Category: Tech

Stretching the boundaries….

This aired the same day I got my new iMac. I had to load Fusion on there to run Windows too so I could use the MLS and update my website, neither of which worked with the Apple OS. I had Office for Mac, but then I discovered that my spellcheck wouldn’t work without Office for Windows too, so that’s more software I have to download (my old Office for Windows disc says it’s good for 3 computers, so why can’t I get this new one to recognize the disc? Geez.) This is about as clumsy as, well as………

Watch next Monday to see if Steve gets voted off the show….

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Virtual Realty: The Online Real Estate Detente

How did Seattle become the home for technology companies that want to help you buy or sell … a home? Sure, it’s where Microsoft and Amazon are based, and it’s a well-educated, tech-savvy community, and the University of Washington churns out more than its share of software engineers.

But why real estate?

A lot of really smart people read that real estate was a multi-billion dollar business and they wanted a piece of the pie. They figured that even a tiny slice was probably worth millions.

But what they didn’t understand was that the oft-quoted “multi-billion dollar business” was based on the total value of all of the real estate involved, not how much money one could make from buying or selling it, which was just a small percentage of each sale.

A big miscalculation.

Virtual Realty: The Online Real Estate Detente

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