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Wyze Security Cameras

The goal at Wyze is to make quality smart home technology accessible to everyone. By working with efficient manufacturers and selling directly from their website, they’re able to offer high-quality products at much lower prices. The companies first product, Wyze Cam is a great alternative to more expensive options available on the market. While it does not have a battery, it is powered via an included 6-foot-long micro USB cable which should work for most indoor applications. The camera is not rated for outdoor use however many users have placed them underneath an eave, or inside a windowsill looking outside.

WeVideo Editor

WeVideo is one of the best video editing programs available, especially considering its ease of use and ability to be used on any device (wevideo.com on a computer and the app on mobile devices).  In fact, it has won the best video editing app on Android several times and is the first video editing platform to be certified by Google Classroom. The key to WeVideo is its simplicity, ease of use, a large library of copyright-safe media (pictures, video clips, music, sounds, text, graphics, etc.), selection of pre-built video templates (that can be quickly modified or edited for quick video

Samsung SmartThings Hub

Samsung SmartThings is a home hub that wirelessly connects your smart home devices. This allows you to remotely control and automate devices across different manufacturers that don’t have direct integrations. Want your voice assistant to alert you and turn a light on when your security camera detects a person outside at night? It can do that! SmartThings works with the most devices available on the market right now and is very user-friendly. We’ve tested ours with a variety of different sensors, cameras, locks, thermostats, speakers, plugs, switches, and voice assistants. Setting up the hub is very easy, simply select the

RPR

As a free member benefit from NAR, the REALTORS Property Resource or RPR is an incredible member-only tool that every NAR member should leverage and utilize on any device at NARRPR.com or the RPR mobile app. RPR is the most comprehensive database of US property inventory, with more data points on each US property than any other option on the market. RPR allows you to create incredibly detailed CMAs, property reports, neighborhood reports, investor and/or investment analysis reports, commercial reports, rental reports, and more, all of which can be customized and personalized/branded. By allowing the real estate agent to make

RING Security Cameras

Ring outdoor security cameras come in a variety of models, the main variations are based on the power source and there is also an option to add floodlights. The Spotlight Cam Battery version uses rechargeable batteries and can be placed anywhere within range of your 2.4Ghz wireless router, no need to worry about having a power source nearby. The batteries last 3-6 months and a solar panel can be added so you never have to worry about it recharging them. The Spotlight Cam Wired is the same camera but with a plug for a nearby outlet The Spotlight Cam Mount,

REMO+ VIDEO DOORBELL

The Remo+ RemoBell S WiFi Video Doorbell Camera with HD Video, Motion Sensor, 2-Way Talk, and Alexa Enabled (No Monthly Fees) (Free Cloud Storage) at $99 on Amazon and no monthly fees, this is a very affordable option Check out this Unboxing & Installation video from Smart Home Tech Decisions a partner with RETI featuring RETI team member Brandon Doyle as they provide an unboxing and breakdown of the Remo+ RemoBell S WiFi Video Doorbell Camera.

Phillips Hue Smart Lights

Philips hue-colored light bulbs, lamps, and light strips are a popular choice for renters and homeowners alike. They are easy to install since you’re just replacing the bulbs and don’t require any rewiring. If you decide to move, you could take them with you but be sure to change them out before including them in advertisements or in use for any showings. The lights are controllable with an app on your phone that allows individual color and brightness customization including scenes for groups of lights in an area. They can also be controlled by voice when integrated with your favorite

Magic Plan App

Magic Plan ($9.99/mo on both iOS and Android) – What if I told you, you could measure a room standing in one place and without moving any of the furniture. And not only one room, but all of the rooms and create a floor plan of the entire property including a 2D, 3D, and immersive tour while you are at it, plus create a branded floorplan brochure. Well be prepared to be amazed by Magic Plan in our video overview or go to www.magicplan.app for more details.

Life360 Security Web App

Life360 is another great app that allows you to set up a small group of people who are then able to see and track each other via their GPS location thru the app. This can be used both in business and in your private life, in fact, Life 360 is a great tool that is used by many parents to track their children’s whereabouts and activities.  In this video, we will show Life360 and how you can use it.  For more information go to https://www.life360.com/

Hurdlr Expense Tracking App

Hurdlr is a great web app (works on all devices) that can automatically track all of your mileage, expenses, income streams, and tax deductions in real-time. In this session, Warren will be joined by Raj Bhaskar, Co-Founder, and CEO of Hurdlr, as he provides a hands-on demo of the Hurdlr app which can help you automatically track your business expenses and mileage to help you organize your business operations and prepare your taxes.

