“Look ma! No hands.” – Unknown

Women’s Council’s November Tech Tip

Vlingo

 

In light of the new Nevada hands-free cell phone law, we decided to bring to you the mother of all hands-free phone apps. Vlingo considers themselves “the future of virtual assistants.” We agree. This app, available for all smart phones, turns your phone into the perfect driving companion. It will read your text messages out loud, take voice commands, even dictate an email. Best of all: it’s FREE.

Advertisements

“The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn’t contain a single idea.” – Mortimer Adler

Las Vegas Women’s Council’s Tech Tip

September

Google Places

You’ve seen this red marker before. If you own a Google friendly Android, it may even be a pre-installed app on your phone. What is it? It’s the 21st centuries answer to the antiquated phone book. Make your business be known, make it a Google Place. It’s easy. Go to google places and follow the easy steps up setting up your business listing. Then Google will mail you confirmation (to make sure you’re real). Once you get the postcard in the mail, finish the validation process and you have a Google Maps friendly place of business. Oh and did we mention it’s FREE?

“YouTube is a place for people to share their ideas. If by people you mean 13 year old girls and by ideas you mean how they love the Jonas Brothers.” – Bo Burnham

Las Vegas Women’s Council’s Tech Tip

August

 

 

Video is free and largely, an untapped market. Why not stand out from your competition?

YouTube has 3 billion visitors a day and a large part of those visitors use it as their default search engine for information. Want to know how to knit or change the oil in your car? There’s a step by step video to teach you how. Why not be where you know there’s a largely untapped audience. Be one of the first to record a video on staging your home or walk through your new listing. There are thousands of ways to implement video into your business plan.

What are you waiting for?

wcrlv’s Channel

 

My Channel

 

 

 

“Information networks have become a great leveler, and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want.” – Hillary Clinton

Las Vegas Women’s Council Tech Tip

June

 

 

What does the Women’s Council’s new mobile app mean for you and your real estate business?It means the entire membership directory is conveniently available on your mobile device. It means free education tools, videos, how-to articles and more, right at your fingertips. You can even update your contact information and your Member Expertise Profile on the fly!

If you are a chapter officer, you can also access the Chapter Management Center—all the functionality without being tied to your desk! Rosters, reports, even labels!

Download Women’s Council’s FREE mobile app for:

 

“We all know about blogs and how big they are.” – John Doerr

Las Vegas Women’s Council’s Tech Tip

May

WordPress.com/Wordpress.org

If you have a website or even just a blog, you need to be on WordPress. Their dashboard , the back-end of your website/blog – what you see when you log in, is the most user-friendly while at the same time virtually impossible to seriously mess up. The learning curve is small compared to other sites and WordPress has many, many blogs with helpful step by step instructions for troubleshooting almost any problem. Finally, it’s free.

Basically, it’s REALTOR(R) proof.

Check out wordpress.com for blogs or wordpress.org for websites.

“I hardly ever watch my own work. I just end up picking myself apart! I can’t even stand to hear myself on voicemail. the sound of my own voice is like nails on a chalkboard. The same goes for my records.” – Grey DeLisle

Women’s Council’s April Tech Tip

April

 

Google Voice

Really, the video says it all…

 

 

“We are going with the newest technology available.” – Rebecca Morgan

Las Vegas Women’s Council’s Tech Tip

February

 

QR Codes and Readers

 

QR Codes are the wave of the future. We see them on business cards, billboards, even cereal boxes. Most recently, they are making their way into the real estate world. Not only were they very prominent at the NAR convention in New Orleans, but they have even made their way to yard signs.

For a great article on the best uses for QR Codes, click here.

Even if you’re not ready to create your own, we recommend downloading a Code Reader App for your smartphone. Below are a few recommendations.

– Blackberry: Scanlife or certainteed

– iPhone: mobiletag

– Android: QuickMark