Committing to Real Estate Video

Let’s face it, real estate video is a commitment. A serious commitment. I had the opportunity to interview Sally Lapides and discuss what it takes to build an in-house video department. Sally is the President and CEO of Residential Properties Ltd., the largest privately owned real estate brokerage in the State of Rhode Island. Being a broker-owner, Sally has a unique perspective on investing in…

RESO

RESO 2015 Fall Meeting

I recently attended the RESO (Real Estate Standards Organization) 2015 Fall conference in Austin, TX. It was cool to be back in the “live music capital of the world” and one of my favorite cities in the United States. This was my first time attending a RESO Conference and I was quite impressed. The event featured 2 ½ action packed days. RESO develops and promotes…

Apple’s special event and the future of property search

Apple’s special event and the future of property search

Apple recently wrapped up its ‘Hey Siri’ event, which was held on September 9th 2015 at the Bill Graham Center in San Francisco. There were a ton of announcements. Now, that the dust has settled, let’s break it down. The event itself was far more cohesive than the WWDC keynote in June, which in terms of Apple, was a train wreck. This time, the segments…

My DJI Phantom 1

The latest scoop on drones and real estate

I caught up with Herb Dierks, CEO at TourFactory, to discuss one of my favorite topics – drones. I’ve been covering this topic for sometime and a lot has changed since I purchased the original DJI Phantom 1: Drone technology has become incredibly sophisticated, many real estate pros have been granted permission by the FAA to fly drones for commercial use and public safety concerns…

Energy Technology Area

The Internet of Annoying Things

I recently took a field trip to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. My colleagues and I spent the afternoon with the applied sciences team touring the facilities of the Energy Technology Area (ETA) and discussing new fangled building technologies, air quality and the Internet of Things. It was truly a fascinating discussion and quite the learning experience. The ETA is funded by the U.S. Department…