Hubitat Elevation Smart Hub

Hubitat Elevation is a smart home Z-Wave & Zigbee hub that focuses on local automation. This means that your data is not shared, and your automation will still function without being connected to the internet. Most Hubitat end up transferring their devices over from another hub such as Wink or SmartThings and tend to be a little more advanced. It is not as easy to set up as Samsung SmartThings but it provides a deeper level of control and functionality. One of my favorite things about Hubitat Elevation is the Lutron Caseta integration, when paired with a Lutron Smart Bridge

Haiku Smart Fans

Haiku L series is made by the Big Ass Fan Company and retails on Amazon for $600 with its Wi-FI module. The wall switch is an extra $100, which will need to be purchased from the manufacturer directly. Not only does it work with Alexa, but it can also sync with your Ecobee or Nest thermostat and will adjust settings and speed based on the current temperature. It even has sleep settings. The Haiku fan is a bit more complicated than the standard fan you’ll find at a hardware store. Installation is also a bit more complicated. You’ll need to make

Genius Scan

This free app turns the camera in your mobile device into a portable scanner, pdf editor & signing tool all in one! Genius Scan is a scanner app that lets you quickly scan your paper documents on the go and export them as multi-page PDF files. *** 20+ million users and 1000s of small businesses use the Genius Scan scanner app *** Place any document in front of your device’s camera: our scanner app automatically recognizes the paper against the background, crops it, and cleans up the result. You obtain a crisp, legible scan. Batch scanning lets you scan dozens

Forewarn Safety App

Many apps claim to be able to help you if you ever find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation, but the problem is typically you are most likely not going to be able to use them in a real-life situation.  Well, Forewarn is different as it allows you to look up any person in the United States based on their phone number (or you can use the search form to locate them by name, age range, location, etc.) and within seconds verify if that person has any criminal history (tickets, crimes, (561) 757-4551etc.), bankruptcy or lien filings, what major assets

Floorplan Online Web App

FloorPlan Online is a great website or online Software that allows you to create interactive virtual tours, detailed floorplans, and more. Check out this video to learn more about FloorPlanOnline and how you can use it to help you sell properties and work with your clients’.  For more information, visit www.floorplanonline.com Watch the webinar we did with the FloorPlanOnline team!

Flipboard News App

Flipboard is the best news/content aggregating tool there is and the best part about it is, you can create your own personal Magazines on any topic you are interested in and it will constantly find you all the best content about that topic online. So you can create Magazines for your town, for real estate, etc. and it will pull in all the information for you on those topics without you having to scour the Internet looking for it. And part of its power is how it presents the content as it allows you to just “Flip” through each story

EUFY VIDEO DOORBELL

Eufy wireless video doorbell is a very good, inexpensive ($169 on Amazon) that is easy to self-install.  The device provides 16GB of HomeBase local storage which can save approx 180 days’ worth of video recordings at 2K (2560 x 1920) at 20-30 frames per second – 4:3 Aspect Ratio.  Is also Alexa enabled which means you can trigger actions and routines via any Alexa powered device. Check out this video from Smart Home Tech Decisions a partner with RETI featuring RETI team member Brandon Doyle as they provide an unboxing and breakdown of the Eufy Wireless Video Doorbell.

Ecobee Thermostat

Ecobee is a smart thermostat that competes with Nest, it doesn’t have as much brand awareness however it is arguably a superior product. The major benefit to any smart thermostat is that you can automate schedules and control the temperature remotely in order to save money on your utility bills. There is no sense in heating or cooling your home when you aren’t there, Ecobee has a feature that will automatically change the mode to away when you’re gone using a geo-fence and your phone to determine your location. It also has optional sensors which can be placed around your

CyberPolicy Cyber Insurance

Real estate has become one of the most targeted industries in the cybercrime world with the explosion of Wire Transfer Fraud, Listing Scams, Phishing, Smishing, Ransomware, & more which has made it pretty dangerous to operate without the protection of cyber liability insurance.  And that is where former NAR partner CyberPolicy comes into play as they offer affordable plans that have been specialized for the real estate sector. Check out this webinar on Cyber Insurance which includes an overview of CyberPolicy

Canva

Canva has become one of the most popular graphic design programs because of how easy it is to use and yet at the same time, how powerful it is.  You can use Canva to design just about anything in your marketing life whether it be online or offline. Here’s a small list of the kinds of items you can design in Canva: Print flyers, postcards, brochures, invites, resumes, yard signs, business cards, and more Online animations, videos, banner/display ads, social media posts, account header images, and more Slide deck presentations Design from scratch with custom dimensions And more And the

BombBomb

These days it is very hard to reach people in their email inbox or even SMS text messages because of the number of communications we all receive each day.  But BombBomb is an innovative product that addresses this issue by allowing you to quickly and easily create a video from any device and then embed it into your messages as an animation (which BombBomb automatically creates from the video file) with a visual ribbon that shows the recipient how long the message is (ex. Check out this 37-second video I’ve created for you).  This allows you to send quick messages

Blink XT2 Security Cameras

Blink is now owned by Amazon along with a competitor Ring. The Blink XT2 camera is the indoor/outdoor version of their Wire-Free HD smart security camera lineup. Added features include two-way audio communication, day & night HD (up to 1080p) coverage with infrared night vision. The camera can be mounted anywhere within range of your 2.4 GHz 802.11n wireless network and connects via the mobile app. There are no monthly fees, the clips are stored in the cloud for up to a year however each clip is limited to a maximum of 60 seconds.  There is not an option to

Arlo Video Doorbell

Arlo Video Doorbell is designed to capture what traditional video doorbells can’t, the new smart entry solution boasts an industry-leading vertical field of view, allowing users to get a bigger, more precise picture of their front porch. The Video Doorbell captures footage in a square aspect ratio to allow users to fully view packages on the ground or visitors from head to toe. It also offers features such as HD resolution image quality along with clear, two-way audio for users to simultaneously see and speak to visitors. The Arlo Pro Doorbell can be purchased on Amazon – https://amzn.to/37yl2gD