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Technology Tidbits – September ’14

Posted in eAgentc, eEdge, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Technology, Technology Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2014 by mtritthart
Time to Go Get Some Apps!
Did you hear that?  A new app just got it’s wings.  On average, 2,371 new apps are published each and every day. (Source: VentureBeat.com. August ’13).  Lucky for you I have download and reviewed each one of those apps ever created (Umm…not really) to determine some of the best new apps to share with you.  The ones listed below and more are located on the MichaelTritthart.com app page.  

Focus@Will When it’s time to focus on your ONE THING do you need some assistance?  This pay site offers services to help you achieve your one thing and it also provides some free apps to assist you.

Full  Let’s stay on the focus theme.  The Full app will allow you track your goals in an easy to use environment.  Use this to make yourself more accountable in your business.

Instagram Updates A big (free) addition to the Instagram app last week.  Hyperlapse provides a new steadiness to your videos along with a great new marketing look.  Definitely worth checking out.

LittleMoments Add some fun text and filters to your marketing images.  A great way to show the sense of community in your business.

MadeWithOver.com Add text and artwork to your marketing images straight from your phone!

Videohance.com Make your marketing, community, niche and other videos stand out with these amazing video features.

Vine Updates Vine recently updated the video camera of their app to supply more special effects and light leaks.

WordSwag Another great app for marketing while using amazing text options. 

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.
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June 2014 Technology Tidbits

Posted in eEdge, Facebook, Google, Keller Williams Realty, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2014 by mtritthart
Google Doesn’t Play Fair – And You Don’t Have To Either
If you have been to my workshops before, you have probably heard me say “Google owns the world and we just happen to live in it.”  That is very true with SEO.  They set the rules and they play favorites to their programs.  If you are not using Google+ then you are missing out on one the easiest ways to get ranked higher.

  • Take your free Google+ account and enhance it.  Here is the one I have developed for my training and social media design business.
  • Post content about your relevant topics and include the keywords in the title and body of the post.  Ex. subdivisions, niche topics, listings, your name, etc.  Lots of different options.  You choose.
  • That’s it!  Pretty simple and you will start to see immediate results.  Need proof?  Check out the example of increased SEO under Google+ on this link.   The update that I did for Susan in the example showed in less than 10 SECONDS!
  • Do you have a problem of your listings not showing up first in the search results?  Create a blog post about your new listing, publish it, add it to Google+, THEN add the listing to MLS and push it out.  Go back and add the MLS ID number to your Blog and Google+ post.  Extra work but you should like the results!

Google+ also has other treasure troves.  Such as Google+ Stories and Movies.  You can create marketing pieces for your listings, neighborhoods, etc. in a matter of minutes.  Google provides the blueprint to better SEO, you just have to follow it.  Need some help?  Attend my sessions and/or have my team help build the online platforms you need.

Get Your eEdge Email Set Up in Google

Posted in eEdge, Google, Keller Williams Realty, MichaelTritthart.com with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2014 by mtritthart

You can get your eEdge email to flow directly into your Google account.  It can go to your Gmail account or your KW email in the Gmail environment.  You choose which email to use.  This also works for eEdge, Pro or Realty Generator users!  Photos/directions below were created by Katrina Benton with Keller Williams Realty.  Click the photos below to enlarge

Follow these steps to start the eEdge to Google configuration process

Follow these steps to start the eEdge to Google configuration process

Complete the Process of Configuring Your eEdge Email Into Google

Complete the Process of Configuring Your eEdge Email Into Google

March ’13 Technology Training

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2013 by mtritthart
“Reely” Start to Appeal to Your Clients
When looking to buy, sell, or rent property, Consumers want to work with agents who know their stuff.  ReelAgent.com, allows agents to communicate their specialized skills and identify the local markets they serve in an efficient way.

When you create a profile, you can connect to specific local markets while communicating your strengths in your own words using video. The result? Agents are happy because you attracted the type of consumers you want and are best matched. Consumers are happy because they found and chose the perfect Agent to help them in their next transaction. ReelAgent.com is a great video competitive advantage for lead generation.

Surprising Social Media Stats That Can Affect Your Business
Here is a just a taste of some of the stats from a recent study by Business Insider.

1. Which social media tool has replaced Facebook as a top resource for some of the faster growing private companies?

2. What social media site has users that spend 15x more than Facebook users?

3. What are the top Social Media cities?

Want to know more and how this can shape your Social Media marketing?  Check out the full SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS article on Facebook.com/technologytidbits.

Let Us Help With A New Vision for Your Websites & Social Media
   

REAL Estate Sites

REAL Results
My design team has helped enhance over 6,000 KW websites and can help you with the lead capture, content, SEO and overall look of your KW Websites for a minimal onetime fee.  We deliver the custom look AND content your sites need to be successful.
Looking to improve your KW eEdge and eAgentC Websites?  Want a fresh look?  More importantly, are you ready for better SEO and improved Lead Capture?  Need someone to help with all of the IN DEPTH settings and vision for your sites?  We can help.

