Bay County Veterans Day Parade in Panama City
Posted: 11/12/2012 - Continuing the recognition of local men and women in uniform, Bay County's annual Veterans Day parade takes place in downtown Panama City Monday.
Many people use the popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Linked-In, Wordpress and Twitter for fun...But Jennifer Mackay--and her real estate team in Panama City have turned these sites into powerful business tools.
"We have to be innovative with technology,” insists Mackay.
And that's not just a catch phrase. This tech-savvy realtor hasn't let the troubled economy hinder her efforts in closing a deal.
"Business is good, picking up...were getting very busy, fielding a lot of leads, writing contracts and selling properties..."
Jessie Cochran is the Web Master of jennifermackay.com , which happens to be one of the leading real estate websites in Bay County.
"Real Estate is highly competitive and we feel our strengths is the technology that sets us apart from our peers," said Cochran.
Not only is Mackay using her website to sell property--you can also find a virtual tour of each and every listing right here on Youtube.
Take this three bedroom-two bath Callaway home on Michael Drive. The virtual tour is interactive and inviting--making it more of a place that potential buyers can call home.
"We try to use as much technology as possible. Between webcasts, podcasts, mimeo, Youtube, we're everywhere...you have to be," said Cochran.
Cochran says the most obvious value behind staying on top of technology is the exposure to potential clients.
"We have to look at the whole technology realm not only ourselves but for our customers, buyers, and also sellers...getting their property out there to as many people as possible."
Updated: 07/13/2012 - Panama City - Sports camps are a favorite summer activity for thousands of kids across Northwest Florida, now drama camps are gaining popularity locally. Two dozen elementary and middle school students are busy putting the finishing touches on their presentation of "The Little Mermaid Jr."
Updated: 07/10/2012 - Panama City - It's certainly the opportunity of a lifetime! Sixteen-year-old Bailey Reese, of Niceville, carried the Olympic torch through Bisham Abbey in England Tuesday morning.
Updated: 07/10/2012 - Panama City - School doesn't start for another several weeks, but a Panama City Rescue Mission program that helps students in need get ready for the new year is already busy getting families signed up. New this year, "Klothes for Kids" is doing on-site registration at places like Girls Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club. That makes it even easier for families to get the help they need.
Updated: 07/05/2012 - Panama City - Alzheimers. By age 85, 30% to 50% of adults show signs of the disease. For family caregivers, dealing with Alzheimer's effects on their loved one can be heartbreaking and stressful. That's why a local in-home senior care provider is spreading the word about a new, and free resource for families. The online training module is called "CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education." It helps families better understand the disease and how to cope with it, as well as offer tips on how to care for the 60% to 70% of Alzheimer's patients still living at home.