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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.

April ’14 Technology Tidbits

Posted in eEdge, Facebook, Google, Keller Williams Realty, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by mtritthart
CHA CHA CHANGES – GOOD AND BAD

There have been quite a few changes lately.  Some of which have greatly altered the business practice of many agents.  Let’s discuss the biggest change first.

Craigslist – The King is dead, long live the king.  Right or wrong, Craigslist has made major changes to restrict what can be advertised in real estate ads.  Check out the new Craigslist updates, via this great graphic from MyOutDesk.com.  These changes will open up the door to other alternatives for online advertising.  Google+, in my opinion, will see more activity.  Another is Backpage.com; which has a very similar Craigslist feel to it and I bet will see a surge in activity.

Blogging – Years ago when blogging first came out it was greatly suggested.  The it faded away and now blogging is back with a vengeance.  Mainly because blogging has such great SEO.  But the biggest problem remains for many agents – actually sitting down and blogging.  Here are 16 Blogging Resources to make that process easier.

Zapier – Now, here is the really good change (great one actually!)  Zapier allows you to automate over 250 web apps.  Such as adding an RSS feed to your Facebook page and more.  It works very similar to one my favorite sites, IFTTT.com.  Many of the action items from each site compliment each other.  Check out what Zapier and can do for you.

BIG Improvements for KW Products
Keller Williams is constantly improving the tools provided to their agents.  Here are two big changes.

KW Mobile App Seamless Branding.  The mobile app for each agent now offers seamless branding.  No need for your clients to download a code.  Market your mobile app URL.  Clients tap the open or view button and they can download YOUR app without the need for an install code. 


Additionally, use the AppShare option to text your app to clients.  This will enable them to receive the app, install and open it, again without an install code.  Do you and your office need more training on the app and all of the KW Tech ToolsContact me to inquire about available training dates.

Here is a BIG, BIG, BIG one.  A common complaint has been the inability to forward the Market Leader email.  Thanks to Katrina Benton, here are steps on how to forward the email to your Gmail account or your KW email (now checked within Google.)  My TIP:  Copy/paste the email AND the password when inputting into the correct spots, instead of typing in the data.  Doing this setup will ensure that you are not missing any business and will streamline your business 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.

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

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.

July ’13 Technology Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 2, 2013 by mtritthart
Create A New Avenue of Real Estate Marketing
Want to reach your potential clients in a whole new way?  Use screen capture video.  Walk buyers through the steps on how to run a custom search on your site.  Share reasons why a seller should list with you.  Showcase data/information about your market areas.  There are so many topics that you can use it for in your real estate business.  Now that you have the WHY, what about the HOW?

Screenflow screenshot

Screenflow this program (screenshot above) is for Mac users only and quite simply, is amazing.  This is the one that I use to create my videos.  The creation process is so easy and the upload to YouTube is seamless.  A must for Mac users.

Screenflow Alternatives for Windows The bad news: you can’t use Screenflow for Windows.  The good news: you have quite a few options to choose from.  One of the best is Camtasia Studio.

Don’t believe that video can impact your business?  Check out the ones I have created for real estate agents.  I have two new videos: eEdge and eAgentC – Adding AddThis.com to your sites  and eEdge Marketing – Add a QR Code to Your Marketing.  

My New Favorite App

MapMyRun MapMyRun is my new favorite toy.  As I travel around the US and Canada I often look for running trails to help stay in shape.  This app shows nearby maps, allows me to create my own trails, track my distance and so much more.  Not only will it track for runners, but it will track bikers.  It will even track your food/calorie intake.

Wanting to stay in shape or get in shape?  Check out this app.  Better yet, share this app with your new buyers who make fitness part of their decision making when buying a new home.  Use it for your sellers when promoting the nearby amenities of your listing. 

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: Susan McKinney, Josh Mente, Roger Curry and Betsy Voegtlin.

June ’13 Tech Tidbits from MichaelTritthart.com

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by mtritthart
Find Those Who Are Ready to sell NOW!

