The Best Gets Better: Gmail and IMAP

Google’s popular web-based e-mail app gets an upgrade. The geeks have been calling for it quite literally since Gmail’s inception a few years ago. Yahoo! Mail already offers it. Now IMAP is finally here. What is so exciting? Well, anyone who has been using Gmail as their primary e-mail account (like me!) and accesses itContinue reading “The Best Gets Better: Gmail and IMAP”

Lessons Learned From A Near Disaster

When’s the last time you backed up your data? As most of you readers know, I’m pretty good with computers. I’ve built a few and it’s no big deal to be to swap out components, install new equipment or repair something that’s not right. Saturday I went to my computer to check e-mail, and itContinue reading “Lessons Learned From A Near Disaster”

Royal LePage TV Launches – Canadian Real Estate 2.0

Free online videos offer buying and selling tips, staging advice, and more. Canada’s premier source for real estate information, Royal LePage, has launched a brand new website,, where you can view a series of informative videos on how to sell or how to buy real estate. Specifically, the videos point out how the useContinue reading “Royal LePage TV Launches – Canadian Real Estate 2.0”

What is Web 2.0? [VIDEO]

Furthering our discussion on Web 2.0, this short video helps explain a little more as to what the buzz-word is all about. Some of this may seem abstract, and the end of the video relates more to software and application developers, but the basic concept is good, and this video gives you a good ideaContinue reading “What is Web 2.0? [VIDEO]”

Victoria Real Estate Board Releases StrataDocs Online

This is probably the biggest news since WebForms™ was introduced a few years ago. Remember how that made your life so much easier? First, the official news release from the Board: New StrataDocs Online Service for REALTORS® Helps Buyers of Strata Units The Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) has introduced a new online service forContinue reading “Victoria Real Estate Board Releases StrataDocs Online”

My Favourite Real Estate Tools and Tech – Part 1

I am a child of the electronic age. I had an Atari, and then a Nintendo (the ORIGINAL one). I even had a Commodore VIC 20. I loved science kits growing up. I Had a microscope, walkie-talkies, and my parents had to keep a supply of old junky telephones, etc. in the house so IContinue reading “My Favourite Real Estate Tools and Tech – Part 1”

Web 2.0: The Future Of Real Estate

Of course we all know that the Internet revolutionized real estate. Well, the Internet has evolved. Have you? I would say that most agents in our local area have a Web site. Most recognize it as a marketing tool: a way to get their listing information out there and – if they have the functionalityContinue reading “Web 2.0: The Future Of Real Estate”