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Matterport 3D – Day One and Beyond

Matterport is an end-to-end virtual media platform is everything you need to make prospective buyers feel totally immersed in a property and a super cool new tech option for early adopters to set themselves apart from the competition. I was introduced to the Matterport platform by Michael Seeto, 2015 President of AREAA DFW. He invited
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Living on the Edge Part Two

We had a great line up from across the country – Bill Lublin from Philly, Jeff Lobb from Jersey, Max Pigman from Montana and Melanie Wyne, Joe Sullivan, Roshani Sheth from NAR HQ in Chicago. They were all fantastic and brought their individual A Games. I really want to highlight the Texas presenters – they were also fantastic
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Tech Tuesday Tip: REALTORS PROPERTY RESOURCE

RPR is an amazing online and mobile resource available only to REALTORS Login to the MetroTex dashboard and find the RPR logo in the lower left On the RPR main page you can create your RPR account using your NRDS number When you download and login the mobile version, your GPS autolocates instantly You can
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Living on the Edge: Part One

Last month, the National Association of REALTORS descended on Dallas for one of its Feature Events – Tech Edge is, in the words of the NAR: What is it? These one-day, high-energy conferences are geared toward agents who are eager to learn how current web-based and mobile technologies can benefit their business and clients. Who’s there? Sessions
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Tech Tuesday Tip: MetroTex Mobile

The MetroTex iPhone App is a free resource for MetroTex members that offers instant access to a number of useful services. Agents now have one touch access to the association’s departments and help lines via a quick call tab. Easily find the nearest service center and realtor store with the GPS location finder. Quick access
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DFW Real Estate Industry Update 2015

This was my second rodeo as far as the Industry Update at Frontiers of Flight Museum is concerned – last year, I was greener than grass, this site did not exist and I spent most of my days suiting up and showing up to whatever, wherever, whenever and most of my evenings were dedicated to
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A Capitol Idea

There is no shortage of get togethers, galas and goings on in the Real Estate world – some are pure fun and fluff while some are charitable events for worthy causes and there are others – edifying looks at the inner workings of an Industry. The 2015 REALTORS Storm the Capitol was exactly that – a perfect storm of
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Tech Tuesday Tip: REALTOR Party Action Center App

How to get started: The REALTOR® Action Center mobile app is currently available only for the iPhone and Droid platforms. Search for “NAR Action Center” on the iTunes Store or Droid Market and download the app today. After downloading the app, you will be asked to login using the email address associated with the REALTOR®
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YPN Does It Again

  The weather gods smiled on Tuesday night and DFW thawed out just enough for the MetroTex YPN to pull off a great event at the American Airlines Center. REALTORS and Affiliates packed the room in the Admiral’s Club to see a nutrient dense presentation from the City of Dallas Office of Economic Development’s Director Karl
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Winning by Association

Having been one of the many cube dwellers at a Monolithic Financial Institution, I was conditioned to be dismissive of old fashioned business models that involved things like seeing people in person and getting to know your customer base. Fast forward to late 2013 and going one hundred percent ‘live and local’ – complete with
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Tech Tuesday Tip: Instagram

Instagram is a very popular mobile photo and video sharing/social networking service. The app will access your device camera and allow you to instantly create photos and 15 second videos that you can edit with the touch of your finger. You can apply digital filters to give every photo or video a unique look or
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Tech Tuesday Tip: Houzz

Houzz is a fun app for agents to interact with clients and encourage the creative aspects of buying a new home. Free to install, Houzz has over 4 million images of interior design ideas to browse through as well as the ability to interact with designers and installers. Create personal ideabooks to save favorite designs
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2014 – A Brief Review Via Slidely

2014 was amazing. So many miles logged and connections made that I have a hard time sorting them out! The embedded slideshow is a test drive for my Tech Tuesday Tips on the MetroTex YouTube Channel – but it also is a nice little memento of some of my 2014 adventures. The photos were primarily Instagram shots tied
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Tech Tuesday Tip: Hyperlapse

Hyperlapse is a fantastic secret weapon for REALTORS to create professional looking video walkthroughs. Initially designed for making artificial timelapse videos just for fun, I’ll show you a secret trick to make awesome smooth moving videos on your phone while in motion. Install is free and easy – you will be prompted to allow camera
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DFW Economic and Geographic Review 2014

The bi-weekly REALTORS meeting at the Macaroni Grill in Park Cities has a history of high caliber speakers and useful information in addition to a great networking environment and pretty darn good breakfast. Area Representatives and MLS Co-Chairs Amy Timmerman and Sabrina Bell have answered the call consistently and every so often truly outdo themselves. The inclement weather on Tuesday the
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Tech or Treat: scary smart scary good

    Last year, CCAR’s Tech or Treat was a rousing success – so much so that more than two dozen ‘walk-ups’ wanting to be ‘walk-ins’ had to be turned away. I was lucky enough to be there and it was a great event with a dynamic cast of National Presenters and a ton of useful
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Youth Movement: MetroTex YPN

It is well known that MetroTex Association of REALTORS is the big dog when it comes to overall membership – 14,900 and growing. What isn’t readily apparent is the level of leadership and participation that is coming from the Young Professionals Network. Ostensibly, a YPN is for those new to a given profession – usually freshly
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The Paperless Agent rocks MetroTechies 4.0

The 2014 MetroTex Association of REALTORS’ Fall Event was another huge success – once again touching the technology nerve with the MetroTechies theme. This year version 4.0 was presented and the star of the show was Texas REALTOR Garry Wise – CFO of the Good Life Team and vanguard of the streamlined, mobile and ever
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APPS for REALTORS

Q2 Tech Talk   Apps for REALTORS at CCAR in Plano It was a great turnout for Collin County REALTORS Association’s Tech Talk Jason Esparza – more well known locally by his not-so-secret identity of tech training rockstar ‘The Rook’ was the featured speaker on utilizing Facebook as a database – giving insight and expert info
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Metrostudy – DFW Housing Starts Data

          Metrostudy – Data in Action Yesterday at the monthly business development meeting for CCAR in Plano, David Brown from Metrostudy gave a nutrient dense presentation on the DFW housing starts data and market forecast. Everyone in attendance came out a little smarter and maybe a little winded after taking a
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