The U.S. Real Estate Agent of 2020


6am: Your house gently wakens you at 6am, opening your blackout shades, slowing turning on your bedside light and starting to fix your coffee. 7am: Your voice-activated, electronic personal assistant, Alexa, reads you the local news, tells you what the day’s weather will be and gives you your schedule. You tell Alexa to remind your […]

Open Homes and the Technology That Helps


True or false: Open homes are the best 3 or 4 hours of your life on a weekend. Sometimes, real estate agents dread holding a home open because the process doesn’t seem to change much from weekend to weekend. There is a great debate about whether, with advancements in technology, open homes are even useful […]

Pinning to Win with Pinterest

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Pinterest.  Pinning.  Boards. Links. Why all this interest in Pinterest? Pinterest currently has around 72.8 million users, 85% or more of which are females with families in their mid-30′s.  If you also look at the demographics of people who make decisions in a family, I would venture to guess you’d find that they were females, […]

Meet the 15 Emerging Tech Companies Chosen by Realogy for Innovation Summit 2015


Realogy Holding Corp., parent company of CENTURY 21 (and CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty), recently revealed their 15 choices for the 3rd annual Realogy FWD Innovation Summit on June 23rd in San Francisco.  The FWD Innovation Summit is an invitation-only competition, with all entrants in the running for the ultimate $25,000 prize.  According to Realogy’s press […]

What You Need to Know about Wearables

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Cuff. Apple Watch. Ringly. Pebble Time. Samsung Gear VR. What do all these have in common? They’re all wearables, and they’re all available now. With the constant stream of new wearable technology being released, this order will surely happen: More people will begin adopting and wearing the technology —-> more companies will start making and/or […]

Why You Shouldn’t “Post and Pray” (and what you should do instead)

The "Post and Pray" Online Method

We’ve all done it at some point in our online journey.  Crafted a tweet or written a post or pointed people to a link…pressed ‘Publish’…and clasped our hands together in silent prayer: Our Google of Real Estate and Online Whims, We come to you in prayer. Thy crawling spiders, thy algorithm, on laptop as on […]

CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty Presents: BombBomb


As part of our ongoing CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty Presents… webinar series, we’ve had the fortune to get a closer look at many popular companies within the real estate industry, along with in-depth discussions about how each company’s product can grow an individual agent’s real estate business. In March, we were fortunate to host Stephen […]

3 Online Privacy Basics

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“Privacy” is becoming more than just a buzzword – it’s becoming a serious concern, especially among real estate agents.  While agent safety when out showing homes and meeting clients is an important topic, and one that technology can help with to some extent, it’s imperative that your privacy concerns extend to your online activities.  Here […]

How to Create an Online Business Plan for 2015

Adult man thinking of his 2015 online business plan

Can you believe it’s already February? While I’m sure many of you have been busy starting to implement your 2015 business plans, while others are still in the process of creating them, there’s one business plan you may have forgotten to create and start implementing: your 2015 online business plan. What is an online business plan, and why […]

Which Technology Monster Are You?

Halloween Monsters of Technology

In honor of Halloween, we’ve identified 5 kinds of “technology monsters” you often seen roaming in the daylight.  From zombies to Frankenstein’s monster to vampires to witches… Which monster of technology are you? The Technology Zombie  You can spot the technology zombie minutes or hours before he or she’ll  spot  you because their heads will be […]