Our state was been devastated by the tornadoes that ripped through peoples homes and lives. As the death toll continues to climb, people are starting to clean up the ruble and start over again. This is the time that residents need to be keenly aware of how to survive disasters. I know we all have heard lowest floor, center-most room of the house, but what else … Continue reading the story "Be Prepared."
Monthly Archives for April, 2011
How many times do you call a company to ask a question or need to speak with billing or customer service and get those horrible automated systems? I have encountered these systems from the post office to cell phone carriers. It is a fully grown trend for companies to use voice systems to give information quickly, so that they do not tie up their agents … Continue reading the story "Real Voices"
This is something we have all seen before--bad photos on listings. It happens all the time, but how do you correct the issue? Well if you just can't get a good shot because of the layout of a room or oddly-placed mirrors, then photo editing should be your best friend. In the real estate market, first impressions are very important. So when a home buyer searches … Continue reading the story "Picture Editor"
For those of you who spend countless hours searching for things on the web, whether it be software downloads or online shopping, how do you know if your site is safe? With the rise of phishing sites designed to look like a normal, safe website but acutally designed as a fake site to steal your information (including credit card numbers), it is important to know if … Continue reading the story "Safe Web"
If you are a Microsoft Word user you may be getting headaches from navigating endless menus and tool bars to get things done. If so this free plug-in may be just the aspirin you've been looking for. This neat tool allows you to tell Word what you want, using your own words. It frees you from having to memorize all of the menus and toolbars. You … Continue reading the story "Saavvii"
Realtor Magazine's website has a list of handouts for buyers and sellers. These free, printable handouts give information, contain checklists, and household tips. Also, you can customize them with your personal contact information. You can use these to give new buyers and sellers in a moving packet or use them for marketing to potential clients. Information is the most powerful tool you can provide. Check out the … Continue reading the story "Free handouts for buyers and sellers"
Sorry for the hiatus, it has been such a busy week! I was looking around this morning for a post and I found an article I thought was interesting. It is about how the National Association of Realtors plans to increase membership dues by 50% with all of the money going exclusively to political purposes. Every Realtor does have a say in the changes, but not … Continue reading the story "NAR Wants to Increase Dues for Politics"