Technology Archive

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

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....
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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...
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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...
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December 2, 2009

A blast from the future

From the NAR Archives: Laser-powered lockboxes, driverless talking cars, and some seriously funky clothing are just a few of the features of the real estate industry of the future — or at least they were in 1991, when this...