App of the Month – Speaktoit Phone Assistant

SpeaktoitlogoPhoneHave you ever thought to yourself, “I really could use an assistant?”  Well, look no further.  Download Obeo’s app of the month, “Speaktoit” on your smartphone or tablet and create the assistant you have always wanted.  Your Speaktoit Assistant performs tasks, answers questions and even lets you know about important events that are coming up in your area, like Realtor walk through’s and open houses.

Let your Assistant add a little fun to your life by learning your favorite places and services so it can find offers and opportunities that that match your current location.  Then surprise your clients with your proficiency and knowledge of their market area.

With your personal assistant there is no need to memorize any complex commands or learn any special tricks, just speak naturally and the Assistant will go to work for you.  In need of a proactive helping hand?  Let your Assistant show you that your best interest is its top priority.

Haven’t convinced you yet?  Your new assistant speaks foreign languages and is studying hard for the language you may need.  So far your assistant can speak English, Spanish, Russian, German and Portuguese.  Got a new client that doesn’t speak your language, let your Assistant help you out.

Download Speaktoit today and get your Assistant working for you the way you want it to.  Make your own customizable demands to improve your efficiency.  Let Speaktoit become the Assistant you have always wanted.

 

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Where in the World is Obeo in November 2013?

It’s  time to play  Where in the World is Obeo!  I will post several real estate photos below along with ONE clue.  One very vague clue.  Then you get to guess where you think we are.  NO GOOGLING!!!  You will need to post answers on the Facebook Fan page thread for this post.  Each time you make a guess on the Obeo Facebook Fan Page, I will give you an additional clue, until someone finally guesses correctly.    The first Fan to correctly name the city, will win a free Obeo Homesite Still Virtual Tour with professional real estate photography. So where in the world is Obeo this month? (answers must be given on our Fan Page).

Here is Your First Clue:  

This city is located on one of North America’s largest rivers. It also happens to be the ONLY place this river runs from east to west.

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If you think you might know the answer, head on over to our Facebook Fan Page, and comment with your answer.  The first Facebook Fan to answer correctly will win a free Obeo Homesite Still Virtual Tour.  Please note – You cannot win more than 1 time every 60 days.

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Obeo Introduces New HTML 5 Property Website

Obeo’s new HTML 5 Property Website was released on, November 8th at the National Association of REALTORS® Convention and Expo.  This state of the art viewer is built entirely in HTML 5, and features super-fast load speeds, powerful SEO capabilities, and is fully functional on iPads and tablets. NAR Expo attendees were be able to demo the new Property Website at Obeo’s booth.Virtual Tour

One of the most exciting features of this new HTML 5 Property Website is its mobile performance.  Most virtual tour and property websites are built in Flash, and are not mobile compatible.  Instead, companies with Flash viewers offer mobile photo slide shows that are missing most the features of the full version.  Obeo’s new HTML 5 viewer was built with responsive design, meaning it automatically responds to and works on any iPad or tablet and is fully functional.  Every consumer, will have the same experience with the virtual tour, whether they are using a PC or a tablet.  But Obeo didn’t stop there.  They designed this Property Website to be touch screen friendly, so consumers interacting with it on touch screens will have an ideal experience.

Room Decorator The feature that truly launches this Property Website into the next millennium is its Room Decorator. The Room Decorator will allow consumers to not only see a property as it is, but to dream what it could be.  It gives consumers the ability to decorate the photos with the 3D furnishings and accessories that inspire them. They will say “I can see me there” as they create the rooms that match their style and vision. Consumers will be glued to these property websites for hours, dropping area rugs here, dragging sofas over there, and adding fun accessories everywhere! The Room Decorator is included for free on every listing, for Obeo’s EasyEdge members. Non EasyEdge members will be able to purchase the Room Decorator for only $19.95 per listing. The official release for Room Decorator is December 1st.

Obeo’s new Property Website also includes all the great features agents have always loved Professional photography, detailed statistics, mass syndication, social media syndication, YouTube video, mobile lead generation, QR codes, brochures, eflyers, Craigslist templates, document hosting, maps, calculators, and more. View a demo of this incredible new virtual tour/property website  here. 

