Category Archives: Real Estate Mobile Technology

eXp Realty eXplained

The traditional real estate model and brokerage has changed! The old model that existed since the early 1900’s is no longer practical or even realistic for today’s mobile savvy agent and Internet driven society. The technology, the tools and systems, the people and even the way we communicate have all changed and in a variety of ways.

Join eXp Realty President Jason Gesing and Brad Andersohn for this Google Hangout interview to drill down and discuss the unique elements that differentiate eXp Realty from other traditional bricks and mortar brokerages and models. Join us and invite a friend.

eXp eXplained and eXplored

Here’s an eye opener to what the Future of real estate looks like, but happening today!

Brad and Jason eXp Explained

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After exploring eXp’s agent-owned model and cloud-based culture for yourself, feel free to share this with others you believe might benefit. While it may not be a perfect fit for you right now, it’s likely you know someone or many who’d be a  perfect fit for this model.

The original brokerage model was probably created from behind a horse and buggy back in the early 1900’s, so what would a real estate brokerage model look like if it were created today? Would it be different since we have the internet, mobile, social media, and the cloud etc. and now it’s 100+ years later? Time for a game-changer and industry disrupter!

Savvy Card Mobile App

This is one of the best tools and marketing services I’ve seen in quite some time. Seems that every day new apps, services and technology tools get introduced to our ever changing mobile world. Always something new for business professionals and consumers.

SavvyCard helps connect them both and does it in the mobile environment where 98% of humans faces are spending more than 35% of their day. It’s time to meet your clients and prospects where they are and where their eyes are and that is their mobile device.

savvycard for agents and brokers

SavvyCard® is a web-based system. No downloads required. It works across all Internet-enabled devices. lets you create and customize a branded mobile marketing app that is easy to deliver to any mobile device from any location.

Accessing and designing your custom SavvyCard is simple and very user friendly. Multiple cards can be created and distributed and best of all, it’s totally free.

Here’s an example of a “Pocket Real Estate Career Concierge” app I created for some agents/brokers who were looking for some career advice and support. Took 10 minutes.

The Pocket Real Estate Career Concierge

The app can be shared with a simple url link which can then be added to any Internet enabled mobile device. App end-users can call, text, email, contact, get information, share links, access social media, add affiliates, take notes, share with others plus much more.

One super-uber feature is that when someone shares the app with someone else, email notifications are sent to the app owner with who shared the app, and who the app was shared with? It’s like being a fly on a social share wall. Still here? Go Make Yours! 🙂

If you want to be savvy and tech enabled, create and customize your own savvycard, distribute it to everyone you know or meet, and then show others how and why they’d want to share your SavvyCard with others… if done properly… they will.

SavvyCard App Library
Business Card App
>> Pocket Real Estate Career App
>>> DebraLee Darling App

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How To Get Free Crowdsourced Video

Did you know that 21% of the Internet is user generated video? Vidrack lets you put a Free Video Record Button on any Website. You can embed a video recorder anywhere online to collect crowdsourced video from your followers. Create your custom landing pages easily.

I created this Vidrack landing page in less than 5 min –
See Brad Andersohns Vidrack Example

“Vidrack is a web-based video recorder used to collect videos through a website or landing page. It’s a video record button you can place on any webpage. Your followers can record and submit videos for you using only a camera and a browser. No app downloads, account creation, login, uploading or link sharing. It’s the simplest way possible for someone to record and submit a video to you. It can be used for collecting video testimonials, video interviews, video feedback, video reviews and much more.”

Your ability to maximize the power of video crowdsourcing to differentiate yourself from the competitions typical use of text or image generated marketing strategies is now here!

