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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! 

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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!

May ’12 Tech Tidbits from Michael Tritthart

Posted in eEdge, Facebook, Google, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Technology, Technology Training with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by mtritthart
Unique Ways to Reach Out to 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

S2H.com – A great item to share with your database, offer it as a closing gift or even use for yourself.  This takes the pedometer to the next level and appeals to one of our basic reactions in life…We like to win free stuff.  The more you use your S2H.com device, the more you are rewarded.  Go check it out, you will like it!

HandFont.com – When you decide to reach out to your database to let them know about S2H.com use HandFont.  Submit a sample of your handwriting to this site and they will create a font that you can load to your machine.  You can then “write” a letter to your clients.  Give your marketing pieces that personal touch!

Social Media Enhancements – Quick Facebook Tips
Social Media Enhancements

Here are some easy guidelines to make Facebook a more personal experience for your business.

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

  • Not EVERY post has to be a Selling moment…REALLY!Share something FUN about what you do/did
  •  Post crazy Realtor Pictures…tons on the web, and they are funny!  From crazy messy kitchens to BIZARRE bathrooms.  They will get responses and everyone know someone who has sold a house like that!
  • Grand Openings…if something is opening in your community, ANNOUNCE it!
  • Community announcements.  Have your finger on the pulse of the community by promoting neighborhood events, festivals etc.
  • Honor Roll in the paper….FB Congrats to those families.
  • Listed and Sold a home quickly…100% share that news
  • At the closing table, do a quick video testimonial or picture of your happy clients and tag them in the photo with a nice description.  Great way to their friends and them to discuss how great it was working with you.
  • IMPORTANT….if someone comments on your post, please respond back!  FB is about SOCIAL INTERACTION!
  • If someone COMPLAINS on your wall, don’t panic!  If it is grossly personal, then delete it.  If it is simply a ‘you didn’t _______’ comment, then respond and let them know you sent them a direct email.
  • Spend 10 minutes on your FB & Twitter in the morning and then another 10 minutes in the afternoon.

eEdge TrainingNeed more help with Social Media? Susan on my team 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!

Enhance Your KW eEdge and eAgentC Websites
NEW SAMPLES ON MY SITE! Looking to improve your KW Websites?  There is value in using both; one for your haven’t mets and one for your have mets.  I have helped enhance over 4,500 KW websites and can help you with the lead capture, content, SEO and overall look of your KW Websites for a minimal onetime fee.
View sample sites on MichaelTritthart.com and contact me to get started.

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.

March ’12 Technology Tidbits

Posted in Google, Real Estate, Technology, Technology Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2012 by mtritthart
MARCH MADNESS….In a Bad Way

March is one of my favorite months….Love me some college basketball!  However, March is off to a controversial start with technology.  Here’s why:

Google Privacy Policy Change  Google’s unified privacy policy change has a piece that starts March 1st that is causing concern among Google users.  Starting on the first, Google will begin to collect your Google Web History and share it among all of the Google products you use.  Gmail users already see this, but it does raise some privacy and “big brother” issues.  Want to know more about this and maybe more importantly, want to turn this OFF?  Follow the link on Google Privacy Policy Change to my Facebook business page for the full article and steps on how to change it.

The Hottest Tech Trend May Have a “Pin” Pop It  EVERYBODY it seems is joining Pinterest lately.  It is a fun, interesting site; however it could open you up to some legal issues.  Enough to make you think twice about using it.   Check out my Facebook business page for the full article and the legal problems it may open you up to.

February 2012 Tech Tidbits

Posted in eEdge, Facebook, Real Estate, Technology Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2012 by mtritthart
App Mania!
Technology Tidbits from Michael Tritthart Facebook Business PageIt’s that time of year.  Many companies have released their best of 2011 lists and what they are predicting to be the best of for 2012.  I have added two good ones to my business page.  Check out Facebook.com/TechnologyTidbitsfor the complete list.20 Mobile Tools That Will Make You Stand Out from Inman Newshas some tools that can make a difference in your real estate business very quickly.  I use quite a few of these already.50 New Tech Tools You Should Know About from CNN offers some tools that not only can help you in your business, but would be a great value add to share with your database of clients.

