Author Archive

Five for Wednesday – Holiday Edition

From a load of great and free apps to feeling your texts. It’s a holiday Five for Wednesday!!!. Holiday and end of year lists abound. The Next Web has a list of 65 best iOS apps & the 60...
December 24, 2014

Tvilight: Intelligent Street Lights – The Potential of the Internet of Things

Over the past year, we’ve spent a lot of time looking at the Internet of Things and its potential for real estate. There are a ton of developments happening that will make our buildings, systems and homes smarter and...
December 22, 2014

Five for Wednesday – How do you say “Cheezborger” in Swedish?

In today’s Five for Wednesday, we look at the top Google Search Trends, blue jeans that protect your data security and a good cheap tablet. Happy Birthday to Sam Sianis, 80 years young! New Skype app will translate your...
December 17, 2014

CRT White Paper: The Shipping Container as a Home

Download the shipping container home white paper here. We asked Mary Martinez-Garcia, Manager of our Library Collection Development for Information Central at NAR, to explore the subject of shipping container homes for this paper and we are very happy...
December 10, 2014

CRMs and Your Business plus REALTOR Safety – EBITs Forum Tomorrow

What: Emerging Business Issues and Technology Forum When: Saturday, November 8 from 1:30–3:30p Where: Morial Convention Center, La Nouvelle Ballroom B Questions for the CRMs? Use Twitter hashtag: #EBITSCRM Link to Forum information: EBITs Forum Here at NAR Annual,...
November 7, 2014

Using Technology for Real Estate Agent Safety

NOTE: In the wake of the tragic death of REALTOR® Beverly Carter, real estate technology training director and writer, Tara Christianson, wrote the post below on her site, Agent Driven Tech. We want to thank Tara for putting such...
October 2, 2014

Makers Among Us: Dave Conroy’s Raspberry Pi MakeZine Project

Here at CRT, we celebrate the maker spirit. Mark Lesswing, our CTO and founder of CRT, is a perpetual tinkerer and hacker extraordinaire. He’s built some really cool projects, including a Node server on a Raspberry Pi and a...
September 12, 2014

On a Mac? Get to Know Automator to Help with Repetitive Tasks

Automator is one of my favorite secret weapons on the Mac. It is a program that lets you create workflows, services and mini apps for your Mac that help you with repetitive tasks. Entrepreneur Magazine online recently published a...
September 3, 2014

Google Drops Support for Authorship Tags

NOTE: Below is a post from Mark Lesswing on the announcement of Google dropping support for authorship for search results. Mark does a great job of outlining why this matters and what Google will do next to fill the...
August 29, 2014

Wind Energy Has Gone to the BATs

Altaeros Energies is a relatively new company born out of MIT Labs. They’ve developed a wind turbine that is tethered to the ground, can go higher than the current large fan-like wind turbines you see all around us and...
August 29, 2014