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Archive for September, 2009

What do Warren Buffet, Steve Jagger & Ian Watt Have in Common?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

I just found out that I have been nominated for the 2009 Inman News “Most Influential” list. I’m included on a great list of real estate personalities including Ubertor agent Ian Watt and rock star business man Warren Buffett. It is an honor to be nominated. Thanks!

You can see the complete list here.
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And in Ian Watt style, Ian recorded a video about the nomination:

Learn to Maximize Your Ubertor Website: Live Ubertor Tour, Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Get expert advice from an Ubertor specialist on how to use the basics of the system. This is a great start for all new Ubertor users eager to learn how to begin maximizing their website for the most return.

This is a live guided tour of Ubertor’s control panel – so if you’re on the fences about Ubertor’s software, click in and join the tour. See how easy it is to get a website up and running.

Upcoming Live Tour Dates are labeled below.

Join in 2 easy steps (Live Tour is FREE):

1. Engage the specialist, Tuesday, September 29th at 10:00 AM PST

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/513509250

2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 416 800 9290
Access Code: 486-405-826
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 486-405-826

The live tour will go over the following topics:

1. Logging into your control panel (1 minute)

2. The Dashboard – Overview of cool tools to get your site running (9 minutes)

* Google Maps – Map your listings with 3 different views
* Google XML SiteMaps – Get found on Google faster than others
* Feedburner – Get your blog going with Feedburner
* Google Analytics – Start tracking the number of people coming to your site
* Favicon – Change your favorites icon

3. Crafting your own page (15 minutes)

* Adding content
* Adding photos
* Adding videos

4. Power marketing your listings (15 minutes)

* Display your photos
* Adding files, like floor plans and strata docs to your listings
* Mapping your listing on Google
* Giving your listing its own domain (URL)
* Adding music to your listing
* Have an open house? Advertise the listing as an open house
* Virtual Tours
* Get your listing on Craigslist – and looking good!
* Adding your own filmed video to the listing

5. Unveil the power of CSS and how it can help you mastercraft your website (5 minutes)

6. What is Twitter? How to use it with your website (5 minutes)

7. Q & A (10 minutes)

**1 LUCKY attendee will win $57.00, just for taking the tour!**

New Chicago Townhome Website Launched

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Another deBruyn Design website has launched this week. This time it is for Robert Darrow of Chicago for the Chicago area townhomes. Take a moment to check out this new website. It is a great example of a custom website with the Chicago area IDX integrated into the site and links to many different social media websites. Have a look:

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Reminder: Renew Your Domain Name(s)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Ian Watt and Joe Squire inspired this post. Take a minute, check on your domain names.
- when do they expire?
- is the administrator email active?

How can you check? Go to www.coolwhois.com or www.betterwhois.com and punch in your domain name. All of the information about your domain will come up.

If it is getting close to renewal time, go ahead and renew it. Godaddy is one of the cheapest options and I believe the largest domain registrar in the world. You can use our Godaddy page here.

Still have questions? Feel free to contact Ubertor client services and our team would be pleased to help.

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Learn to Maximize Your Ubertor Website: Live Ubertor Tour, Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Get expert advice from an Ubertor specialist on how to use the basics of the system. This is a great start for all new Ubertor users eager to learn how to begin maximizing their website for the most return.

This is a live guided tour of Ubertor’s control panel – so if you’re on the fences about Ubertor’s software, click in and join the tour. See how easy it is to get a website up and running.

Upcoming Live Tour Dates are labeled below.

Join in 2 easy steps (Live Tour is FREE):

1. Engage the specialist, Thursday, September 24th at 4:00 PM PDT.
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/486405826

2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 416 800 9290
Access Code: 486-405-826
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 486-405-826

The live tour will go over the following topics:

1. Logging into your control panel (1 minute)

2. The Dashboard – Overview of cool tools to get your site running (9 minutes)

* Google Maps – Map your listings with 3 different views
* Google XML SiteMaps – Get found on Google faster than others
* Feedburner – Get your blog going with Feedburner
* Google Analytics – Start tracking the number of people coming to your site
* Favicon – Change your favorites icon

3. Crafting your own page (15 minutes)

* Adding content
* Adding photos
* Adding videos

4. Power marketing your listings (15 minutes)

* Display your photos
* Adding files, like floor plans and strata docs to your listings
* Mapping your listing on Google
* Giving your listing its own domain (URL)
* Adding music to your listing
* Have an open house? Advertise the listing as an open house
* Virtual Tours
* Get your listing on Craigslist – and looking good!
* Adding your own filmed video to the listing

5. Unveil the power of CSS and how it can help you mastercraft your website (5 minutes)

6. What is Twitter? How to use it with your website (5 minutes)

7. Q & A (10 minutes)

**1 LUCKY attendee will win $57.00, just for taking the tour!**

Upcoming Ubertor Live Tour Dates and Times for September 2009:

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 10:00 AM PST

Stay connected – www.ubertor.com/live

New Website: Luxury Vancouver Real Estate

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Grant and Jamie have launched a new Ubertor website for their luxury Vancouver real estate business. Its a cool example of the new template with some nice customizations to make it fit within the Sotheby’s brand.

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“The Godfather of the Video Blog”

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Mark Savel shoots a video “Ian Watt Style” as a way to announce his new Ubertor based website. Nice work Mark! Look forward to seeing more videos.

Bank Owned, Short Sale & Distressed LUXURY PROPERTY Website

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Florida Realtor Inga Wilson is at it again, this time with a website dedicated to South Florida’s bank owned, short sale and distressed luxury properties.

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Follow Up: Jack Nicklaus’ new golf course at Wyndansea in Ucluelet, BC

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

I had the honor of being included to preview the new Jack Nicklaus golf course at Wyndansea in Ucluelet, BC in June of 2007. The development came with much fanfare and the way we were toured around the location was amazing. (previous post, all pictures)

I noticed on VancouverSun.com yesterday that the creditors have listed the luxury resort at Ucluelet for $37-million. “Ucluelet’s Wyndansea Oceanfront Resort project is the latest major golf, hotel and residential Island development to go on the market after falling into financial troubles.” Check out the Sun’s complete story.

Joe Fayner Redesigns His Website

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Long time Ubertor client Joe Fayner wanted to update the look and feel of his website and phoned me to chat about the options that he had, the new features that he had heard about and the flexibility of our system. He and I had a chat about what he could do and how he could do it. I got word today from Joe that his new look is live. Take a moment to check out what Joe has done;
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