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Five for Wednesday, #18


Curated in this week’s Five for Wednesday: Instagram and real estate, the “most ambitious mobile hot spot ever made,” and more.

1. Instagram continues to surge in popularity, and it’s an increasingly important part of a real estate agent’s social media plan. Check out these 10 tips to make yourself an Instagram pro.

2. More on Instagram: read Inman’s real estate-specific advice.

3. It’s an all-in-one mobile hotspot, projector, back-up battery, and media streamer that weighs less than a pound and runs Android. Available later this week from Sprint for $449.

4. Samsung, Dell and Intel have formed the Open Interconnect Consortium, hoping to be the leaders in efforts to get gadgets from different manufacturers to talk to each other in the Internet of Things. Hopefully they’ll play nice with the Allseen Alliance, a similar group with similar goals (but backed by different manufacturers).

5. If you have an Android device and have been disappointed that you can’t mirror your display to Chromecast, it’s time to get happy: the feature is live for certain Android devicesMake sure you update your Chromecast app before you try this out.

Joseph Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a User Experience Designer for the Center for REALTOR® Technology.


How the Internet and Social Networks are Transforming Real Estate

 When I started selling real estate, no one had ever mentioned something called a blog.  And being the low-tech person I was at the time, it was something I never dreamed of doing as part of my real estate business.  

Today, more than 17 years later, here I am.  Blogging.

The explosion of the Internet- Facebook, blogging, tweeting- is just amazing.  I never dreamed we would be reaching out to potential buyers through these mediums.

'Did you see that new home listing on Twitter?' Now there's a sentence I never imagined saying.

But as our world grows and grows through technology, it has become more and more important to be part of these new mediums.  So here I am- doing a big cannonball jump right into the middle of it all.

The great thing about blogging will be getting the chance to tell you more about the things I love- like the beautiful community of Anchorage where I've raised my children.  Oh, how I love it here.  There are so many hidden gems in this community.  I want you to know more about it all.

And things like the wonderful staff I've put together to help provide our clients with a 'personal' approach to buying a home.  I truly believe we provide a service that's unlike any other.  We strive to meet your every need on the most personable level.  We believe that's critical in buying or selling a home.

I hope you enjoy getting to know me, Anchorage, my staff and this crazy business of real estate.  

And I hope you'll let me know what you think.