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Collin County Blast Off 2013 Social Media and Tech

Amy’s Timesaver Apps & Ideas-NAR Tech Forum Orlando November

Hope you enjoy some of these time saver ideas as you are running your real estate business! Remember- Identify your “time sucks” first, then find a piece of technology to be efficient! Don’t just take on every piece of technology b/c it is cool or the new buzz word! Find what works for your business practice and work flow!


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Video Apps & Resources from NAR Orlando Discover your Magic 2012

Here are some resources based on my talk at NAR Member Information & Professional Development Forum on November 9th.

Video Apps:

Videolicious
Animoto – virtual tour slide show
Reel Director-video editing
Splice-video editing
Imovie-video editing
Extras4imovie-add on app to Imovie (Iphone only)
Tourwrist-augmented reality Virtual tour
Pixeet 360-augmented reality Virtual tour
Eyejot- video email messaging
Bombbomb-video email messaging
Ustream Live BRoadcaster- live streaming video
Qik- live streaming video
Movie Drops- backgrounds to add in on video
FreedomMic-microphone app


Photo Apps

Snapseed
Animoto
Typoinsta
Iscape Free
Instagram
Yummy Cam
Flickr
Camera +
Lighttrac
SlowShutter

Equipment:
Sony Microphone
HD Hat with wide angle lens for photo and video for Iphone and Ipad
Olloclip
Extender
Tripod
LED light
Green Screen

Purchase equipment here –
http://www.tinyurl.com/amyoutloudvideo

Real estate Re-Branding Website Checklist

Go to namechk.com and check to see if your new name is available. If it is, then go buy the domain on godaddy.com for as many years as you can afford. Google likes it if your buy for a long time (up to 10 years). Then set up a gmail.com account with your new brand name. So if you decided that your new brand was going to be 411Woodlands then your email address you select with gmail would be [email protected] This email address is used to set up all the social media site accounts. No one sees the email address but you. Then go to the following sites and start registering and setting up the accounts.

http://www.twitter.com Tip- your username will be the 411woodladnds
http://www.facebook.com– Go to Create a Page
http://www.youtube.com– Create account then create Channel (you can add TV to the end if you like-411WoodlandsTV)
https://biz.yelp.com– To create a business account on Yelp
http://www.foursquare.com
Go to the Instagram app on your phone and create an account

My Addiction – Apps- The lifesavers of my life

Here are the apps that I ask clients to download as well as the ones I use constantly on a daily basis. I know I left some out, but you hopefully will get a feel for some of them. They range from Dropbox, Evernote, to schedule text messages to go out. Happy “Apping” !!!

Appy hour for austin realty roundup oct 2012 from Amy Smythe-Harris

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Amy’s App of the Week- July 9th -Grocery List Buy me a Pie

Do you a grocery  list sitting in your kitchn drawer or on your fridge? Then you are at the grocery store and realize you forgot the grocery list in  your drawe???? Been there! Done that! I would even have my family take a photo of it with their Iphone and text to me! Or have you spent an hour at the grocery getting all the groceries, only to come home and have your kids say, “Oh, I did not know you were going to the store! I needed this….” Then you pull your hair out in frustration!!

Does this sound like you? Well there’s an App for that!  It’s called Grocery List Buy me a Pie- Our whole 4 member family has downloaded the app at $2.99/each.  I created a household log in for the app.  So let’s say my daughter needs some shampoo. The old way was for her to go into the kitchen, root around for a writing utensil, & write it on the (much-forgotten) grocery list. The “new” way in the Harris Household is to go to your Iphone or their Ipad, open up the Grocery List app and type it in. It’s that simple!!! Since it is a cloud-based app,  the list is always synched so it doesn’t matter what device you pull it up on- it will always be updated.

So now when I am at the grocery store, when I cross of an item on the list, it will update the list.  Last weekend, I told my husband I was going to run errands after being out on a listing appointment.  He did not know I was going to the grocery store until the app kept updating him in the notifications that I had updated the list.  So he texts me to ask if I was at the store…my response…”Yes, duh!” So he updates the list of what he needed- Voila- I buy it!!! It is a beautiful thing to have technology work for effiency in my business and my household!

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Amy’s App of the Week- Slideshark – June 17th

Fins Up!!!! This is for all my PC friends that don’t have a Mac but have an Ipad-that have been waiting for a way to do a true presentation on their Ipad using Powerpoint!!!  I upload my Powerpoint presentation to the Slideshark website. Then I open my Ipad app and tap sync.  Forewarning, it will take a little bit of time to sync the presentations to your Ipad. My notes are there on the slides so I can see. I swipe to move slide ahead or back.  A function that I really like is that I can put a presentation in Dropbox, then open Dropbox on my Ipad. From there, I tap the right upward arrow button (known as the “Open in”) and I can “Open in” the Slideshark app-so in case I forgot to load it to Slideshark.com on my laptop!! I can not wait to play with it more!

 

Happy App Playig!

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Pre-class Apps for Amy’s classes

If you are attending Amy’s Appy Hour, Ultimate Mobile Agent class or Ipad 101 class, I would highly recommend you download the following apps before attending the sessions.

STEP 1-
1. Evernote-
This is a note taking program that will be beneficial when you are at my classes to take type written notes as well as audio notes.

2. Dropbox
Dropbox is a cloud based storage system that you can store files from your laptop to your Dropbox then you can access your files from your Ipad or Iphone.

3. REALTOR.com

4. Foursquare
This is a check in app with lots of great marketing potential!

For Agents that use ZipformsOnline for their Contracts software only!
5. Download the Zipforms Mobile app. Be aware that your state or local association may have a discount code so please check with them to see first before purchasing.

For Agents that use Docusign.com for electronic signature!
6. Download the Docusign app and make sure you can log in using your Docusign password.

I highly recommend setting up a free gmail account as well for different Google Apps tools that you may use as an agent. If you currently have one that you are using for business, you may want to have a separate one for other social Media apps.

STEP 2
Create free accounts on your laptop or Iphone/Ipad device before coming to the session.

STEP 3
Play with the apps to get a familiarity with them before coming to the session. It should help you feel more comfortable with the other apps covered in the sessions.

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Amy’s App of the Week- May 20, 2012 – Ease into 5k

So, I am not a runner, but I have these aspirations to become one like some of my good friends. In the past couple of years, I have tried different running apps to get me motivated. So far, this is my favorite b/c it is simple to work, my music list can play inside the app and it has voice commands telling me when to walk & run!!!

I will keep ypu posted as I progress!!