Following is a collection of links and commentary that is continually modified and primarily intended for REALTORS® and real estate brokers.

The idea is to provide an easy-to-reference, nearly comprehensive list of legitimate resources for agents and brokers looking for real estate solutions. Feel free to reference this list over and over and share the link with others. HousingWire Tech 100 and Inman Product Hub are similar lists if you’re looking for some variety.

If you have a suggestion for this list, please email it to us for consideration.

Note: Some links may provide monetary or non-monetary benefit to End Zone Realty or its principals, but inclusion does not imply endorsement, partnership, or guarantees.


Accounting / Bookkeeping

  • Bench.co: "Bench is the modern bookkeeping service that provides audit proof financial statements from online accountants."
  • FreeAgent: "Online Accounting Software: Small Business and Freelancers"
  • Intuit QuickBooks: "Accounting Software for Small Business." I've linked to the Accountant Version of QuickBooks because it's the only one that allows depreciation and some other things a fully-functional accounting system should allow (unless this has changed since the 2011 version). You can buy the Accountant Version even if you're not an accountant.
  • MileIQ: "Automatic mileage tracker. Mileage reimbursement. Catch every mile you drive, automatically."
  • QuickBooks Statement Converter: Converts CSV/Excel files to QuickBooks import files. Turns any bank account into an easy-to-manage QuickBooks account.
  • Shoeboxed: "Painless Receipt Scanning. Join the 800,000 businesses using Shoeboxed to scan & organize receipts and business cards, create expense reports, track mileage and more. Magic Envelopes: Fill prepaid envelopes with your piles of paper clutter."
  • Wave: "Small Business Software"
  • Xero: "Beautiful Online Accounting Software"

Brandable Apps

Brokerage / Office / Team Management

  • AccountTECH: "One System. One Solution. AT Suite is a fully integrated collection of web based software tools from AccountTECH that work together to manage the Office financial & inventory data, generate leads & share information across the company, its Agents & clients related to transactions and the progress of the work being done for Listing and Selling homes."
  • Bitrix24: "Social Intranet, Task and Project Management, Activity Stream, Online Storage, CRM, Instant Messenger, File Sharing, Calendars and much more!"
  • Convo: "Enterprise Social Network for Business Collaboration"
  • Gallup Strengths Center: $9.99 to discover your StrengthsFinder top 5 strengths
  • Lighthouse: "Be the Manager You Always Wanted to Be. Lighthouse motivates and retains your team by helping you focus on the most important thing: Your People. Being a Manager is Hard. We're Here to Help."
  • Podio: "Project Management Software, CRM, Sales, Intranet – thousands of apps. The most flexible and social productivity platform. Get everyone in your team on the same page and get your work done, faster." Podio is free for 5 person teams, has many integrations, and is very flexible. Watch Breakthrough Broker's 2 part training on Podio as a real estate CRM.

Browser Tools

  • Wirify: "The web as wireframes"

Calculators

  • Homewyse: "Smart home decisions." Home Remodeling, Repair, and Construction Service Quality Checklists. Material Cost and Service Cost Calculators (based on local market pricing). Local Service Provider Directories.
  • My Rent Report: Helps you calculate the true cost of your prospective rental. "Instantly compare properties, Find the property that suites your financial situation, Send personal report as many times you want, Works with iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad in any location"

Cloud Storage / Sync / Collaboration

  • cloudHQ.net: "Sync and Integrate Google Drive, Gmail, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Evernote, Basecamp." Starting at $99/year.
  • Copy.com: Copy.com (from Barracuda Networks) is a newer cloud storage and sync solution, but it offers a whopping 15 GB of free storage. Make that 20 GB if you sign up via this refer-a-friend link.
  • Cubby.com: LogMeIn's Cubby.com offers cloud storage, but the paid version offers a distinct DirectSync feature so you can sync files without the cloud for extra security. It can also be used via WebDAV
  • CycleIO: "Document analytics and controls for sales professionals." Basically the same as sharing a Dropbox link, but with analytics built in: when viewed, which pages viewed and in what order, and how much time spent on each page.
  • Dropbox: The best-known cloud storage solution, Dropbox, gets better with this referral link: get 2.5 GB for free (bonus of 500 MB)
  • G Cloud Backup: "Unlimited Online Storage. Earn up to 8 GB Free."
  • Hall.com: "Group Chat, Instant Messaging"
  • Teambox: "The most complete collaboration solution." Free up to 5 users includes 5 projects and 5 GB shared storage.
  • Transporter: "Your Own Unlimited Private Cloud for $99. No Monthly Fees."

CMA / Statistics and Research Tools

  • Cloud Agent Suite: Print and mobile friendly CMAs and Buyer Tours. Here’s a sample CMA. Includes automatic or manual MLS data importing for listing presentations and buyer tours. Previously called CloudCMA.
  • Keeping Current Matters (KCM): "How Top Real Estate Professionals Stay Informed"
  • Leap Real Estate Systems (LeapRE): Data analytics software, neighborhood reports, maps, floor plans, and photos to help market your listings
  • Market Snapshot from Top Producer: Always-updated CMA information, customizable per client. Integrated with Top Producer.
  • Movoto Neighborhood and Demographics Information:

    Enter a zip code to find out information about demographics, households, crime, neighborhood, and rental information. Each data table has an accompanying graph that can be easily printed. There are additional tools for Listings, Market Trends, and Schools information.

  • NAR RPR: The National Association of REALTORS® provides its members with Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). It has many useful features: individual property reports (whether on- or off-market), finding neighborhoods by name (e.g. “Neighborhood Name in City, State”), statistics, history of saved/favorite and recent searches, various report builders (including the ability to insert your own pages), and more. Visit their Training Center to learn about it and review their helpful eBooks (especially the one about Farming).
  • rDesk CMA: Drag-and-drop CMAs and Buyer Tours. Integrates with other RED products.
  • TouchCMA: "The Best Presentation Tool for Real Estate Agents." See their MLS Coverage.”
  • TrendGraphix: Facts & Trends, TRENDSend (like Market Snapshot), and more solutions. Pricing starts around $175/mo.

