Tech Tip Tuesday – #016 – Reducing Email Spam in Your Inbox

 

 

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This is your ultra-fast, easy dose of the latest tech that can help your life as a REALTOR®.  Whether it’s using the MLS, Mobile Apps, or surfing around, we’ll give you the tools you need each Tuesday.

 Tech Tip Tuesday – #016 – Reducing Email Spam in Your Inbox 

 

Today’s Tip:

As a REALTOR®, you probably get way more email and communication than you know what to do with. And anything you can do to reduce the load is helpful. That’s why we’ll be talking about mass-unsubscribing from e newsletters using unroll.me. This only works if you have a Google, Yahoo, Outlook.com, iCloud, or AOL account. If you have one of those, this is a quick and simple way to get rid of a LOT of unwanted email.

We start by heading to unroll.me and clicking on “get started”. You set up your email address and give unroll.me permission to search through your inbox to find newsletters that you’re currently subscribed to. You’ll see a progress bar where it’ll search through and find most everything. After that, you simply click “unsubscribe” on the email newsletters that you never want to hear from again. (Be sure to stay subscribed to us 😉

That’s one way to drastically reduce your inbox spam, and that’s today’s Tech Tip Tuesday.

Tech Tip Tuesday – #015 – Streamlining Your Email Notifications

 

 

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 Tech Tip Tuesday – #015 – Streamlining Your Email Notifications

 

What’s it all about?

A REALTOR®s lifestyle is one where you always have to be available for your clients.

When you need some time or a weekend to unplug, however, there’s always the fear in the back of your head that you could be missing that one piece of important communication from someone you care about.

Chances are, your phone has a “do not disturb” for your calls and texts….but what if you’re waiting for that one important email from a client or coworker?

The Solution:

Rather than checking your phone’s email constantly or getting a notification EVERY time an email shows up in your inbox, why not set up a notification that texts you when the one person you care about hearing from – emails you….this way you aren’t tied to your phone all weekend.

We’ll be using Gmail for this example.  If you’re using a different email provider, the good news is that you can set up a new Gmail account, and forward your existing email to it, if you still want to take advantage of this tip.

We’ll be setting up a recipe using ifttt.com.  Enjoy!

Tech Tip Tuesday – #014 – Advanced Search Result Sorting in MLS

 

 

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 Tech Tip Tuesday – #014 – Advanced Search Result Sorting in MLS 

 

How to Do it:

Today’s Tech Tip is all about advanced sorting and slicing of search results in the MLS.

We have some search results from a recent search.  There may be a few things you might not be aware that you can do with this data to show and sort exactly what you want – the way you want to see it.

  1. You can drag and drop columns to be in the order that you want to see them.  Just click and drag the column to the spot you want that data to land.
  2. You can rank and sort the columns by clicking once on the column title.
  3. Double click on any column title, and rename it to whatever you like.
  4. Bouble click on any column to add extra columns or remove existing ones.  Any data field is available in here.

And after you have things arranged the way you like it….would you like this to be your new default search?  Click the gear icon and the first option under that.  Now, each time you search, this is the data formatting that you’ll see by default.

 

Tech Tip Tuesday – #013 – Sharing Your Listings Publicly on Social Media

 

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Tech Tip Tuesday – #013 – Sharing Your Listings on Social Media

 

How to Do it:

Today’s tech tip is super-easy, but may have the potential to impact your marketing strategy greatly. Especially if you pair it with last week’s tip on social media automation. Let’s say that you’re logged into the MLS, and have a listing that you’d like someone else or the entire world to know about? Now keep in mind that you can ONLY share your listings.

Scroll down to the bottom of that listing, click the share button. On macintosh, hit (command c) on the keyboard – on windows it’ll be (control c), and now you have copied a public-facing link that can be shared anywhere. Let’s open a new tab in the browser and see what this looks like. If you have personal branding for a header, it would show up on this page as well. Now, it’s as easy as jumping over to Facebook, twitter, or your email client or messenger, and pasting the link in to share it with the world.

Tech Tip Tuesday – #012 – Intro to Targeted Ads in Facebook

 

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Tech Tip Tuesday #012 – Intro to Targeted Ads in Facebook

 

The Past…

Traditional advertising campaigns using television and radio used a shotgun approach where the sheer force of the amount of viewers meant that you’d possibly hit someone that resonated with your message.  The best you could do for targeting demographics was picking a time of day or a general channel for your ad to air on.

The real power of face book’s advertising lies in it’s ability to highly target the users you specify so that even though you may be hitting a smaller audience, there’s a higher percentage change that they’re the people who would be interested in your product or service.

So, Let’s Get Started:

Let’s use a real-world example.  We want to promote the Peninsula Commercial Alliance’s Wallops Island Event coming up on April 28th.  It’s a great event where people get to find out about business opportunities stemming from wallops island as far reaching as delaware, but reality is that it may interest some people more than others.  So we’re going to create what’s called a boosted post.

Here we have our ad’s text & the link for people to sign up for the evenbright link.  So, we’re all set.  Let’s click on boosted post, and under audience, we can limit it to people who already like our page, and that helps ensure the people that already like SCAOR are exposed to this ad, the next option is for two degrees of separation.  And the third option is the one that we’ll be choosing.  We can click “create new audience”, and define exactly who we want this post to reach down to age, preferences and more.

Next we set our budget.  We’ve allocated $25 dollars, and under this it’ll tell you some useful information about how many people you can expect to reach using this amount of money and this limited time window.  We then click “boost post”, and we’re all set!

That’s an intro to targeted ads in Facebook, and that’s today’s Tech Tip Tuesday.

Tech Tip Tuesday – #010 – Advanced Interaction in Twitter

 

Welcome back to Tech Tip Tuesday!

This is your ultra-fast, easy dose of the latest tech that can help your life as a REALTOR®.  Whether it’s using the MLS, Mobile Apps, or surfing around, we’ll give you the tools you need each Tuesday.

Tech Tip Tuesday #010 – Advanced Interaction in Twitter

 

Today, we learn all about “at-mentions”, “hashtags”, and “direct messages”.  If you missed last week’s Introduction to Twitter, be sure to check that out first to get caught up.  Twitter’s basic communication building blocks are:

  • At Mentions (@UserName) – This is where you refer to someone publicly.  They see the notification – and so does anyone else.
  • Hashtags (#ExampleSubject) – Hashtags turn text into searchable, clickable terms.  Click on a hashtag to see what others are saying about the subject, or create your own!
  • Direct Messages (Click on Messages Tab) – These are one-on-one conversations between you and another user.  The rest of Twitter can’t see it.

Sound fun?  It is.  Jump over to Twitter and give it a try!

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