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Showing posts from June, 2020


Hello All, I did not expect to be writing another post so soon, but a game changing event in Chrome OS that directly affects those of us who use Chrome OS for our real estate business has been announced. Are you all ready? Well, here it is: Parallels is coming to Chrome OS! Yes, through Parallels Desktop, you will be able to run Windows applications, including Windows versions of Microsoft Office, on Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases. It is supposed to happen as soon as this fall, yes, Fall 2020! I am stoked! I have used Parallels on Mac OS before and it worked wonderfully. I was able to run full windows on an iMac when I was in college and it made my college life a lot easier. It is the best Windows emulator out there, bar none. Now that Parallels will soon be on Chrome OS, it only makes it that much easier for someone to switch their business over to the Chrome OS operating system because you will be able to get the best of Windows and Office as well. I repeat t

Progressive Web Apps

Hello All, Let's talk Progressive Web Apps! Progressive Web Apps are applications that work across platforms through the web. They are more interactive than typical websites but not tied down to single platform like a standard application. They literally are the best of both worlds and well, real estate professionals have a few reasons to use them. So, let's discuss them: BRANDING Branding is a great reason to use Progressive Web Apps. Because they are more interactive than regular websites, you can create better experiences with potential clients. There is research being conducted on how much more effective Progressive Web Apps are at lead capturing than a standard website and in real estate, leads are everything! LISTINGS Listings, on or off the MLS, can be better interacted with by prospective buyers and renters in Progressive Web Apps than on typical websites. While typical websites have come a long with with virtual tours and Matterport 3D, Progressive Web Apps

A new gem from HP

Hello All, HP has been on a roll lately, now coming out with a new flagship consumer Chromebook, the Chromebook x360 14c. There will be multiple variants of this Chromebook and it will be available both directly from HP and from Best Buy. At minimum, you get a Pentium 6405u processor with 4 GB of RAM and at the high end you get an Intel 10th Gen i5 with 8 GB of RAM. I am not too sure about hard drive specifications but the good news is that it does come with all the necessary ports including a card reader! It is also USI Pen compatible for those who like an e-signature to look like a wet signature. This is a 14" convertible machine with a touchscreen which should be the right mix of business and pleasure for most real estate professionals. By all accounts, the lowest spec Pentium model will start at $499 once it becomes available. I am personally very interested in this one and I may very well get one myself, though I've probably said that before on here and haven

Just Checking In

Hello, Just thought I'd check in. There is not a lot going on right now in terms of Chrome OS for Real Estate because of the recent events. I stand with the protesters and I have spoken at depth about this on my personal social media accounts, so I will not go into detail on that here other than to say that Black Lives Matter. Just wanted to make sure everyone was doing well. I hope have some news to post in the very near future in terms of Chrome OS for real estate. Until next time, Dave