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Chime is celebrating an anniversary and we all get presents!

(MARKETING NEWS) Chime is celebrating its first anniversary after a year of expansion and growth and our wishes are getting granted!

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One year older and many to come

Their goal was to transform real estate through innovative technology and in just a year, Chime has managed to go above and beyond expectations.

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They recently introduced their newest smart features, an AI smart dialer and fully autonomous drones, to further integrate technology into the real estate industry.

On the up (and up and up)

Chime prides itself on being one step ahead of innovating real estate. They first started as a platform enabling real estate companies to track leads, create marketing campaigns and communicate with customers.

They continue to add features that will do just that, and more.

The AI smart dialer, named Belle, works as a companion for real estate agents making constant calls. Agents can call leads with only one click while also adding notes, making appointments and sending texts and emails all within the system.

Chime also developed Belle to automatically score leads, based on importance, and update them in real time. Belle also creates smart lists to keep track of important tasks that need to be accomplished.

On the Drone train

The second technology Chime introduced is fully automated drones, meant to live stream open houses. Chime worked in conjunction with Simtoo, the developers of drones used for aerial technology. The drones are meant to travel solo throughout a space and are equipped with facial recognition in order to avoid obstructions in their path.

They also are made to be compact with long-lasting batteries that enable them to fly for over ten minutes.

Chime believes this drone technology will make open houses more convenient for everyone – buyer, seller and real estate agent. Agents can use drones to create virtual tours of houses that they can live stream on-site or upload to their website and social media pages. The videos can even be sent directly to interested buyers who may not have time to see the home in person. This saves time and money and makes the entire process more convenient.

Cheery future

Chime aims to deal with the challenges of the real estate industry and offer smart, advanced solutions.

These two innovations are just the beginning of what they have to offer as they continue to transform how technology and real estate can work together.

#CheersToChime

Natalie is a Staff Writer at The Real Daily and co-founded an Austin creative magazine called Almost Real Things. When she is not writing, she spends her time making art, teaching painting classes and confusing people. In addition to pursuing a writing career, Natalie plans on getting her MFA to become a Professor of Fine Art.

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This beautiful podcast to video tool will ramp up your marketing

(REAL ESTATE MARKETING) New audio-to-video podcast tool allows for podcasters to market smarter on social media and attract new listeners with options like soundwaves and subtitles.

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Everybody and their brother has a podcast (it’s true, look it up). So, it only makes sense that tech companies would begin creating services to cater towards podcasters.
Such is the case with Veed, a new tool created to turn audio podcast to video. This allows podcasters to share their audio in video files to attract a bigger audience, effectively enhancing their marketing strategies.

According to the website, “Easily create podcast videos online, add a soundwave and your artwork and reach bigger audiences. There is no native way to share your podcasts on social media. With VEED you can turn your podcast into a video, add your podcast artwork and add a waveform too. Now you can reach and grow your podcast audience across all your social channels. Our online video editor is the only place to create stunning animated waveform video in real time. Perfect for podcast videos, radio shows, poetry, music, spoken word and any other audio medium.”

Features include: podcast video maker, subtitles and captions, animated waveforms, podcast artwork, and live chat assistance. You can also crop and trim the video within the editor. For subtitles, you can add in auto subtitles, add text to video; with the editor you can also add in different video effects.

The creation is done in three simple steps of uploading the audio podcast, using the audiogram generator, and downloading the resulting video.

Additionally, the audiogram generator allows you to create a soundwave in order to help visualize the spoken work, radio, poetry, music, etc. This is ideal for making clips of audio to upload as video to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to potentially attract a new listener by grabbing their attention in an introductory, bite-sized way.

It can be hard to attract new listeners, so this is a way to let them dip their toe in the water without feeling like they’re fully committing to something. You can create a call to action of “check out more” by including the full link within the post.

Veed currently operates on desktop only. There are free options of use available that include watermarks. Non-watermark versions are $20 per month or $200 per year.

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The top 50 states for retirees (is yours in the top 10?)

(REAL ESTATE MARKETING) When evaluating cost of living, property costs, crime rates, and life expectancy, here is the ranking of the best (and worst) states for retirees.

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Ah, retirement – an avid goal for some and a prison sentence for others. Regardless, it is often a part of the process (though my only personal experience with retirement is getting to the end of The Game of Life).

There is a lot to consider when entering this phase of life, and Blacktower Financial Management knows a major component is where you’ll want to live. “Each year millions of Americans give up the daily stresses of work and embark on a well-deserved retirement,” reads Blacktower’s release. “At Blacktower, we’ve ranked the best (and worst) states for retirees to help you choose the perfect destination to live out your ‘golden years’.

