Evolution of Borderless Networks – Cisco

Reviewing the evolution of networking over the past centuries is mind boggling. The evolution of technology just in the past 20 years is faster and greater than any other time period of our human existence.

Few companies have withstood the test of technology and time, and the ones that are still standing firm in the microchip sands of time are outstanding with their network ideals and solutions.

One such company is Cisco, HEAR yesterday, HERE today, and still HERE tomorrow!

Photoshop Basic Navigation

Many agents and REALTORS are now using Photoshop to clean up pictures of properties, neighborhoods, communities etc. Photoshop has many features and tools but can be overwhelming most people. Without a basic understanding of how Photoshop works, and what does what, it’s difficult to find a starting place to begin. This video will give you a “basic” tour and navigation of the menu, the tools, and some of the features offered in Photoshop.

If you like these tools and want to take your photo editing to the next level, use Photoshop. Since the program is more on the expensive side, we’re also providing readers with an opportunity to get a “Lite” version of a similar application called GIMP for free. It’s like Photoshop, has many of the same features, is just as difficult to learn, but it’s available online absolutely free. Enjoy!

Mixing Radio with Blogging

Blending Radio with Blogs is a fascinating concept. Based on the information in this video, it appears to be headed down an even more useful path then we had imagined in the past. Not only the resources and tools out there are starting to have a real impact on business, but some of the companies using them will impress you.

Mixing Radio with Blogging may be a combination to consider blending if it truly increases your search engine ranking and reaches an extended audience who is more the audible type. BlogTalkRadio is one of the few sites that has created a very successful and reputable platform for small and large business owners.

Communication is the name of the game, and reaching the largest audience possible with your message is the goal. Using a combination of Blogs, Radio, and Video seem to be the most effective trends and tools for captivating an audience and creating an online interest from viewers and listeners all over the world.

Twitter Tips from 32 Tweeters

Do you use Twitter? If so, how? If not, why? Do you even need to be on Twitter? Since the birth of the site, these are age old questions that have been and will continually be asked regarding the popular micro-blogging social network. Millions are on Twitter, but how many use it effectively?

The following tips may very well help to save you time, money, and frustration if you’re considering diving into the twitter-sphere as so many other business owners have. The following tips were given to a tweeter when they asked for advice on “How To Use Twitter” with the best tips their twitter friends/followers could offer? This is yet another great way to use twitter.

Do you have a question about Twitter or any other site, application, product or service? Try using Twitter to ask your question, create a discussion, and get fast and valuable information about pretty much anything you want to know? Keep in mind that there are always people willing to share their findings, tips, and solutions with you and the best part is that they’ll do it for free!

The Company and Broker of the Future

Here’s how one company (The Good life Team) and Broker (Krisstina Wise) are dealing with the fast paced online world of social media and network marketing.  How does an agent survive in today’s complex web 2.0 RE.net world?  Answer is, they might not have to if they work for the right company and team.

Is the real estate model broken?

Take a look at the future real estate business model.

Too often, agents are finding themselves trying to learn about SEO, CPC, CRM’s, ROI, SOI’s, and being consumed with Blogging, Social media and online marketing.  It’s amazing they can still find the time to sell real estate.  How can anyone possibly learn and be effective with all this stuff not to mention all the new trchnology being introduced on a daily basis?

Real Estate Marketing Summit



(San Diego, CA)(November 17, 2010) – Southern Californians who feel trapped or simply lack confidence in today’s real estate market can get some relief from business and real estate experts who will gather on Wednesday, December 1 from 7 – 9 pm at the Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, at a FREE Real Estate Town Hall meeting to offer their expert insights and forecasts for the nation’s real estate market.

San Diego resident and 1parkplace CEO Steve Hundley is leading the charge to offer the first in a series of free live Real Estate Town Hall meetings in his effort to educate homeowners and non-homeowners about the pulse of the real estate market today and what to expect going into 2011 and beyond.

Hundley has gathered a panel of regional and national experts that includes:  Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA)—calling in from Washington DC to participate in the discussion; Allan Dalton, former CEO of REALTOR.com and one of the top 25 National Association of Realtors most influential people in real estate; Greg Schwartz, chief revenue officer of Zillow.com; Mark Marquez, president of the San Diego Association of Realtors; Doug Smith, vice president, home loan manager, Bank of America; Karen Bates, president of Veterans Home Programs and Gregg Neuman of Neuman and Neuman Real Estate.

“The real estate market has always has been one of the most important economic issues affecting our country, especially now more than ever,” says Hundley.  “Improved consumer confidence will transcend to a more robust real estate market which will translate to higher home values, more job opportunities and a stronger and more vibrant community/economy.  The Real Estate Town Hall meeting will reveal the depth and breadth of what is shaping up to be one of the most opportunistic real estate markets we have encountered in over 50 years.”

The expert panel will discuss a variety of topics including:

  • 7 steps to improving home and neighborhood value today;
  • little known government programs that provide huge opportunities for first time buyers, move up buyers and VA buyers;
  • how local short sale and foreclosures are affecting the marketplace;
  • information consumers should know about how the new health care bill that may negatively affect real estate values;
  • investment strategies to capitalize on the current market; how local charities and business organizations can help consumers save money and connect with the community;
  • methods for getting your voice heard – consumers have the power.

The two-hour event will include an interactive format that addresses the state of the real estate market today and a Q & A for attendees.  Questions must be submitted in advance at www.RealEstateTownHall.org.

To RSVP for the free Real Estate Town Hall meeting, visit www.RealEstateTownHall.org. Seating is limited so RSVP early.  Self parking at the Hotel del Coronado is $10 for this event.

Participants can opt to spend the night at the Hotel Del Coronado for a special rate of $179 by using the “1parkplace” event code when making a reservation.  Reservations can be made by calling 1- 800- 468- 3533.

Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the U. S. Marines “Toys for Tots” program.  The event will also be broadcast live on Facebook.  For more information, visit www.RealEstateTownHall.org or call 800 833-1333.

Real Estate Town Hall sponsors include 1parkplace, Inc, RISMedia, Bank of America Home Loans, San Diego Association of REALTORS and the San Diego Union Tribune.

Courtesy of Steve Hundley @ 1parkplace

Great Summary of Zillow Zestimates

Today, Screenr.com featured an excellent video by a Zillow Staff member, Rachel Rosen who does a superb job at explaining the Zillow Zestimate.  A special shout out and some link love to Rachel over at Zillow.com, and an extra special tid-bit of information for our readers if you really want to know “WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW” about Zillow’s Zestimates.  See two-minute video below, it’s a MUST VIEW!