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Your Email, Your Brand

Posted by MOLLY McMAHAN on January 12, 2011 in No Category
The older I get, the bigger fussbudget I become. I dislike getting urban legend mail, or some cute dog eating a bowl of cake batter, or a even political cometary/jokes.  I don't like it in my personal email and I get very frustrated when I get those emails professionally. Ten years ago would anyone send a "recipe circle" chain mail on their company letterhead?  Would the enclose a cute picture of someone else's dog with their business card and a note about precious fluffy.  Not a chance.  For one, it cost money (... read more
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Windows Live Essentials- Writer

Posted by MOLLY McMAHAN on June 23, 2010 in No Category
Oh wow. I needed Windows Movie Maker for a project I am working on and realized that since my husband upgraded us to Windows 7, all the tools I used on XP weren’t there anymore. Rats! So, I went on a little web hunt and discovered a few cool things that I didn’t know were available. (maybe it is because I avoided a Windows Live ID for the better part of this century….maybe.)  Right now, I writing this post with Windows Live Writer and It is a really nice, clean layout.  there are but... read more
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Windows Live Essentials- Video Solutions

Posted by MOLLY McMAHAN on June 28, 2010 in No Category
Virtual Tours and Videos are awesome ways to promote a listing.  There isn’t any argument there. We have all seen the numbers about how listings with virtual tours and several property photos get more views than those that don’t. If you are not with a Broker who offers a video or virtual tour solution and are just starting out and building your business the cost of tours, equipment can add up quickly. Luckily Microsoft and Windows Live comes to the rescue with either Movie Maker or Photo Story 3.... read more
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Windows Live Essentials- Photo Gallery

Posted by MOLLY McMAHAN on June 25, 2010 in No Category
I will freely admit that I am a photo organizational nut.  I have Corel PaintShopPro Photo, Picasa, Adobe Elements and now I have downloaded the Windows Live Essentials Photo Gallery. I might need an intervention. Importing the images and tagging them can be done as soon as your camera his hooked up, great for naming a file of your kids baseball game or your newest listing!  You can search for images by date taken, or people tags, descriptive tags (self created) or by photos that have not been tag... read more
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Why I Stay (part 5)

Posted by MOLLY McMAHAN on October 02, 2009 in No Category
[caption id="attachment_132" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Madonna Moody-Southern Indiana"][/caption] "I didn't want to work for a large company, but I also didn't want to work for a small unknown company either. I wanted to work for a company with a good reputation that had name recognition.  Coldwell Banker seemed to be a good fit, not to large or small and a well known name. Once I interviewed with the managing broker, I knew this was the right location for me"... read more
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