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Every real estate professional knows time is money — and so is technology! They know technology is a vital key to maintaining a competitive edge and increasing profits. Given the rapid pace of change, real estate professionals don't have time to keep up with the latest hi-tech applications and marketing strategies.
That's why this "must-have" real estate desk reference goes beyond the every-day technology tools to showcase the newest cutting-edge products and applications for real estate professionals. In this simple, easy-to-use reference, author John Mayfield covers a wide range of current technology tools including smart phones, PDAs, digital cameras, scanners, printers, and more. In addition, he provides useful advice and application tips on blogs, pod casts and other marketing ideas to help real estate professionals effectively use current technology in their business.
Learn how to become the mobile real estate professional. Create the "WOW" effect when building a personalized website or using PowerPoint® to win more business. Even tech-savvy agents will appreciate the tips, tricks and short cuts for many major software applications. Brokers will also find a "bonus" chapter for utilizing and implementing technology within their offices to recruit and retain more agents! Plus, the bonus CD-ROM included with the book provides a sample database, helpful website resource list, and video clips on how to actually use the technology components described throughout the book helping agents put technology to work for them.
This valuable desk reference equips agents with the tools they need to minimize their learning curve and maximize their benefits from technology ˇV in just 5 Minutes!
Table of Contents
1. Which Computer Is Right For You?
2. Developing a technology budget for your real estate career.
3. Software Applications.
4. New Technology Tools for Todays Tech Savvy Real Estate Agent.
5. Printing Options.
6. Cellular phones and Smartphones.
7. Digital cameras and other multi media resources.
8. New Marketing Trends.
9. Web Sites Tips For Real Estate Professionals.
10. Creating a Paperless Filing System.
11. Folders, files and backing up.
14. How to Become a Real Estate Professional.
15. Using Power Point in Your Presentations.
16. Online Support and Educational Offerings.
17. Technical Help and Security Issues.
18. Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts.
19. Broker Technology Issues and Ideas.
20. Summary and Conclusion (Titled Last Chapter).
About the Author
John D. Mayfield
John Mayfield received his real estate license at the age of 18 in 1978. He was one of the first sales associates in his board of REALTORS® to reach the Missouri Association of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club and has been a practicing broker since 1981. He owned and managed three offices in Southeast Missouri and is still a practicing broker. John has taught pre- and post-license real estate courses since 1988. He has earned the ABR®, ABRM, CRB, GRI, and e-PRO® designations. John is an avid real estate speaker and trainer. He is the author of two previous books listed in the TOP 10 Broker Resources by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), February 2005, and contributing editor to the "Sales Coach" section for REALTOR® Magazine Online. He also is a real estate writer for Hewlett Packard's Web Site. John is the NAR Director for the state of Missouri. Visit www.5-Minutes.com for more information.