Technology Solutions

Technology Solutions

Double Your Battery Life

The Ultra Slim Extended Battery Case by Anker provides 120 percent longer battery life for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. The case juices the smartphone for an extra 60 hours of audio, 17 hours of 3G talk time, 13 hours of video, and 12 hours of web browsing. The black matte exterior case contains raised edges and a rugged shell to protect against damage and only adds 0.29 inches of thickness to the phone. The case is Apple MFi certified and allows for complete charge and sync compatibility with the iPhone 6. The case comes with a micro USB cable and audio jack extender and is available on Amazon for $40.

For more information, visit www.ianker.com/product/A1404011.

Virtual Assistants for Real Estate

MyOutDesk provides virtual assistant outsourcing services to real estate professionals. Services include prospecting, marketing, and administrative assistance. Prospecting assistants provide lead generation services, check for buyers' pre-approval status, customer relationship management services, and more. Marketing assistants aid in flyer creation, social media management, website and blog creation, basic search engine optimization, and virtual tour creation. Administrative assistants help with processing documents, following up with clients, transaction coordination, database management, property listings, and more. Virtual assistants are subjected to rigorous screening, interviewing, and assessment processes that include 160 hours of special training and five hours of additional professional development training every month. Virtual assistants work in the same time zone as paying subscribers. Interested parties can schedule a consultation call.

For more information, visit www.myoutdesk.com

A New Kind of Book

The Surface Book by Microsoft functions more as a laptop than its tablet-centric predecessors. The Surface Book weighs slightly more than three pounds and is equipped with a 2.4GHz Intel Core processor, 16GB of memory, and 512GB of storage. It runs on the 64-bit Windows 10 operating system for up to 12 hours of battery life. The 13.5-inch glass touchpad screen connects to the keyboard through a magnetic hinge that detaches for use as a standalone tablet. Users can run and use multiple apps simultaneously. The Surface Book contains a 5.0 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording. Included in the package is the Surface Pen that combines 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity for digital sketches and note-taking. The laptop comes with a 30-day free trial of the Microsoft Office Suite. Pricing starts at $1,499.

For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/surface.

CRE Wisdom

Chasing Excellence: Real Life Stories from the Streets by Lee & Associates' founder Bill Lee and top producer R. Craig Coppola, CCIM, discusses the pairs' experiences as successful entrepreneurs. Lee and Coppola share their wisdom with industry newbies and veterans alike to increase awareness and the drive toward excellence. The authors detail their secrets for winning using real-world stories that demonstrate how readers can achieve success in commercial real estate. The book contains profiles of commercial real estate professionals that highlight their real-life success stories. These profiles include professionals from Lee & Associates as well as CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, and more. Chasing Excellence also includes QR codes throughout that allow readers to view corresponding author videos using a mobile device. A paperback version is available on Amazon for $18.99.

For more information, visit www.chasingexcellencebook.com.  

Digital Property Presentations

REClarity provides video messaging services for real estate professionals via its mobile app. Brokers can send clients personalized video messages that include voice narration, photos, and touchscreen gestures. The app uses zoom and point technology to combine a user's voice with photos to create a narrated property photo slideshow. App users can highlight important features with a live pointer, and add background music to their videos. Once recorded, users share videos via text, email, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media apps. The free version allows for up to three images and 30 seconds of recording time. Users who pay a one-time fee of $4.99 receive up to 12 images and two minutes of recording time per video.  A Private Label option is available to create company-branded videos. REClarity is available for iOS 7-enabled devices.

For more information, visit www.reclarity.net.

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