Communications: Voice / Fax / Screen Sharing / Conferencing

  • Better Voicemail: "Professional Voicemail and Virtual Phone System Solutions." Includes many features, including SMS text, voicemail transcription, and offers special plans for real estate professionals.
  • Firehose Chat: "Live chat with anyone who visits your website." Apps for Mac and iOS so you can chat with site visitors without having to be logged into your website.
  • FreeConferenceCall.com: Maximum 1,000 callers and no minimum. Max 6 hours per conference call and no limit to how many calls per month. Recordings last up to 6 months in your account.
  • FuzeBox: "Online Meetings, Video Conferencing, Webinar and Telepresence solutions all in High-Def with Fuze Meeting"
  • Google Voice: Google Voice is a free service with several intuitive features: transcribe voice mails, setup rules for when to ring which forwarding phones, block callers, and SMS text messaging (no MMS picture messaging).
  • join.me: "Free Screen Sharing and Online Meetings." Made by LogMeIn.
  • Line2.com: "Add a new phone line to your mobile device." VoIP mobile app / softphone that allows multiple forwarding numbers, SMS text and MMS picture messaging, and offers competitive pricing.”
  • OneShar.es: "Share private information with others that self-destructs after first viewing." Like SnapChat but online. Can also self-destruct after a certain time period if they never view it.
  • PhoneBurner: "Immediate setup, cancel anytime, start dialing today. Nothing to install, dial from anywhere. Compatible with any device. No more wasted time with busy signals, answering machines or disconnects. Unlimited calling plans start at as little as $5/day. Increase your contact rates and productivity in half the time. Simply load your list, record your voicemail message and start dialing."
  • ReadyChat: "Our team of Real Estate trained specialists monitor and engage your online visitors, converting them into leads. All while educating them on your value proposition, and building their trust! At ReadyChat we guarantee a minimum of 40% increase to your lead pipeline. Combined with our pay for performance pricing model there is no better time or way to bring your website to life."
  • RingCentral: "Cloud Phone System, Virtual PBX, Toll Free 800 Number." Mobile app, softphone, or PBX. Mobile app allows business SMS (not MMS). Forwarding, auto-attendant, conference calls, dedicated recorded messages and voice mail extensions, and more. get 25% off fax for first 6 months
  • Ringio: "CRM Enabled Hosted PBX for Small Business." Integrations for Google, Highrise, Salesforce, and more. Robocaller also available.
  • Speek.com: Everyone who uses Speek gets unlimited calls for up to 5 attendees whenever, wherever. Basic vs Pro account
  • Workface: "Web Live Chat Software for Social Business. Beyond Web Chat."
  • zipConsult: Video conferencing powered by AnyMeeting. Share your screen to go over the documents (up to 200 attendees). Ad-supported version included with ZipForm Plus or upgrade to Pro to remove advertising and enable recording of meeting.
  • Zoom: "#1 Cloud Video Conferencing Experience." Free account allows for unlimited 1-on-1 meetings and conferences with up to 25 participants and 40 minutes duration.

Content / Copy

  • Dave Beson: "Seminars & Strategies for Realty Professionals." $99+ for each of the five items in the LetterWriter Series. $399 or $299 for Level One Life Success Coaching (10 sessions over 2-3 months). More products available.”
  • Expired PLUS: "Expired Listing Letters and Scripts." $97 or $247.
  • HouseLogic:
  • RISMedia's REsource: Article and video real estate content for either consumers or for industry professionals
  • WriterAccess: "Hire Real Estate Writers – Content Services"

CRMs (Customer Relationship Managers)

  • Agent Achieve:
  • Brivity: "The first transparent client management tool for the real estate industry."
  • Contactually CRM: "Better Relationship Management in your Email"
  • Fileboard: An all-in-one sales platform, also with a Salesforce integration.
  • Follow Up Boss: Has many integrations and features. Can receive leads from any source and smartly organizes leads by source to help you understand your ROI. MailChimp integration. Truly loved by many.
  • Groove: "Elegant, Modern CRM for Real Estate"
  • HubSpot CRM: Free CRM System. FAQs about HubSpot CRM
  • Insightly: "Free CRM for Small Business: Online Customer Relationship Software"
  • Insightly: "Free CRM for Small Business: Online Customer Relationship Software." Integrates with Google and Microsoft services, Apple and Android apps, task management, reporting, and connects to your social networks (i.e. automatic address book).
  • IXACT Contact:
  • Market Leader:
  • MyRealEstateTools:
  • Nimble: "Social CRM Simplified. | Turn Communities into Customers." $15/user/month or free plan (1 user, 5 deals, 1GB, 3K contacts)
  • Podio: "Project Management Software, CRM, Sales, Intranet – thousands of apps. The most flexible and social productivity platform. Get everyone in your team on the same page and get your work done, faster." Podio is free for 5 person teams, has many integrations, and is very flexible. Watch Breakthrough Broker's 2 part training on Podio as a real estate CRM.
  • Pro Agent Solutions: "Real Solutions for Real Estate Professionals." CRM, Showing Feedback, and Digital Flyer solutions.
  • rDesk CRM: "A complete CRM that stores, organizes and manages your contacts and leads to nurture and maximize conversion of prospects to clients." Integrates with other RED products.
  • RealGeeks:
  • RealtyJuggler: Full-featured, $99/year, 90-day free trial (some limitations), and we each get an additional 2-months free when you use this refer-a-friend link! It has property flyer generation, full Google sync, to-do’s, MailChimp integration, commission tracking, lockbox tracking, “text for property info” functionality, and much more. It works on mobile devices, but there’s not a native mobile app. It’s one of the best values in the world of real estate products and services, but a CRM is only good if you actually use it.
  • Referral Maker from Buffini & Company: "Fully integrates the Work By Referral system. Gives you a visual action plan for all your referral-making activities."
  • Top Producer Systems: Top Producer has come a long way in 2013. It's been known for years for not being easy to learn, but it is powerful, and it's recently become platform-independent (i.e. works on Windows, Mac, and mobile). Its mobile interface is excellent — really, really excellent. Like ZipForm for forms, Top Producer is the best known real estate CRM. As such, it has many integration partners. Sign up with this link to get 1 month free.
  • TribusCRM: Tribus Group has many products for real estate agents and brokers: websites, SEO, lead routing, and telephone service. TribusCRM integrates with other Tribus products but also has an API, IDX integrations, a customizable dashboard, and is mobile friendly. It also has Google, Outlook, and Exchange syncing and is integrated with social media profiles.
  • Wise Agent: "Straightforward business management software backed by unbeatable support." Offers true 24/7 support.”
  • Zoho CRM Plus: A collection of Zoho products in one subscription for $50/user/month. "Email marketing campaigns, Chat with visitors instantly, Engage with the right audience at the right time, Customer support, Project management, Integration with Google AdWords, Advanced CRM analytics, Customer satisfaction surveys."

Databases

  • Homewyse: "Smart home decisions." Home Remodeling, Repair, and Construction Service Quality Checklists. Material Cost and Service Cost Calculators (based on local market pricing). Local Service Provider Directories.
  • ReferenceUSA: "ReferenceUSA is the leading provider in business and consumer research!" Get free access via the Tulsa Library.”
  • Tulsa County Assessor: Property Search:
  • White Pages Neighborhoods: "Connect with neighbors. Improve your neighborhood!" Search by address to see nearby residents' names and addresses.

Designations and Certifications for Real Estate Professionals

Discounts / Insurance / Benefits

  • AssureClose: "AssureClose is a new application of the oldest insurance coverage in the world; insurance against untimely death and its impact on family and finances. It's the only way to ensure that a sale is completed when the buyer passes. All premiums and fees are paid at closing. Coverage can be purchased in periods of up to 30, 45, 60, or 120 days. Higher limits or greater duration are upon approval only."
  • NAR REALTOR Benefits®: NAR benefits include the free Prescription Discount Card discounts on computers retailer coupons and more.”

