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Google Voice and Google+ Hangouts: Tips For Using These Free Tools

by Sharon Vornholt August 13, 2013
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Real estate investors (and entrepreneurs in general) are bombarded on a daily basis with the “latest and greatest” new tools, toys, programs, and _____ (you fill in the blanks.) There is always something that gets our attention. It is really hard to stay focused on our core business at times because of all the “shiny […]

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Real Estate Technology

Real Estate Apps: The 10 Best Mobile Apps for Real Estate Professionals

by Brandon Turner July 26, 2013
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Really – I don’t know how you older folks survived the past without… a smartphone. I mean – having to get from one place to another using a map? How horribly inconvenient!  Or having to actually buy a CD (or cassette tape, or 8-track) just to listen to music in your car?!  Preposterous! However, thankfully […]

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Commercial Real Estate

Targeting and Trapping Errors in Excel with Excel’s Data Validation Features

by Loretta Steele July 5, 2013
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In my younger years, I had a number of data entry related jobs.  The constant repetition of entering numbers and values were always prone to some mistakes.  Thank goodness for programming that targeted and trapped those mistakes during the data entry process. Excel was created to handle a large amount of data.  Beginning with Excel […]

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Real Estate Technology

How To Attract 10,000 Visitors A Month To Your Real Estate Website

by Chris Clothier July 5, 2013
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I guess that headline may be a little misleading.  Technically we only had 9,700 visitors to our website last month, but considering that 6 months ago we were averaging between 4,000 and 5,000 visitors each month, I figure I can fudge just a little!  How we accomplished that doubling of visitors is spot on though […]

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Real Estate Technology

What Real Estate Technology Do You Really Need When Starting Out?

by Tracy Royce June 13, 2013
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I feel like every day I am compelled into reading another blog post about a piece of tech or software that is the “new new” of real estate. I can’t count how many CRM platforms I’ve been pitched, times I’ve been told my phone is too old, or received some email extolling the benefits of […]

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Real Estate Technology

Advantages of Excel’s Undo, Repeat and AutoRecover Timesavers

by Loretta Steele May 15, 2013
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I have previously presented topics and features of Excel dealing with; Queries Linking and Embedding What if assumptions Worksheet viewing options Excel Tables Functions Charting Formatting In this post I will be covering some features that will help while working anywhere within Excel.  These techniques will hopefully save you some time or could make Excel […]

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Excel Can Do Queries – A Step by Step Guide

by Loretta Steele May 8, 2013
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Spending time online searching for information is a common task today.  Need to find information on how things work or recent developments in weight loss products, going online is usually the answer.  Who hasn’t heard the phrase; “Google it…”? It seems that we can find anything on the web.  It has become a great resource […]

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Real Estate Technology

The Many Ways of Viewing an Excel Worksheet

by Loretta Steele April 17, 2013
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After you have created an Excel worksheet with all the appropriate formatting and correct formulas, what is left but to view the results.  Just as there are many ways in which to format a worksheet, there are various ways to view that worksheet. Have you ever looked at someone else’s worksheet?  Was it easy to […]

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Real Estate Technology

How to Use The Craigslist Map View To Reach More Tenants

by Brandon Turner January 9, 2013
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Several months ago, Craigslist came out with a long-overdue feature for individuals looking to find rentals on the popular classifieds website: the Craigslist Map View. For those of you not familiar with Craigslist … please, go get familiar with it (Seriously? You aren’t using this!?) For everyone else, this post is going to look at […]

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Real Estate Technology

Sites Every Real Estate Investor & Property Manager Should Bookmark.

by Brenton Hayden December 14, 2012
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Where can you go to get a handle on whether your investment properties will appreciate or where the best deals on distressed sales will be next year? How can you estimate what rents will be doing in your market next year? How do you handle a difficult tenant who’s late on rent and keeps threatening […]

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Your Real Estate Command Station

by Clay Huber September 8, 2012
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Efficiency is the name of the game. The less time you spend on a task, the more time you have to spend with family, friends, toys, vacations, etc. If you’ve read some of my other articles, you know that as a former engineer, I can’t help but be obsessive compulsive about making processes and tasks as efficient […]

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6 Killer WordPress Plug-ins for your Real Estate Blog (Part 2)

by Shae Bynes October 1, 2010

In last week’s post, 8 Must Have WordPress Plug-ins for your Real Estate Blog, I provided a list of what I considered the bare essential plug-ins for every blog to have.  There were several additional recommendations made within the comments, so I encourage you to check those out as well.  Today, I’d like to do […]

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Real Estate Technology

8 Must Have WordPress Plugins for your Real Estate Blog

by Shae Bynes September 23, 2010

Many real estate entrepreneurs and professionals have started blogs for their businesses over the last few years which is a great way to engage clients and partners, build expertise, market services, and feature properties for sale (for wholesalers and realtors).  One of the most popular platforms for blogs is WordPress and its very powerful thanks […]

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Real Estate Technology

Simplify Your Craigslist Searches & Marketing With SearchTempest

by Shae Bynes July 29, 2010

I’ve used Craigslist off and on for the past year to find buyers for properties,  build a cash buyer’s list in my local area, and find motivated sellers to make offers to.  The reason why I say “off and on” is because I could never find my groove and work Craigslist consistently.  Mostly because I […]

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How to Put Symbols in Craigslist Titles

by Justin McClelland July 26, 2010

For those of you who frequent Craigslist, I’m sure as your eyes have scoured the listings they were attracted to the ads that were in CAPS and the ads that had the graphic symbols included in them.  If you’re not sure what I’m talking about take a look at the page below. I don’t know […]

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