Announcing Home Pro Sponsor Cards – invite your clients to HomeDiary

Posted by Michael Rahmn on Sep 26, 2018 5:11:24 PM

We are excited to announce a new way for Home Pro's to stay in touch with clients and help spread the word about HomeDiary. Home Pro's can now invite people they know or have done business with to HomeDiary.

  1. For Home Pro's: This puts your contact info within easy reach of your clients by creating a contact card. If you ever change email, phone numbers, or companies, you can update your card and it will be automatically updated for anyone you've invited.

  2. For Homeowners: Your Home Pro's contact information is within easy reach if you have follow up questions or want advice on other pro's or services they might recommend (real estate agents are a great resource for recommending other Home Pro's — just ask!).

Important NOTE for Homeowners: Your HomeDiary is private by default. Nobody besides you has access to the information in your account unless you explicitly share it. Using the invite link to sign up simply populates a contact card in your list of Home Pros.

See our Help Video on inviting your clients

Or - Here's how it works in 4 steps

  1. Create a HomeDiary account
  2. Add a HomePro sponsor card to your profile
  3. Copy / paste the invite link
  4. Send the invite

Create your own account

https://homediary.com/signup

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Add a Home Pro Profile

Got to your profile page:
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Expand the HomePro section:
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Fill in your profile:
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Be sure to hit save.

Once you hit save, you'll see an Invite Link section appear. Clicking in the box will highlight the descriptive text as well as your unique invite URL.

Copy this to your clipboard (File > Copy, or the shortcut appropriate for your device).

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Send the Invite

You can paste the code into an email, Facebook or other social media. Feel free to re-write it in your own words. The important part to keep in tact is the invite code:

Here's what it looks like:

https://homediary.com/invite/yourcodehere

The last bit — "yourcodehere" — will be unique to you. Use that URL anywhere you'd like to to invite others to HomeDiary.

If you would like some eye candy to go along with your email, just right click on this image and "Save as" an image on your computer, then upload it into your email blast.
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Topics: home inventory, home automation, homeowners insurance, 3d spaceplanner, homeownership lifecycle, home pro sponsor

HomeDiary Help Videos

Posted by Kris Cone on Sep 26, 2018 5:08:14 PM

Please check out our videos on various topics related to the HomeDiary website for homeowners, and the awesome tools available for free!

How to bookmark HomeDiary.com to your iPhone screen

How to use the Timeline

How to use Ideas

How to use Home Inventory

How to use 3D Spaces

Convert your Appraisal Sketch into an amazing to scale 3D Model

Home Pros - Get Free Sponsorship on your client's HomeDiaries!

Topics: homedairy, home automation, 3d spaceplanner, 3d space designer, home inventory

HomeDiary Keynote

Posted by Kris Cone on Sep 26, 2018 5:06:18 PM

Check out the video of Kris Cone, CEO/Co-Founder of HomeDiary describe the HomeDiary platform at the National Association of Realtors REach Demo Day.

Topics: HomeDiary pro, home automation, 3D tours

How to Solve the WiFi pain in the A$&!

Posted by Kris Cone on Sep 26, 2018 4:57:11 PM

This is the first of my posts associated with different technology for the home. I am an early adopter. I have 2 Nest Thermostats, a Nest Protect, a Nest Cam, a Rachio Smarter sprinkler Controller and several WeMo light switches. Oh, and an Amazon Echo and a Logitech Harmony Remote.

Anyway, We have a pretty big house - some 5300 square feet, and it is kind of long and irregular shaped. Our WiFi router is in my office which is at one end of the house. Needless to say, with 2 levels and lots of angles with 2 staircases, this home is a nightmare for WiFi.

Well, for Christmas I decided to give the gift that keeps on giving - whole house WiFi! I bought the Orbi Home Wifi System by Netgear and gave it as an early Christmas gift. I admit I was a bit skeptical of these "WiFi Systems" (others include eero, Luma and Google WiFi has one too).

After all, how was it that different than the $60 range extender I have....why would I need a $400 system???

Orbi Home WiFi System by NETGEAR.

(affiliate link)

All I can say is WOW.

My kids and wife used to complain that the WiFi sucked. Can't get it in our bedroom, or living room, or even the kitchen. Endless buffering. And this is after I installed a WiFi range extender that was supposed to help. It didn't.

The Orbi is different because it creates its own WiFi network that more efficiently distributes the signal throughout my house. The Tri-Band Mesh WiFi creates a dedicated wireless connection between the Orbi Router and Satellite delivering the fastest Internet speeds, similar to a wired Ethernet connection. I am not exactly sure what the Mesh WiFi is or how it works, all I know is it works. After doing the install with the satellite placed upstairs in the hallway on a desk, which took maybe 15 minutes, here are the results for download speeds (my uploads are capped at 10 mbps).

  • My office - 195 mbps
  • Family room - 190 mbps
  • Kitchen - 75 mbps
  • Dining room 50 mbps (towards the end of the house)
  • Living room - 162 mbps (furthest away from my office)!!!
  • Master bedroom - 50 mbps

In other words, I have a strong signal everywhere! Anything over 20 mbps is good.

There are other options out there, including Google's cheaper version, but I am happy with the Orbi I bought. And while it says it covers 4000 sq ft, the 2 units I have are doing just fine with my 5000+ home. You can add on another satellite if you need it. Pretty cool and can help you maybe alleviate some frustration too!

Enjoy!

Topics: wifi house system, home automation

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