365 Tips Real Estate News Roundup: October 13, 2014 Online Real Estate Marketplace launches Finance Division (Mortgage Professional America) Top 3 Real Estate Trends This Fall (Realty Biz News) FAA drone exemption  (Chicago Tribune) Tablets boost flexibility in real estate (Tech Page One) Hackers (Real Estate Weekly) 7 Signs you’re dating a Realtor  (Inman News)

Allan Hancock’s App of the Month: Jink

Posted on September 30, 2014
Karla Lárraga

App of the Month: Jink Our Rating:  Why:  Jink could potentially be used by Realtors to monitor showings or keep a record of where they have been, in real time. Cost: Free What Jink Does:  Jink is a promising location-sharing app for Android and iOS. Users can see where their trusted contacts are in real-time and send messages to update them on how soon they can meet up. Your buddy only has access to your live location for awhile though, so you can maintain privacy later on. It’s launching as a beta, but the simplicity and easy of use are big selling points. …

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“Know Your Audience & Plan Your Content” by Karla Larraga Champions School of Real Estate In the age of the over saturated newsfeed, brands of all types are vying for your attention with the goal of converting you, their follower, into engaged customers. If you’re attempting to build your personal brand to boost your visibility for your business, jumping into that frenzy may seem daunting and overwhelming. I can imagine you sitting at your computer after arranging the perfect brand page: Jane Doe, Realtor. Your recent headshot carefully arranged and a custom cover photo finishes your Facebook page to tell …

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  +++ What’s the Future of Real Estate? (National Association of Realtors) In 1991, the National Association of REALTORS® made an “office of the future” video predicting what kinds of space-age technologies would change the home buying and selling process by the year 2000. READ: Future of Real Estate: http://bit.ly/1oDIqPZ   +++ Austin real estate market vulnerable to undercutting, industry execs say (Austin Business Journal) “We all know the good news. Austin’s real estate market is hot right now, and will be into the the foreseeable future, especially if you’re the one doing the selling. But if you’re buying, those …

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App of the Month: bethere Our Rating:  Why:  bethere is the coolest way to know in advance where friends & others are planning to be. Post what venue you’ll be at and bethere will remind you to take a snap when you arrive! Cost: Free What bethere Does:  “bethere is a new app for iPhone centred around finding great places to hang out and telling your friends when you’ll be there. It’s a new kind of social networking app that every socialite should have. This app picks up where Facebook’s Check-ins leave off. Facebook’s feature of checking-in to a location is …

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