Tools Archive

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

Giving the Smart Home a Wink

The New York Times featured a new product that has backing from GE and Honeywell, two industry giants. It’s called the Wink HuB and it’s created by a company called Quirky. The HuB will cost $79 when it goes...
June 27, 2014

CRT Technology Survey for 2013-2014

Every year, CRT produces a survey that provides a snapshot of technology usage for our membership. The audience for this survey our primarily our members, but also our associations, MLSs & vendors interested in REALTORS® and their use of...
June 24, 2014

Re-ConnectEd in 3: Better Email, Better Breathing, Better Work-Life Balance

For this Re-ConnectEd post, we’re going to try something different. Rather than exploring a topic in depth, I thought we’d share a few articles we found this week that would provide you with some tips on how to get...
March 21, 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

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

What Will Be the Next Design Playground?

In a 2007 TED talk, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos noted “Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.” I love this quote, as it really nails the essence of innovation. And I love where my mind...
February 27, 2014

The Wirecutter and The Sweethome: Two Places to Find Great Stuff

We’re often asked what ‘the best’ this or that gadget. Because of the amount of innovation and development happening now, it often becomes challenging to answer this without copious research. Within the last year, that has gotten easier thanks...
February 18, 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