Down with portals — what’s up with that?

Over the years, I have listened to all of the noise related to the fear, hate and resentment of the portals, and I tried to think back to residential real estate before the portals. Those years certainly should have represented much better times consid…

8 simple should-haves when choosing a real estate app developer

The appeal of the business card is clear, you want to put something in people’s hands to help them contact you. In my last article, I talked about personalized apps that could replace agent business cards as a marketing tool. You want your name, number…

How to remove federal tax lien from consumer credit file

A federal tax lien every so often causes death to a real estate transaction. It shouldn’t. Its solvency or release might require services of a tax attorney. However, in most situations professional help might not be necessary to remove a Notice of Fede…

A story about a lead

Once upon a time there was this woman on the East Coast who did not want to be a lead, but she became one. She wanted to move to St. Paul, Minnesota, so that she could live closer to her only child …

3 simple steps to easily install Windows 10

I installed the upgrade a day after the general release. It took about two hours and absolutely nothing went wrong. It recognized every feature and every software program I had installed save one. No data was lost, and nothing has failed since then. It…

5 methods to tweet your way to online real estate success

When starting from the bottom, creating a real following is difficult and often very frustrating; getting the right balance of thought leadership and humor can be a struggle. Here are five useful tactics that are sure to advance your real estate Twitte…

4 best (free) apps for keeping your real estate business organized

Staying organized is one of the easiest ways to streamline your business. As the busy summer season approaches, keeping track of your clients and listings is highly important. Start off on the right foot with these four free apps …

How real estate agents can get unlimited direct mail advertising for free (Part 1)

I discovered the single greatest advertising method for significantly increasing your exposure while greatly reducing your advertising budget — or even pay nothing at all. This is the story of how I made the discovery …

How real estate agents can get unlimited direct mail advertising for free (Part 1)

I discovered the single greatest advertising method for significantly increasing your exposure while greatly reducing your advertising budget — or even pay nothing at all. This is the story of how I made the discovery …

Visual Marketing for Real Estate: Create. Engage. Enchant.

Join Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick, the social media team behind Canva, for a free webinar on creating images for real estate marketing purposes. Learn how to make fliers that incorporate pictures, color, text and special effects in just a few minut…