Thursday, May 21, 2020

THE DIGITAL DOWNSIDES OF THE PANDEMIC:  A BREEDING GROUND FOR HACKERS

More on tis with technology consultant and CEO of emedia  ANNA MURRAY who sheds light on fraud with unemployment checks, PPP and IRS funds, ransomware attacks, do’s and don’ts when teleworking, etc. Murray owns and runs a successful software development company. She is the author of several books, most recently the critically acclaimed The Complete Software Project Manager (Wiley, 2016), and is a nationally recognized technology consultant, speaker and blogger. Her articles and columns have appeared in several on-line and print publications including Industrial Engineer, Industrial Management, Manufacturing Business Technology, Banking Exchange, Hotel Business, Non Profit Journal, SC Magazine, Information Management, Non Profit World, and New York Law Journal. As one of the earliest web development firms, emedia has developed strategy and implemented innovative solutions for many clients including The Kellogg Corporation, Harvard Business Publishing, Time Out New York, Slate Group, IST, The American Association of Advertising Agencies, International Creative Management, Consumer Reports, and The National Institutes of Health.

Murray is also the author of:

GREEDY HEART, by A.P. Murray (Author)

Publisher: Tule Publishing Group (April 7, 2020)

(From the book) “For Delia math just makes sense—more sense than people, anyway.

It’s 2006, and Delia Mulcahy is living in a shabby apartment and facing crushing student debt. Suddenly, she’s plucked from obscurity to work for Wall Street’s top hedge fund. Determined to make her millions, Delia must master the cutthroat world of big-stakes trading and profit off of the cataclysm of the looming crash. In the underbelly of finance, no one is who they say they are. Delia finds herself embroiled in devious schemes and duplicitous deals as her recklessness threatens every relationship in her life: family, friends and especially the two rival CEOs vying for her genius. It’s a high-risk game and she is a better player than most. When her soul is on the line, how much is enough for her greedy heart?” 

THE PANDEMIC AND THE HOUSING MARKET

Whether you’re selling or buying we hear from one of the best in the business, TRACY MCLAUGHLIN, Marin County’s top producing agent in 2019 for a record breaking 14th straight year with over $176 million in closed transactions.

WEBSITE: https://www.tracymclaughlin.com

McLaughlin talks about how millions of sellers with homes on the market can successfully show their properties right now… rapidly shifting values…opportunities for buyers and more. McLaughlin was ranked the number 63 Individual Agent By Sales Volume 2019 in the country/number 21 in California by REAL Trends /The Wall Street Journal and was ranked number 13 by the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco’s 2019 Leading 100 rankings, which honors the top-producing Bay Area real estate professionals and teams based on 2018 sales volume. A lifelong resident of Marin, Tracy’s acute understanding of the local market, coupled with her unsurpassed knowledge of the region, has made her the broker of choice for luxury home buyers and sellers in Marin County. To date, Tracy has sold over $2.5 billion worth of residential real estate. Born and raised in the small community of Ross in Marin County, Tracy graduated from U.C. Berkeley and went on to do graduate work in television broadcasting at Stanford University. Tracy worked for eight years as a reporter/ anchor for various NBC affiliates around the country. She credits her background in journalism and communication for her ability to effectively present properties and negotiate transactions.

She is also the co-author of:

REAL ESTATE RESCUE: HOW AMERICA LEAVES BILLIONS BEHIND IN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE AND HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR HOME’S VALUE (BUYING AND SELLING HOMES, STAGING A HOME TO SELL), by Tracy McLaughlin  (Author), Kevin Lake  (Author)

Publisher: Mango (April 14, 2020)

(From the book) “The advice you didn’t know you needed. Because most people only enter the real estate world once a decade or less, few really know how it works. The housing market elicits a lot of emotions, from excitement to anxiety. Oftentimes, this can blind us to the realities of how the market works. Top residential real estate agent Tracy McLaughlin is here to change our understanding of the home sale process. From those buying their first home to sellers with some experience, this book is packed with essential advice. A roadmap for buyers and sellers. In nearly all real estate sales, buyers and sellers leave behind thousands—or even hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars—on the table. As frightening as this reality is, it continually happens because one simple decision, among the countless made during the entire process, can greatly impact the outcome of the transaction. Bridging the gap between information and expertise. Because of the way technology has impacted real estate sales, buyers and sellers have greater access to information and even the ability to direct the sales process. While knowing market information is helpful in real estate sales, most people still lack a key aspect: expertise. By presenting an inside view on sales, McLaughlin provides a guide for maximizing the value of the sale and purchase of homes.

In this book by real estate expert Tracy McLaughlin, readers will find…

  • Detailed guidelines for how to save money and make money
  • Advice for finding the right real estate agent
  • The real estate for dummies book every home buyer or seller needs

If you’ve looked for guidance in books such as Dream Home, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, and Home Buying Kit For Dummies, then you’ll find more of what you’re looking for in Real Estate Rescue with Tracy McLaughlin.”