I was recently interviewed by Ray Wood for the Top Agents Playbook. It was a great opportunity to share some of my experiences with using technology in the real estate business. As many of you know, I’m a big fan of new technologies and I enjoy testing them and implementing to make our work more efficient and to often more enjoyable and fun.
If you’ve used a product known as Kitec in the installation of the radiant heat, some insurance companies won’t insure your home. This issue turned up in a house inspection recently and caught everyone by surprise.
In the second part of this tech series I would like to introduce you to some fresh, mind blowing inventions, that will take your performance a step further. Let this article bring you even further into the fascinating world of gadgets that will make your work as a realtor so much more awesome and fun!
Using 3D imaging technology, Matterport allows online visitors to virtually “walk” through a property just like they would virtually “walk” around a city using Google Street View. And although “3D walkthrough” tours have existed for years, this is the first piece of real estate technology that really allows users to control how the experience a property when they’re looking at it online.
Using these apps will make your life easier. From creating floor plans, taking photos of your property, to translating and keeping in shape. Everything a realtor needs in one place!
We still can’t imagine all of the advances drones will bring to our society, but so far they’re already being used by farmers to improve our food supply, and Saskatoon RCMP officers even credited a drone with saving a man’s life in May of this year.
My work as a realtor is very demanding on my time and organizational skills, and I am not ashamed to take any help that I can get — especially if the only thing I have to do is tap the “download” button. I would like to present you with the 10 most amazing apps I believe every realtor should consider.
Drones are one of the latest high-tech tools that real estate agents are starting to use, and they represent a major advantage to anyone who has the ability to use them properly.
Just last week, a fellow agent told me that gadgets will never replace a skilled agent. I absolutely agree. However, I believe that gadgets can make our lives as real estate agents much easier and inspire us to cater to our clients in ways we wouldn’t have dreamt of before! How? Let me show you!
Here is a recent video from the Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) head office that gives you the scope of the Sotheby’s brand and some of the traditional and non-traditional marketing opportunities.
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.
Here are our top five picks for the best movie apps currently on the market. Whether they’re free or subscription-based, you’d be hard-pressed to find any that are better.
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.
It is very hard to go outside and frolic in the snow when even our dog seems happier sitting on the couch, looking at the fire and watching NETFLIX. What did we do before Netflix? This year, at our house we got rid of all the cable TV extra. We have gone to basic cable and are using our Netflix whenever the time allows.
Every year after a Holiday period with friends and family, I start my year with a trip to New York for Real Estate Connect and REBarCamp New York. These 4 or 5 days of spending time with the brightest minds in my business bring me back to the Toronto spring market stimulated and full of ideas.
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.
Internet Data Exchange is something that some agents have embraced as a way to provide full service to their clients. IDX allows a sharing of listings amongst agent within the Toronto Real Estate Board to show each other’s listings on their personal web sites
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 …
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 …
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 …