Everyone month, The TechByte offers a free webinar to our database. Why? It hones our skills, allows us to interview people with new products, and makes us stay up to date on this ever changing world of tech.
Recently we did a series of webinar on Working with Buyer and a Tablet and Working with Sellers and a Tablet and at the end we did some crowdsourcing with the group. We aksed them to share some of the apps they just can’t live without.
Here is the list of apps that we presented during the presentation, you can download it here.
But here is a great list of tools that I think you will also enjoy.
Someone asked about what software people use to print from their tablet.
Vickie Stanton offered Print Jinni
David Fauquier offerecd printcentral pro and Kendrick Chiles and Melinda Gerrara offered Print N Share.
What apps do you use for measuring a house?
Diane Cameron offered DaVinci that she says is excellent. Bernie Timms offered MagicPlan as another solution. using the camera on your tablet you can take pictures with all of these apps and they turn the photos into a pretty impressive floor plan.
Here are some great resources for editorial calendars and some good ideas for how to implement:
This is for blogging, but read the post, some great inspiration on what and when to post:
Demand Metric offers another one here:
Blogging Editorial Calendar by Socialologist
One with information on the editorial process Click here
Online reputation management has become a very important topic in class. As we venture online and start putting profiles on websites to connect with prospects, the need to monitor these sites become vital. Why? Because people are talking about you!
I use a product called StepRep to monitor my husband’s building business. They help you find all the sites where we are listed and then I make sure our profiles are complete. Recently an email came through telling me to edit a website. The website was CitySearch so I changed some of the content and was about to go on my merry way when I decided to search Southington, CT businesses, where I live, work and play.
Wow! So many “bad” reviews and not one of the businesses had responded. If we are getting comfortable writing reviews about books, (Amazon), and shoes (Zappos . . . I love Zappos), electronic gadgets (Cnet, Engadget) Hotel visits (Trip Advisor) and now painters, electricians, (Angies List) why, oh why would we not think that consumers want to write reviews on us!
Look at Zillows (review an agent) and Trulias recommendations called Social Search. For the last few years the Houston Association of Realtors has allowed past customers of real estate agents “Rate their Realtor.” The consumer is already writing reviews about their real estate professionals. Why not be proactive? Invite your past customers to write reviews for you on Zillow and Trulia.
Now you need to start monitoring your presence online. Make sure you set up a Reputation Monitoring system.
Start with Google Alerts. Put in your name, your website name and any “usernames” or branding terms you use. Google Alerts will send the information to your email. Here is a link to a video that I did on Google Alerts. Click here.
If that is not enough, look at a reputation monitoring tool like one of the following. It is better to be informed so you can take action, isn’t it?
I know this list is not complete. These are just companies I am familiar with. Do you have any other suggestions?
In October, we had a Facebook campaign where we posted one cool app a day, either for smartphones or tablets. They were all submitted from our fans of The Techbyte! What amazed me was the practicality and usefulness of the apps for us to actually get business done while we are in the field.
We will be voting this week, so there is still time for you to cast your vote. Click here to do so!
I was also honored to speak at the National Association of REALTORS convention this past week with Ginger Wilcox. I spoke on using a tablet in your business. Here is a link to a great recap from none other than Peter Brewer, real estate professional, a social media maven in his own right and the ultimate Aussie! Thank you Peter. Click here to view his post!
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