HOW DO YOU KEEP UP? ....DO YOU KEEP UP?...OH, I SEE.....We Are Never Going To Be Able To Keep up!!!
At least that is the message I am getting from the tech experts in this business!
OK, so I know you've got the idea of how to embed photos on your emails....and I even know that, for sure you have an understanding of the QR codes! Well at least you know what they are for, right? Oh, and the photo-shopping that you are surely doing on all your own photos for your listings; you must be doing that too, .....right?
After reading and commenting on a post today by Barbara Hensley: You Snooze, You Lose! Who Moved My Cheese! Am I in Oz? I had a moment where I really felt that it doesn't matter how hard I work or hard I try to keep up with the newest tech device or the latest tech idea, I will NEVER be totally on top of all of it!!
"WHY?" you ask?....Well, if you look at the last 2-3 things that you now use with frequency in your real estate business, these are already almost antiquated in comparison with the newest gizmos and gadgets, the latest ways to inform your buyers and sellers that you are in the business and tell them about your listings!
In her post, Barbara tells us she was ill for a full week and when she came back to work she was so far behind that she was afraid she had missed some critical part of her learning process for her business and that she would never catch up... I can totally relate to her message!
I don't take vacations--I take a day here and there but no week long trips anywhere! The last time I went away for a long weekend, I came back and someone else had taken my customer and sold him a $5 million house! No, I do not want to be away for any length of time..I just want to be around for the responding buyer and seller or the next quick technology technique that comes along.
I take classes, courses and webinars on all the ways to take full advantage of the latest technology available to us...and still there is that nagging feeling that I missed something; that I didn't take the risks needed to be on top of my game!
I have the latest laptop with all the latest capabilities for using the Internet...I joined Google +, Google Places, I rank number 1 or 2 all the time in web searches...and still that feeling persists.
I have photo-shopping down to a science; I can embed illustrations and photos in my blog and email and am way ahead of those who I work with in terms of tech knowledge....and I still find that I have not taken advantage of QR codes and other app friendly devices for my listings.
In my opinion, the more we learn about technology, the MORE we have to learn....
HOW DO YOU DO IT???
PLEASE, TELL US HERE HOW YOU HAVE CAPTURED THE WHOLE THING---TELL US YOU DID IT AND HOW YOU DID IT AND HOW WE CAN DO IT ALL TOO!
...If You Can.
**ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT IN THIS BLOG IS ORIGINAL TO PAULA I. HATHAWAY. The views expressed herein are my personal views and do not reflect the views of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Paula I. Hathaway, Senior Broker Associate, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Southamtpon Village Real Estate Specialist since 1995; Also Specializes in North Sea, Noyac, Water Mill and Bridgehampton, New York
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