I first mentioned this in my February newsletter.  To me, I think the market dictates that I should mention it again.  This tool can help you find the sellers who are willing to sell sooner than later.  Agents are canvassing neighborhoods trying to find listings and spending a lot of money and time to do so.  Smartzip allows you to be more selective of clients who have a great potential to sell.

Smartzip uses the power of breakthrough analytics to easily identify the homes most likely to sell within the next 6-12 months. SmartTargeting clients not only find the best homeowners to target in their specific territory, they also get an extensive marketing program to build brand and capture listing opportunities for an entire year.

SmartTargeting offers exclusive territories, and a clear advantage over other agents in a farm.  It’s the latest and greatest in prospecting for listings, and often referred to as “high tech farming”.  Watch the Smartzip Video to learn more and see if your territory is available.   

Communicate Around the World for FREE

With technology, there are no national or country boundaries.  We are becoming more and more one world with tech.  One of the best tools to help that along is Viber.com.  Viber provides FREE calls, FREE text messages, FREE photo sharing and more to anyone in the world.  They just have to have the app downloaded.  The best part is a PC user can talk to a Mac user, Blackberry, etc.  Not only does it cross national boundaries, but technology boundaries as well.  Do you have a virtual assistant in town, out of town, or in another country?  No problem!  Communicate when you need to.  

Viber.com

 

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: Susan McKinney, Josh Mente, Roger Curry and Betsy Voegtlin.

May ’13 Tech Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 1, 2013 by mtritthart
The Best Kept Facebook Secret

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that can make a world of difference.  I am getting ready to share something with you that may be so addictive for you and your clients that you will either love me for it…or hate me.  My wife found it first.  The back-story – she wanted to improve the living room and sell the old furnishings.  But she didn’t want to hold a garage sale or put on Craigslist.  Instead, she went Facebook and joined the garage sale groups. 

These groups allow you to share what you are selling and browse them for items for sale from the comfort of your own home.  They are also closed, controlled groups.  You don’t follow their code of selling – you are out of the group!  The challenge for my wife has been to pay for a third of the new furnishings by selling the old ones in the groups.  So far, she is right on target.

These sites are perfect for your sellers that need to thin the look of their home and buyers looking for new furnishings.  It can even be perfect for you!  Just go to Facebook and type in your area with online garage sales or garage sales behind the name.  The groups will come up and you or your clients can join.  Share this with your database!  Check out the Sites for Your Business resource on my site for more tips. 

 

NEW Tech Tutorial Videos

You asked for them – you got them!  Below are three new training videos to help you with your SEO, lead capture, website stickiness and more!

 

The Google Authorship Video will explain how to set this up with a step-by-step process.  This will greatly improve your SEO for your eEdge, eAgentc and blog sites.

 

The Wolfnet Back Office video shows you key points to set up in the back office to maximize your lead capture.

 

The Create Custom Searches with Wolfnet video is something that my design team uses all of the time to keep the search results framed in the eAgentc site.

 

Use these to improve your business and let me know if you have any questions. 

 

April ’13 Tech Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 2, 2013 by mtritthart
Pump Up Your SEO

Business is starting to hop (My Easter bunny pun) again all across the US and Canada.  Use these tips to increase your online lead capture as well.

Domain names from GoDaddy – More people are starting to get back into real estate.  Now is the time to secure new domain names for your business.  However, that can get expensive.  Here is a way to save money.  Google search GoDaddy and one of the ads at the top will be for domain names that you can purchase for 99 cents!

Google Authorship – This is a fairly new way to improve your SEO.  It is mainly designed to improve the SEO of your blogs.  But now you CAN install it on your eEdge AND eAgentc sites.  Follow the steps on these hyperlinks.  This is a HUGE SEO improvement for your site.

Indexable Listings for your Market Center Site – Follow these steps, provided by Wolfnet free of charge, to market centers.  This can generate thousands of indexable pages for your market center site.  Are you an agent that wants these services?  Check out the Wolfnet link on my site for details.

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.