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Thoughts, questions, and ideas concerning the use of technology and marketing in the real estate industry.
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REALTOR® magazine recently listed Mel Foster Co. as number 75 in their ranking of the top 100 national real estate firms based on closed transaction sides in 2008.  This ranking is the highest of all area real estate companies and also the highest in Illinois behind Chicago area brokers. Mel Fost...
Posted over 4 years ago
Mel Foster Co., the leading real estate company in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, just announced the launch of their new web-based mobile application, www.melfosterco.mobi.  This new application is a first in the Quad City real estate market and is designed to allow clients and prospects to c...
Posted over 4 years ago
While looking over another group, I came across a posting about an Outlook Users Group.  Light bulbs and alarms went off as this is the perfect group to be in right now as I am trying to teach 380 agents all the ins and outs of MS Outlook and why they should be using it.  It is the preferred emai...
Posted over 6 years ago
Realtors have e-PRO and other designations.  What is out there for real estate technology professionals?  I am working on Microsoft certifications, but is there anything I can work on specific to real estate.  I would appreciate your comments.  Thank you.
Posted over 6 years ago
Besides being a certified Top Producer instructor, I am also the technology director for Mel Foster.  My question to all Top Producer users is:  how many of you are using Top Producer in an enterprise environment?  Meaning you have to have special admin rights on your company's server to install ...
Posted over 6 years ago
I have been a Top Producer 7i Certified Instructor for the past three years.  I would say that not all the agents in our company would ever use the program, but those that do swear by it.  One of the best features is the great looking CMA that one can produce.  I tell my agents to use the 15 minu...
Posted almost 7 years ago
We had an agent attend a workshop over the weekend in Chicago and came back today saying he was told that it is illegal to use the term/word MLS Listings when used in conjunction with property searching on a company web site.  I could find nothing in NAR regulations so stating.  Is anyone familia...
Posted almost 7 years ago
I have been working in the technology part of the real estate industry for over four years now and never cease to be amazed at the low level of usage by agents of available technology.  The newer agents coming into the business have grown up with computers, cell phones, pda's, blackberrys, etc.  ...
Posted about 7 years ago
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Thoughts, questions, and ideas concerning the use of technology and marketing in the real estate industry.