The rankings are based on the elements of crime rate, cost of living, how much of the population is made up of individuals 60 and over, average property prices, and life expectancy.

With this, they’ve generated ranking scores that have put the 50 states in order of what’s theoretically best for retirement.

From highest to lowest ranking:

1. Iowa
2. Minnesota
3. Vermont
4. Wisconsin
5. Nebraska
6. Idaho
7. Maine
8. New Hampshire
9. Florida
10. North Dakota
11. Pennsylvania
12. Virginia
13. Kansas
14. Wyoming
15. Connecticut
16. Ohio
17. Rhode Island
18. Michigan
19. Illinois
20. North Carolina
21. South Dakota
22. New Jersey
23. Washington
24. Utah
25. Arizona
26. Indiana
27. Colorado
28. West Virginia
29. Texas
30. Kentucky
31. Oregon
32. Georgia
33. Missouri
34. Delaware
35. Montana
36. Mississippi
37. New York
38. Oklahoma
39. South Carolina
40. Massachusetts
41. Arkansas
42. New Mexico
43. Alabama
44. Nevada
45. Tennessee
46. Louisiana
47. Maryland
48. California
49. Hawaii
50. Alaska

As listed number one, the information gathered found that the best state to retire in is Iowa. Iowa has the eighth lowest property prices in the country, which is attractive to retirees.

West Virginia has the best housing prices, while Maine has the lowest crime rates. Hawaii has the highest life expectancy (which seems pretty important consider it’s ranked second-to-last), and Mississippi has the lowest cost of living.

It would be interesting to factor in some of the other elements that are thought of as being important to retirees, such as weather. Taking that into consideration, Iowa and Hawaii would likely switch spots! Either way, this info is great to know not only for yourself, but for your clients.

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Right to be forgotten: should our internet past be erasable?

(REAL ESTATE MARKETING) With the infinite memory of the internet ever present, can or should your right to be forgotten exist or is memory the key?

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They say that everyone deserves a second chance – but with the Internet creating a permanent record of so many of our actions, it’s quite possible that mistakes from the past could come back to haunt us for years to come. Recent high-profile examples have included Kevin Hart stepping down from hosting the Oscars over homophobic tweets from years gone by, or Representative Katie Hill being forced to resign after her ex-husband leaked compromising revenge porn photos to conservative news sites.

Several countries around the world have varying degrees of success or failure implementing the “right to be forgotten” – that is, the legal right for people to ask for information about themselves to be removed from search engines.

The right to be forgotten is controversial. On one hand, victims of revenge porn and other slanders, like Katie Hill, have very little recourse to repair the ongoing damage to their careers and reputations. Others feel that people with a criminal record, especially for nonviolent and petty crimes, shouldn’t have to answer for their past mistakes forevermore.

Others argue that allowing people to remove information about their past infringes upon freedom of expression and could lead to censorship and the ability for history to be inaccurately rewritten.
In the United States, we lean towards the right of the public to access information. However, in countries around the world, the right be forgotten is gaining a foothold. For example, the European Data Protection Directive protects the right to be forgotten by requiring search engines to provide a process whereby a person can ask for links about them to be removed.

In fact, Google has entire Advisory Council dedicated to making such decisions by weighing the harm done to the individual against the rights of the public to know. As of 2014, Google has removed over a million URLs from its search results (webpages aren’t expunged from the internet – just from the search engine listings, making sites difficult, but not impossible to find).

Some of the decisions have been controversial, such as a case where a doctor had removed links to articles about malpractice in his past. Nonetheless, many countries feel that the right to be forgotten should be protected, and in recent years France has put pressure on Google to remove contentious links not only from Google Europe, but from all of its search engines internationally.

In the United States, there’s not much legal precedent for the “right to be forgotten.” So what should you do if you really want to erase incriminating links about yourself?

First of all, if you are a victim of revenge porn – don’t worry you’re not alone. Organizations like Cyber Civil Rights, Without My Consent, and BADASS Army can help guide you through the steps to get the content removed, deal with the emotional damage, and potentially take legal action, as posting revenge porn is against the law in many states.

And what if you want to vanish from the web just because? Lifehacker has a pretty comprehensive guide on how to “wipe your existence from the Internet.” This includes making private or completely deleting your social media accounts, emailing websites and asking them to take your name down, and opting out of people search sites. They even recommend a paid service called Delete Me who will, for a price, troll the Internet on an ongoing basis for content about you.

For now, there’s not much legal protection in the U.S. for the right to be forgotten and erasing something once it’s been posted may or may not work. We can’t necessarily control what reporters, public records, and exes say about us online – but we at least start by being careful with our own content and thinking twice before posting.

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