mapstreetview.com

Steve Long
For those of you who like to view properties and their surrounding area from your computer (and see many places around the world) try mapstreetview.com

Try it out with your home address. This is a bit different from showmystreet.com and gives a nice neighborhood view whereas showmystreet gives better commercial building views (multi-story). Google Earth is still best for overhead views and views away from the street.

With a property profile from Dennis and these tools you can do a pretty fine quick CMA without leaving your office.

User Updates

Steve OSA 2015
New Year – working to catch up with posts AND add some new features.

Whenever a post is opened your user information appears at the bottom of the post. If you look at a few of these you will get an idea of what you can have appear automatically in this box along with you picture (if you have set up a Gravatar). Note: you can find how to set up a Gravatar by searching “Gravatar” on the website.

Your user profile can also contain the following:
Website
AIM
Yahoo IM
Jabber/Google Talk
Twitter user name
Facebook author URL
Google+ author profile.

Any of these will improve your visibility and should help you find and work with clients.

Send the information to me and I will add it to your User Profile. Sorry – you have to do your own Gravatar because it interacts with your email address.

Let’s make some deals this year!

5 ADA Accessibility Myths

03/01/2015
5 ADA Accessibility Myths from Hunter Kitchens, In: “Facility System Solutions”

Don’t let these common misconceptions trip you up.

If you’re like most business owners, when you think of the Americans with Disabilities Act, you think of employee-related buzzwords like “reasonable accommodations,” the “interactive process,” and whether workers can perform the “essential functions” of their jobs. It’s a major undertaking to educate management on these few phrases alone, but they actually pertain to only one of the five sections that comprise the ADA (specifically, Title I, which covers employment).
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E-mail addresses for professionals

STEVE CUTOUTIf you are using a Yahoo or Hotmail address you should change to a Gmail address – better yet – get your name@yourdomain.com address. On the other hand if you want to maintain your “old school” image keep on using those old addresses.

By the way – do NOT cancel those old addresses – just start using the new address in current applications.
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