Let me Google that for you

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty TN R.E. License 292369

A Realtor friend at our Keller Williams Office recently found a nifty Google application that was created to be a mock toward whomever you select as its recipient.  He sent it to me as a gag, but my mind started working and I thought, it could be used as a great tool. 

The application is called "let me Google than for you".  The slam is obviously directed at the receiver suggesting, why didn't you Google it yourself.  My thought is using it in a pre-listing appointment  e-mail, at least for the times you know the results will be favorable to you.

Here is how it works:

  • Set up the appointment and explain that you will be sending your pre-listing package via email
  • Make sure it is a neighborhood that you have been blogging about and will show prominent on the first Google page
  • Go to http://lmgtfy.com/  and type in the search phrases that will yield your blogs or websites the best results
  • Copy the link from "let me Google that for you" (lmgtfy). (available in long form or tinyurl)
  • Paste the link in your pre-listing email with a brief explanation of the importance of internet presence of their listing agent and instructions to check it out for their selves

If you have been blogging about the neighborhood and using the same key words and phrases, guess who will dominate the top ten Google search results.  If they have opened the email they will be ready to list with you by the time you get there.

Here is an example below of how it works in my neighborhood.  The last time I looked 7 of the top 10 here are mine.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Carriage+Park+Franklin+TN

or if you want to be a bit more subtle use the tinyurl code below

http://tinyurl.com/ykz552y

If you don't dominate a neighborhood search now, what are you waiting for, get blogging and get a leg up on those listing appointments.

 

Have you any suggestions on how this might apply to buyers too.

 

visit www.mikenastri.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christine Donovan
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I was not familiar with this app.  It sounds like fun.

As to how to use it with a buyer, many buyers want to know their agent knows the neighborhood and will be the first to find the deals.  If you rank well on Google, wouldn't this indicate this type of insider knowledge?

November 08, 2009 10:44 PM
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Brian Burke
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Kenna Real Estate

So long for googling results, taking screenshots and sending them - haha. LOOOOOVE it! ~Rita

November 08, 2009 10:45 PM
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Mike Henderson
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This is pretty good.  Trying to figure out all sorts of applications for its use.

November 08, 2009 11:45 PM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
CDPE, ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN
Prudential California Realty

Working to dominate my neighborhood...

Uphill battle!

November 08, 2009 11:57 PM
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William James Walton Sr.
Greater Waterbury Real Estate
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group

Something for me to incorporate in my seller package on-line. Wonderful. Thnaks for the tip.

November 09, 2009 05:35 AM
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Sara Kareer
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.,Brokerage
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE CENTRE INC., BROKERAGE

Mike, just tried it .... great tool!  thanks!

November 09, 2009 07:30 AM
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Robert Savage
Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash offers
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that is a handy little tool. I will be using it.

November 09, 2009 08:30 AM
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Eric Axelson
Philadelphia Luxury Real Estate
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

This is AWESOME! The best addition to my listing presentation I have seen in a long time! Thanks Mike!

November 09, 2009 09:52 AM
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Dave Keys
Chief Search Strategist Real Estate SEO Expert
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clever presentation- I like the tinyurl approach too.

November 09, 2009 11:42 AM
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Dennis Puckett
Adams,Cameron & Co.

You gotta love Google. It's always fun to find new toys to play with....

November 09, 2009 11:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Jirius Isaac
Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA
Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage

What a great idea.  I am bookmarking it and hope that I will actually be able to make use of it soon.

November 09, 2009 12:11 PM
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Sally Lawrence
CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR
Country Real Estate

Mike,

This is very cool.  I tried it and found that I get 50% of the top 10 hits.  Now I need to do something about that.  Keywords are probably part of the issue.

Thanks for the tip!

November 09, 2009 02:12 PM
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Jinx Cole

Fabulous.  And with a unique name, you are sure to get a top billing.  Thanks for the tip!  Jinx

November 09, 2009 02:18 PM
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Maureen Megowan
Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
Remax Estate Properties - BRE #01368971

Thanks for the great tip.  My website is on the first page of most of my major key word google searchs.

November 09, 2009 03:50 PM
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Mark Velasco
Friendly Hills Homes for Sale - Whittier, Ca. Real Estate - Listings
Realty Source, Inc (Luxury Homes Division)

Interesting Mike. Great idea. Keep up the great work. Nice

November 10, 2009 12:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Dana Devine
Charles Rutenberg Realty

that is so really kool thanks for sharing

November 12, 2009 08:06 AM
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Beverly of Bev & Bob Meaux
Where Buying & Selling Works
Keller Williams Suburban Realty

I love it. This is a great tool and so many ways to be creative. the only caution is to make sure you check the lin if you use it over and over again because your ranking may change or you may not be on the first page and that wouldn't look good. but it's good for places in the area, etc. i have to think of ways to use this. yeah.

November 13, 2009 07:36 PM
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Sonja Adams
Samson Proprties

What a great idea!  I would not have thought of that, but its awesome - the seller can sell himself on your services pretty quickly when he sees those results from a google search....powerful.

November 15, 2009 07:26 AM
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Anthea Click
Nashville Home Stager - Selling Nashville, TN homes quickly!
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Mike,

I love this idea. Thank you for sharing some golden nuggets today. And it was great to finally meet you!

December 15, 2009 08:30 PM
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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California)

Very cool, Mike...I'm re-blogging this! :)

Leilani

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