Category Archives: Technology

Is the Internet a Fundamental Human Necessity?

Is the Internet a fundamental human necessity? Is a workplace with flexible mobility policies as valuable as salary?  Continue reading

Google maps update

A recent update to Google Maps is putting an end to the inconvenient process of searching and re-searching for directions online.

In the past this scenario would play out frequently.  Your transferee is researching directions/destinations for his/her home finding trip.  They need to walk away from their computer for a time and when it comes time to actually heading out; the directions that were previously searched are gone.  What this means is having to search again for the places/directions and then remember which route was the preferred one.

Google is taking care of this behavior with its update. Continue reading

Social Media and Relocation

For many real estate agents the world of marketing has changed.  According to the National Association of Realtors 2011 Technology Survey more than half of it’s member agents reported using social networking sites last year. This compares with a little more than a third in 2009. Nearly two-thirds have a website and 1 in 10 has a blog.    Social media websites such as Facebook and Linkedin have transformed old contacts into new potential clients and customers.

But how do you know if your social media marketing is really working and is effective?

Our very own Scott Gaffan, Manager of Learning Technologies & Technical Training for Relocation America, has been trumpeting the use of Klout.com.  Klout.com will demonstrate for you the effectiveness of your current online/social media efforts and also helps you to see the types of things that affect that influence.  You can read the full details of this exciting website by clicking over to Scott’s blog here.