Discussion Groups for Agents

Education / Research / Advice / Coaching / Rules & Regs

eFlyers

  • EmailFlyers: "Real Estate Email Flyers for Agents Brokers and Builders."
  • Flyer.io: "Create Beautiful Real Estate Flyers."
  • Listings-to-Leads: Craigslist, Virtual Tours, Single Property Websites, Social Media, eFlyers, Lead Gen, Blogging, Market Reports, and more.
  • Mondoflyers: Email marketing of your listings to other Realtors.
  • vFlyer: "Build Credibility and Win More Customers with Award Winning Marketing Tools."
  • Zip Your Flyer: "Real Estate Email Flyers, Print Flyers, Post Cards"

Email and Tools

  • Blogtrottr: "Free realtime RSS and Atom feed to email service. Get your favourite blogs, feeds, and news delivered to your inbox."
  • Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts:
  • Mailstrom: "Clean Up Your Inbox Now." Get to Inbox Zero within a few minutes or a few hours… seriously.
  • Right Inbox: Like YesMail but with more features and cheaper price (although YesMail offers more quantity at the free level)
  • SaneBox: "Email Management for Any Inbox. SaneBox does way more than just filtering: SaneBlackHole (unsubscribe with 1 click), SaneSnooze (defer non-urgent emails), SaneReminders (to follow up with people who ignored your emails), SaneAttachments (moving attachments to Dropbox), etc (and LOTS more cool stuff in the works)."
  • Signals by HubSpot: "Email tracking." Integrates seamlessly with Gmail, Google Chrome, Apple Mail, Outlook, and has its own iOS app. Can also automatically BCC your CRM. Free plan includes 200 tracked emails per month. Only works for one email account (account switching doesn't work well).
  • Streak: "CRM in your Inbox." Free plan includes email tracking and send later features. Works well with multiple accounts.
  • Unroll.me: Unroll.me offers two great features: 1) one-click unsubscribe and 2) The Rollup, which "combines your selected subscriptions and organizes them into one convenient daily digest email."
  • Yahoo! Mail Keyboard Shortcuts:
  • Yesware: "Email for Salespeople. Track Emails. Email Templates. Sync to CRM"

Email Marketing

  • BombBomb.com: Video email marketing, starting at $278 per year
  • Brightnest Professional: "The Owner's Manual for the American Dream" An Angie's List company. "Give out BrightNest invites easily via email, print flyer, social media or personalized web page. Your clients or prospects get an online dashboard filled with home management tools and advice branded by you. Each week they get an email with a helpful article, reminder or tip. Your name, photo and contact info appear here too."
  • Constant Contact: "Small Business Marketing"
  • Covideo: "Video Email Service For Business." Fully integrated with Microsoft Outlook and MailChimp. Android and iOS apps available.
  • Customer.io: Segmented email campaigns and transactional emails connected to your web or mobile app
  • Drip: "Email Marketing Automation for Visitors, Trials and Customers."
  • Eyejot: "Video Mail In A Blink". Also has video business card functionality.”
  • GetResponse: Drag-and-Drop Email Creator, Autoresponders, Landing Pages, Inbox Preview, Responsive Email Design, Online Surveys, Mobile Apps (works offline too), A/B Testing, access to 1,000+ iStockphoto assets for your campaigns, and more features.
  • Happy Grasshopper: "Automated Email Marketing" made specifically for real estate. They send a message for you about every 3 weeks.
  • Mad Mimi: "Create, Send, and Track HTML Email Newsletters"
  • MailChimp: One of the best known email marketing and email list managers. Transactional emails can be sent via its Mandrill service.”
  • mailVU: "Mail You Can View. Video Email, Video Testimonials, Video Contests."
  • Pop-a-Note: A quick and easy email and conversation marketing system from RISMedia
  • Sendy.co: "Send Newsletters 100x cheaper via Amazon SES."
  • YMLP (Your Mailing List Provider): Very affordable email marketing software. Be informed that the charges are not from the U.S. so pay attention to which payment method you use.

eNewsletters

  • CartoonLink Marketing: "Drawing Attention." Cartoons customized to each sender (you) that can be used in your email and postcard marketing campaigns. A visually creative way to stay in touch and increase engagement.
  • Housing Trends eNewsletter:
  • InTouch by Pat Zaby: "InTouch will email an article personalized to each of your contacts, link it along with four other timely messages to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the same article to your blog each and every week — all AUTOMATICALLY! InTouch also emails birthday and anniversary greetings throughout the year."
  • Lowes Realtor Benefits: eNewsletters: Specifically designed for current and past clients, not for prospects or leads.
  • Nouncy: "The new way to announce your news." Basically a simple publishing platform that allows you to create an announcement, send out links to it, and lets your visitors subscribe to your future news.
  • SightSpeed: A Logitech company. "Video Conferencing, Video Chat" with a (non-mass email) video email service. It's just a way to send a single video email from your Windows computer.”

eSign

Feedback / Surveys / Reviews / Testimonials

  • Angie's List: "Find a Local Business, Ratings, Reviews, Deals"
  • Downloadable Review Forms from Houzz.com:
  • FluidSurveys: "Online Survey Software." Lots of advanced features and question types available.
  • Google Docs Forms: "How to Make Forms, Surveys, and Quizzes in Google Docs" | About.com
  • RealSatisfied – Client Surveys: Unlimited client surveys for brokerages or single agents: Seller, Buyer, Lost Listing Presentation, Landlord Loyalty, Tenant Loyalty, Landlord Placement Survey, Tenant Placement, Peer Review. 30 day free trial (requires credit card), WordPress widget, and used by TheGoodLifeTeam.
  • SurveyMonkey: "Free online survey software. It's easier than ever to send free surveys, polls, questionnaires, customer feedback and market research." Free version allows: 10 questions per survey, 100 responses per survey, no page logic, no question logic, no survey branding, no end of survey custom redirect or thank you page, no custom URL, no SSL, and no printable PDF version. But all those and more are available with one of their paid plans.

Government Real Estate Sites

  • Fannie Mae Loan Lookup: Lookup whether Fannie Mae owns a loan. Must know the address and the last 4 of the borrower's SSN. Can be a handy tool when working with pre-foreclosures / short sales and other situations to help clients with.
  • Fannie Mae Progress: Fannie Mae industry news, research, and analysis
  • HomePath for Short Sales: "Fannie Mae now requests that listing agents register accepted offers with Fannie Mae, the investor on the mortgage. Registering the offer with Fannie Mae allows us to proactively work with the mortgage servicer to facilitate faster communications and decisions."
  • HomePath Short Sales – Request a Recommended List Price Tool: For listing agents representing a homeowner in a Fannie Mae short sale

Great Real Estate Websites

IDX (Internet Data eXchange)

Legal Resources

  • Docracy – Free Legal Documents: "Legal for the people. The web’s only open collection of legal contracts and the best way to negotiate and sign documents online."
  • Nolo: "Law for All. Lawyers, Legal Forms, Law Books."
  • RocketLawyer: "Affordable Legal Services, Free Legal Documents, Advice"
  • Tulsa County Bar Association: The Lawyer Referral Service is an easy way to get a half-hour legal consultation for only $25.00!

