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Services for Real Estate Pros with Designed 2 Impress, Inc.

Jason Sanders recenly wrote a blog post titled FREE Website or Blog Translation to Spanish , which made me think of my favorite Google translate tooltools:

This magnificent translation tool now allows you to translate any document into one of over 40 languages that are available (the list, of course, gets longer each time you look at it).

 

On your Google account, simply go to your Google Docs, click

Tools > Translate document, and select the language of your preference.

 

When your translation is completed,  you can choose to replace your original document with the translated version or create a whole new document.

If you use Tweetdeck, then you're in luck! It also has a fabulous and quite accurate translate tool.  It's the icon that looks like this: 

Translation on Tweetdeck

Choose from the drop down menu after clicking this icon and your tweet can be translate into any of the languages.

Great tools such as these offer a great opportunity to target other markets.  I commented on Jason's post expressed that most Hispanics love our roots and language and  really appreciate the effort business professionals put into translating their websites, collateral and even documents into Spanish, just to let us know they want our business, even if we understand English and speak  it well [enough].

If no one in your staff speaks the language, a disclaimer must be posted on the translated version of the site or document, assuring that the translation has been done for their convenience.  Make sure they understand what assistance they will receive in that language, to what extent. You don't want to mislead them and underdeliver on their expectations.   Go play with Google Translate and Tweet in another language.  It's free and it's fabulous.  Send me a tweet in Spanish @positivemommies :) 

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  1. Tim Ludemann 09/22/2009 11:44 AM
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Gary Coles
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate
Elayna, Great post. I also like the translate function on TweetDeck. I use it a lot when I see Tweets from other countries. Usually I can understand the German and Spanish Tweets, but Portuguese, French and all the others I always need help. it is convenient to click on one button and have it translated. Just a little while ago, I sent you a Tweet and used the TweetDeck function to translate to Spanish from English. It looked to me like it was an ok translation but it is late and I might not be as observant as I would have been earlier.
Sep 18, 2009 11:19 PM #1
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Charles Perkins
Charles G. Perkins, CPA - Burien, WA

Wow, that's an interesting tool.  My wife is chinese and sometimes has trouble translating things for me.  She doesn't always know the English equivalent for a chinese word.  Just tried it on a Chinese website worked quite well.

Sep 19, 2009 12:18 AM #2
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Elayna: It's not perfect yet. Google translate needs a second opinion for long sentences. . of course it helps tha you speak both languages. .then is convenient.

I hate for people to rely on a Google translation for something very important

Sep 19, 2009 06:35 AM #3
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Marcia Hawken
Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. - Naples, FL
Naples Luxury Specialist

Elayna, Great tool.  I do think agents should be careful not to represent themselves as speaking a foreign language if they are truly not fluent in a language.  Real estate law and disclosures are very complex and to have to guide a client through a transaction without full command of a language is dangerous.  I always refer it out.  Win win!  :)

Sep 19, 2009 07:09 AM #4
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C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Flushing, NY

Oooooo. Very cool for Facebook. I am always using a translator to talk with people in other countries over there. My chat screens can get a little crazy. :-)

Sep 19, 2009 05:06 PM #5
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County

Very interesting blog ..as usual..thank you

Sep 19, 2009 08:22 PM #6
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Michael Lee
Frog Realty - Tallahassee, FL

Cool!  I will use this in business.  Because of my last name, Asians, particularly Chinese are calling frequently and are disappointed when I am not Chinese.  I have been looking into hiring a translator, but this will allow me to make my apologies in advance.

Sep 21, 2009 07:21 AM #7
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Karinee Mariel
New York, NY

Very interesting! I have a lot of portuguese and italian followers on Twitter for some reason. I don't mind but this would make it even better to be able to communicate with them.  Thanks Elayna for another yet GREAT post!

Oct 14, 2009 01:55 AM #8
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Dan Quinn
Prudential PenFed Realty - Silver Spring, MD
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Finally you posted something I already knew about!  I can't believe I didn't learn anything this time - you always have something for me.  I guess I'll have to move onto your next post if I want to learn something new!  ;)

Nov 17, 2009 08:56 PM #9
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Richard Weeks
Waller Group - Dallas, TX
Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development

Thanks for this great information. I will be sure and share with others.

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