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Holiday Movie House Quiz

Quiz not showing or loading? Click here. Written by Madison G from ARMLS Madison has been part of the ARMLS family since 2015. As the Content Editor, she brings an extensive background in writing, editing, communication and punnery.

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Real Life Haunted House Quiz

You know houses, but how well do you know haunted houses? Test you knowledge of some of the most famous ominous abodes and disturbing dwellings. Quiz not showing? Click here. Written by Madison G from ARMLS Madison has been part of the ARMLS family since 2015. As the Content...

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Baseball in the Valley

Spring Training is in full swing this year. If you’re not a baseball fan, you may be ignoring a large influence in our market. There are 15 major league teams at 10 ballparks across the Valley which generate an estimated $300 – $400 million of economic benefit each year. Events that bring...

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What People Think I Do

A popular Web meme, also known as a Web trend, explores how different groups of people view what they do for a living, it’s uncleverly called the “What people think I do” meme. From the good to the bad, myths about the real estate profession remain. Below are popular...

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How to Remove Unnecessary or Unwanted Personal Data Online

The rise of social networks, smartphones, and consumer reviews means a lot more of data about “you” is now online. Maybe you created a Myspace account before Facebook came around. Maybe you want your blog to be the first thing that comes up when your name is typed.  ...

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Attack of the Real Estate Photo Drones?

  Just when you’ve mastered your smartphone to take listing photos, a new technology is springing up in MLSs across the country – flying photo drones (see more drone real estate photos here, scroll down after the jump). Unlike drones being used in the military, these are small GPS...

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Why Do You Keep Screaming at Me? REAL ESTATE and CAPS

ON THE INTERNET, TYPING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS IS CONSIDERED SCREAMING OR YELLING. IT IS ALSO VERY HARD TO READ. THE WAY CONSUMERS VIEW LISTINGS HAS CHANGED. AN OLD CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING TRICK WAS TO USE CAPS TO HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANT FEATURES, AND THIS CARRIED OVER TO PUBLIC REMARKS. THE IDEA...

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What Home Searchers Could Learn from The Beatles

Okay, we’re not really going to talk about The Beatles in this post, but we wanted to make a point – coming up with unique real estate blog content is hard. The post idea came from Portent’s content idea generator based on keywords we entered. Real estate search tactics...

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Facebook Enacts 20% Text Rule

If you’re using a Timeline Cover photo, ads or sponsored stories on Facebook, you’ll want to take note of these new Facebook rules (Rule 1 III. B. and Rule 2 III. D.). Rule 1: Covers may not include: i. images with more than 20% text; Rule 2: Ads and...

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Mobile is Here

Over the past few years, we’ve seen Subscribers use mobile devices more and PCs less. In fact, we’re in the process of creating a new comprehensive mobile strategy to better serve our Subscribers. In that effort, we’d like to share some mobile data that was released recently about consumers....

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Get More Shares by Sharing

Subscribers who blog or create video often struggle with gaining the exposure they need to sustain their efforts. In the video below, Rand Fishkin talks about how you can help people you know and in-turn how they will help you spread your content. If you’re creating video for real...

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iPad Map Search

You can create map searches with the iPad, all it takes is some smart gesturing. Let’s start with a simple rectangle. Once on the Map Search screen, select the rectangle icon, it will then become highlighted. Tap, hold and drag anywhere on the map to draw the rectangle area....

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How to Take iPad Screen Captures

Remember that glorious day when you discovered the Print Screen key on your PC? Taking screen captures is easy on the iPad. Here’s how: Press and hold the Home button and then press the Power button, as depicted below: If done successfully, a camera click sound and a short...

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