Listing Syndication

  • ListGlobally: "The largest network of property portals on the planet!" Syndicate your listing to each country's own popular real estate search sites. Information displayed in their local currency and measurements. Reasonably priced.
  • ListHub: "Over 140 Participating Publishers Reaching Homebuyers On More Than 900 Websites." Offers International Flyer, eMarketing Flyer, Seller Report, and Brokerage Report. Can also syndicate internationally via ListHub Global

Mailing / Direct Mail

  • CartoonLink Marketing: "Drawing Attention." Cartoons customized to each sender (you) that can be used in your email and postcard marketing campaigns. A visually creative way to stay in touch and increase engagement.
  • Direct Mail by BFC: BFC is the company that prints NAR's customizable brochures.
  • Direct Mail Manager: "On-Demand Direct Mail. The Complete System For Direct Mail." Integrates with QuickBooks Online, Zapier, and other services.
  • Expired PLUS: "Expired Listing Letters and Scripts." $97 or $247.
  • Expresscopy.com: "Design, Print, Mail Postcards Online… Same Day. Quick, Affordable, and Effective." Designs include Just Listed, Just Sold, Neighborhood Market Reports, Open House, 1st Time Buyers, Distressed Homeowners, Commercial, and more.
  • Hobbs/Herder: "Real Estate Marketing Training, Real Estate Personal Brochures, Websites, Social Media Solutions."
  • MailLift: "Handwritten Letter Service for Sales and Marketers. Are the letters really handwritten? All letters, cards, and envelopes are handwritten and hand addressed by our in house staff. We use time to our advantage to create the most beautiful product for your recipients!"
  • PostcardMania: "Direct Mail, Bulk Mail, Postcard Printing, Postcard Marketing." Use this affiliate link for $50 off your first order.
  • Postcards.com: "Printing and Mailing Services. Thousands of Designs and Templates." Real Estate Postcards Real Estate Door Hangers Real Estate Flyers Real Estate Rack Cards Real Estate Brochures and more.”
  • ProspectsPLUS!: "Making Marketing Work." Templates, print, and ship for postcards, business cards, brochures. MapMyMail tool to pick out a target mailing list via map area.”
  • QuantumDigital: "Direct mail, printing and lead generation marketing programs for real estate." See MapMail in action on YouTube.”
  • Realty Postcard: "Great Pricing. Free Samples. Neighborhood Mailing Lists." 10% off your first order by creating an account.
  • SendOutCards: Monthly subscription fee that includes a preset amount of credits. Different card sizes cost a different number of credits. You can create templates, have mail merge type fields for bulk sending, and send gifts.
  • Stamps.com – Current Postage Rates: US Postage Stamp Prices. For bulk mail, use the USPS Business Mail Postage Price Calculator.”
  • USPS Every Door Direct Mail: EDDM allows you to send to a defined post route / area without needing the recipients' names and addresses.

Marketing / Branding / Promotions / Gifts

  • 17 Housewarming Gifts People Actually Want | BuzzFeed: This July 2013, article provides some creative closing gift ideas.
  • 2015 Inbound Marketing Bundle – Pipeline ROI: Pre-made marketing materials ready for you to read or customize: eBooks, lists, infographics, templates, social media cover photos
  • Adam Greer Designs: "Your One Stop Shop for Customized Real Estate Marketing." Specializes in real estate graphic design / print marketing: postcards, business cards, brochures, door hangers, flyers, mailers, and more. Located in California.
  • GettingListingsSold.com: A ProspectsPLUS! service for $19.95 per listing that includes mailing to nearby property owners, a single property website, a PDF flyer, a PDF business card, trackable QR codes, and a management dashboard. Emphasis on getting your listing sold and turning it into your next two transactions.
  • Multi Merchant Prepaid Card – REALTOR Benefits® Program: REALTORS® get 5% off gift card purchases. The Multi Merchant Prepaid Card can be used at over 150 popular places, some reserved to catalog, store, and/or online purchases at such merchants.
  • NAR Personalization and Print On Demand System: "Put your most professional foot forward by customizing one of our most popular brochures for your clients. " Printed or downloaded. Operated by BFC. See the program's PDF Tutorial and FAQs.”
  • Quirky Shop: Products invented from your ideas
  • Rafflecopter: "…the world’s easiest way to run a giveaway." Makes it easy to reward contestants with additional entries via social sharing and more.
  • Real Estate Marketing Nuggets: "Real Estate Marketing Tips From Joe Stumpf And By Referral Only"
  • RealBird: "Single Property Websites, Listing Syndication, Facebook Real Estate Marketing, Map-based Property Search"
  • Realtor Month-to-Month Master Marketing Schedule by ProspectsPLUS!: "Master Marketing Schedule. Realtor Month-to-Month Guide to Strategic Marketing." Google, Apple, and Outlook calendar exports are available. Full year view, updated each year.
  • RESAAS: "The Real Estate Social Network. RESAAS is a social and global referral network designed specifically for real estate agents, REALTORS, and brokers. They can sign up, receive a profile page, upload their listings, post content, connect with other industry professionals to create referrals, generate leads by answering questions asked by home buyers and sellers, and much more!"
  • Sincerely.com: Sincerely is a gifting company that has great mobile apps to make it easy to let people know you're thinking of them in a variety of ways: send themed gift sets with Sesame; send your photos as real postcards with Postagram; mail personalized greeting cards with ink cards; and mail or digitally share a photo strip with PopBooth.”
  • TREBStore: Post cards, flyers, and brochures
  • Updater.com for Real Estate Professionals: "USPS mail forwarding form. Instant account updates. Connect cable and utilities. Send moving announcements." $149/yr for an agent-branded Updater.com site.

