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June ’15 Technology Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2015 by mtritthart
A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That
Below are some apps to add to your Real Estate tool kit to make you a superstar agent.  The full list can be found on MichaelTritthart.com
 

Chicago Title Walking Farm Use this app to draw a map of your walking route.  And then get owner details for each property with the ability to make notes.  Dominate your farm!

Red Stamp Thank, Wish, Invite, Announce in minutes from your phone with this app.  Be the King or Queen of communication and etiquette for your database.

Scannable by Evernote Evernote is out to dominate and they are doing a pretty good job of it.  Use this to scan documents, business card (then connect them to LinkedIn) and tons more.

The Essentials for Your Business

Google has made Mobile Responsive designed sites essential for your online presence.  Don’t get left behind.  We create sites (eEdge, eAgentc, WordPress, Websitebox and more) that are not just a pretty home page; but sites that have your content and lead capture.  A true cornerstone of your business.  Click the image above to start the process.

Social Media Enhancements – Do you need to create a stronger social media platform designed to funnel to your lead capture sites?  We have your covered!

eEdge Database Full Service – Does this look like you trying to organize your database?  We can make your life a whole lot easier.  We will upload your database into eEdge, create the groups, activate your marketing and more.  Basically we will flip on all the switches and get your going!

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January ’15 Technology Tidbits from Michael Tritthart

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 3, 2015 by mtritthart
2015 Brings Some Big Changes – Are You Ready?
2014 was a great year for real estate.  Time to make it even better in 2015.  Kicking off my 11th year of newsletters (that blows my mind) there is a big change to Facebook on a couple of fronts.

1.  Facebook is gunning after Google and YouTube.  Recently, for the first time, more videos were loaded to Facebook than YouTube.  Facebook is testing new video channels that operate and look very similar to YouTube pages.  Check out this info further on Facebook.com/technologytidbits.

2.  But the biggest marketing change of all for Facebook starts in January.  Facebook is moving their pages more and more toward pay posts.  Basically, you want your posts to be seen?  Time to pay.  The focus is moving away from the amount of likes you have toward the following key points:

  • Research the New Rules – Posts that are all about promotions with no content, promote installing an app or just copying company advertisements are a no go in 2015.
  • Be Unique – Don’t just copy and paste.  This is going to be the biggest challenge and yet biggest opportunity for marketing your business.  Rule of thumb – get creative and engage your audience!
  • Drive Them to Your Site – This is something that has not changed.  Facebook is (has been) a sales funnel for your sites.  Continue to drive them to your lead capture sites.  Just make sure your sites are set up correctly to capture the leads.
  • Don’t Fight It – The changes are happening whether you like it or not.  Change inevitably happens, so adjust your marketing techniques and continue to grow in 2015.
Check out more Facebook lead generation techniques on MichaelTritthart.com.

eEdge Website Design Special for January 2015
Take advantage of our eEdge design special for only $350 + tax. Get your eEdge website redesigned and ready to capture the maximum amount of leads.  It’s not just a fresh look, but a fully functional site.  Click the photo below for details and samples.

November ’14 Tech Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2014 by mtritthart
Tech Treats NOT Tricks
Happy Halloween!  Below are some treats to help you generate more business than the candy kids will get tonight!

1.  LeadPages – LeadPages.net allows you to quickly create landing pages or squeeze pages for whatever topic you want to promote.  That FREE eBook that you offer, or the 5 Ways to Sell Your Home at Top Dollar that you promote.  It is compatible with WordPress, Facebook and other platforms.

2.  Put down the candy…and pick up Facebook!  A nice change to your Facebook Business Pages recently occurred.  In the top right hand corner of a status update, you now have the ability to create a post as your or another one of your pages; not just as the page you are currently on.

3. When you post a link to Facebook from your Market Leader (eEdge or PRO) site to promote and generate leads, a photo used to auto appear; which was great.  A photo doesn’t auto appear now – which is bad.  Watch this video from YouTube.com/MichaelTritthart on how to fix the problem.  BTW – I am not pointing fingers as to who is causing the problem….but it is Facebook.