My Family Reunion Schedule in Orlando

For all those attending Family Reunion in Orlando, my training schedule is below.  Feel free to follow my updates on Twitter @Mtritt and Facebook.com/TechnologyTidbits.  I would be happy to meet up with many of you and talk tech shop.  Tons of great tech training sessions this year.  Take it all in, but start to implement pieces of it quickly so you can reap the benefits!

KW Tech Room: Generate More Leads for Free – Sunday, February 12th 7:30-8:45 AM  Great tips using non KW and KW tools.

KW Tech Room: eEdge Making the Most of Marketing to Your Contacts – Sunday, February 12th 4-5:30 PM  Learn the new features of MyMarketing.

Increase Your Database IQ and Make it Work for You – Tuesday, February 14 7:30-8:45 AM  Maximize the foundation of your business.

Get Started with KW Technology-That Was Easy! – Tuesday, February 14th, 3-4:15 PM  See the features/benefits of the new KW Intranet.

KW Tech Room: eAgentC: Rock Your Website – Monday, February 13th 4-5:30 PM Turn eAgentC into a powerful lead generation machine.

Enhance BOTH of Your KW Websites
NEW SAMPLES ON MY SITE! Looking to improve your KW Websites?  There is value in using both; one for your haven’t mets and one for your have mets.  I have helped enhance over 4,500 KW websites and can help you with the lead capture, content, SEO and overall look of your KW Websites for a minimal onetime fee. 
 
View sample sites on MichaelTritthart.com and contact me to get started.

NEW SERVICE!! Social Media Enhancements
I travel and train on multiple topics all over North America.  When I train on social media the following question comes up quite often: “I know I need to do this, but I don’t have time to do it.  Can you build it for me?”  Well…now we can!  Social Media EnhancementsMy team offers a Social Media eEdge enhancement package.  We can build your Social Media platforms and connect them together to where you can easily manage/update the sites.  The best part, my team can provide 1 on 1 training if you need to learn how to effectively manage the sties.eEdge TrainingFor the eEdge package, she can properly import your database, set up your marketing campaigns and get you going with marketing to your database.   Go to Social Media Enhancements on MichaelTritthart.com for more details and to get a quote!

October 2011 Technology Tidbits

Posted in eEdge, Real Estate, Technology, Technology Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2011 by mtritthart
NEW SERVICE!! Social Media Enhancements
 

I travel and train on multiple topics all over North America.  When I train on social media the following question comes up quite often: “I know I need to do this, but I don’t have time to do it.  Can you build it for me?”  Well…now we can!  Dawn Rose, a social media designer/trainer, has recently joined my team. 

 

Social Media EnhancementsDawn offers both a Social Media and eEdge enhancement package.  She will build your Social Media platforms and connect them together to where you can easily manage/update the sites.  The best part, she can provide 1 on 1 training if you need to learn how to effectively manage the sties.

 

eEdge TrainingFor the eEdge package, she can properly import your database, set up your marketing campaigns and get you going with marketing to your database.  

 

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

Facebook – The New Look
Change is coming.  Don’t dread or fear it.  The new look of Facebook is amazing.  The timeline feature is one of the most revloutionary featues that I have seen in years.  Starting around October 7th, Facebook will roll out the new look.  Want to get a jump on the new look?  Go to the Social Networking page on my site and click Facebook – The New Look.
Enhance BOTH of Your KW Websites
Looking to improve your KW Websites?  There is value in using both; one for your haven’t mets and one for your have mets.  I have helped enhance over 4,000 KW websites and can help you with the lead capture, content, SEO and overall look of your KW Websites for a minimal onetime fee.  View sample sites on MichaelTritthart.com and contact me to get started.