Marketing: What Not to Do

Mobile Apps

  • Captio: "Send yourself a quick note with just one tap." A quick way to send yourself an email, including support for offline sending (sends when it gets online) and attachments.
  • FullContact: "Contact Management Software." Human-transcribed business card scanning, contacts de-duplicator, and contact information enhancement. Check out their Card Reader mobile app.”
  • GoConnect App: "The checklist app for real estate agents." Created by Zach Schabot of Go Realty.
  • Mevvy: "The Next Generation App Store." Apps for web, desktop, tablet, mobile, and browser extensions.
  • MileIQ: "Automatic mileage tracker. Mileage reimbursement. Catch every mile you drive, automatically."
  • Ptch: "Ptch puts you in the director's chair. Make a ptch (pronounced "pitch") by combining the photos and videos on your phone, or using media from your social networks, like Facebook or Instagram. Personalize it by easily adding captions, music, and effects."
  • Realtor.org Apps: Member Guide, NAR Action Center, NAR Express, eBooks from NAR's Virtual Library, Mortgage Interest Rate Deduction, and other NAR Mobile Apps
  • REpurposed: "Your Mobile Real Estate Community. A member resource from the National Association of REALTORS®."
  • Shoeboxed: "Painless Receipt Scanning. Join the 800,000 businesses using Shoeboxed to scan & organize receipts and business cards, create expense reports, track mileage and more. Magic Envelopes: Fill prepaid envelopes with your piles of paper clutter."
  • SlideShark: "View PowerPoint on your iPad or iPhone"
  • slydial: Dial direct to voicemail. Follow the instructions on their home page or download their mobile app.”
  • Smartflip Calculator App: "A Must Have for All Real Estate Agents who work with Investors or Banks."
  • Spacio Pro:

    Introducing the Paperless Open House.” It’s a web app and a mobile app. It has an offline version too. 50% off for life if you sign up by January 31

  • Storehouse: "Visual storytelling. The easiest way to create, share, and discover beautiful stories. We believe everybody has great stories to tell. Anybody can download the app and publish for free. All published stories are public and can also be viewed as fully responsive webpages that look great on any device."
  • Trulia for Agents App: "Get leads sent to your phone, and check in to homes you tour."
  • Zillow Real Estate Apps: Multiple apps from Zillow, including mortgage calculator and rates, rentals, and property search (including ZEstimates)

Notes / Organization

Photo / Video

  • 123RF.com: "Stock Photos and Royalty Free Images." Also has audio, video, and exclusive logo assets.
  • AudioBlocks: "Royalty Free Music, Sound Effects, Production Music, Loops, and more. Unlimited downloads – 100,000+ tracks. New sounds added weekly. Cancel anytime." License to downloaded tracks never expires.
  • AudioJungle: "Royalty-Free Stock Music, Sound Effects, and Audio"
  • AudioMicro: "Stock Music and Sound Effects." Free sound effects. Paid royalty-free music and SFX. Music starting at $49.95 or as low as $10 each via pre-paid subscription.
  • BetterRealEstatePics.com: Steve Pacinelli's email download for how to take better real estate pictures.
  • BoodleIt / VidCaboodle: "YouTube Video Content Manager. A slick way to organize your Youtube content into a beautiful channel that fits your brand or interest." From the HDhat team.
  • Depositphotos®: "Stock Images, Photos, Vectors, Illustrations and Videos"
  • Dissolve: "HD stock video footage for today's visual storyteller." 3 free video clips per week.
  • Fast Forward Stories: "Hundreds of brandable explainer videos for real estate, mortgage, title and more."
  • Freeplay Music: "Broadcast Production Music Library, MP3 Music. See Terms of Use."
  • FreeSound.org: Free music and sound effects. Their FAQs say, “Some sounds you cannot use commercially, and many of the sounds you need to credit the author.”
  • GraphicStock: "Royalty Free Stock Images, Vectors, Illustrations, Graphics – Unlimited Downloads."
  • HDhat Store: "Mobile Photo and Video Store." Their products are designed for real estate agents to easily shoot video with their mobile devices (e.g. iPhone, iPad). Also offers video editing services at HDhat.com
  • IMGembed: Millions of free and impression-priced Stock Photos and Images for Blogs and Websites. "Performance-based stock image licensing beneficial for both owners and users."
  • iStock Audio: "Stock Music Audio Clips: Royalty Free Music Samples, Loops." Pricing from $7 to $28 and more.
  • Life Of Vids: "Free Videos for Designers, Web Creatives. Free footage videos, clips & loops, no copyright restrictions. New videos added weekly!"
  • MarketVideos.com: "Personally Branded Video Newsletters for Real Estate Agents." Starting at $29/mo for agents and $249/mo for brokers.
  • Marmoset: "Handcrafted music for picture." Small Business per track pricing starts at $199. Has complex search functionality to find just what you're needing.
  • Mazwai: "All the videos downloadable on Mazwai are under the Attribution license (CC BY 3.0)." Free stock videos for any purpose.
  • Melody Loops: "Background music for video, presentations, film, advertising, games. Royalty free music." Everything's $10 or less and has generous usage terms. Also has Longoloops tool to customize audio to a specific duration (including fade in/out).”
  • Oozled's Motion Graphics Resources:
  • Open Photo Project: "Free stock photos." Public domain and other free licenses (some require attribution).
  • PhotoDune: "High Quality Royalty-Free Stock Photography From $1"
  • PicMonkey: "Free Online Photo Editing." Also create collages and designs. Upgrade for ads-free editing, more effects, and exclusive designs.
  • Pixlr.com: Edit photos, create a collage, import from webcam or URL, import from Facebook, paste from clipboard, start with a blank page, share online.
  • Pond5.com: "Royalty Free Stock Video, Music, Photos, Illustrations, Sound Effects, After Effects and 3D Models." 1 free file per week, Adobe Premiere Plugin, and a large media selection.
  • PremiumBeat: "Royalty Free Music Library." Track pricing starts at $39.95.
  • Ribbet: "Online Photo Editing Made Fun and Easy." Upload and store images online, share, keep revision history, create collages, import from Facebook, Flickr, PicasaWeb, webcam, or URL. Use Ribbet Lab to print your images on shirts, mugs, watches, and many more items (orders fulfilled by Zazzle).
  • Royalty-Free Music:
  • Rumblefish: "Create the perfect soundtrack". They run FriendlyMusic and Music Licensing Store
  • SongFreedom: "Real Music. Licensed." Use songs you've heard on the radio in your creative works.
  • Stock Music: "Royalty Free Music with an Edge"
  • Stupeflix for Real Estate: "Make unlimited videos for your business." It's similar to Animoto but has different features.
  • SweetSoundEffects: "Free Sound Effects. The best free sound effects… ever"
  • The Music Bakery: "Royalty Free Music Downloads. Individual tracks for immediate downloading as low as $29 each (even lower with Quantity Discounts automatically included). Royalty Free Music CDs (over 60 minutes of impeccably-produced music on each downloadable CD) as low as $147 each. Royalty Free Sound Effects as low as $1.98 each."
  • Tunefruit: "License Music. Simply."
  • Unsplash: Free (do whatever you want – http://creativecommons.org/choose/zero/ ) high-resolution photos. 10 new photos every 10 days.
  • Video: How to Choose a Great Real Estate Photographer (Tech Savvy Agent): "Quality photos are the backbone to any real estate marketing campaign. Most agents choose the DIY method and end up with mediocre results at best that do not showcase a property in the best possible light. The problem is that your first showing is now online! …. Hire a professional!"
  • VideoBlocks: "Unlimited Downloads of Stock Video, Footage, Backgrounds and More."
  • VideoHive: "After Effects Projects, Motion Graphics, C4D Templates"
  • Viewbix: "Empower your video. Add apps to any video: YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook. Add a call-to-action." Intro Video
  • Vimeo Music Store: Free and for-purchase quality audio clips to make your videos better. Operated by Vimeo, powered by AudioSocket, FMA, SmartSound, FriendlyMusic.
  • Where Do You Get Legal Music For Videos and Tours? by Photography For Real Estate: A list of several options. Also see the comments.
  • Wistia: Free plan includes room for 50 videos.