4.  And the best way to avoid all of the Tricks this year?  Check those social media security settings. They change all they time and if you haven’t looked at them recently now is the time. Social Media just shared a handy Social Media Privacy Settings guide.  You can find this on Facebook.com/TechnologyTidbits.

How We Can Help Your Business
Do you need some assistance with your online presence?  We are here to help.  Click any of the links or images below to start the process of improving your business.

Custom Blog Site – Need a custom look for your main site, a new community resource or a niche topic blog?  We can do that!  These services are open to EVERYONE.
Enhanced KW Sites – eAgentc and eEdge for KW agents.  Maximize the look, Search Engine Optimization and lead capture capabilities of sites that you already pay for each month!  We offer discount pricing on the website/social media combo package.
 

Social Media Enhancements – Do you need to create a stronger social media platform designed to funnel to your lead capture sites?  We have your covered!

eEdge Database Full Service – Does this look like you trying to organize your database?  We can make your life a whole lot easier.  We will upload your database into eEdge, create the groups, activate your marketing and more.  Basically we will flip on all the switches and get your going!

The Most Underused Keller Williams Tech Tool Out There
At Keller Williams many of the marketing/lead generation tools are agent focused; and rightly so.  However, the Market Center website can be a powerful lead generation tool for all of the agents in the Market Center.  With some work, custom community searches, focused map searches, indexable listings and more can be created on the site.  The site can end up looking and working like the site to the right.

Does you Market Center need help in the enhancement?  I have a designer on my team that focuses exclusively on the Market Center sites.  Get the look enhanced and leads coming in for your office.  Contact us to start the Market Center website enhancement process.

October ’14 Technology Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2014 by mtritthart
My Recent Aha’s For Improving Your Business
energy_saving_bulb.jpg Hopefully everyone understands what an Aha is.
That is the light bulb moment you get when you
see/hear/feel some outstanding information that
can change your business and life.  A couple of
weeks ago at Mega Camp there were some Aha
moments.  The two biggest ones are actually
confirmations of Aha’s that I believe in and train
on in my sessions.

1.  Just follow the plan when it come to real estate.  Almost everyone

on stage commented on how they followed scripts, used the models
outlined by the Millionaire Real Estate book, etc.  BE PURPOSEFUL in
what you do.

2.  Get your fair share of the easy leads – the low hanging fruit.

Facebook has many different ways to accomplish that that I teach
in my classes.
of the most powerful ways to generate leads is to create a Facebook
Boosted Post.  Below is an image to a recent post that I created that
reached over 34,000 people and cost only $150!  Click the Boosted
Post image below to watch a training video on how to create your
own post and start to generate leads – quickly!

How We Can Help Your Business
Do you need some assistance with your online presence?  We are here to help.  Click any of the links or images below to start the process of improving your business.

Custom Blog Site – Need a custom look for your main site, a new community resource or a niche topic blog?  We can do that!  These services are open to EVERYONE.
Enhanced KW Sites – eAgentc and eEdge for KW agents.  Maximize the look, Search Engine Optimization and lead capture capabilities of sites that you already pay for each month!  We offer discount pricing on the website/social media combo package.
 

Social Media Enhancements – Do you need to create a stronger social media platform designed to funnel to your lead capture sites?  We have your covered!

eEdge Database Full Service – Does this look like you trying to organize your database?  We can make your life a whole lot easier.  We will upload your database into eEdge, create the groups, activate your marketing and more.  Basically we will flip on all the switches and get your going!

The Most Underused Keller Williams Tech Tool Out There
At Keller Williams many of the marketing/lead generation tools are agent focused; and rightly so.  However, the Market Center website can be a powerful lead generation tool for all of the agents in the Market Center.  With some work, custom community searches, focused map searches, indexable listings and more can be created on the site.  The site can end up looking and working like the site to the right.

Does you Market Center need help in the enhancement?  I have a designer on my team that focuses exclusively on the Market Center sites.  Get the look enhanced and leads coming in for your office.  Contact us to start the Market Center website enhancement process.

