Technology Archive

Improving Visitor Experiences with a Raspberry Pi

Ever heard of Raspberry Pi? No, I’m not referring to a baked good or an obscure geometric theorem; I’m talking about a small, inexpensive computer perfect for learning to code, and for DIY experimentation. I first heard of Raspberry...
June 21, 2017

Shipping Container or Home?

Written by Anne-Marie Siudzinski Think shipping containers are strictly for moving cargo? Think again. Shipping containers are being used in a variety of unexpected ways—emergency shelters, pools, medical clinics, office and retail buildings, hotels, and pop-up restaurants.  It doesn’t...
May 31, 2017

REALTOR® Content Resource

Stop me if this is too meta, but sometimes the struggle is real when it comes to creating content for your website or blog. It takes a lot of time to brainstorm topics, research said topics, and craft a...
March 15, 2017

Home Energy Use

It’s officially Winter, and I found a way to heat my apartment for free! Of course it involves coincidence and an overheated restaurant below my apartment, so it’s not scalable. For those of you who don’t live over people...
December 21, 2016

Virtual Real(ity) Estate

Written by Anne-Marie Siudzinski What is the next technology to revolutionize the real estate world? Virtual reality (VR), of course.   Put yourself in this situation: you own a company in Shanghai and want to expand to the United...
April 13, 2016

Home Size & Energy Use

Who among us has chosen one appliance over another because it is Energy Star certified? We feel a sense of pride when we make such a noble choice for the environment, or, you know, for our wallets. A lot...
December 30, 2015

Going Green!

The next time you are in Chicago, go to the top of the Hancock Building or Sears Tower (we won’t call it Willis) and gaze over the rooftops. Things have changed over the last 10 years. Chicago ranks third...
November 4, 2015

Retail: Online vs. Bricks and mortar

This time of year always reminds me of back to school shopping with my mom. I loved coming across a pair of shoes or an outfit so perfect that my mom declared it to be a “moral imperative” that...
September 2, 2015

Lead Management Tools

Twice last week the NAR Library received requests for lead and office management tool suggestions, so we thought it an opportune time to share our findings. The first tool we’ll mention is our benefit partner relay® which advertises as...
December 18, 2014

Lead generation

Recently a member asked us about lead generation. Is any one program better than the other? How do I get started? And what was our advice in general? Well, as we didn’t have any first-hand experience, we researched the...
August 13, 2013