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Top 10 Articles from January

2014A quick etymology lesson: the word January is named after Janus, the Roman god of doorways, beginnings, endings, and time. He's the mythological deity depicted with two faces--one looking to the past and one to the future.

It's an appropriate image for the first month of the year, when people are reviewing the year that just ended and the one ahead. Our content in January reflected this mindset--several articles looked back on RE Technology's best posts from 2013, while others suggested resolutions for the year ahead.

Below is our round-up of the most popular articles from January. Our contributors looked back, looked forward, and suggested plenty of great tech tips to help your business in 2014.

1. Best Tablet Apps for Real Estate Agents - by Geneva Ives
While we all love our smartphones, tablets are increasingly prevalent in the marketplace today. In many cases, especially for real estate agents, they're easier and more convenient to use. Would you rather show a client pictures of your new listing on your phone or on your iPad? We thought so.

2. 4 Lead Generation Sources: Which Should You Budget for in 2014? - by Kelly Phelan
Some lead generation sources, like social media and Craigslist, only require an investment of time and motivation. But at the start of a new year, many real estate pros are more concerned about paid sources of lead generation and where--or if--they fit into their annual budget.

3. How I Took My Real Estate Business Paperless - by Kathy Rukat
I love my iPhone and iPad, but finding the right combo of apps was the biggest challenge. I think I finally have a winning combo that gives me peace of mind while I am out of the office so that I won't miss a beat – either an opportunity or a client's deadline.