Technology

Richard Silver’s Guide to CASL for Real Estate Agents

Richard Silver’s Guide to CASL for Real Estate Agents

Every day it seems I get two kinds of email about CASL (Canada's AntiSpam Legislation). As the outgoing president of TREB and a lifelong technology early adopter people want to know my thoughts, so I thought I'd lay them out here for everyone to see. If you are a lawyer and think differently, feel free to chime in in the comments. I'm not a lawyer so while these are my considered thoughts, please engage legal counsel if you feel need it.

Top 5 Travel Apps

Top 5 Travel Apps

These apps were designed to make our lives considerably easier, and we have to admit that they've done their job well! Never before has travelling the globe been so hassle-free.

10 Features of the Home of the Future

10 Features of the Home of the Future

Is this the future that's waiting for us in the next generation of housing? Some contemporary architects and companies working in the real estate and construction industry are already coming up with concepts that might not be quite as sci-fi as you think. This article presents the most amazing features we’ll find in our houses in the not-too-distant future.

Make a Video and Sell Your Home

Make a Video and Sell Your Home

The real estate industry is undergoing major changes due to modern technologies. Realtors are running paperless offices, and clients are browsing listings whenever they want using their smartphones or tablets. The process of selling a house has changed. Placing a sign in your front yard and listing your house isn't enough. The market is tight, and if

Inman Connect 2013: My thoughts for what they are worth

July 15, 2013:  A fly on the wall would have heard different comments over the past 17 years of Inman Connects in San Francisco. This year’s was no different however, some very interesting subjects came up that are of importance to our business. I am a Conference groupie and have been going for years. I

The New Beta for REALTOR.ca

The New Beta for REALTOR.ca

Check out the new Beta for REALTOR.ca. It is out there for testing and is pretty cool. The only thing that I notice is that there needs to be higher definition photos uploaded. As you can imagine all those listings with high def photos will be great but huge storage… Let’s see what transpires. Give

Technology: iProduct, Android or BlackBerry

November 21, 2011 — Almost every year, I head south in November to spend some time with REALTORS® from all over the world at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference.  It is a great way to find out what is new and happening in terms of technology and get an idea of the upcoming issues

Great New Web Site for Homeowners!

Almost every year for the past 15 years, I have spent four mid-Summer days at a Conference in San Francisco called Inman Real Estate Connect. It is a chance for REALTORS, Boards, Associations and technology/social media junkies to get together and talk about the future. A search here will show that I have written blogs about this

A Lesson in Social Media Gone Wrong!

Over one year ago now we decided that three of us would go on  a Cruise from Santiago Chile’ to Rio de Janeiro on Holland America Cruise Lines at Xmas and spending an extra five days in Antarctica. It was a wonderful experience and one we will not forget. For the most part, Holland America was