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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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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.

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. 

 

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.

June ’12 Technology Tidbits

Posted in eEdge, Facebook, Google, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Technology, Technology Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by mtritthart
Random Links for Your Clients
Technology Tidbits from Michael Tritthart Facebook Business PageHere are a couple of items that are outside the norm but can be just as effective in communicating with your clients.  They are also great value add items to share with your clients in your own marketing pieces to your clients.Verbling.comSe habla espanol?  Parlez-vous français?  Could it be better?  It easily can with Verbling.  Reach a whole new client base and learn another language in an easy, natural way.  This site allows you to have a 10 minute webinar with someone else speaking a foreign language.  Speak five minutes in English and five in their language.Sprinkler Times– The perfect Summer app to use yourself and share with your clients.  Sprinkler Times will ask you a series of questions about your weather, lawn, etc.  It will then create a custom watering plan for your lawn that changes monthly.  It will conserve water, money and keep your lawn green.  I started using it last month and love it.  Share this with your database!

 

Social Media Enhancements – Quick Blogging Tips
Social Media Enhancements

Here are some easy guidelines to make blogging a more beneficial and easy process for your business.

Provided by Susan, the Social Media guru, on my design team.

Blog 101 Tips

  • Keep it short, sweet, and relevant.
  • Know your niche.  If you market is luxury…then a blog about 1st time home purchasing is not for your audience.
  • Your audience is homeowner, renters, relocation peeps….not other realtors
  • The blog is ‘your voice’ for your brand
  • Invite people that you work with to post a blog (Lenders, Appraisers, Landscape, etc.)
  • Add a great photo to your blog, something that will catch your eye when it shows up in the FB homepage feed.
  • If you attend a ‘fun’ professional even, share pictures and a short recap of the evening, then email that out to the event planner.

Please feel free to email, tweet, FB me questions.  I balance my life between design, wife/mom, and yoga teacher, I will get back with you!

If you need more tech tips, head to Michael’s Facebook business page.

eEdge Training

Need more help with Social Media? Susan offers a Social Media eEdge enhancement package.  She can build your Social Media platforms and connect them together to where you can easily manage/update the sites.  She can also train you to manage the sites or even manage your Social Media platform for you for a low monthly fee.

Go to Social Media Enhancements on MichaelTritthart.com for more details and to get a quote!