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IDX Copyrighted Photo Trouble?

by Mark Hankel on 8:32 pm February 6, 2014

Can you be sued because of another Broker’s mis-use of copyrighted images? If a Broker lists a home and uploads copyrighted images as part of their listing feed, which is then in turn placed in  RETS/IDX, which you promptly display on your site — the answer is YES. It has happened, it is still happening, and it happened to me. Someone does an image search and everyone that shows up displaying that copyrighted image gets the “email“. In this case, the Broker was listing a … Read More »

Trover – Show Off the Hidden Gems in Your Community

by Drew Meyers on 5:40 am December 16, 2013

Everyone knows agents and brokers have incredible knowledge about the communities they live and work in. Travelers, of course, could benefit from that deep knowledge (as I’ve written about). As could locals, who may not know the area as well as you or are looking to explore a new part of town. The travel – relocation angle is very real, so much so that we considered pivoting Oh Hey World to focus on it. OHW never had the right product for connecting travelers with knowledge from agents … Read More »

Smartphone Photography for Real Estate: 10 Great Apps

by Jon Russo on 9:02 am July 26, 2013

You probably already know that photography and video are a real estate agent’s best friends when it comes to marketing. But, where to begin? Lots of us are great at sales, but perhaps photography isn’t our strong suit. Thankfully, there’s an app for that. Or many, as it turns out – below are ten photo and video capture apps that can help you to take stunning shots and efficiently post and share them on social media, your website, with individual clients and, in some cases, … Read More »

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended Makes Every Day Sunny In Florida

by Jeff Lichtenstein on 12:23 pm May 24, 2012

I grew up in Chicago and kids had to choose between the White Sox or the Cubs as their favorite team. Since there has only been one World Series winner between both teams since 1917, choices are not the best. Anyway, my team was the White Sox because of their colorful announcers, Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall. I remember Piersall once remarked that it was a cold night at the ballpark. Bill Veeck, the owner, scolded Piersall and said, “It’s never cold at the ballpark.” … Read More »

Tips for Creating Quality Online Media

by Brian Rothenberg on 8:02 am August 16, 2010

High quality online media is an important aspect of real estate marketing that is often lacking from many real estate agents’ marketing plans. The majority of the industry’s use of media in online marketing consists of low quality photographs taken by the agent’s $200 consumer digital camera, or perhaps the all-too-familiar “fish bowl” experience while viewing the “virtual tour” with wavy walls and distorted room perspectives.  However, with the proliferation of low-cost, high-quality video technologies, combined with interesting new web applications that help present great … Read More »

Top 20 Gift Ideas For Real Estate Geeks

by Joshua Ferris on 1:09 am November 30, 2009

With the plethora of gift options out there it can be tough to choose what to buy for your lovable geek. So, whether you’re seeking ideas for others or a few treats for yourself this year, the following list of top 20 gifts for real estate geeks will help point you in the right direction. To keep it simple the gift ideas are sorted by price range. Gifts Under $50 There are a ton of great gifts available for less than $50. From a 7-port … Read More »

A New Way For Listings To Beam

by Michael Price on 6:26 pm August 4, 2009

Agents have a cool new way to present listing photos and videos to prospects. Nikon announced today they will be releasing the a new addition to their CoolPix point and shoot line up. The S1000pj adds the ability to project images onto a flat surface up to 40″. Some pretty impressive specs come packed into the small design including a 12.1 megapixel sensor, ISO 6400 sensitivity behind a 5x wide-angle zoom lens with five-way VR stabilization and the ability to add transitions and effects to … Read More »

Social Photo Media Marketing

by Brad Andersohn on 8:14 am March 20, 2009

Flickr.com is one of my favorite photo hosting sites. The SEO generated from Flickr is just one reason I use their “paid” service and membership.  Having said that, here’s a brand new feature PhotoBucket just announced that I hope Flickr will investigate and soon incorporate. Sharing pictures and videos just got a whole lot easier. Photobucket has launched a new one-click sharing to all the major social networking sites and blog sites. Now you can put your favorite video on MySpace, share that awesome picture … Read More »

Easily Add Photos To Your Blog Posts

by James Shiner on 9:42 am February 18, 2009

In a previous post I talked about using Picnik as a way to create a custom header and background for your ActiveRain blog. This is a great use for Picnik, and really makes your blog stand out. However, there are many other uses for the site. Adding images and photos to your blog posts makes them easier to read, more appealing to the reader, and can even help to illustrate a point or give an example of something. If you’re currently using images in your … Read More »

Domo Arigato Mr. Animoto!

by TheRECoach on 9:39 am October 21, 2008

Ok, the #1 reason Brokers hire me, is because I possess the rare ability to translate “Geek Speak” into English! #2 is, I can spend 8 hrs reading all the coolest Blogs on the Internet and decipher what cool new tool has some relevance to our industry! Well, my friends I picked up a ton of “Cool Tools” in my Monday Google Reader, the one I will talk about today is called…Animoto! (Which is Japenese for..save me money!) This FREE tool, in my opinion, allows the … Read More »

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