Ideas and Suggestions: Implementing Vidrack Video

  • Soliciting Video Reviews and Client Testimonials
  • Create Community Video Contests from User Submitted Videos
  • Video Interviews with Buyers and Sellers for DIY Projects
  • Submit Suggestive Tips and Allow Video Response Feedback
  • Add Video Record Button for visitors to record and submit video
    (All videos are collected privately and stored on your Video Rack)

Practical Uses: User Generated and Crowdsourced Video


1. Free Video Recorder Landing Pages are available at
2. Video Recorder WordPress Plugin:
3. Embed video recorder on your site with http://vidrack.meComing Soon
4. Use free Video Player to view files created with Vidrack:
5. Embed the Vidrack Recorder –

More than 3000+ businesses currently use Vidrack for crowdsourced video. To offer and allow friends, fans, clients and prospects etc. to record and submit their video on your site from anywhere using a mobile device is a powerful, unique and super useful technology.

How To Screen Share Your Mobile Devices

Question: How do I get my iPhone, iPad, Android or Smartphone etc. to project or mirror on my computer screen so I can share it with others via live projection or during a webinar? Answer: It’s really super easy but not what you’ll find when searching the web!

There are quite a few different articles and how-to’s regarding apps, software’s and programs etc that can mirror your device on a computer or projection screen but none as easy as what I’m about to show you. Follow these few simple steps and you’ll be amazed.

Mobile Device Sharing

How to mirror and share your mobile device on a desktop or laptop computer.

1. Plug your device into the laptop/desktop computer using the provided USB cable
2. Launch your QuickTime Player (Download here if Needed for Windows or Apple)
3. Under the QuickTime “FILE” menu, select “New Movie Recording
4. Use the pulldown menu next to the record activation button, choose your device.

QuickTime Video Options5. Your device will now appear on the monitor or computer screen.

Now by simply using the device as you would normally, everything you do will be shared on your computer desktop or laptop screen. Now you can share your desktop screen and mobile devices on Webex events, GoToWebinar trainings, Google hangouts, and even in the real estate cloud-based campus at

You can use this process on any sites or platforms that allow screen sharing.

This is by far the easiest and most efficient and inexpensive (free) way I have encountered for sharing your device and the apps you use on a desktop or laptop computer. This is a great way to share when there are just too many people to gather around your small device. It’s a great way for trainers, developers and teachers etc. to teach and share.

Adobe Products Tools and Services

Adobe Beyond Flash and Reader

When most people think of Adobe products and services, word association instinctively powers the mind to think of Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, and Adobe PDF. Why is that? It’s simple!

Adobe has done an outstanding job of creating powerful and useful tools that everyone uses and loves.

Users share many of their creations in PDF formats online and in the social spaces etc.  One must of course use the free Adobe reader in order to view another creation that is in the PDF file format. This creates supply and demand, it’s that simple.

Adobe has many other products and services including enhancements and updates to the existing products we already know about and use, but if you’re not investigating frequently, there’s a good chance you’re missing some of the great stuff they’re adding in their updates.

A few examples of products you may not be aware of or using yet include Adobe Mobile, Sign and Certify, and their online help and support and Adobe tutorials.  Then there’s Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Elements and much more… (see below)

I’ll bet there’s at least 10 Products below that you didn’t even know existed… I know I didn’t.  🙂












Stay up to date and keep informed on the many Adobe products, tools and services by visiting their products page. Many of their tools are free to download and use and will undoubtedly be useful to you and your business.

Adobe has been around for a long time and isn’t likely to be going anywhere or away anytime soon, at least not in our lifetime.


Mobile Apps

Top Mobile App Picks 2013

These apps were personally selected based on their user interface, the quality and stability of their product, and the overall end-user experience. The purpose of sharing these apps and this post is to add value to the user who is doing the majority of their business from a mobile device.

This was also inspired by the Top 100 IOS Mobile Apps for Real Estate post which was a huge success in 2013.

While most of these apps are free to download, there may be a few that slipped in which will cost a couple bucks.

Mobile Photo AppsTop Mobile App Picks for 2013

AboutOne – One safe place to manage the information you need to take care of your family and home.
AnyDo – is an app to help you manage life in a simple clever & fun way.

BreezeRealEstateFlyers – Print real estate flyers and feature sheets from your iPad with templates.
Burner – A privacy layer for your device. Get phone numbers you control at the push of a button.

