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How to Keep Personal Data Safe on Vacation

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By Burton Kelso

Winter is approaching, which tends to be a slower season in the real estate industry—a perfect time to take a vacation. Vacations are an exciting, happy time for you to get away and tune out the everyday worries of your day-to-day work and home routine. Before you head out for a day trip, stateside vacation, or international …

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How to Protect Computers, Smartphones, and Other Devices When You Travel

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By Burton Kelso

Summer is here, and with it comes day trips and extended vacations. For real estate professionals, tech gadgets are part of your everyday life to keep in touch with clients, which means if you travel, you’re bound to take devices like smartphones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, and digital cameras with you. I’m sure one of your worst nightmares …

How To Protect Your Privacy on Clubhouse

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By Burton Kelso

If you are active on social media, you have probably heard about the new social network Clubhouse. If not, real estate coach Lee Davenport wrote all about Clubhouse and how useful it is for agents and brokers in her latest YPN Lounge post. Any time a new social media app appears on the scene, there are always …

How to Keep Your Real Estate Business Secure While Working From Home

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By Amber Bachman

Real estate never stops. COVID-19 has slowed things down a bit, but it hasn’t stopped the housing market. Right now, millions of people all across the country are telecommuting while they shelter-in-place; real estate practitioners and their clients are no different. Now that the American workforce is getting comfortable with their work-from-home orders, it is crucial to …

Tech Companies You Need to Know

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Meet the real estate tech companies providing promising tools to brokers, agents, and their clients. NAR and Second Century Ventures recently announced the new REach® Class of 2017, featuring a roster of startups focused on security, process digitization, information transfer, and more. Learn about this year’s class: Adwerx: A digital advertising company for real estate professionals that focuses on retargeting …

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REALTORS® Discuss Safety on Today Show

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Tamara Suminski, 2011 California YPN chair and 2014 president of the South Bay Association of REALTORS®, appeared on Today with 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron to discuss safety precautions REALTORS® are taking in wake of the horrifying kidnapping and murder of Arkansas-based real estate practitioner Beverly Carter. Among the changes to how Suminski conducts business, she has committed to never hosting an …

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Clients Set to Travel? Drop Off Free, Branded Home Office Security Info

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From REALTOR® Content Resource: Not the double whammy. Your clients’ home being burglarized while they’re on vacation would be a total downer. If they also work from a home office, they’d probably suffer the mother of all stress headaches. Spare clients that post-vacation pain by branding, printing, and hand delivering free info on how to do a home office security …

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Stop, Drop, and Roll … Or Something Like That

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By Toby Boyce I rolled up on the house like I always do, peering at addresses to verify the location with where the GPS was placing the destination. However, this time I missed the house. And that’s where this story took a possibly tragic detour. With four years of experience processing broker price opinions I’ve developed a safety routine that …