NAR Members Can Save On QuickBooks Products

October 18, 2016

WASHINGTON— The National Association of Realtors, through its “REALTOR Benefits Program,” has partnered with Intuit, the global leader in financial management software products, to offer exclusive savings on Intuit's signature products QuickBooks Self-Employed and TurboTax. "The addition of Intuit to the REALTOR Benefits Program allows NAR to provide our members with access and discounts to…

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Being Smart While Being Social

October 13, 2016

With the deadline for submitting this article looming ahead of me, I did what most members of my generation do when faced with limited time and significant work ahead of them, I went on-line. I checked out Instagram, read some stories on Snapchat and browsed Facebook. During my hour of “socialization” I learned that a…

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WCA, County’s Major Cities Partner on Gigabit Broadband

October 11, 2016

WHITE PLAINS—Chief officials of the Westchester County Association and the mayors of the cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers announced on Oct. 6 that they have signed a “Smart Cities ComPact” to embrace smart growth initiatives. Tops on their agenda is bringing “Gigabit” broadband to Westchester County. The initiative, estimated to…

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The Latest on HDR Photography Software, Robocall Relief, Slydial and Slybroadcast

September 7, 2016

High Dynamic Range Photography High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is the “trick” that many real estate photographers use to obtain great looking photos for their listings. Basically, HDR photography involves merging under, over and normally exposed photos into a single picture. For Realtors, the typical goal of using HDR photography is to help bring out…

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Tips on E-Mail Marketing Services and Windows, File Password Removal Help

July 8, 2016

If your computer qualifies for Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade and you haven’t upgraded yet…you’re almost out of time. To learn more, please visit… Quick Pre-Windows 10 Upgrade Tips 1) Before performing the upgrade, make sure you first install all the available Microsoft Update’s that are currently available for your current computer’s operating system.…

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Finding Alternative Software, Windows 10 Upgrade Expiration and Twitter Tips

June 10, 2016

Periodically, popular software programs, phone apps, and web apps are discontinued for some reason. When this happens you’ll typically find yourself in the position of having to find a suitable alternative to them. At other times, you may just want to find a free or less expensive software option to replace an expensive one you…

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TECH TALK: The Latest on Windows 10 Fall Update, PoE and Kickstand Cases

January 25, 2016

Windows 10 Fall Update Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system has only been available for a few months now. Back in November, Microsoft released its first significant update to Windows 10, but it’s likely that many Windows 10 users who have applied the update will not notice many of the changes that the update introduced.…

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TECH TALK: Some Things to Consider When Buying a New Notebook Computer

November 24, 2015

If you are in the market to purchase a new notebook computer, I suggest you keep the following in mind as you evaluate your options. When it comes to the speed of your computer, one bottleneck that slows down a computer is the speed of your hard drive. To address this issue, please seriously consider…

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NAR Signs Deal with UPSTREAM to Develop Data Platform

November 23, 2015

WASHINGTON—The National Association of Realtors and its wholly owned subsidiary, Realtors Property Resource, have signed a technology agreement with UPSTREAM, a revolutionary industry-owned and controlled data management company, to develop UPSTREAM’s cross-industry, state-of-the-art platform for real estate data entry, collection and distribution for real estate brokers. UPSTREAM will create a single entry point for brokers…

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TECH TALK: Tweak Here, a Tweak There Equals an Optimized Device

September 3, 2015

Well it took about two hours, but I managed to make it through the “Apple Special Event Sept. 9, 2015” presentation. Now I want their new: 1) iPad Pro (with the new Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil); 2) Apple TV; 3) Apple Watch and 4) iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus! Of course, after the…

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TECH TALK: Helpful Windows 10 Info, Advantages

August 29, 2015

Yes, I have upgraded my touchscreen Ultrabook computer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I did the typical “in place” upgrade where the upgrade takes place over an existing Windows 7 or 8.x installation. For me, I would say that the upgrade went...okay. It didn’t go perfectly, but it did go okay. After the upgrade,…

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Realtors Handed Win in Patent Troll Suit

August 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES—The National Association of Realtors announced on July 16th that after nearly eight years of litigation and three appeals, real estate professionals were handed a win in a landmark patent infringement case. A federal circuit court of appeals affirmed a lower court ruling granting summary judgment to Move Inc., the National Association of Realtors,…

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