HOW DO YOU KEEP UP? ....DO YOU KEEP UP?...OH, I SEE.....We Are Never Going To Be Able To Keep up!!!

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Real Estate Broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

HOW DO YOU KEEP UP? ....DO YOU KEEP UP?...OH, I SEE.....We Are Never Going To Be Able To Keep up!!!

HOW DO YOU DO IT??...kEEP UP, I MEAN?At least that is the message I am getting from the tech experts in this business!

OK, so I know you've got the idea of how to embed photos on your emails....and I even know that, for sure you have an understanding of the QR codes! Well at least you know what they are for, right? Oh, and the photo-shopping that you are surely doing on all your own photos for your listings;THE RACE TO THE FUTURE.... you must be doing that too, .....right?

 

 

 

 

 

After reading and commenting on a post today by Barbara Hensley: You Snooze, You Lose! Who Moved My Cheese! Am I in Oz? I had a moment where I really felt that it doesn't matter how hard I work or hard I try to keep up with the newest tech device or the latest tech idea, I will NEVER be totally on top of all of it!!

"WHY?" you ask?....Well, if you look at the last 2-3 things that you now use with frequency in your real estate business, these are already almost antiquated in comparison with the newest gizmos and gadgets, the latest ways to inform your buyers and sellers that you are in the business and tell them about your listings!

A STACK OF TECHNOLOGYIn her post, Barbara tells us she was ill for a full week and when she came back to work she was so far behind that she was afraid she had missed some critical part of her learning process for her business and that she would never catch up... I can totally relate to her message!

I don't take vacations--I take a day here and there but no week long trips anywhere! The last time I went away for a long weekend, I came back and someone else had taken my customer and sold him a $5 million house! No, I do not want to be away for any length of time..I just want to be around for the responding buyer and seller or the next quick technology technique that comes along.

I take classes, courses and webinars on all the ways to take full advantage of the latest technology available to us...and still there is that nagging feeling that I missed something; that I didn't take the risks needed to be on top of my game!

I have the latest laptop with all the latest capabilities for using the Internet...I joined Google +, Google Places, I rank number 1 or 2 all the time in web searches...and still that feeling persists.

I have photo-shopping down to a science; I can embed illustrations and photos in my blog and email and am way ahead of those who I work with in terms of tech knowledge....and I still find that I have not taken advantage of QR codes and other app friendly devices for my listings.

In my opinion, the more we learn about technology, the MORE we have to learn....

HOW DO YOU DO IT???

PLEASE, TELL US HERE HOW YOU HAVE CAPTURED THE WHOLE THING---TELL US YOU DID IT AND HOW YOU DID IT AND HOW WE CAN DO IT ALL TOO!

...If You Can.

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Beck
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I think it's impossible and it's refreshing to read your post and know I'm not the only one who feels this way.  It is hard to keep up!

February 07, 2012 12:19 PM
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,
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Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Patricia: You know what? After writing and reading this post I agree--completely! It is so hard to keep up that I think it is a nightmare that I will awake from someday and find that I know nothing about the business anymore!

February 07, 2012 03:36 PM
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Georgie Hunter
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Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

i feel your pain!  Especially the going away for a few days or a week part.... it's so hard to get away and not think about what's happening behind your back, only to be blindsided!  Good luck with trying to keep up anyway.

February 08, 2012 09:23 PM
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Maria Morton
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BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes

Paula, there's just no way for one real estate agent to use every single new technology gadget that comes along. We can be aware of most and use the ones that work best for us but we must spend a good portion of our time with real people on actual real estate to be successful.

February 08, 2012 10:45 PM
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,
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Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Georgina: And the same to you too! It is so hard to make sure we have a full knowledge of every tool we can possibly find to make things work for our businesses. oing away for me is not that important--I do get to relax whenever I want to though and I do take advantage of that!

Maria:You are so right--and now I think I can go forward, knowing that I am not alone in the idea that "I will never catch up!" Real people is the key here, as you said....I can see that the generation now in the throws of using every tech thing they can get their hands on, are very unfortunate indeed; when you think of what they are missing in the physical connection between human beings, it is truly sad...and maybe even dangerous!

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