Cheddar – Your tasks are instantly everywhere. Everything you do with Cheddar syncs all devices.
Clipped – Turns articles and documents into bullet point summaries.
ClipPick – ClipPick allows you to copy text or images from one device to another instantly.
CoEveryWhere – Hyper local news for every neighborhood in the world.
CoolIris – One app for all your photos. Beautifully experience all your photos.
Copy – Sync, protect, and share everywhere. Up to 15 gigs free storage.
Cube – Cubenect… connect, share and view. A single social networking dashboard.

DeskConnect – The missing link between all your devices.
Directr – Video that matters. Helps you easily make great movies.
Drync – Discover and buy wines you love for delivery to your doorstep or to others.

EasilyDo – The smart assistant that helps you get things done.

Feedly – The best RSS feed reader and curator since the demise of Google Reader.
FindIt – The easiest way to search email and files on your Android or iPhone.
Flattr – Best way to support creators on the services you use and love.
Flesky – A great application that replaces your device’s on–screen keyboard.
FlipBoard – Read and collect news, curate your favorite stories on any topic imaginable.
FrontBack – Not just photos of you but what you see as well.

GateGuru – For travelers of the globe.  A Tripadviser travel app created for all travelers.
Glide – The fastest way to send video messaging from one mobile device to another.
GoodTodo – Online to-do list that helps you empty your inbox and improve your productivity.
GoogleDrive – Some of the best mobile tools available to help you get stuff done.
Grovo – Sharpen your Internet skills in just 60 seconds.
Gyft – The easiest way to send, redeem, buy and manage gift cards.

HaikuDeck – A completely new kind of mobile presentation software and app.
HelloSign – Legally binding electronic signatures for any business or industry.

InvestInTech – PDF apps and solutions for smartphones and tablets.

KeyMe – Copy keys, resolve lock outs. Keys delivered in under 60 minutes.
Krrb – Buy, sell, rent, trade, give and be neighborly.

Life360 – An app specifically for family and friends wanting to keep connected.
Lift – Unlock your potential and change your life. Lift helps you reach your goals.

MadeWithOver – Beautiful text overlay’s for your pics and photos.
– Put mail in its place. Finally an app that lets you better manage email.
MailChimp Gather – Text message your MailChimp subscribers, keep them updated during events.
MapKin – Taking your shared journey, travels and GPS to another level.
MixBit – Create great videos by collaborating and combining video with others.
Moves – Activity tracking without using any additional gadgets.

Nooly – The worlds most localized weather map. Micro weather forecasting.

Pocket – Find something you want to read or view later, just put it in your pocket.
Popcorn – Chat with people within a one mile radius of your location.
ProductEev – The leading social task management system and solution for teams.

Revel – Share photos and videos on your family’s phones, tablets and computers.
Rove – Your memories remembered. Private journaling beautifully automated.

Scout – Your personal navigator that makes your destination more of an enjoyed journey.
Sensopia – Create floor plans in any home, room or building with your device camera.
SiteGeist – The app that helps you to learn more about your surroundings in seconds.
SKJM – Monitor multiple live video and audio webcam feeds from your device.
SleepCycle – A bio-alarm clock that analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you at your lightest sleep phase.
SoundTracking – Local Top trending posts of sound tracks for your review and pleasure.
SpringPad – Organize your world and have more fun while you do it.
SquareUp – The wallet app that lets you pay with your good name.

Tab – The simple way to split the dining or bar bill among multiple friends.
ThrowBack – A really trippy app that will send your past to your future present.
Timbre – The simplest and best way to find local live music around you.
Trello – Organize anything and everything and do it collaborating with others.

Umano – Have interesting and popular articles read to you by real people.

Wickr – The Internet is forever but this Mission Impossible style app changes the game.
WunderList – A great way to organize your business and your life on a mobile device.

Yevvo – Unpredictable. Raw. And no reruns, just like real life.

