Every Friday we will be providing a new TECH Tip for our Members both here and on our new Smart Phone App under the Events Tab. If you have not downloaded our app yet it is FREE in the APP Store for both Iphone and Androids. Click on your APP Store Image below for download
Apps misbehaving? I-Phone acting sluggish? (SEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ANDROID BELOW). If you’re experiencing any kind of problem with your iPhone, then emptying out the device’s RAM can often do wonders. It effectively ditches everything the phone was trying to juggle in its memory at once. Restarting your iPhone is one way of doing this, but there is a quicker option.
Press and hold the Power button as normal until the familiar “slide to power off” option appears. Don’t accept the invitation and don’t cancel either: Instead, press and hold the Home button. After a few seconds you should find yourself back on the home screen with a fresh slate as far as RAM goes. The same trick works on the iPad and iPod Touch, of course.
Double-tap on the Home button and you can see all of your recently opened apps are still there, but the difference is they’ll reload when you tap on them. It’s not something you should overuse—generally speaking iOS manages memory better than you can ever hope to—but it’s a handy option to be able to call on when you need it.
FOR ANDROID USERS: If your Android device is slow or just generally buggy, one of the ways that you can increase its responsiveness is to clear its RAM. This relatively simple process will close down your current apps and then restart and reset them, clearing any excess data that they may be housing.
From the home screen of your device, press and hold the Home button. Wait for a few seconds, and then tap the pie chart icon that appears.
Next, select the RAM tab, followed by Clear Memory
Do you use an IPHONE? Want some great easy ways to conserve battery life. Check out this website. You will be glad you did.
Very good article on the toughest challenges a REALTOR® faces which includes technology issues among other things. Click Here: Good READ!
Want to know how to REALLY build a good business on Facebook?
Read this article. Then follow the steps and see what happens for your business.
In the market for a new camera or smart phone? Check out this link from NAR about Camera selection, use, storage of photos and best camera phones for 2017. Some great information for you before you buy.
Check out this link from NAR - REALTOR® MAG. It has all sorts of great information including Tech Tips, Great APPS for REALTORS, Social Media, Blogging, ETC.
When the Google Cardboard VR viewer was launched in 2014, virtual reality started to take off because suddenly, all the VR videos on YouTube became more accessible to smartphone users. For real estate, we’ve had to rely on expensive equipment or outside companies to make VR property videos, but that’s changing. The new Giroptic iO is a 360-degree camera you can attach to your iPhone. For $249, you can take photos, record videos, and even livestream videos in 360 degrees of real estate bliss. They’re available for sale now.
Looking for a great source for ACCURATE Square footage? Try 2nd Gen. It is data from Appraisers who have actually measured the home and it separates the basement finished area from the upper levels. It is only about 15 Cents per record/address.
This source does NOT provide appraisal data such as what the appraised value was, NO ONE gets access to that data, which is good, but it does give you all the data on bed and bath count, square footage, etc. This way you can accurately quote square footage to the buyers in FMLS/MLS.
RPR: REALTORS® Property Resource....As a Real Estate Agent & Member, you need to know about this FREE Resource via NAR. Download the RPR APP too, which can help you sell property. Check out this video and the website for more information.
The Trust Stamp App for REALTORS® is a fast, convenient and affordable tool to establish the identity and trustworthiness of a stranger before meeting them and/or providing access to your client’s home or other property. This App is available only to members of the National Association of REALTORS® and access is via your NRDS number.
Using sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence, Trust Stamp combines drivers license and photographic identification with data from social media sites and public records (including criminal and sex offender databases) to verify the identity of a stranger and create a VIP Profile with a FICO-like trustworthiness score.