"It’s the new year. You’ve likely already begun planning how to achieve world domination in 2013. You decided what your budgets will entail, how much you’ll allocate to marketing and promoting your business. You may have even brainstormed some strategy. All this is excellent and you’re definitely heading in the right direction, but did you put together a real marketing plan?"
Click through the photo for an excellent 5 step roadmap for real estate success in 2013.
"Services like Basecamp, MailChimp, Zendesk, Shopify, and Salesforce all have one thing in common: they rely on the cloud to store data and keep their users connected. For every large company leveraging the cloud, there are several startups looking to disrupt in the same way."
Cloud based systems are an important tool for keeping costs down and are particularly good for business professionals with mobile desks like Realtors. We're going to be watching cloud developments very closely this year. Click through the photo for the full story.
"In the last five years, the proliferation of business technology has almost drowned us. Five years ago there wasn’t half the tech there was right now and, if we are being completely honest, people were probably more efficient with fewer tech options. Technology is supposed to enable us to work smarter not harder but with 10 million apps to choose from, sometimes I feel like if I haven’t signed up for 50 things, I am behind the tech curve and not working as efficiently as I could be."
Click through the photo for @Chris_Smth's take on organizing the digital noise to streamline your workweek.
It’s 2013. If you’re running a real estate brokerage, things are looking better than they have in a long time. …
1000Watt Consulting has six ideas for helping YOU become the breakaway brokerage. Number 1 bears some serious consideration, but #2 is our favorite. Click through the photo for the full list. Drip, drip indeed....
"... this post is for you, guy with no iPad password, and for you, girl who stays signed into Gmail on her boyfriend’s computer, and for you, person walking down the street having a loud conversation on your mobile phone about your recent doctor’s diagnosis of that rash thing you have. These are the really, really simple things you should be doing to keep casual intruders from invading your privacy."
Click through the photo for the details. It shouldn't hurt a bit inasmuch as she claims it's "privacy for dummies." 8-)
Mobile advertising company Mojive conducted a survey of smartphone users in the US and UK to find out how they planned on using their smartphone to celebrate the new year and beyond. Click through the photo for an infographic with the results.