Archive | Technology

Understanding technology for real estate agents is more important today more than ever. This section has articles that are all about technology in new media.

iPhone App Lets you take a photo and get property information!

An online real estate company in the USA as created an iPhone App that lets you take a photo of any…

iPhone App, Sawbuck

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The Worst performing suburbs – really?

League tables for suburb performance based on medians can make for popular reading. However the results should often be challenged, especially…

Bellara 4507, East Melbourne Houses, performing suburbs,

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Problems With Computer Price Estimates

Free to consumer price estimates are popular tools in North America, but they are not without problems. In the coming year…

automated valuation model, AVMs, Computer Price Estimates, Index method

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Are you really investing in your real estate website?

Unbeknown to most real estate principals when they contract a web development company to build them a new website, they are…

cakephp cms, content management system, Content Management System real estate, drupal real estate cms, joomla real estate cms, Open Source CMS, real estate CMS, woo themes, wordpress cms, wordpress real estate cms

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iPad App Review – Domain Real Estate App

Domain last week released it’s first entry into the realm of iPad apps and it appears to be an awesome app…

apple ipad,, REA, real estate apps

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iPhone App review – Agent Calculator

There’s no denying that the Apple iPhone has dominated the mobile telephone market in recent times and tech heads seem to…

Agent Calculator, commission, iPhone, iPhone App, iphone for real estate, stamp duty

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The unglamorous side of being online (Part 1)

There are some issues and problems which can occur when trying to create or sustain an online presence. After performing some…

Domain Names, Web Hosting

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A news property website launches in Australia – Property Observer

Not to be confused with another property portal website – this is actually a real estate industry news website and I…

Jonathan Chancellor, Property Observer, Sydney real estate, The Sydney Morning Herald

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RE BarCamp the “Unconference”

The inagural Australian RE BarCamp kicked off with a bang at the Loft Bar on Tuesday. Given the event fell the…

AREC, AREC conference, Australian RE BarCam, BarCamps, Ben Stockdale, Greg Vincent, Jeff Turner, Lara Scott, Peter Brewer, Peter Fletcher, RE BarCamp, Tatiana Mijalica

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Does breach vendor’s privacy?

OzHomevalue is a owned website for property vendors providing them with sales data information in relation to the suburb where…

apm, Australian Property Monitors, comprehensive property report, FREE Property Report,,, REA,, Sales Reports, sample property report, Valuers Generals office

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Microsoft buys Skype for 8.5 Billion

Microsoft has purchased Skype for an incredible 8.5 billion (thats around $36 Australian Dollars) in a deal most believe is to…

google voice, Microsoft, Screenr, Skype

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Good Friday RE Industry Wrap-Up

It’s been an action packed two weeks which started with REA’s sale of Realholidays and has built up since then. There…

Console, CoreLogic,,, Portplus, REA,, realestate1, RP Data, rpdata, Thehomepage

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Realestateguide is an Australian real estate portal who’s been operating under the radar for some time now. They appear to have found…

australian real estate portals, craig honeyman, real estate guide, real estate portal for sale, realestateguide,

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Long Forgotten Internet History

I have just realised that tomorrow the 17th of Feb (or that could be today, or even yesterday, depending on when…, Google,

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3 Online Solutions for Agents to Watch Out For in 2011

Each and every year we see new online solutions or technology that enter our industry, many are raised and discussed here…

mobile,,,, Video

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EstatePad – a real estate iPad Application

The first true real estate CRM iPad application has recently launched in the United States. Although it is US based, it…

EstatePad, EstatePad CRM, iPad CRM application, iPad real estate app, iPad real estate application, real estate apps, real estate CRM, real estate CRM app

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The Great CRM White Elephant

Legend has it there were once great white elephants, much sought after by the Southeast Asian monarch and European hunter. Their…

Boomcrm, Completedata, Console, hubonline, multiarray, MyDesktop, Portplus

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ANZ Fires Back

ANZ Bank has fired back with their own Real Estate iPhone Application,, the ANZ Property Tracker – and it is proving…

ANZ, Facebook, iPhone, Property Tracker, Twitter

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Google Instant – Will this change SEO strategies?

Over the past week you may have noticed a small change in functionality when using the Google search engine. As you…

autocomplete search, Google, Google Instant, Google search engine, Google's algorithm, mcgrath

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Why can’t we measure online traffic?

Over the past decade I have investigated various methods of measuring online traffic for the different web sites I’ve managed, and…

Alexa, Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Hitwise, Nielsen, Smarter Stats

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CEO Responds To Yet Another Stuff Up!!! Where is Our Data Going?

In response to my previous article Yet Another Stuff Up!!! Where is Our Data Going? I was contacted directly by the…

CommBank Property Guide, Graham Mirabito, iPhone App, RP Data, rpdata

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PropertyScope – Real Estate Agents & Salespeople Get Rated!

Over the past few years there has been a huge increase in the number of social websites allowing visitors to publicly…

property scope, propertyscope

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Why Google will win the war – it is not even fighting!

Google will overcome the teething problems with its real estate proposition and disrupt the business models of property portals across the…

Google, MLS,

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Commonwealth Bank’s Property Guide iPhone App

A week or so ago I was invited to today’s launch of Comm Bank’s Property Guide iPhone App (application). When I…

cba, Comm Bank App, Commonwealth Bank, GPS, REA,, RP Data

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