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Agent Evolution Releases WordPress Themes for Real Estate

Both the Curb Appeal and Turn Key themes are responsive, fully customizable, include multiple widgets and are for use with the Genesis Framework.

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Congrats to @TonyLongo! BlockAvenue launches today…and is aimed at delivering a better integration of geolocation and social!?Get the whole scoop?from Techcrunch!

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AgentPress 2.0: It’s All About Flexibility

Real estate professionals love WordPress.

We know this because you made AgentPress not only a top seller among real estate themes, but among all themes available to WordPress users.

Brian Gardner, Founder of StudioPress and creator of AgentPress says, “It’s been a top seller in the StudioPress gallery for the last 18 months”.

We also know that you were ready for some changes, and so AgentPress has evolved. The new version launches today and our Agent Evolution team is proud to have had the opportunity to collaborate again with Brian on this latest release.

GREATER FUNCTIONALITY

The most notable difference from the first version to the new AgentPress is with how listing management is integrated. ?Listings are now entered as custom post types via the accompanied AgentPress Listings Plugin (which you can download for free). FYI- Integrating your listings via the plugin makes this data portable to future theme upgrades. ?This new functionality makes blogging your listings easier and more systematized. [Read more…]

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An Epic Week in Real Estate

It?s upon us?.one epic week in real estate learning, collaboration, and of course, networking! ?Inman News is about to launch a series of events that will mark 15 years of Real Estate Connect-ing!

And I?m in prep mode and excited to be taking part. You see, Inman and MTO go WAY back. Well, back to 2005 when we started this blog. One of the great resources we found as new bloggers was Inman News, along with an extremely collaborative group of fellow bloggers.

I still remember the first Connect I attended and how I was inspired by finally meeting those I had been following online for months. ?Yes, the halls of the Connect boast some of the greatest networking opportunities, but it?s the sessions bringing us a variety of talented leaders and speakers with innovative ideas and technologies that keep us coming back every year! [Read more…]

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Agent Reboot Chicago to Feature Brian Gardner of StudioPress

The Agent Reboot Conference Tour is in full swing! In fact, we?re going to make quite a few more stops this year?including Hawaii! But next week we?ll be touching down in Chicago! Now that stop wasn?t on my route last year, so I?m excited to meet and connect with many online friends in person finally! And as if that weren?t enough, I?ll be interviewing WordPress legend Brian Gardner on-stage!!!! Btw- Brian would never call himself a legend (he?s much too modest for that)?but the rest of the blogosphere will agree!

Brian is the Founder of StudioPress, Creator of the Genesis Framework, Partner in Copyblogger Media, and fellow Starbucks addict. He?s also been a mentor and colleague to Reggie, Chad and I over the years. ?Suffice it to say, there is much admiration for the design, clean code and functionality that he brings to WordPress. ?In addition, Brian has developed the #1 real estate specific theme, some of you may already be familiar with,?AgentPress. [Read more…]

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Why I Wanna ROCK Agent Reboot!

A great opportunity to get excited about the future of real estate, and your role in it, is headed your way. Agent Reboot is a new conference tour created by Inman News. This road show of sorts is hosted by yours truly (Woohoo!) and Daniel Rothamel. The goal of the event is to examine and identify new technologies that are shaping and changing the real estate industry, and ideas on how they are being implemented?or should be.

This one-day party, oops, I mean conference will be taking place in 12 cities. My boogie shoes are packed for: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, Las Vegas, Portland. And then your favorite Real Estate Zebra will be rocking: Denver, Houston, Chicago, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington DC.

So what goes down at an Agent Reboot you ask?

Well, as one of your hosts I can confirm that you?ll most likely learn something you probably didn?t know already. You?ll hear about the latest innovations in real estate from local brokers and speakers, as well as from many familiar industry rockstars! You?ll be invited to stop by, connect, and ?tweetup? with attendees and speakers after the event. Oh, and checking out any of the top industry products and services in the EXPO may result in a handsome reward.

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How do you LIKE Facebook?s latest update?

If you?ve visited a Facebook Page today you may have noticed right away that ?Become a Fan? has been replaced with ?Like?. This change is aimed at improving engagement with Pages, since according to Facebook, users are more comfortable with the term ?Like?.

Apparently, Facebook users are also commitment phobes and ?becoming a fan? equates to saying ?I DO? in front of your entire online network! I can see their point, but then again, I usually jump in with both feet blindfolded to swim around and explore before coming up for air.

Anyway, at first glance you may think you can no longer send updates to fans?.I mean friends?.or ?people?. But you can, you just have to edit your page. However, I?m guessing there are more changes to come since the term ?fans? still remains in some areas on the editing dashboard. But I don?t think it will be long before Facebook eradicates that term completely! [Read more…]

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Add To My Page: Roost Social Real Estate App

One of the best social media strategies for real estate agents is to become your network?s trusted advisor. And of course one of the best places to put that strategy into play is, without a doubt, on Facebook. So you create a profile and import your sphere list, now what?!

Well, as a real estate professional you can easily showcase your expertise and knowledge about your market area and industry trends. One of the ways I suggest doing this is by posting status updates that offer relevant info and/or tips your network would find helpful. Now some of you are already REALLY GOOD at sharing this type of info?and you might be so good at it that you decide to create a Fan Page to focus more intently on business.

Fan Pages are becoming more popular among real estate professionals for several reasons. Most importantly, [Read more…]