Category Archives: Real Estate Networks and Sites

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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feature for Your Social Media Success

Have you ever paid to go to a seminar or an event where the keynote speaker shared a Powerpoint presentation that was loaded and choked full of great content? All you could think about during the entire presentation was, “How can I get a copy of this….” or “Will my mobile devices’ camera capture these slides…” only to find out that your hand scribbled notes and blurbs were all you had at the end of the day?

Been there, done that and got the T-shirt!

Here’s a way to access and collect some of the best keynote speaker presentations ever created by some of the best presenters and you don’t even need to leave your desk, computer or mobile device. Really? Seriously… you can find a ton of great information that has been shared with others via This is the PowerPoint storage cloud for some of the best available Powerpoint decks ever.

Check it out….


Looking for some PowerPoint presentations or decks that share how to use Social Media for Business?

Social Media 101: Understanding Social Media Channels, Demographics, and Usage

Social MediaMaybe you are looking for ways to use Facebook for Marketing and Advertising?

Facebook not just social networking– Facebook marketing

FacebookLots of people use Twitter for a variety of reasons but have you researched best practices by those using it successfully?

Twitter For Business: 6 Ways Brands Use Twitter

TwitterGoogle Plus has a multitude of great marketing features, tools and services that can help grow business. Have you seen these?

How to Use Google Plus to Generate Massive Online Exposure

Google PlusLinkedIn was one of the very first online social media type sites on the web, used more as an online resume service and portal but times have changed and now LinkedIn offers members so much more that most aren’t even aware of until they see these?

How To Really Use LinkedIn In 10 Slides & LinkedIn in Higher Education

LinkedINPinterest hit the ground running and while most thought it was just a shred shopping channel for ladies sharing photos and pics, it was quickly determined that the link driving power of the site was a force to be reckoned with?

All You Need to Know about Pinterest & Exploring Pinterest for Business

PinterestWhy is Video such an integral tool part of today’s business marketing and advertizing strategies? Why do so many watch and love Youtube?

SEO for Youtube – How To Optimize Your Content for YouTube

YoutubePeople love pictures just as much as they love video, maybe even more? How does Flickr and Instagram have any impact on business?

Instagram– An Impactful Tool For Boost Your Business


Secrets of Flickr


And finally, how do all these social media sites along with these excellent PowerPoint decks play into your mobile business?

Best Ever Mobile Apps For The Business Person On-The-Go


We’ve barely even scratched the surface with all the topics and discussions that presenters are uploading to on a daily basis. There is a PowerPoint presentation for all subjects, you just need to use the search tool like I did to find them all. Why create a PowerPoint from scratch? Unless the author/publisher disables the option, they are available to be downloaded and shared right from your own computer.

Here’s just a few of the PowerPoint decks I’ve shared around the Country which are now available on Embedding more than one PowerPoint into a single viewer is an additional feature that comes in handy frequently. lets you share and learn, and also learn to share… on the net.

Coolest Sites

Best Websites and Online Tools 2013

Each year I compile a list of ALL the coolest websites and tools to share with friends.  It takes most of the year to find, discover, research, test and gather all these sites, apps and tools along with their information and links. You’ll find something here for everyone.

Many of these site’s will contribute to your personal health, wealth, business, personal success and enjoyment.  Last year’s Coolest Websites and Online Tools 2012 won “most views” both here and on Facebook.

Most are FREE, a couple are “pay-after-trial” if you find them worthy, but ALL of them are worth checking out.



AgentGoalPlanner – Set, track and achieve your real estate financial goals.
Asana – Teamwork without email. Organize your team, project, and yourself.
Ask.FM – The Social Media resource for answers from friends and SOI.
AutoRelaxed – Auto reply for Social Media during Holidays or any days.


Behance – The leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work.
Biggest Price Drop – The best deals will automatically bubble to the top.
BitStrips – Create instant comics starring you and your friends.
Blippex – The site that is making search human again.
– Take control of your Gmail like never before.
BrainShark – Online video presentations made real easy.
Break Through Broker – The best free stuff for Real Estate Agents.
BucketList – Keep track and share life’s personal and most coveted events.
ButtonBuilder – Create buttons for your websites and emails instantly.


Calm – A site that provides the magic of keeping you Calm using senses.
ChipIt By Sherwin Williams – Use any pic to access the 1500 color palette.
Cincopa – Enhanced videos, photo galleries, slideshows, music and podcasts.
Compare Moving Companies – Get real and competitive moving quotes.
Conduit – Create mobile apps and browser tool-bars then get paid.
CometDocs – Convert, store and share documents – Management System.
CreditSesame – Credit Sesame makes it easy to access your financial picture.
Crushpath – Create stunning sales and marketing content on the fly.
CustomInk – Design your own customized T-Shirt and order online.


