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Archive for November, 2009

Stephen Jagger Talking About Tools to Run a Virtual Business

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Here is a quick video that I shot just after meeting with a couple of real estate agents interested in working more on their business than in their business.

I mentioned in the video that I would post some links below, but instead, here is an article that breaks down some of the tools that we use.

Interested in learning more about my new book Sociable! ? More details here http://www.sociablebook.com

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

Friday, November 20th, 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. Register for the Live Tour on November 24, 2009 @ 10:00 AM PST using the widget below, OR simply click on this LINK at the time of the LIVE TOUR and JOIN!

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

Dial +1-702-473-3463

Access Code: 823727

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 Live Tours for December, 2009:

  • Thursday December 3, 2009 @ 4:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday December 8, 2009 @ 10:00 AM PST
  • Thursday December 17, 2009 @ 4:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday December 22, 2009 @ 10:00 AM PST
  • Thursday December 31, 2009 @ 4:00 PM PST

Augmented Reality

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Take a moment to check out Lego’s “Digital Box”, an Augmented Reality Kiosk (via www.web-strategist.com):

Do you think this type of technology will make its way into the real estate space? Any ideas?

Social Media ROI: Socialnomics (video)

Monday, November 16th, 2009

This video showcases several Social Media ROI examples along with other effective Social Media Strategies. Take a moment to watch this 4:15 video:

Ubertor – “Video Focused Real Estate Agent Websites”

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

We have been working hard to integrate many video features to the Ubertor real estate agent website system over the last year. Have you had a chance to play with these features? Within your Ubertor website, click on the video tab and you can syndicate videos to YouTube and Viddler, host them on Combustion Video as well as record right from your browser through the Ubertor control panel. Not an Ubertor client? signup now to play with the video functionality of the system. video real estate agent websites for realtors 4Don’t worry, there is no setup fee, no contract, the first 30 days free and no obligation – so go ahead and give it a try.

Not only have we been working on adding lots of video functionality to the Ubertor system, but through our sister company Reachd.com we have been educating hundreds of real estate agents on the power of online video. Actually, Reachd.com has given out close to 1000 Flip Video Cameras to attendees of their online video course.

Online video is coming fast. Are you ready?

Take a look at what some of your colleagues are doing:

- Ian Watt shoots a video 5 days a week from his car talking about downtown Vancouver real estate.

- Tom Everitt shots a video from his “Garagio” about his thoughts on the real estate market

- Mike Lefebvre uses his editing skills to create some fantastic real estate videos for his listings

- The Hamre Team shoots all different types of videos for their Ottawa based real estate practice

Are you going to get involved with online video?

Learn to Maximize Your Ubertor Website: Live Ubertor Tour, Thursday, November 19, 2009

Friday, November 13th, 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.  Register for the Live Tour on November 19, 2009 @ 4:00 PM PST using the widget below, OR simply click on this LINK at the time of the LIVE TOUR and JOIN!

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

Dial +1-702-473-3463

Access Code: 823727

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 Live Tours for November, 2009:

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2009 @ 10:00 AM PST

feedback from – RE/MAX Canada Conference in Banff

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Steve Hamre of RE/MAX Metro City Realty Ltd. OTTAWA and his team were in Banff a few weeks ago for the RE/MAX Canada Conference. Steve had a chance to get up in front of the crowd (picture) to speak about the marketing tools that him and his team use to promote their real estate business. A portion of what Steve talked about was his experience with Ubertor. Here is a piece of the email that he sent to the agents who were at the conference that wanted more information:

What a great time in BANFF. Great to see everyone again and Great to meet Realtors I had not met. Well the big hype at the Convention was FACEBOOK, TWITTER, BLOGGING and VIDEO.

Some of you may be thinking WOW. The Team that helped us get on board with all this HYPE is a company called UBERTOR. They Assisted us in creating our website, connecting us with FACEBOOK, TWITTER, Having our own Blog and Importing Video to our Site. All this said this has double our traffic X4 to our website.

If you want to ask me about my experience using UBERTOR, I would be happy to share it with you.

If you have anyone moving in or out of OTTAWA. Remember the HAMRE TEAM.
www.weknowottawa.com Send Us a Video, We would always love to see you.

Here is the video that he included within his email:

Thanks for such great feedback and promotion Steve! We appreciate the support.

Come Hear Gillian Shaw and Krik Lapointe on Nov. 23rd 2009

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Come to the next Real Estate Technology Meetup. If you have never made it out, this is the one for you.

Presentation: Newspapers, Social Media and the Future of Reporting
Speakers: Gillian Shaw, Technology Reporter @ Vancouver Sun and Kirk LaPointe Managing Editor of Vancouver Sun
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The Vancouver Sun’s Gillian Shaw (Technology Reporter) and Kirk LaPointe (Managing Editor) will be on hand to deliver a talk on a few topics that are of great interest to real estate professionals from all over North America. In this “fire side” chat, Gillian and Kirk will discuss:

* Getting on the Media’s radar
* How the Vancouver Sun uses social media and online tools
* The future of the news/reporting business

RSVP here. I hope to see you there.

Village of Anmore Custom Ubertor Website

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Monet Tyler has launched a new custom Ubertor website for the Village of Anmore. It is a design creation from the team at SplitMango.com

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Custom Real Estate Agent Website Focused on New Construction

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

I received an email this morning from deBruyn Design + Marketing, an Ubertor Approved Vendor with a link to a new Ubertor website that they launched yesterday. Here is what Dave deBrurn had to say about the new website:

Surrey Realtor, focused on new construction. Goal with this site was to use the (autofill categories) AFC’s to highlight new construction projects in the area, something very hard to search for using the conventional MLS.

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