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October Social Media Training Webinars

Check out the October webinar training schedule now!  Each month Obeo provides free informative webinars on a variety of topics. We want to help you become the best you can be and give you tips we have seen working well in the real estate industry. Browse our schedule below of upcoming social media training opportunities and let us help you with your marketing and prospecting efforts throughout the rest of 2013.

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Pinterest for Real Estate: What’s the big deal with Pinterest?  It’s just another social media platform that you don’t have time for. So what if it’s the 3rd most popular social site in the US.  Who cares that the average user spends 77 minutes on the site?  Not me.  But there is something about Pinterest that I care about VERY MUCH.  And you should too, if you have a website, blog, or landing page.  Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined. Pinterest drives more traffic than either Bing or Yahoo!  In fact, Pinterest is the 4th largest referral website (not social media site) in the world. Those are CRAZY statistics that you cannot afford to ignore.

Join Marci James, and she will show fun and easy ways to use Pinterest to drive traffic back to your website, blog, and landing pages.  Generate more traffic to your site in just minutes a day!

Wed, Oct 9, 2013 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MDT  Register Now

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Google Tools for Real Estate: Google offers a large variety of FREE business tools that many people do not know about.   These are tools that will not only save you time and money, they will help you run a high tech business.  Marci James will show you her favorite Google Tools and explain how you can use them to more effectively run your business.

Want a free business phone number that offers free voicemail transcription, can be forwarded to ANY phone, and includes a mobile app that allows you to make calls on your mobile phone, from your business number?   What about a free word processor, a free presentation program, and a free spread sheet program?  What about free cloud printing?  Would you like to create free customized interactive neighborhood maps that show listing data and can be embedded into your website or blog?  Learn about all these free business tools and more in this information packed webinar.

Wed, Oct 16, 2013 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MDT   Register Now

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Google+ as a Real Estate Business Tool: I know, you’re probably thinking “I use Facebook, and I don’t have time for Google+”.  But this webinar will change your mind.  Google+ may have started out as a competitor to Facebook, but over the years it has morphed into a completely different type of platform.  And, in many ways, a far superior business platform.

In this webinar, Marci James will show you how to use Google + to meet new people in your community and build relationships with them through shared interests.  Do you have a hobby or something you love that has nothing to do with Real Estate?  A favorite sports team.  A love for biking.  A political stand you love to discuss/debate.  Whatever it is you love, Marci will show you how to find people in your community with similar interests, how to network with them, and how to have fun while building relationships that will lead to referrals.

Thu, Oct 31, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT  Register Now

Obeo Member’s Area Training: This training class takes you through the Obeo Members Area to help you learn all the features and functions of the Obeo back office. You will learn how to edit your listings, customize your tours, upload photos and many more tips.

Tue, Oct 8, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT  Regsiter Here
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT  Regsiter Here
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT  Regsiter Here
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT  Regsiter Here

 

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Real Estate App of the Month Sitegeist

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This month’s mobile real estate app is Sitegeist, which offers detailed demographics and statistics for any location!  Install the app on your phone, and use the app as you show listings.  Set yourself up as the expert on local demograhics!  Demographics can help your clients find their ideal home with the community and surroundings that matter the most to them.  Here are some of the demographics included:

        • Age Distribution
        • Political Contributions
        • Average Rent
        • Popular Local Spots
        • Recommended Restaurants
        • How People Commute
        • Record Temperatures
        • Housing Units Over Time

Sitegeist gives you localized information visually so you can know what is going on around the neighborhood. This application draws on free data sources such as the U.S. Census, Yelp and others that showcase quality information about the area. Based on many factors Sitegeist will also let you know popular places, and locations around you based on various criteria. This application is a quick and powerful companion for smartphone users with both iPhone and Android based cellular phones.

Detailed Information for Homebuyers

Looking at homes can be overwhelming for home buyers with many options available to them. Many buyers also like to know about the area and demographics about the community. For example average ages in teh area, political involvement, rent costs, popular local spots, recommended restaurants, how people commute primarily in the area, record temperatures, and housing units over time. These details help give your home buyer useful information about their potential home purchase.  Download this amazing app to your phone now!

Check out our Real Estate Tool of the Month Here!

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