering a Google Wave session.  Share charts through Google Wave with the Chart Gadget extension.  And there are many more extensions to choose from to personalize your time on Google Wave.

Are you still asking how Google Wave can help your business?  Check out the Google Wave overview for more information or click on the video below.  It can be a real time-saver and a great way to communicate with your clients.  If you need help, please contact your virtual assistant.

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around!

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Rainmaker
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Deborah Nance
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I love technology, so I will be checking that out. But I have to say most of my clients are just now at the email only stage!  LOL!

May 20, 2010 06:38 PM #1
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Tamara Camden Vacation Rental Agent
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Hi Pam, thank you for sharing your info on Google Wave and its possible applications.
May 20, 2010 06:42 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Pamela - I saw the Google Wave posts on ActiveRain last year but haven't seen very much since that time.  Thanks for the update on how Google Wave can work for real estate agents.

May 20, 2010 11:05 PM #3
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Pam I really think this is the way things are moving - one stop shopping without all the other stuff.  I especailly like the idea of docu sharing (or whatever that's called).  Simple!

May 21, 2010 02:04 AM #4
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Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
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Pamela,

Thanks for the post. Again, you are on the leading edge.

It's probably too sophisticated for me right now, but I need to know that it's out there.

Brian

May 21, 2010 03:54 AM #5
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Carra & Shae Riley
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Pam,  You are always bringing good information to us.  I have just learned google docs and love that.. sounds like this adds skype like communication and much more to the one stop shop of Google wave..... Will have to put my hiking boots on to climb yet another technology hill!

Thanks I am going to re-blog.

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May 21, 2010 05:08 AM #6
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
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Hi Deborah - I'm lucky, I guess.  My clients are realtors who are already tech savvy.  One good thing for you in trying to bring your clients into the 21st century, is that these technologies are getting easier and easier to learn and use.

May 21, 2010 05:56 AM #7
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Pamela Cendejas
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Hi Tamara - Let me know what you think once you've used Google Wave.

May 21, 2010 05:56 AM #8
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Pamela Cendejas
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Hi Marc - I wasn't one of the select few who was invited to try Google Wave last year.  But now that it's public, everyone has the opportunity.  Thanks for responding.

May 21, 2010 05:57 AM #9
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Pamela Cendejas
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Ms Banana - Having everything in one place is a dream.  I have 3 pages of a WORD document with all my URLs and login credentials.  Whenever we have the opportunity to do everything we needs to do in one place, I'm all for it.  Enjoy your weekend!

May 21, 2010 05:59 AM #10
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Pamela Cendejas
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Hi Brian - Just dip your big toe in and give it a try.  You will probably surprise yourself.  If you ever need some help, just let me know.

May 21, 2010 06:00 AM #11
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Pamela Cendejas
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Hi Carra - Thanks for the re-blog.  I don't think I ever take my hiking boots off! ;D  Google docs is great, too.  I have to admit to under-utilizing it, though.  You've given me a boost in that direction. 

May 21, 2010 06:02 AM #12
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Hi Pamela, just stopped in to see what's new in your world...  I see you're a Google addict too.  I've not gotten much out of Google wave as yet.  the Buzz seems to be more workable but I'll relook at the wave - thanks for the push!

May 27, 2010 07:51 AM #13
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Pamela Cendejas
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Hi Les and Pamela - How are things in your neck of woods in NC?  Truthfully, I use a lot of Goodle tools because they're free, they're helpful and I feel like they just might give me an edge.  What do you like about Google Buzz?

May 29, 2010 05:34 AM #14
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