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Market Like a Rockstar with Animoto

Showcasing your listings online can be expression of your personality and marketing savvy. You know this, that’s why you showcase homes, maybe even the surrounding community in a special, attractive and unique way…right? The only problem is, some marketing avenues can be costly and time intensive. If you are looking for savvy cutting-edge video from stills, try a service like Animoto for Business.

Animoto has become famous for its upbeat party-style slideshows that feel like a celebration. This effect is caused by a combination of hip production effects and stylish copyright free music integrated with your still photos.  I guess it could also be caused by the founder’s previous experience producing for MTV and VH1.

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10 Ways I Got My Convention Mojo Working

Making the most out of industry conventions takes effort, time and a bit of technical expertise! At least it does for me! I just got back from a whirlwind trip to the BlogWorld Expo and I think I found my convention mojo while I was there!

Like me, you probably go to conventions to learn new tips and tricks to apply in your own business or to take advantage of the abundant networking opportunities. Both are key to your professional development. But how do you find the appropriate balance between convention stalker and wallflower? It’s tricky…especially considering these 2 attendee types don’t swing too far from each other on the freak -geek pendulum. But here’s what I’ve learned thus far:

(1)  Arrive on time and sit up front: As a teacher, I always give extra points for attention! And if I didn’t, you already stand out in my mind. This shows your eagerness to learn and participate. You’ll be more apt to get involved in the conversation taking place if you can hear it and you were there when it began.

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Make Real Estate Personal with Eyejot Video Email

Make it personal….make it with Eyejot! New technology makes sending video email to your real estate clients a snap…thanks to Eyejot.com.  To get started, you will obviously need a Webcam.  I like the Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000, but just about any Webcam will do. Visit Eyejot.com and sign up for free! Take a snapshot of yourself and select your preferences. Then you’re ready to start sending emails. The FREE version of Eyejot allows you to record up to 60 seconds of video.  Sending your video is as easy as clicking a button and you can manage all your video messages from Eyejot’s online interface.

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Live from BlogWorld!

NikNik and I will be bringing you the latest happenings from BlogWorld here in Las Vegas. The workshops, the expo, the parties! Feel free to join the conversation. Make requests and even dares.

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Bobbing for iPhone Apps: 15 Worth Sinking Your Teeth Into

I’ve been using the iPhone now for about 2 months. I’ve downloaded several different iPhone applications-some good, some bad. Here is a list of applications I find useful at this time. Please share your favorite iPhone app and tell us why it’s useful in your daily life.

Utilities

1.  DeliciousSafari – I absolutely love this application as it helps me quickly and easily access my del.icio.us books marks wherever I go.

Business

2.  vCard Mailer – This application let’s you send vCards to recipients. To receive the vCard, recipients need a device that can receive email and recognize the vCard format.

3. Remote Desktop Lite – Do you run Windows XP? Do you want access to your desktop while your remote? If you answered yes to both questions you need to try MochaSoft’s Remote Desktop Lite. It provides secure access to your XP computer using the iPhone. You can see everything as though you were sitting at your PC…just much smaller.

4. Home Finder – Alexander Mobile uses sources like Google Base, Craigslist and Trulia to return area homes. Also share results via email.

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Is Real Estate Ready For 64-Bit Computing?

Just as quickly as Windows Vista became the only operating system choice at the big-box stores, it seems that the 64-bit version of Vista is becoming the pre-installed version of choice. It has gotten difficult to find a Dell or HP computer at such stores as Best Buy, Circuit City or Costco that doesn’t have an edition of Vista 64-bit installed.

What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Vista?

Without getting too geeky, 64-bit operating systems can use more RAM. 32-bit systems are mathematically limited to 4 GB of RAM. This total includes the video card memory, as well.

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Schooling Your Clients From Your Real Estate Blog

Oh, how I love back to school! Not just because I have kids, I was a teacher, and can’t get enough school supplies from Target. Actually, those are exactly the reasons I love back to school. But this year, there is one more reason for real estate agents to get excited about back to schoolEducation.com wants to give you helpful hyperlocal school [Read more…]

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Interview with Michael Russer (a.k.a. Mr. Internet)

It’s always great when you can meet up with someone that has influenced your development either directly or indirectly. This recently happened to me when I tracked down Michael Russer (a.k.a. Mr. Internet) for an Interview. I first started reading Michael’s work nearly 10 years ago. I’ve always admired his ability to look-forward and share his opinions. If you are like me and enjoy Michael, or just want some opinions about consumers, real estate technology and a few other gems…then you should definitely listen to this podcast interview:

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Find Michael Online:
OnlineDominance.com
MrInternetNews.com/blog

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