Articles Archive

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

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

RETS Web API in words we recognize

This post is dedicated to the words used to describe the capabilities found in the RETS Web API published by RESO. Adopting new technologies has challenges with none greater than the vocabulary. I once heard a joke that had...
September 24, 2014

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