DeliRadio – ALL the local concerts and shows in your hyper-local area.
DeskConnect – Send anything and everything between your devices.
DigitalFilms – Unleash your creativity and make your digital video for free.


EZCoordinator – The power to organize and manage at your fingertips.


Favicon – Create a free Favicon for your website or Blog URL’s.
FindAGrave – Looking for a long lost loved one or family member?
FiveSecondTest – Landing page optimization for your mocks and wireframes.
– The ultimate simplistic video player for the web.
FollowBlitz – Manage Twitter followers, un-followers, fakes and follow-backs.
Fotor – Simple yet sophisticated photo and image enhancement.
FreeStockMusic – 100% Free production music — download instantly.


Gazelle – Get values and get paid for your technology and mobile devices.
Giphy – The best animated free .GIF resource on the web.
Giphy Cards – Free animated greeting card lab
GrandSt – They help you experience new technology that improves your life.


HearItDirect – Think you know what consumers want and think? Hear it direct.
HelloFax – Send and receive faxes from anywhere.
HomeLight – Information on more than 2,000,000 real estate agents.
HomeSpotHQ – Meet your new home maintenance partner online.


Instructables – DIY – How To Make Instructions.  Also share Your DIY’s.


JoliCloud – Unify all your content in one interface accessible from anywhere.


Kizoa – Free slideshow and Video Maker. Collage Creator and Photo Editor.


LaunchRock – Collect interest and build an audience before you launch.
Lumosity – Improve your brain health and performance with online training.


MarketVideos – Personally branded video newsletters for home buyers.
MatterPort – 3D Modeling with a cloud based software.
MixPanel –  Advanced mobile analytics platform. Measure actions, not page views.
MLSRealEstateVideos – Find homes that use video for marketing and add yours.
MonkeySee – Watch, Learn and Discover just about anything and everything.
Motion Backgrounds for Free – Download free backgrounds and looping videos.
MoveLine – A new and radically easier way to move.
MyBizCard – World’s first online business card with great features.
MyBlogGuest – A community of robust guest Bloggers for your Blog.
MyMedSchedule – Free medication schedules, reminders, and new health tracker.


NadaGuides – The ultimate new and used car, trailer, motor-cycle value site.
NettedByTheWebbys – Better living through the Internet. Get the Best of the Web.


OnVedeo – Real Estate Video Tours using a VidGenie to incorporate local content.
OneTimeBox – One Time Box is an open source project, operating under the MIT license.


Paperless Agent – It’s more than just training for mobile, it’s a life style.
PDFConverter – Free PDF to PowerPoint conversion online.
PhoneDeck – Integrates your smartphones and tablets with the cloud
Pixable – See your friends’ photos and other photos that matter to you.
Points2Shop – Earn points to shop for doing the things you do everyday anyway.
PopCorn Maker – Easily remix web video, audio and images into cool mashups.
PortFM – Free music from the decades 1920-2000 for listening pleasure.


RedBeacon – Trusted Pros and contractors for your home backed by Home Depot.
RiffTime – Explore, buy and learn music from Pro’s on any instrument for any age.


SavorChat – The best free group chat for Facebook and Twitter users.
SharedCount – Track shares of any URL across all Social Media channels for free.
ShowMeLocal – A local Business Directory and Yellow Pages service.
SingSnap – The world’s largest online free Karaoke community.
SkillPages – Where you will find skilled people of all types and backgrounds.
SleepyTime – Bedtime calculator that also helps find the best times to wake up.
SocialMediopolis – The Capitol of Social Media on the web.
SoundEffects for Free – Headquarters for professional quality audio sound effects.
StackSocial – Hand-picked apps, gadgets & tech tools to satisfy your inner geek.
StockPhotosforFree – Unlimited access to pro quality images and photos.
StudioPress Test – Test your site or blog for mobile device compatibility and use.


TalkWalkerAlerts – The best alternative to Google Alerts on the Web.
The Grommet – Discover new product, unique gifts and innovative design.
ThePriceGeek – Find out the Market Value of just about anything you can imagine.
TripWow Tripadvisor – The easiest way to create a stunning travel slideshow!
TrunkClub – Men’s clothes selected by personal stylists and shipped free.


UnRollMe – Clean up your inbox. Get email control with one click.


Viewbix – Turn your video viewers into action takers and go viral.
Vizify VizCards – Create and share awesome graphics about yourself.
VoiceOverToolbox – The voice you always wanted for Real estate video tours.


WebyDo – Professional website deign and creation online. No code and simple.


ZoomIt – A Microsoft tool that takes your image to another level. A must see.

