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Don’t Let Yourself Be Held for Ransom

Ransomware

As a real estate professional, I know that computers are an important tool on both sides of the deal.  They simplify the process of finding or selling a home for both agent and client. The program Coldwell Banker supports for example, called MyREAlert (call me and I’ll sign you up), sends home buyers information about properties on the market almost as soon as they hit the MLS.

If it wasn’t for computers we wouldn’t have access to the MLS and other programs, where sellers can have their homes beautifully displayed in photography accompanied with loads information buyers need to know, including nearby community information, commute times, and open home dates,  and where buyers can easily access this information.

We even have DocuSign that allows clients who are on vacation or who live out of the area to sign contracts from almost anyplace, as long as they can access a computer.

We’re online a lot.  All of us. Not just real estate professionals and their clients.  That’s why I thought I’d pass this information along concerning Ransomware.

Ransomware, to quote Susan Bradley, isa computer user’s worst nightmare. You boot your PC, and a big warning box pops up on your screen. No, it’s not a Windows error; the message states that all your files have been encrypted and you’ll have to pay a ransom to get the key.”

Since we use our computers so much, it’s important to keep them safe.  Follow this link to get some tips about how to protect your computer from Ransom Ware.

Give me a call if you’re thinking of  thinking of buying or selling a home, and for all your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make you glad you called.

Use your computer to get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market, check out my Company Super Site.

If you’re interested in HIGH WALK SCORE HOMES click HERE.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

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Chris Neddersen,
Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley