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May 10, 2010

Technology And Real Estate

By Todd Cutter of 2CostaRica Real Estate After a wonderful weekend at the Spring Retreat in South Beach, I took some time to think about all of the amazing networking, topics of conversation and the feedback from all of you, my colleagues.  Clearly, an underlying theme in this weekend's conference and the market in general, is the effect that technology has in today's real estate marketplace. We all heard over and over again "print is dead," "we are done with magazines," you need to integrate social media, "are you active in your blog, how often are you on facebook, are you on Twitter, and of course, the importance of integrating the new gadgets like the IPAD to make ourselves more efficient.

May 6, 2010

Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. Makes New, More Efficient Real Estate Office Model Available to Franchisees Worldwide

The 'AndareSM' Office, launched in Silicon Valley, enables real estate brokers to sustain profitability while delivering a compelling customer experience  CUPERTINO, SILICON VALLEY, USA – May 4, 2010 -- Intero Real Estate Services (, a leading U.S. real estate brokerage that has recently expanded its brand globally, as a franchisor, through Intero Franchise Services, Inc. and Intero International Franchise Services, LLC, has announced that its groundbreaking Andare office model is now available to companies choosing to affiliate with the Intero brand.  

September 18, 2008

Technology: State-of-the-art luxury property agencies

By Benjamin Pradel From his blog: [Technologie] Des agences toujours à la pointe C'est toujours avec le même souci d'innovation et de conserver une longueur d'avance que Rodolphe a fait équiper les 5 agences d'un système d'écrans plats dans les bureaux. L'équipe commerciale dispose maintenant d'un outil performant et unique pour la présentation des biens; un diaporama prenant le relais lorsque l'écran n'est pas utilisé.

September 8, 2008

Reciprocity – listings on your website

By Michael Edlund is the #1 place to go to find a multimillion-dollar luxury property on the Internet. But we also allow our members to put the entire Luxury Real Estate collection of tens of thousands of listings on their own website and make them searchable right there, in a way that you control. Instead of potentially losing a valued client to another broker, you gain the referral fee and retain the client’s business. This is the LRE Global Broker Reciprocity, and it comes in two flavors: generic and custom. Generic is included with Luxury Real Estate membership, and has a set template that looks the same on every site. Custom reciprocity has an additional fee but is customized to blend in with the design of each website so that it gives a more consistent user experience for customers.

September 5, 2008

How Google Maps can be used to make solar power decisions for your luxury home

By Simon Turner From his blog: How Google Maps can be used to make solar power decisions for your home As energy prices continue to climb, the idea of utilizing solar energy is common sense. The process of getting solar panels installed, however, is quite the opposite. RoofRay, a new Californian business, aims to give homeowners better information to enable them to make more-informed environmental decisions for their luxury home. Using the site’s modeling tools, consumers can estimate how much solar energy a home could capture and how that would affect their monthly bills. The data provided is based upon historical weather conditions, current power usage charges, the gradient of the property, and the maximum amount of solar paneling the roof can hold. One tool uses Google Maps to let users calculate the size of their roof and build virtual panels. RoofRay then estimates the output potential of the solar panels as well as financial considerations like costs of installation, upkeep and return on investment.

August 21, 2008

Microsoft unveils new photo tool to the public!

By Brian Langhorst Photosynth is one of the latest projects from Microsoft to come out of their Live Labs group and development business. This unique program will take photos that you specify from your camera or computer desktop and find the similarities in each photo and create a visual presentation piecing these photos together. It might be hard to see what the big deal is based on this short description, but I encourage you to visit the Photosynth site and you will better understand just how fascinating this new tool is.

June 26, 2008

RSS feeds and you

By Grant Hermes “Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.” ~ William Pollard Nowadays, information spreads and multiplies exponentially throughout the Internet. Who has time to spend hours a day sifting and sorting through endless websites in search of useful and, more importantly, up-to-date news? I know I certainly do not. This is where RSS feeds are a lifesaver for me.

June 25, 2008

John Brian Losh interview on Lakefront Radio a big success

By Robert Lockard As a follow-up to my last blog entry, I’d like to report on the interview Publisher/CEO John Brian Losh enjoyed on Lakefront Radio on Friday, June 20, 2008. It went very well, and I have to give a lot of credit to hosts Mary Thompson, Chuck Thompson and Lee Kantor for asking great questions and being a lot of fun on air. They sound like they really enjoy their work. You can listen to the full 38-minute radio show online.

June 19, 2008 CEO John Brian Losh in the news

By Robert Lockard I have some fun news to share about John Brian Losh, Publisher/CEO of and Broker/CEO of Ewing & Clark, Inc., Seattle's oldest real-estate brokerage. Mr. Losh will appear on Lakefront Radio, an Atlanta radio show on Friday, June 20, 2008. He will discuss the luxury real estate market and high-tech trends with hosts Mary Thompson, Chuck Thompson and Lee Kantor.

May 12, 2008

Marrying real estate and technology

By Michael Edlund Being in charge of the technology department within Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, I am often asked about whether we can build some particular kind of real estate-related Web service or not. Basically, we have enough competent staff to create pretty much anything. We have a strong web team consisting of a dozen top-of-the-line Graphic Designers, Programmers, Account Managers and more. The team covers everything from our award-winning aesthetic Graphic Designers on one side of the spectrum to the Programmers on the other side of the spectrum that used to program mine-detecting robots for the U.S. Defense Department.
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