Sometimes a few sites, tools and online services will slip by me. If I missed YOURS or any others here, please feel free to add a link and the description in the comments below.  Looking forward to an exciting 2014 and all the new products, tools, and free services that we’ll see crowding the Interweb and Webernet next year!  Up Next: Best Mobile Apps of 2013

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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!

Klout Friends

Klout Scoring To Build Influence

What is Klout?
Klout offers several ways to bring influential people and brands together.

What is Klout Influence?
Influence is the ability to drive action. When you share something on social media or in real life and people respond, that’s influence. The more influential you are, the higher your Klout Score.

Your Klout Profile is tied to all your social media accounts and activities.

kloutHaving all your social media accounts tied to your Klout profile allows you to track and monitor how each site plays a role on your influential potential? If you’re not active on a site, your Klout score will not provide any data or value.  It’s best to only add the sites and social media platforms where you are most active.

Klout shares your influencers with others and also shares those that you influence.

klout influencers

This builds brand, reputation and your audience.  Visiting Klout profiles of those you are influenced by promotes those who they are influenced by, which creates a desire to want to follow the trail to the top influencers. Regardless of a persons score, this is valuable as we all seek influential relationships through those we know.

Klout determines your topics which help create interest and awareness in what you enjoy sharing.

klout topics

Over time, Klout will compile your subject matter to show your most common chatter. This can help you to determine if you’re sharing what you really want to be sharing and it’s useful to others who share an interest in those same topics and discussions.

Klout tracks what you feed the world through Social Media and returns data and analytic reports based on views and responses.  Engaging others is really the key to a great Klout score, but also to becoming a great influencer.

klout feed

Klout provides a Network Breakdown to show the impact your content has and the “Klout” you’re building.

Klout Network BreakdownHow can you know where you’re going, if you don’t know the impact of your activities of where you have been?  Watching your network breakdown and score history is good to help you determine when and where you are getting the desired results you’re seeking.

Klout keeps track of your score activity and provides a rating helping you determine the impact of your content.

Klout Score Activity

The more views, interactions and shares etc that you can create through your posting(s), the more impact you’ll have on those sites where you engage with others. Knowing what works in reality might not be what you think works in your own mind.

Klout makes it easy to process your efforts and clarify between good and great content and engagement.

What kind of Klout do you have? It’s not so much the score that even matters, it’s building great relationships and providing awesome content that will get you real life Klout. Monitoring your online Klout is just another tool that can assist you with the “know and how” to build your brands online reputation and your personal success.

Seller Marketplace

Free Online Tools for Real Estate Agents

It’s true that many consumers — buyers, sellers, renters and home owners — use Zillow daily to get information and gather data about real estate. Zillow is even a popular place for home improvement and mortgage needs.

Zillow isn’t just for consumers, though. It’s a place for real estate professionals too. As a matter of fact, one of Zillow’s main goals is to create the opportunity to connect consumers with top-rated agents and lenders all across the Country..

Zillow Marketing

Here are some FREE tools agents can use at Zillow to connect with more prospects and contacts.
(Tip: The links below work best when you’re logged into Zillow)

Your Profile – Feature client reviews; add a personal video
Listing Exposure – Automatic listing feeds; property-enhancing capabilities
Top 10 Pro’s and Affiliates – Promote your team or share other RE Pros
Advice and Discussions – Engage with consumers; get email alerts & notifications
Home Improvement – Excellent lead generation opportunity; create local social connections
Zillow App – Most popular real estate app for most top mobile devices
Zillow Academy (Resource) – Training and FREE Support; guest industry speakers
Contact Management (CRM) – Create forwarding rules; manage drip campaigns
Saved Searches – Get email updates & notifications; favorite any property on Zillow
Facebook Tabs – Add to any business page listings; reviews, market stats and forms
30+ Widgets – Add to websites and blogs; free agent-Zillow co-branding
Zestimate Tools – Accuracy data chart; create your own estimate
Postlets – Free listing exposure on 13 sites; super tool for your investor clients
Zillow For Pros Blog – Also Zillow for Pros on Facebook and Zillow For Pros on Twitter
Make Me Move® – Buyer needs opportunity and listing leads opportunity
Zillow Mortgage Marketplace – Mortgage and rate tools, calculators and help center
Local Community Photos – Share visual local content; get links back to your profile
API Data and Information – Bring Zillow data to your site and attract more visitors needing data
Foreclosure Center – Find pre-foreclosure properties and bank-owned properties

Explore these free services, products and tools and start building your client base on the Yahoo!-Zillow Real Estate Network – the #1 real estate brand in the top 20 real estate markets in the U.S.  You can’t know what you don’t know until someone who knows shows you… now you know.

