If you’re one of today’s “well-connected” real estate practitioners, you’re always within reach, thanks to an assortment of gadgets: your cell phone, pager, laptop, digital camera, palmtop computer, portable printer, and fax. Maybe it’s time to lighten your load.
From the back office to the front yard, the real estate industry is undergoing a technology revolution. Computers, software, and wireless communications are boosting productivity, increasing efficiency, and improving customer service, and this supplement to REALTOR® Magazine will help you make the most of it.
Maybe you’ve heard that anyone can purchase a compact disc drive that will not only read CDs but write to blank ones as well. Put a few of these ideas together, and you have technology that not only makes you more productive but also adds pizazz to your marketing efforts.
You’re facing the deadline to renew your continuing education credits but your daily planner is booked solid with must-do showings and closings. You don’t have to choose whether business or education takes priority. Thanks to the Internet, you can eke more out of your day with CE classes that are available 24/7 via your computer.
Ever decide that a phone call to a particularly jittery buyer or seller might be more appropriate than the e-mail you’re composing? Then you’ll appreciate a key feature found in the latest version of Microsoft’s free instant message service and software for Windows PCs, Microsoft Messenger 3.0.