Tag Archives: Gadgets

3 New Widgets – Add Value To Your Site

I’m really excited to announce 3 new widgets that launched this past week.  Each of them offers great value to you and to your visitors.  Let me show you each of them so you can decide if they are something you would be able to use on your sites and blogs, or that your clients might like to see. I’ll be installing the contact form generator as soon as this post goes public, it’s one of my favorites.  Why?  Because it has the potential of capturing contacts that can be converted to clients at a later time.  Plus, they’re all FREE.

Since I mentioned it first, here is the “contact form widget” which has great potential of helping you capture contacts.  The reason this one is one of my favorites is because I strongly believe that you’re wasting your time on the web if you don’t have a capturing tool in place on your website or blogs.  You may be able to cultivate eyeballs to your sites with great content, even be #1 on Google, but if you’re not able or at least attempting to capture contacts, then it just doesn’t seem to add up in my opinion.

You can customize these widgets to look and say whatever you want.

This second widget is the “rental map widget” and it’s very consumer friendly. It’s perfect for those relocating to your area who might need to rent before they make the decision where they want to own?  Look at all the rental properties that are now available all across the country, imagine being the connection between consumers needing to rent and helping them make the best choices where to eventually own?  I see huge potential in providing this type of value to your clients and readers.

The third widget is the “agent reputation widget” that every agent should have on their sidebar, blog, website, social profiles etc.  It’s the next best thing to a word of mouth referral.  We all know how uncomfortable and inconvenient it is to try and sell ourselves and our services all the time, so letting others help in this area is more than just a convenience.  Client testimonials and reviews are a primary tool for driving more traffic, contacts to your site, and business to your bottom line.  For example: On Zillow, 1 Review = 75% more contacts than agents with 0 reviews, and 5+ Reviews = 150% more contacts than agents with 0 reviews.

All these widgets are brand new and FREE. Each of them comes with the ability to be customized, re-sized, color coded and branded to your liking, but the most valuable piece is the co-branding.  Every time someone visits your Blog or site and uses the widget, if they end up going to Zillow’s site from your widget, you will appear at the top of every page no matter what page they’re looking at.  This is a great opportunity to stay in front of your target audience and potential clients even when they’re not on your site.


(your photo, company, contact info, phone number, and links will appear on Zillow like sample above)

Like these widgets? Then you’ll love these others as well. Take a peek at ALL the Real Estate Widgets.

An ActiveRain Conduit – Toolbar for Your WEB Browser

The ActiveRain Conduit – A Nifty Toolbar for Your Internet WEB Browser

This may be one of my coolest and greatest inventions EVER!! If you can believe that… lol~

ActiveRain members and even non-members should consider adding this toolbar to their Internet WEB Browsers.  It will work with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.  The toolbar gives you easy and instant access to some of the most viewed pages and important helpful tools on ActiveRain.  I think you’ll find it to be a very useful tool.  Here’s some of the features and cool stuff it has:

The ActiveRain Real Estate Network Toolbar – Will help you “Stay Connected” easily and instantly.

  • Access ActiveRain.com with a single click
  • Pull-Down menu to select from ALL Industry Affiliates
  • Search the AR Network for members or any topic
  • One Click Access to Important Member “Must Read” info
  • HELP Menu for Manuals, Guides, Training & Support
  • Easy Access to AR Features from an RSS menu
  • Link to Search and Sort ALL ActiveRain Blog Posts
  • One-Click Access to the ActiveRain Staff and Team
  • Live Updates, Announcements & ActiveRain Broadcasts

You can easily download the toolbar for your specific browsers and remove it just as easily if needed.  Take a moment to try it out, see some things you may not have known existed, and let me know what you think?  Once you download the toolbar and add it to your browser, you’ll see how easy it is.  Most likely, your “wheels” will start spinning and you’ll be wondering how you can create a “custom toolbar” for your Site, Services, Blog, or Clients Browsers?  I’ll show you how, and the best part is that it’s easy and FREE!

I hope you’ll check it out,  I’m really excited about this one… 🙂

Select YOUR Browser below to Install the AR Toolbar