WARNING: Electronic Wire Transfer Fraud

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Brett Murray

“ALWAYS VERIFY wire instructions, specifically the ABA routing number and account number, by calling the party who sent the instructions to you. DO NOT use the phone number provided in the email containing the instructions, use phone numbers you have called before or can otherwise verify. Obtain the number of your Realtor®, Real Estate Broker and your escrow officer as soon as an escrow account is opened. DO NOT send an email to verify as the email address may be incorrect or the email may be intercepted by the fraudster,” Susan Wehrle, Vice President of Select Title Group said.

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5 Life Hacks Using Smart Home Devices

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Brett Murray

By Jonathan Deesing

Clean floors and fresh java are hardly the coolest things you can get from using smart devices like robotic vacuums and automatic coffee makers in your home. Whether you’re already benefitting from smart devices or not, here are some unexpected ways you can harness this smart tech to spice up your home.

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How to Protect Your Credit From a Security Breach

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Julie Morrow

You've all heard the news, but have you taken the time to take action to protect your assets?  If you're like most, time probably got away from you.  In just a couple clicks, you can find out if you were affected by this breach.  Read on.

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How to Create a Paperless Home

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

By Maria Patterson

Take a look around your office and you’ll probably notice there’s something missing: those teetering towers of papers that used to pile up on the edge of your desk. As we move further and further into a digital environment, paper is being tossed in favor of email, the cloud and text messages.

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Ask An Agent - Technology

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Art Vibulakaopun

My first year as an agent, I learned a lot about how to help buyers and sellers achieve their goal of buying or selling a house. Contracts were written out on paper. Measurements were taken with measuring tape and the only real technology that I saw in my first year was the photos being taken with digital cameras and not film.

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12 "Digital Chores" for Your Household

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

12 "Digital Chores" for Your Household

From the moment we wake up until the time we go to bed, the Internet is the enabling thread that holds together our day. This increased connectivity, however, and our ever-growing number of connected devices have also made us more vulnerable to cybercrime. Against this backdrop, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) strongly recommend households complete the following “digital chores.”

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Real estate has been an industry in transition as new technologies emerge almost daily to reshape the way buyers and sellers search for homes. The price of this progress has been one of changing not only the industry’s attitude about technology, but our adoption of it.

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