Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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Any of you that have ever attended one of my sessions know I am very big on contact management.  In my days before becoming a speaker I worked in Corporate America where at a very young age the importance of contact management was pounded into my head.  I remember the rolodex on my desk and the b...
04/29/2010
Many of you know me and in my position I try very hard to be middle of the road most times being politically correct and not voicing my personal opinion, well other then Smartphones.  My youngest son is a financial adviser in DC working for a very small but powerful group.  He is even more conser...
04/07/2010
Yes you read the title correctly I need help.  Next month I am speaking at the AE Institute in Quebec City and I want to build a "Top 10 Things you haven't considered using your smartphone to do". Yes I know all about the host programs on the phone but things outside the box is what I am looking ...
03/22/2010
I am quickly approaching my 10th Anniversary of working with REALTORS and I have lived through many technology changes.  I can remember back in 2001 telling agents "If you don't email, you will be limiting your business".  I had agents argue that email was a passing fade and wasn't here to stay. ...
03/19/2010
If your like me you have received the following email; "Cell phones will go public this month.  This means that cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketing companies.  The National Do Not Call List will block your number for 5 years.  To register, call 888-382-1222.  You must call from t...
03/05/2010
Today I got a robo call from AT&T about my phone service, just for the record I do have an account with Sprint also and yes I do pay my own cell bills.  They wanted me to know I was available for a free upgrade of a phone.  So I called in and started asking questions about my bill within 30 secon...
03/02/2010
Have I mentioned I am getting a headache with all the phones rolling out the first quarter of 2010?  Verizon released the new improved Palm and Pixi Plus the end of January and I am already getting emails from folks asking what the difference is.  Not much but just like all the other Palm release...
02/11/2010
I started to write a series of articles on how the different carriers were aligning their business plan to capture a bigger part of the cell phone pie almost two years ago.  Remember names like Nextel and ALLTEL we have found them gobbled up by the four remaining carriers.  The big four left stan...
02/01/2010
For the past three months I have been telling folks to wait until after the first of the year if they need a new Smartphone.  Well it's the first of the year and things are starting to become clear.  The industry wants us to start using a new phrase to define the new breed of Smartphones they wan...
01/08/2010
There has been a changing of the guard within my organization.  Kathy Spory my current Business Manager who has served me well is stepping down to concentrate on family and being a full time college student.  She is staying with us to handle special projects and hopes to get very active again aft...
01/02/2010
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Dick Betts

REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
local_phone(717) 860-3107
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