Presentations

  • 20 Tools for Creating and Delivering Amazing Presentations:
  • authorSTREAM: "The best way to share PowerPoint presentations on the web"
  • ClearSlide: Acquired SlideRocket in March 2013
  • Flowboard: "Touch Publishing"
  • Haiku Deck: "Presentation Software That's Simple, Beautiful, and Fun"
  • iWorkCommunity: “Free Templates and Scripts for Apple’s iWork Suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)”
  • Microsoft Office Sway: "Create and share amazing stories, presentations, and more. Create and share something new. Add your content easily. Sway's built-in design engine takes the hassle out of formatting your various pieces of content by integrating them into a cohesive layout."
  • PopBoardz: "Transforms how you organize and present your ideas"
  • Prezi: "Ideas matter"
  • Real Estate SlideShare Presentations: SlideShares in the "Real Estate" Category
  • Slid.es: "Create and share presentations online." All sorts of settings, including transitions, backgrounds, progress bar, nested slides, internal linking of slides, and more. Open source code if you don't want to pay for their online GUI/builder.
  • Slide Bureau: "Free real estate slideshow software. Slide Bureau is your professional tool and template design service for creating polishedReal estate presentations and slideshows." It's an iPad app.”
  • SlideShare:
  • Storehouse: "Visual storytelling. The easiest way to create, share, and discover beautiful stories. We believe everybody has great stories to tell. Anybody can download the app and publish for free. All published stories are public and can also be viewed as fully responsive webpages that look great on any device."

Printing

  • BuildASign: "Yard Signs, Signs, Custom Signs Online." Always remember to check their Coupons
  • Company Folders: Custom-designed real estate presentation folders, pre-designed closing envelopes, and more print products at reasonable prices.
  • Corefact Real Estate Print Marketing: Offers real estate specific postcards, cards, flyers, and more. Examples include: Home Estimate/Map Cards, Just Listed, Just Sold, Market Update, Local Expert, Senior, Seller's Tips, Buyer's Tips, Short Sale Cards, Holidays, and many more. Also, HouseTalk automated monthly newsletter mailout.
  • Direct Color: "Real Estate Marketing Products." Real estate postcards, business cards, door hangers, magnets, and more. Designs include Foreclosure, Renter, Farming, Just Listed, Just Sold, Recipe, Holiday, Seasonal, FSBO, Sport Schedule, and more.
  • Expresscopy.com: "Design, Print, Mail Postcards Online… Same Day. Quick, Affordable, and Effective." Designs include Just Listed, Just Sold, Neighborhood Market Reports, Open House, 1st Time Buyers, Distressed Homeowners, Commercial, and more.
  • Hobbs/Herder: "Real Estate Marketing Training, Real Estate Personal Brochures, Websites, Social Media Solutions."
  • Lob: "Printing and Mailing for Developers." Allows you to programmatically create, print, and mail. No ongoing fees; just pay-per-use.
  • Postcards.com: "Printing and Mailing Services. Thousands of Designs and Templates." Real Estate Postcards Real Estate Door Hangers Real Estate Flyers Real Estate Rack Cards Real Estate Brochures and more.”
  • ProspectsPLUS!: "Making Marketing Work." Templates, print, and ship for postcards, business cards, brochures. MapMyMail tool to pick out a target mailing list via map area.”
  • Realty Postcard: "Great Pricing. Free Samples. Neighborhood Mailing Lists." 10% off your first order by creating an account.
  • Turn-Key Flyer Templates: “Real Estate Flyer Templates.” Dozens of professionally-designed PDF flyer templates for $95.

Quotes / Encouragement

Reading List

SEO Tools

  • 100 Free Web and SEO Tools from Search Engine Genie: SEO, domain, IP, server header, and multiple other techie tools
  • Ahrefs Site Explorer: "Site Explorer & Backlink Checker." Also a "Mentions Tracker" and other tools.
  • Copyscape Plagiarism Checker: "Duplicate Content Detection Software"
  • Dave Naylor Tools: Keyword Density and other SEO analysis tools
  • GetListed.org: "See how your business is listed on Google, Bing, and other local search engines." Acxiom, Bing, Best of the Web, CitySearch, eLocal, Facebook, Factual, FourSquare, Google Plus / Maps, Hotfrog, Infogroup, Nokia Here, Superpages, Yellow Pages, Yelp, Yahoo
  • goosh.org: "the unofficial google shell". See your site how Google sees it.
  • Keyword Eye:
  • Keyword Tool: FREE Alternative to Google Keyword Planner: "Find Out What Your Audience Is Looking For. Keyword Tool Helps You Find The Keywords That People Are Typing Into Google Search Box." Recommended by Rand Fishkin for its great features, including efficient exporting.
  • Link Detox: "Risk Management for your Toxic Links"
  • Market Samurai: "Traffic-Hunting Software" (i.e. keyword analysis)
  • Rank Checker Ace: A SERP tracker that has a generous amount of keywords for free / donation.
  • Rank Local: "Local SEO Services and Search Engine Marketing."
  • Screaming Frog SEO: "SEO Spider Tool & Crawler Software."
  • SECockpit: A keyword research tool that considers itself better than Market Samurai
  • SEO Tools Yoast uses for their site reviews: Screaming Frog SEO Spider, SearchMetrics, MajesticSEO, Quix App, Google PageSpeed Insights, Pingdom Tools, Yslow, WebPageTest, Integrity / Xenu, GIDZipTest, Google
  • SEO Tools Yoast uses for their site reviews: Screaming Frog SEO Spider, SearchMetrics, MajesticSEO, Quix App, Google PageSpeed Insights, Pingdom Tools, Yslow, WebPageTest, Integrity / Xenu, GIDZipTest, Google
  • SEOquake: A browser plugin/extension that displays SEO rankings
  • Serpfox: "The intelligent keyword rank tracker." Free account allows you to track up to 10 keywords.
  • SpyFu: "Search Marketing Research." SpyFu analyzes your competitors' SEO and SEM strategies and helps you find opportunities. You can export directly to AdWords.
  • Startpage: Search Google with complete privacy, which removes personalized and local search results
  • Ubersuggest Keyword suggestion tool: "Google suggest scraper. Get keyword ideas with Ubersuggest the free keyword suggestion tool that makes good use of Google Suggest and other suggest services."
  • WooRank.com: "Website Review – SEO Tool." Free report generated from their home page. One free report per week.
  • WooRank.com: "Website Review and SEO Tool." Pricing from $49/mo to $149/mo.

