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Time to Mechanize

What is stopping the industry from implementing automation at a higher level than we we do today? The answer is simple … standard APIs. I would like to investigate my assertion with this post....
September 26, 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

Momentum & Dayboard – Chrome Extensions to Help You Be More Productive

I use Google Chrome on a daily basis and one of my favorite features is its extensibility. You can get extensions for nearly everything you may need. Today, I want to focus on two extensions that have to do...
July 31, 2014

Does MLS Need to Change More Quickly?

CRT began advocating APIs for the industry in 2008. The first group we approached was RESO. We believed that the MLS community had the mode to gain from this approach. Unfortunately, we misjudged the audience and were not prepared...
June 27, 2014

Headroom.js and Fixed Navigation

Last year on realtor.org, we had a request to implement a fixed navigation scheme. After gathering all of our requirements, we wrote some custom javascript to detect scroll position and engage a few dynamic elements at certain scroll points....
March 31, 2014

Add-Ons Rolled Out to Google Drive

If you’re a Google Drive user and a REALTOR®, this is pretty exciting: Google has made add-ons available for Docs and Sheets. You can now send a fax from within Docs, create a custom Google map from a spreadsheet...
March 13, 2014

Nest Learning Thermostat

Living in an older house, finding a comfortable temperature isn’t always easy. Constantly changing the temperature was a pain. Just when I’d get comfortable, my wife would be cold. Let me walk over to the thermostat and adjust it....
January 10, 2014

How’s Your Home’s Health? Find out with CubeSensors

Yesterday, I posted about the Internet of Things and how Stephen Wolfram is cataloguing the IoT devices. Our colleague from the GREEN REsource Council, Amanda Stinton, forwarded on this article from Eco Building Pulse about a ‘fitbit for your...
January 8, 2014

From The Verge: Internet of Things Catalogued

I read an interesting post on The Verge today about Stephen Wolfram and his new Connected Devices Project. It will catalog devices that are part of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is comprised of devices that are...
January 7, 2014

The Pi Emerges in Real Estate

If you have seen any of my presentation over the last year, you know that I reference the Raspberry Pi as an interesting piece of technology. For a very low cost (fully loaded less than $90), you can build...
April 5, 2013