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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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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.

December 2013 Technology Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 2, 2013 by mtritthart
A Chance to Get Your .Realtor Domain Name Expires Soon!
Hard to believe it is already December.  This year has flown by, and for many of you, it has been a great year.  Continue that trend into 2014 with a new marketing feature.  There is a problem – .com domain names are becoming scarce.  Problem solved!  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been evaluating whether to allow top level domain names such as .Sony, .Google, etc.  One additional name is .Realtor.Starting now and until December 31, 2013, Realtors® have the opportunity to be included on a priority registration list to secure their own .Realtor top-level domain name. Participating members will receive advance notification to register their own .Realtor domain(s) one day before general release. NAR will provide the first 500,000 members who register for a .Realtor domain with a free one-year license.

You can start the process by visiting SignUpForDotRealtor.com; which is located on the MichaelTritthart.com lead generation page with other lead capture tools for your convenience.

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!

November ’13 Tech Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 3, 2013 by mtritthart
Get Googleized

Starting in November, all KW agents are getting “Googleized.”  KW Agents will receive access to 4 Google Apps for Business tools in the initial roll-out:  Gmail, Talk, Drive and Calendar.  But Google tools work for everyone.  What about you and your business?  Are you Googleized?  Google has over 65 apps currently in the Google arsenal. 

 

In addition to the powerful functions mentioned above, Google provides a ton of valuable tools to real estate agents and other businesses.  Check out some of these on the Google page on MichaelTritthart.com.  Highlights from the page include Goo.gl, Authorship, Boomerang, Alerts, Voice and so much more.  Take advantage of these FREE tools and more to grow your business.   BONUS TIP:  Check out the Google training videos on YouTube.com/MichaelTritthart to help get you going with some of the great Google products. 

Do You Advertise on Craigslist?  You Better Read This….
Just in the past few days Craigslist has started to make a major change to how an ad will show on their site.  This is a staggered roll out; so some are not affected yet.  But soon all will be seeing the change.

What’s the change?  We don’t know the full scope yet.  But look at the image above.  You will no longer be able to add HTML code into your ads.  This will block photos, font changes and other HTML items from appearing.  It will also greatly affect various companies and their posting tools, making them ineffective in their current state.  Market Leader is aware of the changes and is looking at their Craigslist posting system to adhere to the new updates. 

If you use Craigslist you need to stay on top of the changes.  Contact the company you are using to help post your ads and they should be able to share updated, best practices with you.  Please remember that tech changes all the time and sometimes you have to roll with it!

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.

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!

 

Oct. ’13 Tech Tidbits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 1, 2013 by mtritthart
Technology 411

YouTube Launches Audio Library:”Any YouTube creator now has access to more than 150 royalty-free instrumental tracks you can use for free, forever, for any creative purpose (not just YouTube videos).”  Something else that is NEW from YouTube is the Community settings.  This allows you to apply filters to comments posted on your channel and Approve/Ban users. 

Have you ever made a mistake on a Facebook post that you wish you could edit?  Now –  Facebook Lets You Edit Posts After Sharing on Web and Mobile: You now have the option to edit your Facebook updates. This works now on the web and the Facebook Android app, and iOS capability is coming soon.  

 

 

A new Google recipe from IFTTT that is pretty powerful as more and more agents use Google.  The recipe: When a meeting is added to my calendar, automatically create a meeting notes document in Evernote.”  Not yet using the free tools on IFTTT?  You are missing out.  Check out what IFTTT can do for you…for FREE!  

 

Apple users – is the new iOS 7 sucking your battery dry?  Check out these helpful battery tips to squeeze a little more out of your devices. 

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.

Do You Struggle With Your Database?
Having troubles getting your database in order?  Not taking full advantage of your eEdge marketing?  With our new eEdge Full Service offering, we can help.   Click the image below and contact us for details on eEdge Full Service.
eEdge Real Results

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.

February 2013 Tech Tidbits Newsletter

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 1, 2013 by mtritthart
Improve Your Target Marketing

SmartTargeting, powered by 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”.  Click the photo to learn more and see if your territory is available.

Do you need to be more purposeful with your social media?  Need a plan of action?  How about regular updates on new social media roll-outs or to current social media platforms?  Then Social Media Examiner is for you.  Their site is full of powerful information and you can sign up for their e-mail newsletter for regular updates.

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! 

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!