Technology Archive

Connected Appliances Take Center Stage at CES

Linking time-honored home equipment like washers and dryers to the Internet is the latest trend being touted by some of the biggest names in the appliance industry at CES this year–with smartphone apps playing a leading role. Read my...
January 8, 2015

CES: The First Day

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m working with a team from Coldwell Banker to follow the action at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas this week. They’ve put together a video and blog post...

Tour the Latest in Tech with REALTOR® Mag

Ready, set … CES! From smartphones to smart homes, from the super-practical to the wild and wacky, it’s that time again, when technology companies roll out their newest products and tout their ideas for the blockbuster gadgets of tomorrow....

In the Big Leagues

Many REALTORS® have been wondering what the News Corp purchase of Move Inc. will do for the visibility of realtor.com®. For those who aren’t online readers of The Wall Street Journal, here’s what it means in black and white: an...

A Year-End Meeting With a Tax Advisor Can Yield Big Dividends (VIDEO)

With the holiday season upon us and America deep in shopping mode, now is a good time to consider whether buying equipment or supplies for your real estate business might help lower your taxes for 2014. The federal tax...
December 19, 2014

Make Your 2015 Marketing Life-centric

No one ever gets up in the morning and says, “I want to buy a house today.” Real estate is part of a journey that ebbs and flows with life as issues like debt payoff, confidence in the economy,...
November 24, 2014

7 Gadgets You Should Try

Does the technology you use maximize your time? There are new apps and gadgets being released all the time, but it can be hard to tell whether the ones you’re considering for your business are worth it. Juanita McDowell,...
November 7, 2014

That’s Not How Millennials Work

It seems like we’ve gotten Millennials all wrong. For one, they were expected to be a generation of entrepreneurs — but in this economic tumult, they’ve traded in “meaningful work” for a 9-to-5 desk job and a steady (or...

Are You With Me?

Togetherness was clearly the watchword for NAR’s 2014 Leadership Summit. Every August, incoming state and local REALTOR® association presidents from around the country and their association staff executives get together in Chicago to address major industry challenges. At this...
August 26, 2014

What’s the Future of Real Estate?

In 1991, the National Association of REALTORS® made an “office of the future” video predicting what kinds of space-age technologies would change the home buying and selling process by the year 2000. Jon Coile, broker-owner of Champion Realty in...
August 8, 2014