Add your favorite mobile apps from 2013 in the comments below and I’ll see that they get added to this list.
RELATED ARTICLE:  Top 100  IOS Apps for Real Estate


50 Amazing Facts About Mobile

Did you know there are more than 6.8 Billion people on the planet, and 4 Billion of them use a mobile phone… but only 3.5 Billion brush their teeth?  That’s just one of the 50 amazing facts you’ll find in the slide deck below.

These mobile facts do not focus on personal hygiene, but they will get you thinking about the world that once was, pondering the world that now is, and considering the world and our mobile future as humans…

as we have only scratched the surface.

Zapd Closes Down

Oh Well, You Get What You Pay For

Here’s why you DON’T WANT every new shiny toy that comes out on the Web or for your mobile device.  I once heard someone say, “Well, you get what you pay for and if it’s free, what do you expect?

Zapd Closes
You’ve seen it happen, maybe even to your favorite site, online tool, or mobile app?  Nothing worse than getting that dreaded email telling you a site, service, or app is shutting down. Especially those sites where you’ve invested time learning, and then creating some really cool stuff that you use… right?

Some of these shiny new toys and tools last for many years while others barely make it out the gate or down the road for more than a few months and POOF… they’re gone. is another one of those really awesome tools that lets you (used to let you) create mobile websites on the fly.  Here’s how they suck you in and get you to bite the shiny lure…

Real websites in 60 seconds

  • Professional and fun, you make Zaps
    right from your iPhone!

Looks great everywhere

  • Zaps are optimized to be viewed on phones, tablets and computers.

Many theme layouts

  • Whatever the occasion, you’ll find just the right style.
    New themes each week!

Adjust and filter images

  • Use the Photo Editor to
    enhance your photographs. Crop, add filters & stack effects.

Even build websites with friends

  • Yay! Collaborate! Build Zaps with people you know.
    Or people you don’t. Great for events.

Zapd for everything!

They got ya, hook, line and sinker right? But then a short/medium/long time later, you get this in your email inbox.

Bye Bye Zapd

For me the toughest part about all this is just knowing that I’m the one who shared their site and app with probably half of their entire user database. Well, maybe not that many, but when I find a great site, tool, or service and share it with hundreds and thousands of other friends and users, it feels like mud in the face.

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I guess there are a few lessons to be learned here, but the main one is to not feel compelled or obsessed with having EVERY new shiny toy, tool, and app out there because ultimately in the end, nothing lasts forever… eventually, all things come to an end… or in this case, GET ZAPD!

The Boys In The Band

How To Build A Free HTML5 Website has added HTML5 to their FREE website building capabilities.  HTML5 today is a new standard for many sites and companies who want their site to look good and be user friendly across all platforms and browsers including mobile devices.

What exactly is HTML5?  Here’s a great 90 second video that simplifies the explanation.

No matter what profession you’re in, or even if you have no profession and are just interested in having something cool and user friendly out there on the web, Wix is a great place to start. They have a variety of templates to choose from, and it won’t take a programmers degree and a CSS3 certification to set one up.

Free Wix TemplatesClick Here to see all the new templates at Wix.

Need professional quality images for you layout and pages? Check out this assortment of graphics and images that come without the stress and worries of copyright infringement.  FREE professional Images from Wix.

There are more Than 40 Million Sites Created on Wix. Just Choose a design, (or start from scratch if you prefer) then customize it to your liking.  Once completed and totally satisfied, you can publish it online instantly.  Want a custom domain name and URL? That only costs a couple bucks at GoDaddy or Network Solutions.

One of the key benefits of working with Wix and their site and tools is the fact that they are always updating it and making it better for users. I have been using Wix for more than 4 years now and they never cease to keep amazing me. The tools, the ease of use, and now HTML5 for free?  Amazing and unbelievable.

New Wix Template ExamplesSome Personal Wix History:

1. My First Ever Wix Website. 2. My Wife’s Facebook Page. 3. My NEW sample HTML5 Wix Website.

Now that they have added some new templates, I’ll have to check it out and see which of you comes to mind when I see what’s available?  Check it out yourself, I know you’ll be pleased with the site, the tools, the service, and especially the product and the price!!

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