Technology Tidbits August ’14

Posted in Uncategorized on August 4, 2014 by mtritthart
I Wonder What That Font Is?
Have you ever come across a marketing piece and said that before?  Now you can find out.  There are two options on my site to help make that happen.  Go to MichaelTritthart.com and click on two resources that I have on the site.  WhatFontIs.com or What the Font.  All you have to do is load the jpeg image or the URL for the photo to determine the font.  Use one of the sites to determine the font and create new marketing pieces with a different look that you can be proud of!

 

Facebook Business Page Facelift
Facebook Business Pages recently underwent a fairly important change to their layout.  The article on facebook.com/TechnologyTidbits outlines the top 10 changes.  Make sure you know what they are to expand your marketing exposure the right way!

 

 

How We Can Help Your Business

Do you need some assistance with your online presence?  We are here to help.  Click any of the links or images below to start the process of improving your business.

Custom Blog Site – Need a custom look for your main site, a new community resource or a niche topic blog?  We can do that!  These services are open to EVERYONE. 
 
Enhanced KW Sites – eAgentc and eEdge for KW agents.  Maximize the look, Search Engine Optimization and lead capture capabilities of sites that you already pay for each month!  We offer discount pricing on the website/social media combo package
   

Social Media Enhancements – Do you need to create a stronger social media platform designed to funnel to your lead capture sites?  We have your covered!

 
eEdge Database Full Service – Does this look like you trying to organize your database?  We can make your life a whole lot easier.  We will upload your database into eEdge, create the groups, activate your marketing and more.  Basically we will flip on all the switches and get your going!

 

The Most Underused Keller Williams Tech Tool Out There

At Keller Williams many of the marketing/lead generation tools are agent focused; and rightly so.  However, the Market Center website can be a powerful lead generation tool for all of the agents in the Market Center.  With some work, custom community searches, focused map searches, indexable listings and more can be created on the site.  The site can end up looking and working like the site to the right. 

Does you Market Center need help in the enhancement?  I have a designer on my team that focuses exclusively on the Market Center sites.  Get the look enhanced and leads coming in for your office.  Contact us to start the Market Center website enhancement process.

July 2014 Technology Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 2, 2014 by mtritthart
4 Tools to Improve Your Marketing Materials
Recently, Social Media Examiner sent out a newsletter that has some amazing marketing design features.  Here are 4 of them worth checking out.

Canva.com (pictured to the left) – Use this site, for free, to create some truly amazing marketing pieces.  Use them for Google+ or Facebook banners, blogs, posters and so much more.

Easel.ly (pictured to the right) Convey your marketing message with easy to read infographics for free.  I will be using this for my business – big time!

Powtoon Improve your presentations by creating animated videos for the presentation for free!

Slide.ly Combine your photos and videos into an amazing presentation.

Need help in applying these tools to your website(s) and/or your marketing pieces?  We can help.  Contact me for my team’s website and marketing offerings for Real Estate and other business industries

Google Continues to Get Amazingly Better
Google owns the world and just keeps getting stronger.  One of their most recent improvements can really impact your business for the better.  Google Places has recently been removed and replaced with Google My Business.

Google My Business combines into one system some of the best tools that Google offers.  This includes a business version of YouTube, client reviews, Google+ and more.  Thus, making it much easier to manage the account.

Need help in getting Google My Business set up?  My design team can assist with the setup.  Fill in the form and choose the Google My Business design option.  This service is open to ALL business minded people.

May 2014 Tech Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 1, 2014 by mtritthart

Tech Snapshots

Here are some little nuggets to help with your marketing and communication.
Carousel by Dropbox
Dropbox is stepping up their game.  Carousel is their new app to help keep all of your photos easily organized.  Use this to help organize your business and life!

Facebook Debugger

Does your link that you are adding to Facebook not show the correct image; or an image at all?  Run the link through the debugger and it should fix your problems!
Social Media Promotion

Speaking of Social Media marketing.  Use these tips to improve your posts and ads.  Read this, and other documents, on Facebook.com/TechnologyTidbitsAlso check out the Google+ Walking Dead article. 
UppTalk
This app allows you to connect with anyone in the world for free.  Best part is that the other user doesn’t need to have the app.  Could it give Viber a run for it’s money?  Try it out and let me know!

