As you have probably heard there are secret menus for many of your favorite restaurant chains, but did you know that websites can have secret menus too? Well they sure can! We want to share our Secret Menu items with you today!! Well it has been a secret for so long and many make inquiries as they are not sure how some of these things happen so magically!
We have placed our secret menu items here, but we reserve the right to change or modify our secrets as we need!
Secret Menu Item #1 – Automatically Tweet Your HAVE Posts
Yes, you heard that right! Every time you add a new HAVE post to our site, or syndicate from Buildout, we send a Tweet out to over 22,000 followers
Secret Menu Item #1a. – Connect Twitter to Your Profile
Connect your Twitter (Individual or Company) to your profile. This can be confusing, but if you realize that whatever Twitter account you are logged into is the account it will connect. You have 2 options here. Connect your company Twitter and it will appear on ALL broker accounts connected to that company profile page. Connect the individual and it is just on your profile. The Twitter button is a great way to increase Twitter followers so we strongly suggest you do it. Also, the Twitter connect button will appear in our Directory as well as your profile pages! So log into Twitter and then open your tBL Control Panel page and click the appropriate Twitter box as shown here.
Profile with Follow Twitter Button Connected
Secret Menu Item #1b. – Add your Twitter name to each Tweet we send
If item #1a. was not cool enough, if you add your Twitter personal name & Twitter company name OR connect your Twitter account to your profile, we will give you some Tweet love and include your Twitter name! If you have not connected your Twitter to your profile on tBL, just log into to Twitter and then log into tBL. On the top of Control Panel there is a blue box that will ask you to connect your individual or company Twitter. You can do both, but remember to log in and log out of each to connect them.
Secret Menu Item #2 – We have partnered with an SEO firm.
All around great guy, Joshua Lyons, founded CRE Marketing Group to give our industry the best of the best at affordable prices! Our members now have direct access to SEO and Website development help they can trust. Take advantage of this excellent service!!
Secret Menu Item #3 – If you are a member of tBL, you can syndicate your blog through our community blog!
This is so huge and it is shocking how few members take advantage of this. If you provide us with 3 original blogs you have written (no plagiarism please, we do check) and we like what we see, we will grab your URL and share your blog on our editorial calendar! Become a contributor today!
Secret Menu Item #4 – All new members get the fanfare and 15 minutes of fame!
Every single new member that joins our site gets exposure on so many fronts. It is absolutely vital that you complete your profile to take advantage of our site and the exposure you receive. We would feel awful giving you fanfare and sending prospects to an empty profile. Be sure you include a photo, social media links, bio, your focus area, and geographic territory. Leaving that data blank does not help your online exposure.
-Eblast on New Brokers of the Week every Sunday (be sure your profile picture and bio is complete)
-Welcome on Facebook
Secret Menu Item #5
– We are helpful and do answer our phone
Believe it or not, we love to help people who want to help themselves. If you call us, we will either answer the phone or call you back. It is our pleasure to give you pointers or tips to make your online marketing life so much easier. If we do not know the answer, we will refer you to someone who can help you. Need support, just call us. #CREMarketing is alive and well and we support your questions! Check it out anytime! 312-212-3611!
Secret Menu Item #6 – Onboarding brokers is super easy
So if you are a commercial real estate brokerage company and we can verify that by your website, we can upload your entire team if you click here to sign up! If you have a team page on your website, we can grab the brokers’ name, title, email, phone, and image and set it up on our site. Click here to sign up today. Uploading is for offices with 3 or more brokers. If you are a sole broker, just join here as an individual.
Secret Menu Item #7 – Coworker Link
So you are already a member and you want an easy way to get your brokers to join and link to YOUR company page? Just use the Coworker link and email it to them and ask them to sign up. If they click that link they will automatically be assigned to your company page! It saves a ton of confusion as so many brokers sign up and do not link to their already existing company profile page! This eliminates that problem. Also, for our Admins, they can just use this link for their new broker orientation packages. New brokers are immediately added to YOUR company profile page!
Secret Menu Item #8 – RSS Feeds
RSS Feeds are your BFF in online marketing and have so much power. We give every member free feeds of their own data to share with sites like HootSuite, IFTTT, Zapier, Buffer, MeetEdgar (Not Free), and your own blogs or websites. WordPress has RSS widgets so use your own feeds and check it out! The power is amazing and it is a great way to keep your social media feeds humming with your HAVES, WANTS, and TRANSACTIONS that have closed! Need help, just ask, we are glad to show you how.
Secret Menu Item #9 – Chat with Us
Right on the bottom right or left of our website you should see a Chat or Contact Us pop up. When we are available, the little blue pop up will say Chat with us. If we are chatting with another customer or have our phone lines busy, it will say Contact Us. Just drop us a note and we will get back to you. We promise!
Secret Menu Item #10 – Add ALL of Your Closed Deals as Transactions
Yes, you can post unlimited HAVES (listings), WANTS, & TRANSACTIONS, but did you know you can go directly to go and post ALL of your closed deals, whether sold or leased? Yes, you can. So if you are a super busy broker and do not want to post active listings with us, but only want to showcase your closed deals, please do so. So to hack our system and do that, simply go to ADD a HAVE, and instead of creating a selling headline, make it a closing press release style headline. Add the property address, property type, if it was a For Sale or For Lease listing, and a single image. Save it and then click either Sold or Leased at the top of the form. This will convert it to a press release style format. Select yourself as the involved party and any other brokers involved. Complete the rest of the form and save it! Now you and any other brokers involved will show that closed deal on their profile! Example here.