mike audet

Virtual Realty is Here! Is Your Company Ready?

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Virtual Reality is here, is your company ready to take advantage? I was just looking through some of the websites of real estate companies I admire, but don’t serve ,since we are in the technology business, and I was amazed at how many great companies have substandard websites.  Most, but not all, are at least responsive now, but beyond that many designs are so dated and the user interface is so cumbersome and they just look old.  Today, the truth is, if your website is m...

MLS Espana - exciting changes in the European real estate industry

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Throughout my career in the real estate industry, I have had the opportunity to do quite a bit of work outside the United States. This work has taken me to Canada, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Israel, and Brazil. Just having a chance to be in these countries doing business, rather than just being a tourist was great, as you get a totally different perspective on the culture and the people than when you are just sightseeing.   You recognize many differences in...

How To Take The Pain Out Of Technology Costs

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Recently, I had I conversation with a technology consultant advising a real estate company. They had significant investments in a custom website and system but there were some additional improvements that were recommended. We were talking about how staying current with technology is critical for their image, recruitment and agent retention and I thought we had a productive conversation about how upgrades like this were a necessity. I assumed he was passing this invaluable knowledge to the...

“The Psychology of Success” session at the REW Summit in Austin

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Whether you succeed or fail often has more to do with how you view an experience than your actual ability.  The world is full of high ability individuals that fail and those with less than impressive abilities that succeed.  Why does this happen? I have always been a student of success.  I am interested in understanding why some people get it and some miss it even though their abilities seem to be very equal.  I was talking with Morgan, who is totally into this as...

What's the True Cost of Technology?

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How Much Should I Pay and Budget For Technology?      Before I get into what technology should actually cost for real estate professionals today I think we need to look at why this is even an issue.  You could argue that the cost is the cost, etc., but I think there is a deeper issue that impacts many real estate professionals when it comes to paying for technology that we need to look at as part of this conversation.   We get to see it all the time since ...