Need assistance with your social media?  We have you covered there as well.  We will develop a branded Facebook business page, WordPress blog, a Pinterest page, a YouTube channel and more.  All with the look that you want and the lead capture that you need.  Need help with EVERYTHING!  We offer a complete, discounted website/social media setup package.

View sample sites on MichaelTritthart.com and contact us to get started.  Here are some new additional sites that we just finished: Randee Hainline, Stacy Perry and Betsy Voegtlin.

Top 10 To-Do List for 2013 Keller Williams Family Reunion Dallas Attendees

Posted in eEdge, MichaelTritthart.com, Technology, Technology Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2013 by mtritthart

KW agents, I hope you are able to make it to Dallas for Family Reunion; a place that I have called home for almost 20 years.  In addition to the Family Reunion festivities, here is my To-Do list for KW agents visiting to downtown Dallas and the Metroplex.  Local agents, add your favorites to the list as well.

1. Check out the new Perot Museum.  A very cool looking building with even better items inside.

2. Visit the Dallas Aquarium.  In my opinion it is vastly underrated and on par with some of the best national aquariums.

3. Experience the Sixth Floor Museum.  You don’t have to be a history buff to be moved by the museum.  Make sure and check out the grassy knoll.  It gives you a whole new perspective on this tragic event.

4. Hockey is back.  Check out a Dallas Stars game.  American Airlines Arena is a great place to watch a game.

5.  Kick up your heels in Ft. Worth at the Stockyards.  Great food, boots and big buckles; who could ask for more?

6.  Visit “Jerry World” AKA Cowboys Stadium.  Take the stadium tour.  There are not enough words to describe this experience.

7. Uhh, shopping.  There is amazing shopping opportunities everywhere throughout DFW.

8. Use GuideLive as your go-to site while in town.

9. Eat Tex-Mex, BBQ – Then repeat.  Tons of great restaurants (of all types) in the area.  You can’t go wrong!

10.  Most importantly – Attend my three training sessions at KW Family Reunion!  That’s a no-brainer!

2013 Business Kickstarts

Posted in eEdge, Facebook, Google, MichaelTritthart.com, MyTransactions - DotLoop, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2013 by mtritthart
Use the items below to help take your business to new heights in 2013.

A part of using Social Networking is to increase your personal brand.  Here are two new, easy and free sites to help all agents out with that.

RebelMouse – This is a social media aggregate that takes your posts and creates an up to date site.

Vizify – Concept is similar to RebelMouse but the output is very different.  A nice clean design that is easy to edit.

The first item below is open to all agents.  MyRedGuru is currently exclusive to KW agents.

Real Estate – The Process Explained – As the popularity of DotLoop grows within not just Keller Williams, but the real estate industry as a whole, there is a great video on this link that explains the process.  The page also contains links to improving the use of DotLoop for you and your clients.

MyRedGuru – From John Pohly, this is one the best online resources on how to improve your SEO and lead capture capabilities.  Do what he shares with you and it will work! 

MichaelTritthart.com – A new look and updated services for 2013

Posted in eEdge, Facebook, Google, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2013 by mtritthart
A New Look and New Service Options

Click on the image above to check out the new look of MichaelTritthart.com.  My team am I designed it to be easier for you to navigate to all the tools that you need.  One nice, new feature is our combo website/social media offering.  We have done thousands of website and social media enhancements for agents.  Now, if you do the full package enhancement you get a reduced price!  Click the SEO image above to check out the offers.

Add These To Your 2013 Business List

Below are 3 items that will help you get off to a great start in 2013.

1.  Best Apps for Real Estate This is an easy holiday offering.  34 great apps; many of which are free.  They have apps for all types of devices.

2.  CruxSKUNK This is a product offered by Case.com for your iPad.  It turns your iPad into a MacBook like device.  I ordered one myself!  Not an iPad user?  Case.com has covers for other tablets.

3.  Fantastical is a great calendar tool that now has an iPad app; which is currently on sale in the app store.

Let Us Help You With A Whole New Vision for Your Websites
Real Estate Sites
Real Results

Looking to improve your KW eEdge and eAgentC Websites?  Want a fresh look?  More importantly, are you ready for better SEO and improved Lead Capture?  Need someone to help with all of the IN DEPTH settings and vision for your sites?

My design team has helped enhance over 5,000 KW websites and can help you with the lead capture, content, SEO and overall look of your KW Websites for a minimal onetime fee.  We deliver the custom look AND content your sites need to be successful.

 

View sample sites on MichaelTritthart.com and contact us to get started.  Here are some new additional sites that we just finished: Randee Hainline, Stacy Perry and Monica Parker.

