Amy showed me that I was Techno-challenged

Real Estate Agent with Riverside Homes

The Womens Council of REALTORS St. Augustine Regional Chapter hosted a Technology Seminar yesterday.  Lead by a phenomenal National Speaker, Amy Chorew, we learned how network sites (like Active Rain) help in our web search optimization.  Amy reviewed two cool programs that I did not know about, and they are free by the way, that will save me time and money in my business. 


The first program, Photo Story 3, I have actually used before.  I have made a few videos from personal digital photos.  What I did not know was that your voice can be added to the "video" and you can easily e-mail the it to prospects, link it to your website, to your network profile pages and to U-Tube.   Way Cool!


Cooler yet is Jott.  Just dial Jott and it converts your voice into emails, text messages, reminders, lists and appointments, it is amazing!  However, before you start downloading your outlook numbers into the free program, make sure your friends and associates accept text messages.  One of my first jotts to an associate was not appreciated since they did not have unlimited texting.  Oops.


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By the way, if you ever have the opportunity to hear Amy Chorew speak, you are in for a treat.  Amy is a REALTOR as well as a national speaker on technology strategies that work for REALTORs!  She really simplifies the technology topics (no geek speak) and sure got our group excited about trying new things. Amy has a monthly tech tips newsletter that I signed up for (also free) so visit her website at and check her out.


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Marjorie Taylor, is a licensed Real Estate Broker representing Riverside Homes  and is a Certified Stager with VIP Staging and Home Management.  A community leader, active in the St. Augustine Regional Council, Taylor is past Director and Technology Committee Chairman of the St. Augustine St. Johns County Board of REALTORS.  A Certified Home Stager, she is professionally educated and trained, having earned the designations of CDPE, CRS, CSP, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, TRC.  View the Model Homes in St. Augustine

Marjorie is passionate about St. Augustine and the needs of her clients. Past recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year - Women’s Council of REALTORS St. Augustine Regional.



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Goomzee Corporation
Goomzee Corporation - Missoula, MT

Marjorie, thanks for sharing!  I want to say that Amy is speaking at Inman Real Estate Connect.  Unfortunately, I won't make it this year, but a colleague of mine will.  I'll encourage his participation in her event.


Jun 26, 2008 05:01 AM #1
Jason Romrell
Business Attorney and Success Advisor - Los Angeles, CA

Just be glad you're not John McCain.  Great piece by Jeanne Moos on poking a bit of fun at Sen. McCain for his techno-ignorance.  Anyone on ActiveRain is ahead of him.  Its worth a good chuckle.  Nice post!

Jun 26, 2008 05:05 AM #2
Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

I know how tecno challenged that I am. I have to have my kids help me do EVERYTHING. I will be signing up for the newsletter.

Thanks fro sharing


Jun 26, 2008 05:20 AM #3
Julie Chapman
DR Horton - Lakeland, FL
New Homes Sales Lakeland Florida

Great post.  Thanks for sharing.....I learned computers in college with punch cards....there were no personal computers........try to let that sink in for a moment......

Jun 26, 2008 12:59 PM #4
Catherine Sinocruz
Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate - Reno, NV
Broker-Salesperson, ABR, GRI, CRS

Hi Marjorie,

Thanks for sharing.  We never stop learning. 


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