Technology Archive

Flood Maps and Google Earth

FEMA has a pretty good online mapping tool for flood insurance maps but if you are a fan of Google Earth, there is a nice overlay for that too. You need to have downloaded Google Earth to your computer....
August 25, 2011

Harnessing Emerging Technologies & Video Marketing Techniques

Nearly 300 REALTORS® gathered at New Orleans’ Morial Convention Center this morning for an informative overview of new technologies and how to effectively use them in the real estate business.  The three presenters included Mike Barnett of Panorama Properties, Inc.;...

The Future of MLS / Staying Calm under Pressure

It was cold and snowy in Quebec City during NAR’s Association Executives Institute a few weeks ago, but the ideas were in full bloom in the convention hall.  This edition of Info Central’s Video Update features two of the...
May 25, 2010

Podcasting Field Guide Updated

Podcasts were the flavor of the moment a few years ago, a place now occupied by Facebook and Twitter. While the white heat is off podcasting, it still is a powerful and popular method of distributing both audio and...
December 16, 2009

Social Networking Privacy

Social networking is about sharing information, opening up your life to new people, and building a virtual community. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep your eyes open. As social networks like Facebook and Twitter become an integral part...
December 2, 2009

The global real estate project

Looking for real estate data from around the world? The Global Real Estate Project is a reference tool for international real estate research. It provides real estate trends, local contacts, and market information (data as of 2007) for different...
August 19, 2008

Field Guide to Identity Theft

Your good name is important. According to the Federal Trade Commission, there may be as many as 9 million identity theft victims. Get the latest information from NAR and the Federal Trade Commission and keep your identity and personal...
July 30, 2008

Neighborhood Walkability from Walk Score is a website for determining how easy (or hard) it is to live a car-lite lifestyle in a neighborhood. WalkScore calculates the walkability by measuring the distance to stores, restaurants, schools, parks and other neighborhood amenities and ranks...
June 24, 2008