Another Reason Why It Is Good To Live In North Texas
There are lots of reasons to live in North Texas.  Here is another NEW one.  1 on 1 training with my team of designers!  I travel and train all over Texas, the US and Canada.  Now, my site designers are willing to set down with North Texas area agents for hands-on, 90 minute sessions.  These private 1 on 1 sessions are designed to get you moving with marketing.  They will train you (or your assistant) how to effectively blog, Facebook with a purpose, all other social media/online marketing elements and much more.

When we build websites/social media platforms for agents, we always say that “we will build the car and the agent has to drive the car.”  These sessions will help you drive that car better!  Don’t live in North Texas?  No worries, now you have a reason (and a business write-off) to visit!  For details, please email me from MichaelTritthart.com and mention 1 on 1 sessions. 

How We Can Help Your Business
Do you need some assistance with your online presence?  We are here to help.  Click any of the links or images below to start the process of improving your business.

Custom Blog Site – Need a custom look for your main site, a new community resource or a niche topic blog?  We can do that!  These services are open to EVERYONE. 
 

 

Enhanced KW Sites – eAgentc and eEdge for KW agents.  Maximize the look, Search Engine Optimization and lead capture capabilities of sites that you already pay for each month!  We offer discount pricing on the website/social media combo package
   

Social Media Enhancements – Do you need to create a stronger social media platform designed to funnel to your lead capture sites?  We have your covered!

 
eEdge Database Full Service – Does this look like you trying to organize your database?  We can make your life a whole lot easier.  We will upload your database into eEdge, create the groups, activate your marketing and more.  Basically we will flip on all the switches and get your going!

 

The Most Underused Keller Williams Tech Tool Out There
At Keller Williams many of the marketing/lead generation tools are agent focused; and rightly so.  However, the Market Center website can be a powerful lead generation tool for all of the agents in the Market Center.  With some work, custom community searches, focused map searches, indexable listings and more can be created on the site.  The site can end up looking and working like the site to the right. 
 
Does you Market Center need help in the enhancement?  I have a designer on my team that focuses exclusively on the Market Center sites.  Get the look enhanced and leads coming in for your office.  Contact us to start the Market Center website enhancement process.

March ’14 Tech Tidbits by MichaelTritthart.com

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 3, 2014 by mtritthart
It’s Partnership Time

business_people2.jpg It was all about Allied Resources in 2013 and even more so in 2014.  It seems like everyone is partnering up, combining forces or buying each other out (see Facebook and WhatsApp).  Here are some recent partnerships that affect the real estate world and your business.

 

LandVoice and SmartZip – LandVoice provides numbers for expired listings and FSBOs among other items.   They have recently partnered with SmartZip to provide numbers to agents using SmartZip.  SmartZip offers Predictive Data for the neighborhoods that agents purchase.  Click here to know more about SmartZip and to contact them regarding their services with LandVoice.  

 

ArchAgent and Market Leader – (eEdge database for KW agents) –  ArchAgent has a PowerDialer, along with other products.  They provide expired listings and FSBO numbers as well.  What is the benefit of using their product?  Agents can import the contacts from ArchAgent into the Market Leader CRM – eEdge for KW agents.  Find out more about ArchAgent and getting it connected with Market Leader

 

Google and KW –  Google owns the world, we just happen to live in it.  I say this all the time in my training sessions.  You don’t believe me?  Check their stock prices!  The partnership between Keller Williams Realty and Google has just gotten stronger with the release of more items for Google Apps for Business.  This allows KW agents to set up Google+, YouTube, Google Voice, Google Places and more with the KW login for Google.  Google provides their products to EVERYONE and my training is open to EVERYONE.  Do you need a tech workshop for Google or other tech topics?  I can help. 

 

WebsiteBox and Zopim – WebsiteBox is a new offering in the website business for all Real Estate agents.  They recently partnered with Zopim to provide chat functions to their sites.  However, you need to know what you are doing in designing your site.  Here is my recruiting example: ReadyForANewCareer.com.  Do you need some website design help?  My design team can assist. 