Showing Automation Services

  • BookAShowing.com: "Real Estate Showing Appointment Software and Showing Feedback System." If not part of your MLS, you can subscribe for $20 per month.”
  • Centralized Showing Service (CSS): CSS offers mobile apps for agents to manage their showings, and their Text2Approve solution enables sellers to approve showing requests via text message.
  • eShowings: "Your Real Estate Appointment Center"
  • MyListingFeedback: "Schedule showings, automate feedback, centralize tasks, share files, make clients smile."
  • Showing Suite: Showing Calendar, feedback, follow-up, and more. You can manage your Showing Suite account via a mobile app.”
  • ShowingTime: "Real Estate Software and Services for Managing Showings, Feedback and Front Desk Activity"

Social Media Tools

  • Bulk Buffer: "Bulk Buffer provides a simple way to send multiple updates to your Buffer account. With support for uploading text or CSV files, as well as manually adding and editing updates, content editors can quickly and easily manage many weeks worth of social media content in one go." @BulkBuffer
  • Followerwonk: "Twitter analytics, follower segmentation, social graph tracking."
  • Free Social Media Analytics Tools from Simply Measured:
  • KnowEm UserName Check: "Search over 575 popular social media networks to instantly secure your brand across the social web."
  • Labnol's Social Sharing Analytics: "This tool will help you analyze the number of Facebook Likes, Tweet counts and Google +1s for your most recently published news stories as found in the RSS Feed." A WordPress plugin is also available to analyze more than just the posts in your feed.
  • Like Button (previously LikeButton.me): A collection of links shared by your Facebook friends from the most popular web sites.
  • Mention.net: "Your media monitoring application." Free version available.
  • Monitter: "real time, live twitter search and monitoring"
  • RSS Social Analyzer by RYP Marketing: "Use this tool to view (at a glance) social stats for every post from a blog's RSS feed (or other RSS feed). Perfect for monitoring the social success of your recent blog posts, analyzing a potential blog for guest posting, spying on the social success of your competitors' blog posts, etc. Just enter the URL of any RSS feed and click go."
  • SumAll: "Analytics for Marketers." Free performance tracking for Twitter, Facebook, and many more services.
  • Tailwind: "Pinterest Management, Marketing and Analytics." Like Buffer for Pinterest! Starts at $15/mo ($9.99/mo paid annually).
  • Tweets for Real Estate Pros to Share: Pre-made real estate tweets ready for you to post
  • TweetStats: "Graphin' Your Stats". A free service from Simply Measured
  • Tweriod: "Twitter tool that lets you know the best time to tweet! We analyze your followers. We also integrate with @buffer! @tweriod + @buffer = Awesomeness"
  • Twilert: "Twitter alerts via email"
  • Twitter Search:
  • Viraltag: "Pinterest Management Tool for Brands. Easily share your images to multiple social networks."

Software

  • Camtasia: "Software for screen recording and video editing"
  • Google Earth Pro Free Account: "Sign up is no longer required for Google Earth Pro. Download Earth Pro, then sign in using your email address and the License Key GEPFREE."
  • ScreenFlow: "Screen Recording and Screencasting Software"
  • Spoon.net Virtual Desktop: "Use your apps and files anywhere." "Combining the best of the desktop and the cloud." Includes browsers, PDF tools, online chat, telephony, and other media, social, and game programs/apps.

Task Managers

  • Any.DO: "Make Things Happen." Tight integration with Google.
  • Asana: A robust task management tool that can be used by individuals, teams, and Organizations. It has an API and integrates with Google.”
  • Evernote Reminders:
  • Flow: "Online Task Management and Team Collaboration Software"
  • GQueues: Built on top of Google, and it's very customizable. Does not have a native mobile app but does work on mobile devices.
  • Producteev:
  • TaskAnt: "Team To-Do Repository"
  • Todoist: "To-do list and task manager. Free, easy, online and mobile. The world's most powerful to-do list." Has desktop apps for Mac and PC, online/offline access, collaboration, and more.
  • Trello:

Transaction Management Providers

  • appFiles: "Workflow management for small business"
  • BackAgent: An online office suite that includes both transaction management and an office intranet. They also offer broker websites, fax lines, and more.
  • Cartavi: A document management service that integrates with ZipForm, DocuSign, and Dropbox. Acquired by DocuSign in May 2013.
  • CTM eContracts: "The Next Generation of Interactive Digital Real Estate Contracts Software." Currently only available in Colorado.
  • DotLoop: DotLoop is an innovative solution because it keeps the transaction in one place and brings all the people to it. It replaces the need for separate document creation, eSign, and storage providers.
  • Emphasys Real Estate Software: Emphasys Software's SettlementRoom product is a highly-customizable document management solution that allows for custom dates and sharing privileges. Their uncommon per-closing pricing model is affordable for offices of any size and allows the system to grow with you. It also integrates with their Back Office product which integrates with QuickBooks or REALedger. With all their products they provide "All-in-One Software for Real Estate Brokers". Emphasys Software is a multi-industry software company.”
  • EZ Coordinator: DocuSign, Google, Infusionsoft, Mailchimp integrations. Task manager, CRM, and Report Builder features.
  • FormSimplicity:
  • Instanet Solutions: TransactionDesk, Forms, DocBox, and Authentisign combine to form a full-service transaction management system, similar to DotLoop. The system is very affordable, but the DotLoop-like experience requires an MLS-level agreement because, without it, the Forms component isn't available. Apparently, the form digitizing is too-costly a process to do for a single customer. With the MLS and Forms product integration, it seems like a very affordable and complete system, and it's currently being used at OKCMAR.”
  • Paperless Pipeline: Paperless Pipeline is used by national broker eXp Realty and was founded by startup business coach Dane Maxwell of thefoundation.io. It focuses on keeping the system "painfully simple".”
  • PlanetRE Compliance: PlanetRE has a full suite of products for managing your brokerage in the cloud, including DocuSign integration, social CRM, and financial management (integrates with QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics).
  • SkySlope: Includes eSign, email message storage, and mobile access. They were started by a top-producing agent and a technology entrepreneur who saw the need for a better way for brokers to go paperless.
  • SureClose: PropertyInfo Corporation's SureClose product is priced per-transaction and has many features. PropertyInfo has many products for a variety of real estate industry needs and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company. SureClose integrates with ZipForm (as of April 2013) and other PropertyInfo products.
  • TransactionPoint by Real Estate Digital: "The Power To Close More Deals, More Effectively, Right At Your Fingertips." "Integrate with other RED products to realize true 'lead to closing' and 'client for life' marketing capabilities."
  • WebMerge: "Document Generation for Real Estate." Allows you to programmatically create documents and send them for electronic signature. For example, WebMerge can be combined with Podio and Zapier.”
  • ZipForm Relay: ZipLogix is the big dog of real estate forms (ZipForm), and Relay is their transaction management product. It's affordable and integrates with other ZipLogix products, but it's not flexible, customizable, or pretty to look at. Hopefully, it'll be refreshed when ZipForm Plus is released or soon after. Until then Cartavi is the clear winner (who is planning to release a broker product in 2013).”

