Articles Archive

Re-ConnectEd – Using a Digital Gatekeeper to Limit Distractions

A few weeks back, we posted an article about how to be more productive and less distracted. One of the items the article mentioned was finding someone to be a gatekeeper for you. This can definitely be a challenge...
March 6, 2014

Via TechCrunch: One Ring to Rule Them All: Control Your Smart Devices By Raising a Finger

TechCrunch just posted this pretty fascinating project on Kickstarter. What if you could control your smart devices by raising a finger? One finger with a device called Ring. Ring is a wearable that allows you to use gestures to...
February 28, 2014

Re-ConnectEd RePost – Learning to Live with Technology

Tara Christianson is the Technology and Training Director at Century 21 Redwoods Realty. In this role, Tara thinks about how technology can be used to benefit their agents and provides resources for them to succeed with the technology. Tara...
February 10, 2014

Re-ConnectEd – 4 Ways to Disconnect and Get More Done

Re-ConnectEd is a series about using technology in responsible ways and working to diminish the dependence on our devices and striving to make connections. CRT will look at what members, brokers, associations and people outside of real estate are...
February 3, 2014

You Wouldn’t Download a House, Would You?

You would if the director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT) at USC, Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis has his way, because his “Contour Crafting” system uses 3-D printing technology to reduce the time and cost that it...
January 24, 2014

Re-ConnectEd – A New CRT Series Dealing with our ‘Always On’ Life

This past week at Inman Connect, I was fortunate to be part of some interesting conversations about the impact of smart devices on modern relationships. Plus, Arianna Huffington’s keynote focused on how leadership and success come from slowing down...
January 22, 2014

The Iterative Smart Home is Here

Smart devices have really taken off over the last couple of years and this is going to be a huge year for them in real estate. At CRT, we are focused on where these are going but we’re not...
January 16, 2014

On Earth Day, Consider Becoming a Green REsource Council Designee

It’s Earth Day today and all this week, we are going to be covering sustainability topics. What better way to kick off the celebration than by participating in NAR’s Green REsource Council? As CRT looks to the future, we...
April 22, 2013

A Cone, A Ball, and A Puck: The Shapes of Things to Come in Alternative Energy

One of our new charges in CRT is to delve deeper into sustainable technologies and see how they may have practical applications in real estate. We’re constantly looking for new and exciting things that indicate where these technologies are...
April 19, 2013

Life after Google Reader

A few weeks ago Google stunned many people by announcing that they would be shutting down Google Reader on July 1st, 2013.  For those of us who’s information diet lives and breathes by RSS, this is a big deal....
April 10, 2013