How Do You Accomplish Your One Thing!

Time management can be a difficult process in any business; especially in real estate.  What tools do you use to keep the focus on your one thing?  Check out these 7 time trackers to help take back control of your schedule and focus on your one thing.

 

February 2014 Tech Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 30, 2014 by mtritthart
Time to Revisit An Old Friend and Some New Ones

First, the old friend.  Woot.com has been around for years.  Based out of Dallas, this web based site used to sell just one item a day, starting at midnight.  Now, they offer great deals on a variety of topics, including tech hardware.  A great site to review on a regular basis for tools to improve your business.

 

Now for the (possible) new friends.  People are always looking for the next Facebook.  25 year-olds and under are leaving Facebook in droves.  Here are 10 hot social network sites to keep an eye on

 

 

Help Us to Give Back This February
My design team doesn’t offer special discounts on our design services for Keller Williams Family Reunion, or any other events.  Our services are exemplary and the prices are already discounted year-round.  No need for special offers!
 
But, this February is a special time for me.  It is my 10th anniversary in working with Keller Williams agents and offices to provide training/design services to all agents.  To celebrate, we are giving back.  For every training session completed and design service paid for in February, I will donate 5% to the KW charity – KW Cares.  Help us to make it a great donation.  Let me know if you are interested in website/social media design services for you and tech workshops for your office.

January ’14 Technology Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 2, 2014 by mtritthart
3 Kickstarts to Your 2014 Business
Happy New Years!  Here is to a successful year of business for you.  Below are 3 techniques to help improve your online brand.  If you are a Pinterest power user who likes to do videos you will be happy!

Pinstamatic – Use this tool to create a powerful, stylistic look to your Pinterest page.

Pinvolve – Save yourself some time and cross brand with Pinvolve.  It will let you auto sync your Facebook and Pinterest page.  You have 3 pricing plans to choose from.

YouTube Live Stream – If you are a YouTube user in good standing, you can set up live stream videos.  Use this powerful tool to market you business and enhance your brand.  Tons of options for live stream videos.

Custom Google Signatures

Many of you have been using Gmail for years.  Thousands of KW agents just became Gmail users with the November migration of KW webmail into Google.  One of the benefits that you may not know about is you can create a custom signature that can match your sites, enhance your brand and allow you to add custom call to action features.   

 

Below is a sample of one that my design team created to match an agent’s online brand.  Want your own?  We can help.  Just click the image below to email for details and pricing.  Just put “I want my custom signature!” in the comments field and we can start the process!

 

 

How We Can Help Your Business
Do you need some assistance with your online presence?  We are here to help.  Click any of the links or images below to start the process of improving your business.

Custom Blog Site – Need a custom look for your main site, a new community resource or a niche topic blog?  We can do that!  These services are open to EVERYONE. 
 

 

Enhanced KW Sites – eAgentc and eEdge for KW agents.  Maximize the look, Search Engine Optimization and lead capture capabilities of sites that you already pay for each month!  We offer discount pricing on the website/social media combo package
  

Social Media Enhancements – Do you need to create a stronger social media platform designed to funnel to your lead capture sites?  We have your covered!

 
eEdge Database Full Service – Does this look like you trying to organize your database?  We can make your life a whole lot easier.  We will upload your database into eEdge, create the groups, activate your marketing and more.  Basically we will flip on all the switches and get your going!

 

The Most Underused Keller Williams Tech Tool Out There
At Keller Williams many of the marketing/lead generation tools are agent focused; and rightly so.  However, the Market Center website can be a powerful lead generation tool for all of the agents in the Market Center.  With some work, custom community searches, focused map searches, indexable listings and more can be created on the site.  The site can end up looking and working like the site to the right. 
 
Does you Market Center need help in the enhancement?  I have a designer on my team that focuses exclusively on the Market Center sites.  Get the look enhanced and leads coming in for your office.  Contact us to start the Market Center website enhancement process.