Posterous Feature Image

Posterous is Shutting Their Doors

After 5 long years of providing a free platform where you and I could post our content for the world to see and read, Posterous is shutting their doors and turning off their mobile app for good.  YIKES!! Sound familiar?

Google bought, a free online photo editing site, and then did the same thing.  Now Twitter acquired Posterous… are you sensing the online trend?  It can be frustrating for sure, but what do you want/expect for free?

The Big fish eat the little fish, and then it’s the hungry fisherman that suffers.  So who will be affected?

Posterous Millions

Here’s the email going out to those of us who have content on their site. They did a great job of marketing and getting us on board, but now they’re kicking us all off with this warning:

Posterous launched in 2008. Our mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks. Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and share what’s happening in the world – on an even larger scale.

On April 30th, we will turn off and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30, Posterous Spaces will no longer be available either to view or to edit.

Right now and over the next couple months until April 30th, you can download all of your Posterous Spaces including your photos, videos, and documents.

Unguided Missile

Here are the steps:

If you want to move your site to another service, WordPress and Squarespace offer importers that can move all of your content over to either service. Just remember: you need to back up your Spaces by April 30.

We’d like to thank the millions of Posterous users who have supported us on our incredible journey. We hope to provide you with as easy a transition as possible, and look forward to seeing you on Twitter. Thank you.

Sachin Agarwal, Founder and CEO

Don’t you wish sites like these shared some kind of warning or subliminal disclaimer up front:

Posterous Disclaimer

Yeah right~ So do I sound disappointed?  Nah… Of course I am!!  I spent a lot of time building my “UnGuided Missile” presence on their platform. I helped promote and support their site the whole way.  But I didn’t buy them, so I guess I’ll be packing my bags like the rest of you and moving on down the road I mean super-highway.

The Unguided Missile Blog
Be sure to “BACKUP” your content as they suggest, or it’s gone forever.  They’ll email you a link to download it when it’s ready.  Don’t get me wrong here, I love Google and Twitter, but I’m taking my Posterous stuff over to WordPress, and I just hope that Google and Twitter aren’t listening, and that they’ve never heard of WordPress!  lol~

Backup Posterous

Greatest Facebook Covers

Top Facebook Timeline Covers

Facebook hosts over 1,000,000,000 user profiles and is considered the largest and most trafficked site and social network in the world.  The first thing visitors, friends, and family see on your Facebook timeline or business/fan page is your picture and cover photo.

First impressions are important. Here’s your chance, (maybe only chance) to have a visual impact on your visitors.

These are some of my TOP favorite pages and profiles that I’ve discovered while on the Facebook journey.


Be creative, think outside the book box. 

IMPORTANT: There are a few key tips you’ll want to know before creating your masterpiece.  You’ll need your profile and cover photo dimensions, and your custom tab image dimensions should you decide to build your Facebook page or profile to that extent.

  • COVER IMAGE: Size: 851 X 315 Pixels
  • PROFILE IMAGE: Size 125 X 125 Pixels
  • CUSTOM TAB IMAGES: Size: 111 X 74 Pixels
    (Only 4 Tabs Can Be Displayed on Page)

The quality and visual aspect of your presence on Facebook subliminally plays a big role in the minds of the viewer.  Your visual presence is the virtual signature of who you are, what you do, and how you work. Without sounding too cliche, “be all you can be” since you have that choice and the options available to you.

Here’s a video library to help you get the most out of your own custom Facebook pages and social media efforts.

Social Media Video Support Library

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How To Create a Google+ Community

Google+ has launched the new Google+ Communities

Now anyone can create a group or community to connect with others in the same industry, and invite those with like-minded interests.  Before creating a new community or group, you may want to see if that group already exists. By the time you find and read this post, there’s a good chance that someone you know in one of your circles will have beat you to the draw.

In any case, here’s the steps to creating a new community on Google+.

1. Go to: “Google+ Communities”

2.Sign in” or “Join Google+

3. Click on the “New Communities” icon located on the navigation bar

4. Option A: Search for an existing Community

4. Option B: Click the “Create A Community” to start a new one of your own.

5. Decide if your community will be “Public” or “Private
(note: If you select “private” it can not be changed later)

6. Name your Google+ Community and chose who can join
IE: Free Tech Sites and Online Tools

7. Click the “Create Community” button on the lower right-hand side

8. Now write a “tagline“, pick a “community photo/image“, complete the “about section“, and add a few “categories“.


The only thing left to do now is invite people to the community and share a link with those you think may have an interest in joining, contributing, or participating.

There are two ways to do this.
Use the “Invite” link option in the “actions” pull-down menu located just beneath your community photo/image.

Two: Use the Unique URL located in the browser address bar to send out to friends and colleagues in email or on SMM.
Note: You can also use alternate keywords for your link: exampleCool Free Web Stuff