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Get Smart with Any Mobile Phone

If you own an iPhone then you’re probably appreciative of the thousands of apps to choose from that can assist you with your daily work tasks. However, if you own a Blackberry or other mobile device you may be frustrated with the fact that many of the real estate specific apps are NOT available to you, or have limited functionality.

ENTER: Smarter Agent, a real estate marketing company that has solved the fragmentation of mobile with a listing search application that is now available on virtually every cell phone.

Smarter Agent works with all major wireless carriers and mobile devices. It uses GPS to locate a user’s location and find real estate listings in their area. Search results include: price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, interactive map, beds/baths, pictures. Consumers can also search by address, community name, city or zip code.

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Next-Gen iPhone Details Revealed?

Today when I checked my reader I was excited to see rumored details of the next-gen iPhone from the Wired Gadget Lab. The article claims the latest iPhone will be released on July 17th and will include many hot upgrades, such as:

*  32GB and 16GB storage ($199 and $299 price points to be maintained)
*  3.2-megapixel camera (up from the current 2-megapixel camera)
*  Video-recording and editing capabilities
*  Ability to send a picture & video via MMS
*  OLED screen
*  1.5 times the battery life of the current models
*  Double the RAM and processing power
*  Built-in FM transmitter
*  Apple logo on back will glow
*  Rubber-tread backing
*  Sleeker design
*  Built-in compass
*  Turn-by-turn directions

It’s easy to see how these new features are great for iPhone users, but how will they affect the average real estate agent?  Many non-iPhone users will argue features like mobile video and MMS have been on other mobile devices for some time now.  But the reality is that other devices are missing the slick yet extremely powerful interface of the iPhone combined with the flourishing iTunes app store.

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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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