AleksandarNakic / iStock.com Breaking down discounts and services of the new CRMLS Marketplace

Breaking down discounts and services of the new CRMLS Marketplace

The California Regional MLS (CRMLS) announced the opening of the CRMLS Marketplace to its subscribers. Accessible by subscribers through CRMLS.org since July 18, the marketplace is an online portal through which members can purchase access to tools a...
By Britt Chester | Friday, July 29, 2016
Pokemon Go Trulia’s Pokémon GO map can help you catch em’ all

Trulia’s Pokémon GO map can help you catch em’ all

There are two types of people in this world: those who have tried Pokémon GO, and liars. The app, which allows players to collect virtual Pokémon by finding them in GPS locations in real-world environments, has made people of all ages flock to p...
By Thomas Mitchell | Monday, July 18, 2016
Pokemon Go Trulia’s Pokémon GO map can help you catch em’ all

Trulia’s Pokémon GO map can help you catch em’ all

There are two types of people in this world: those who have tried Pokémon GO, and liars. The app, which allows players to collect virtual Pokémon by finding them in GPS locations in real-world environments, has made people of all ages flock to p...
By Thomas Mitchell | Monday, July 18, 2016
Denys Prykhodov / Shutterstock.com Room Ring roommate finder partners with Next Step Realty

Room Ring roommate finder partners with Next Step Realty

The Room Ring (TRR) sounds less like a roommate matching app and more like a term hotel front-desks use to wake people up with a phone call. Alas, it is the former — but it is a wake-up call for young people searching for likeminded roommates in Ne...
By Britt Chester | Thursday, July 7, 2016
Neung Day / Shutterstock.com Data encryption: A how-to guide for real estate professionals

Data encryption: A how-to guide for real estate professionals

Real estate agents handle an array of highly sensitive client information -- including income tax returns, bank account data, social security numbers, salary information and more. A data breach not only threatens clients’ financial security, but it...
By Sarah Brown | Monday, June 13, 2016
stockernumber2 / Shutterstock.com RadPad and Luxe reveal valet-ready apartments

RadPad and Luxe reveal valet-ready apartments

Even in large metros with good public transportation, parking is still a priority for renters. For tenants unable to find the right parking near their homes, RadPad teamed up with Luxe to illustrate valet-ready apartments in Chicago, Los Angeles, Aus...
By Jennifer Riner | Monday, June 13, 2016
Courtney Keating / iStock.com Curbside marketing: Why your app isn’t as good as my yard sign

Curbside marketing: Why your app isn’t as good as my yard sign

In most markets today, well-priced homes are commonly getting multiple offers within the first few days of being on the market. What has gone largely unnoticed is how the yard sign, a core component of curbside marketing, is helping agents because ID...
By Randall Standard | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Dragon Images / Shutterstock.com Consumers are used to being dazzled. How do you compare?

Consumers are used to being dazzled. How do you compare?

“The House that Jack Built” was an antique British poem I heard countless times growing up. The point of the poem was less about home construction and more about connectedness. “This is the woman who milked the cow with the crumpled horn, that ...
By Chip R. Bell | Friday, May 13, 2016
Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com 5 organizational tips to make you a better mobile agent

5 organizational tips to make you a better mobile agent

When you’re a mobile agent without a regular office presence, you get to enjoy a lot of freedom that agents with traditional agencies can’t. Although the luxury of working at your own pace and schedule can be great, sometimes it’s difficult to ...
By Alex Quilici | Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Bloomua / Shutterstock.com 5 best apps from 2016 TechNique

5 best apps from 2016 TechNique

Everything is bigger in Texas, right? Well, the TechNique (technology application for real estate professionals) Conference held at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater in Austin, Texas, certainly made me a believer of that statement’s truth. TechNique was...
By Lee Davenport | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
2016Q1_TechReview HomeAhead Wishlist makes good on its home browsing promise

HomeAhead Wishlist makes good on its home browsing promise

HomeAhead Wishlist, which started as a Chrome extension, is now a powerful browsing app available on Android and iOS. Here, buyers, friends and agents can share and discuss properties in one place. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, March 14, 2016
TAGSTOCK1 / iStock.com 3 ways to network without leaving your desk

3 ways to network without leaving your desk

You likely know the importance of networking, but with all of the other agenda items packed into your day, is it a neglected lead generation activity? Here are three surprising tech tools that can help you network more -- even if you cannot physicall...
By Lee Davenport | Thursday, March 10, 2016
2016Q1_TechReview Track client-vendor interactions with HomeKeepr’s new feature

Track client-vendor interactions with HomeKeepr’s new feature

HomeKeepr lists community businesses and vendors that can help with the slew of ongoing upkeep chores that every homeowner faces. Now, agents who provide the app can monitor how their clients use it via the Client Activity Tracker ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, February 19, 2016
Serghei ZADVORNII / Shutterstock.com Hello Alfred helps agents give clients the gift of time

Hello Alfred helps agents give clients the gift of time

Hello Alfred, one of the latest on-demand services offered in the sharing economy, is helping real estate agents win the loyalty of their clients by offering the gift of time ......
By Amy Swinderman | Monday, January 11, 2016
wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com How to open-house like top brass

How to open-house like top brass

In the U.S., 48 percent of homebuyers go to open houses as a source of information. What's compelling is that repeat clients account for a median 20 to 40 percent business depending on an agent's tenure, whereas referrals make up an additional 24 per...
By Melissa Kwan | Friday, December 18, 2015
TR_Unbranded Wovax is re-inventing the way agents use their IDX feeds

Wovax is re-inventing the way agents use their IDX feeds

This is really unique software. A Wovax account provides users with a WordPress bolt-on that turns IDX listings results into individual Web pages ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Thursday, December 10, 2015
minicase_262479152 Why my online real estate tribe is my most valuable asset

Why my online real estate tribe is my most valuable asset

"Everything from empires to eyelashes," That's what I said when my husband asked me what in the world I could possibly talk about with my girls on Facebook chats every night. I am blessed to be part of one of the top real estate teams in the country ...
By Christy Belt Grossman | Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Ciprian Stremtan / Shutterstock.com How to achieve an empty inbox

How to achieve an empty inbox

As the number inside of the red bubble at the bottom of your phone screen grows, a certain sense of anxiety tends to come with it. How bad is your inbox? Double digits? Triple? I know a few iPhones ago, I let my personal email get to several thousand...
By Erica Tafavoti | Thursday, November 12, 2015