Social Media November Tips

Posted in Facebook, Google, MichaelTritthart.com, Pinterest, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by mtritthart

To Verify your Twitter Settings:

  • Logon to Twitter
  • Settings are located in the drop down box on the TOP RIGHT side (next to the search box)
  • Verify the box Tweet Privacy is UNCHECKED

How to create a future post on Facebook:

  • Go to your Business and begin typing a post/loading a picture/a URL link
  • You will notice a clock in the bottom right corner, click that
  • It will ask you to enter a start date if you have not already done so.  Simply enter 2012
  • Then you can follow the easy to use steps to create a future post on facebook.  The post will be in your activity log which is located in the Top Admin panel under Edit page/

Adding a video to your Blog (just like we did here)

  • Find the video on YouTube (keep this window open)
  • Sign on to WordPress, open the dashboard to create a post
  • Copy the URL of the video
  • While the video is playing in the open window, go back to WordPress and paste the URL into the post.  Verify the video is visible by hitting Preview in the top right corner.

Adding Instagram Photos to your WordPress Blog, directions are located here.

Susan’s favorite home in Mckinney during the holidays!

October ’12 Tech Tidbits

Posted in eEdge, Google, MichaelTritthart.com, Pinterest, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by mtritthart
The Best App Known to the Civilization of Man…And Other Cool Stuff
SeeClickFix Community App

Drum roll please…..The best app known to man is SeeClickFix.  I found this last week.  This app allows anyone to report items that need repair or attention to local governments.  A perfect item to share with your database, neighbors, friends and anyone else who cares about their community.

Prime example: Last Saturday I took a picture of some concrete work that needs to be done to a city gutter in front of our house.  Repair that has been much needed for years.  By 10 am Monday, the city had been out and spray painted the area that needed repair.  That’s crazy!  Use this app for a better community!

Brivity is another great app.  I picked this one up at Mega Camp.  This allows you to share real time results with your sellers.  It also has links for every site that the listing appears on.  Very cool!

Blogging for Fun, Leads, and IncomeThis 6-week webinar program from

ipohly.com

John Pohly starts Oct. 5th. John is a true expert in generating online leads and this program is well worth it.  You want more leads?  All you have to do is register to get the process going.

KW Agents – Don’t Call It a Comeback!
eagentc

eAgentC websites and Wolfnet are back, with a vengeance!  Technically, they never left, but the training focus has shifted back to them.  eAgentC has a ton of design options and topics that can be created on this template that improves the SEO and lead capture capability for agents that use them.  If your third party website is a money pit, then it is time to look at replacing that with your eAgentC template.

wolfnet

Wolfnet has also upped its game.  Recently, Wolfnet has improved it’s back office to be much more agent friendly.  And coming in January 2013, the new Keller Williams mobile app for Apple and Droid mobile products will have the Wolfnet IDX as the basis for the property search.

Are you circling back and wanting to learn more about eAgentC websites?  Seeing it for the first time?  I am teaching quite a few eAgentC sessions in October.  I can also bring an eAgentC workshop to your MC/Region.  Contact me to start the eAgentC training process.  My team can also take the pain away and enhance the KW websites for you.  View the information in the next block below on how to start the design process.

Let Us Help You With A Whole New Vision for Your Websites
MichaelTritthart.com Website Enhancements
Real Estate Sites…Real Results

Looking to improve your KW eEdge and eAgentC Websites?  Want a fresh look?  More importantly, are you ready for better SEO and improved Lead Capture?  Need someone to help with all of the IN DEPTH settings and vision for your sites?

My design team has helped enhance over 5,000 KW websites and can help you with the lead capture, content, SEO and overall look of your KW Websites for a minimal onetime fee.  We deliver the custom look AND content your sites need to be successful.

View sample sites on MichaelTritthart.com and contact us to get started.  Here are some new additional sites that we just finished: Randee Hainline, Stacy Perry and Monica Parker.

April ’12 Technology Tidbits

Posted in eEdge, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Technology, Technology Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by mtritthart

Spring Cleaning Time for Technology

For many of you, when I mention spring cleaning you want to run for the hills.  At least I do!  However, eEdge – MyMarketing is being released on April 5th.  To prepare for this great marketing tool we have been asking Keller Williams agents to do some spring cleaning on their database to get it ready for the new marketing pieces.

In addition to that, below are some spring cleaning tips that ALL AGENTS can use:

Fantastical – This is for the Mac users.  If you don’t have this yet, get it!  It’s The Mac calendar you’ll actually enjoy using!

ScanCafe.com – Get all versions of your family videos updated safely and cheaply.  This is a great giveaway for your clients.

Xmarks – Do you use multiple web browsers?  Have different bookmarks in each one?  Now you don’t have to with Xmarks.