Let me Google that for you

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.


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


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.


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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

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?

Nov 08, 2009 02:44 PM #113
Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Lone Tree, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

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

Nov 08, 2009 02:45 PM #114
Mike Henderson
Your complete source for buying HUD homes - Littleton, CO
HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848

This is pretty good.  Trying to figure out all sorts of applications for its use.

Nov 08, 2009 03:45 PM #115
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Working to dominate my neighborhood...

Uphill battle!

Nov 08, 2009 03:57 PM #116
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

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

Nov 08, 2009 09:35 PM #117
Sara Kareer
Re/Max Realty One Inc., Brokerage - Mississauga, ON
Boutique Real Estate Services to Buyers & Sellers

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

Nov 08, 2009 11:30 PM #118
Robert Savage
Bakersfield Property Solutions - Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash

that is a handy little tool. I will be using it.

Nov 09, 2009 12:30 AM #119
R. Eric Axelson
Keller Williams Luxury International - Cherry Hill, NJ
Philadelphia Luxury Real Estate

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

Nov 09, 2009 01:52 AM #120
Dave Keys
MOVE UP in Google Search Learn How Here - Brea, CA
Chief Search Strategist Real Estate SEO Expert

clever presentation- I like the tinyurl approach too.

Nov 09, 2009 03:42 AM #121
Dennis Puckett
Adams,Cameron & Co. - Deland, FL

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

Nov 09, 2009 03:49 AM #122
Jirius Isaac
Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage - Kenmore, WA
Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA

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

Nov 09, 2009 04:11 AM #123
Sally Lawrence
Advantage Real Estate - Tehachapi, CA
Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®


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!

Nov 09, 2009 06:12 AM #124
Jinx Cole
Tampa, FL

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

Nov 09, 2009 06:18 AM #125
Maureen Megowan
Remax Estate Properties - - Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog

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

Nov 09, 2009 07:50 AM #126
Mark Velasco
Sharpstone Realty, Inc - Whittier, CA
Listing Agent-Whittier & Surrounding ciities

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

Nov 09, 2009 04:47 PM #127
Dana Devine
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Apollo Beach, FL

that is so really kool thanks for sharing

Nov 12, 2009 12:06 AM #128
Beverly of Bev & Bob Meaux
Keller Williams Suburban Realty - West Orange, NJ
Where Buying & Selling Works

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.

Nov 13, 2009 11:36 AM #129
Sonja Adams
Samson Proprties - Purcellville, VA

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.

Nov 14, 2009 11:26 PM #130
Anthea Click
Fresh Perspectives - www.InsideNashvilleHomes.com - Franklin, TN
Nashville Home Stager - Selling Nashville, TN homes quickly!


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

Dec 15, 2009 12:30 PM #131
Bob Souza (925) 513-3400 & Leilani Souza (916) 408-5500 Souza Realty - Real Estate Broker in Placer County, California
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Penryn, Newcastle, Lincoln, Auburn, Meadow Vista (Placer Coun... - Roseville, CA
Homes & Land, Real Estate Investments and Rentals

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


Dec 20, 2009 04:07 PM #132
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