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Customize Your Facebook Profile or Fan Page with Smarter Agent!

You may have heard of the popular Smarter Agent Mobile Application for real estate companies and professionals?.but what you may not know is that they just released a Facebook application to compliment their mobile app!

First and Foremost

Smarter Agent is a mobile app platform that can be utilized and branded by agents and brokers. The app can be downloaded by consumers to search all MLS listings in their area. And it?s important to know that Smarter Agent works on virtually all mobile phone devices. [Read more…]

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10 Tips for Getting Reacquainted with Facebook?s New Layout

Facebook celebrated it?s 6th birthday in style?by launching a redesign of the home page.? I was excited to be included in the initial 80 million accounts that were updated with the design on February 4th. This new layout is being rolled out to the remaining Facebook users now (Reggie’s still waiting).

I have to say I?ve been a bit annoyed with some of the recent minor changes made by Facebook, but when it comes to this new overhaul?I?m a fan! Most notably, are the cleaner home page appearance and the removal of the bottom ?start? bar. The search bar is now prominently displayed in the top center of the home page, just above the News Feed. And the top blue navigation bar has been simplified to include just a few key quick launch links on the left and right sides.

Now just in case you are a tad turned around by this new layout, I put together a quick list of 10 tips for getting reacquainted with the network you know and love! [Read more…]

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Realtor.com Launches New iPhone App & Makes Mobile Home Search Useful

I know the 12 Days of iPhone Apps are over, but I couldn?t help but share a brand new app that launches today! Realtor.com is making their 4 million listings accessible via the iPhone. In addition, they are providing agents and consumers with a rich set of features to make the most of their mobile experience.

Agents that already utilize Realtor.com to post their listings will be able to sync with their account via the app. Branding and contact information is carried over so that interested buyers can easily reach out to the agent, or even add the agent to their iPhone address book. In fact, an interested buyer can contact the listing agent in a number of ways with a single tap: ask a question, call agent directly, visit agent Website. [Read more…]

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AgentPress: The Ideal Theme for Real Estate Bloggers

If you?ve been reading MTO for awhile you know we?re huge advocates of WordPress as a platform to power your real estate blog.? And we?re not the only ones who think WordPress rocks! Matt Cutts, the head of the Web Spam team at Google, recently declared WordPress as the best blogging platform in terms of search engine optimization. He went on to say that WordPress automatically solves 80-90% of the mechanics behind SEO, making your site easily crawlable by search engines.

Now when it comes to selecting a WordPress theme that delivers a clean design, variety of options, highly optimized code, and customer support?.the MTO team chooses StudioPress. Which has been a great theme option for us and our Web design clients. But now theme legend, Brian Gardner, is back and has developed AgentPress, specifically for the real estate industry. In fact, we?ve partnered with Brian to offer customization and consultation for AgentPress theme users. [Read more…]

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Lucky Number 7

Two and a half years has gone by very quickly. It seems like just yesterday that I was booting up my Windows Vista computer for the first time with excitement and anticipation. For me, it was like watching that summer blockbuster you?ve eagerly awaited in hopes of it exceeding your expectations. But, like most summer blockbusters, Windows Vista didn?t live up to expectations. It was a bloated and flawed operating system in many ways. Vista does have quite a few redeeming qualities. It was an improvement over Windows XP to the point that I never considered reformatting and going back the older OS (something I did shortly after installing Windows ME).

We are now back to a time of great anticipation. Hopes that Microsoft will redeem itself with the release Windows 7 abound. Will Windows 7 be faster? Will it ask fewer annoying questions? Will it work with all of my current software and hardware? With the Windows 7 release coming October 22, all of our questions will be answered soon enough.

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That?s What You Get For Waking Up In Vegas!

Calling all real estate bloggers!!! Would you like to spend some time with real people who actually know what blogs are…and why they ROCK! Would you enjoy learning new tips and strategies for continuing your blog success, or perhaps launching it?! Are you wondering where the future of social media can take you, and how to push the limits of innovation while remaining effective? Do you need a vacation and time to play? Or dance? Or go to a show without leaving 20 minutes after it starts because your kids can’t sit still? (Oh, sorry…that one was for me!) If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, I suggest you head to REBlogWorld and the BlogWorld/New Media Expo in Las Vegas! And actually…you don’t really need a reason to go to Vegas…it’s Vegas! Woohoo! (I’m not excited…at all!)

BlogWorld officially kicks off October 15th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.? The first day of the 3 day program will provide some specific niche tracks…one of which is Real Estate BlogWorld. [Read more…]

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Regator iPhone App Delivers Quality News & Cool Interface

If you have an iPhone, then the new Regator app will rock your mobile world! And if you’re a ?lover of informative news and a sharer of all things great…you will undoubtedly be excited to find out this app launches today!

Regator.com is online hub of hand-picked blogs representing numerous content areas. Basically, you can search for and find quality blog posts on just about any topic. [Read more…]

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Get Your Tweet On With Twitter for Real Estate Twits v.2

Good Twitter help can be hard to find. And when it comes to Twitter for real estate, it?s even more important to be led in the right direction or you?ll risk being labeled as a spammer. Your brand could be tarnished in real-time if you don?t learn how to reach out and connect authentically with your network. The good news is, I don?t want to see you become the latest fail whale. I?m determined to share top tools, engagement strategies and best practices to ensure your Twitter success!!! [Read more…]