With cooler temperatures come concerns about weather-related damages to vacant properties. The cost of repairs from water damage and broken pipes can be substantial. Take action now before freezing temperatures occur. Protect your clients and yourself by sending winterization letters to your vacant listing property owners and anyone whose property could...
In the continued effort to keep you informed and prepared when it comes to wire fraud, we’ve compiled some useful practices you should employ to prevent this threat from affecting your business: Always verify wire instructions by phone before transferring money Use previously known contact information when possible Be...

Exclusive Look beta launch

As you may have heard, we went public with some exciting news last week – the beta launch of a pre-MLS listing tool called Exclusive Look! This agent-to-agent marketing tool allows you to easily share coming soon listings with other agents in our network even before they appear on...
If you want to win more and better listings, marketing your Listing Concierge plan is the way. "I got three additional listings this summer, one was in a townhome community and one of the neighbors saved the postcard and called two months later when he was ready to sell.  The...
Your clients depend on you to handle personally identifiable information (PII) securely and confidentially. By safeguarding SSNs and financial account details, you help reduce the risk of identity theft. To protect personally identifiable information: Keep transaction files in a secure place. Password protect any device containing PII – Use...
Password protection is one of the most essential aspects of cybersecurity. By adhering to the following guidelines, you’ll protect your clients’ sensitive information while safeguarding your own. For a strong password: Use a minimum of 8 characters. Use a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. Avoid using...
The basic principles of virus protection are important to understand. With a few tips in mind, it’s easy to do your part in safeguarding your technology resources and data. Here are a few tips: Use antivirus and malware programs configured for automatic scans and frequent updates. Always leave your...
Did you know that more scammers today are asking for payment by gift card? There’s been a 270% increase in this activity since 2015, according to the FTC. So, anytime someone calls selling something or about a bill you supposedly owe and suggests you pay with a gift card...
Nowadays, few objects contain more personal and professional information than our smartphones. It’s simple to protect these devices from threats and criminals with a few proactive steps. Here are a few best practices: Enable password protection and use the strongest password possible. Activate the lockout screen and set a...
When you’re entrusted with sensitive information and documents, it’s certainly necessary to maintain a secure office environment. Tidiness, good information security practices and your best judgment help keep such data protected. Here are a few tips: Keep your workspace looking clean and professional. Don’t leave sensitive documents out on...