News from the Club – October 25, 2011

New Technology is great but it seems to be advancing so fast that the average person can’t keep up!!  What good is all this “good” stuff if we don’t have the training, time or energy to learn what it’s all about?!  We don’t really!  Relax!  We just need to do our best to keep up with what our own particular needs and environment request!   Some of us need to know more than others and some of don’t need to know any at all.   That is, we don’t all have to know the latest and the greatest but just those things that can keep “our” everyday business, life and families up-to-date and current with the technological world.  The more I learn the more I see how it can benefit almost anyone in any profession.  It does seem a little overwhelming with everything from: I-phone, X Box, Wii, W 7, QR codes, GPS, Blackberry, Droid, Web, Blog, Bluetooth, MP3 and things I can’t even imagine or comprehend!  Windermere just updated all the personal agent websites last week!  A majority of us don’t like change and the websites are a little more difficult than they were presented to be but we are figuring them out!  Of course, at first we like to whine and complain a little but in the long run, these new sites are going to be great!  Next Windermere will change their main Home Page and search Website to be more user friendly and combine some of the most popular attributes from other sites that clients are demanding.  The best of all worlds!  Before the end of the year our franchise Windermere/CIR for Camano Island and Stanwood will hopefully be reorganized with a type of “cloud” web sharing for our agents which will be another change!  A lot of changes coming before the end of the year to get up and running for a great start to 2012!  It seems like a lot of things all at once but we just have to take them as they come, do what we can, learn as much as we can in the time we have, move on and keep going.  In addition to last week’s blog of staying positive, it is much easier to embrace the new ideas, technology and changes coming our way.  Real Estate has and is changing as well.  We can now be at home or any hot spot on our computers and look at every entire property For Sale in any State or City, we can use our I-phones, Blackberry’s or Droids and the QR codes to go to any listed property and shop for exactly what we want. We can drive around and use our GPS on our phones or handhelds and know where all the listings are located, then use the QR codes again to get either agent information and/or home information.  We can get our I-Pads or Notebooks to go “On Line” as well and get all the information we are looking for from almost anywhere.  Another reason why we as agents need to keep up with as much technology as possible to keep up with our technologically driven clients and the world!

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 5:12 am
Beth A. Newton | Category: Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,