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Lifting the Fog of Technology In then fast-paced world of real estate, new technologies are emerging for REALTORS® every week. It becomes a daunting process for an agent to decide what software and hardware choices to make. “Lifting the Fog of Technology” is a 45 - 60 minute presentation that will help familiarize agents with the latest tools, services, cameras and other devices that will help streamline their business and allow them to better compete in this market. We teach a separate, three hour class for each of the topics that agents will learn in “Lifting the Fog”. However, this seminar is filled with valuable information, tips and free downloads that agent can put to immediate use.

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Comparing Contact Management Systems  Outlook  Top Producer  ACT

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Microsoft Office for Free?    

Use OpenOffice from Sun Microsystems Free Download www.openoffice.org Works like Microsoft Office    

Spreadsheet like Excel Word processor like Word Presentation software like PowerPoint Graphics package Copyright© 2010, First American Title


Analyze Your Marketing and Branding Effectiveness  Your Website  GoDaddy  Email Address

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Best Practices for Social Networks and Blogging     

www.featuredblog.com www.activerain.com www.har.com www.blogger.com www.wordpress.com

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Using Internet Cloud technology to share data in real time  www.dropbox.com  Share data with multiple computers  Update data on one computer and all linked computers update  Secure way to back up valuable data

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Creating FREE Online Collaboration Sites  www.dropio.com  Share all Transaction Files with All Parties

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Best Computer Backup Practices     

Flash Memory CD External Hard Drive Mozy Carbonite

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Downloading a PDF Creator for FREE  www.pdf995.com  Turn any file into a PDF

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Downloading a FREE Image Resizer  Log in to Tempo  Use the Side Bar  Change all Photos to HAR size in one Step

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Best Digital Cameras for Real Estate and Best Features to Have    

www.bhphoto.com www.buydig.com Wide Angle Lens No more than 10 mega pixels

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Downloading FREE Imaging Software        

www.picasa.com Upload Manage Edit Resize Email Share Create Virtual Tours with your Photos Copyright© 2010, First American Title


Discussing the Best Pocket Video Cameras  Flip Mino HD 120  Kodak Zi8  Best Uses in Real Estate    

House Tours Neighborhood Tours Testimonials Informational Videos Copyright© 2010, First American Title


The Role of YouTube in Today’s Real Estate Market  www.youtube.com  Using Embed Code in Your Blog  Alternatives  www.vimeo.com  www.screencast.com

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How to Create High Impact HTML Email  www.templatezone.com  Download HIE for 30 days FREE  Create HTML Emails with professional templates  Users see the email in the body  No link to open Copyright© 2010, First American Title


What Makes a Smart Phone “Smart”?     

Tips on the Best Smart Phones How Smart Phones Fit Into Your Business BlackBerry iPhone Droid

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How to Publish FREE to the Web  www.issuu.com

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Lifting the Fog of Technology