Virtual Assistants / Outsourcing

  • Best Agent Business: VAs specific to real estate
  • Chatty Agent: "Real Estate Chat Support Outsourcing."
  • Envato Studio: "WordPress Customization to Logo Design and more. Choose your provider. Provide your brief. Get work done."
  • Fancy Hands: "Assistants for Everyone". Here's a list of what they can and cannot do.”
  • Microlancer: "Fast, Affordable Digital Services"
  • My OutDesk: Real Estate Virtual Assistants
  • ReadyChat: "Our team of Real Estate trained specialists monitor and engage your online visitors, converting them into leads. All while educating them on your value proposition, and building their trust! At ReadyChat we guarantee a minimum of 40% increase to your lead pipeline. Combined with our pay for performance pricing model there is no better time or way to bring your website to life."
  • Scripted.com: "Hire Freelance Writers"
  • Shoeboxed: "Painless Receipt Scanning. Join the 800,000 businesses using Shoeboxed to scan & organize receipts and business cards, create expense reports, track mileage and more. Magic Envelopes: Fill prepaid envelopes with your piles of paper clutter."
  • Swiftly: "Small design fixes, fast." $15 per fix. Fixed same or next day.
  • Textbroker.com: "Your article writing service for unique and exclusively written content created to your specifications."
  • Zirtual: "The Personal and Executive Assistant Service for Busy People"

Virtual Tours

  • FloorPlanOnline: Real Estate Interactive Floor Plans and Slideshow Videos. Also available: Flyer Creator, RoomPlanner, QR code, custom domain names, sign riders, etc.
  • HDhat.com: "Real Estate Video Tours" You shoot the video yourself (or hire someone else) and then you can use HDhat for $29.95 for editing, stabilizing, narrating, music, and syndication to 8+ sites. Provides you with branded and unbranded versions.
  • Listings-to-Leads: Craigslist, Virtual Tours, Single Property Websites, Social Media, eFlyers, Lead Gen, Blogging, Market Reports, and more.
  • Matterport Real Estate: "The Matterport 3D Showcase is the most realistic, immersive way to experience a property online." Requires their proprietary camera ($4,500 at the time of this writing) and a monthly hosting service. Also requires (but does not include) an iPad to run the 3D Capture App.
  • Tulsa Real Estate Video Tours: Walk through video for real estate in Tulsa, OK. Branded and unbranded video created for MLS listings. Able to syndicate to Realtor.com, publish link to MLS for you, and post to YouTube and social media.

Web Apps / Tech Tools

  • BuiltWith: "Technology Lookup." Type in any website address to see what web technologies its using. Also available as a browser extension: BuiltWith Toolbar
  • Calendly: "Scheduling appointments and meetings is super easy with Calendly. Appointments, Meetings, Interviews, Calls, Much more…" Free version includes integration with Google Calendar.
  • Coveloping Tools: Techie tools: aspect ratio calculator, border radius generator, QR code generator, and other CSS and web-related tools.
  • Dapper: The Data Mapper: Create RSS Feeds from any website
  • Down For Everyone Or Just Me: Answering the pest of a question, "Is it down for everyone, or is it just down for me?"
  • FullContact: "Contact Management Software." Human-transcribed business card scanning, contacts de-duplicator, and contact information enhancement. Check out their Card Reader mobile app.”
  • Have I Been Pwned?: "Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach."
  • Hemingway App: "Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear." Helps you write more clearly, increase readability, and count paragraphs, sentences, words, and characters.
  • House Touring Checklist: A detailed checklist that clients can use to take detailed notes and rate each property they see.
  • How to Save Tweets for any Twitter Hashtag in a Spreadsheet:
  • IFTTT (If This Then That): "Put the internet to work for you."
  • Infogr.am: Create infographics and online charts for free. Upgrade to Pro to be able to download as PDF or PNG, share privately with non-public URL, password-protect infographics, and get additional design themes.
  • itDuzzit: "Cloud Integration." Same concept as with IFTTT and Zapier but allows for advanced/custom scripting.
  • Jolicloud: Navigate through and enjoy all of your content with one simple interface. No need to download files anymore; just run everything from the cloud: listen to music (SoundCloud, Dropbox), browse your photos (Instagram, Flickr, Picasa), edit your documents (Google Drive, SkyDrive), watch your videos (YouTube, Vimeo), and more.
  • JotForm: Free, customizable web forms that can be placed anywhere or linked to from anywhere. Make sure to check out all the JotForm Apps
  • LabNol's Ctrlq.org Maps Address: "Find the Postal Address of any Location on Google Maps."
  • LastPass: "Password Manager, Form Filler, Password Management." Generate secure passwords, syncs passwords to cloud to use on multiple devices, import your old passwords via browser or CSV, never remember another password. Sign up via this link and we both get 1 month premium for free. All About LastPass is a helpful article.”
  • MapBuildr: "Google Maps, Simplified."
  • Mevvy: "The Next Generation App Store." Apps for web, desktop, tablet, mobile, and browser extensions.
  • Mevvy’s App Picks for REALTORS®:
  • Moqups: "Moqups is a nifty HTML5 App used to create wireframes, mockups or UI concepts, prototypes depending on how you like to call them." Free plan available. Can switch between paid and free plans in the months you don't need to use it without losing your data.
  • Podbox: "Syncs your data between apps easily!" Works with Gmail Contacts, Podio, MailChimp, LinkedIn, Facebook, Dropbox, etc.
  • Product Hunt: "Product Hunt is for product people – a community of enthusiasts that love to share, discover, and geek out about interesting new products. Each day, contributors post and discuss their latest product discoveries."
  • ReadyChat: "Our team of Real Estate trained specialists monitor and engage your online visitors, converting them into leads. All while educating them on your value proposition, and building their trust! At ReadyChat we guarantee a minimum of 40% increase to your lead pipeline. Combined with our pay for performance pricing model there is no better time or way to bring your website to life."
  • Realtor.com's Mobile Listing Builder: "Realtor.com QR Code Marketing System." Generate a free mobile website from your Realtor.com listing.
  • Replace Smart Quotes: Replace smart (curly) quotes with regular (straight) quotes
  • Route4Me: Driving route optimization software. Upload a CSV, use the mobile app or import from a dozen other formats. Unlimited vehicles devices and sharing. Starting at $15/mo. First 30 days free.”
  • Sincerely.com: Sincerely is a gifting company that has great mobile apps to make it easy to let people know you're thinking of them in a variety of ways: send themed gift sets with Sesame; send your photos as real postcards with Postagram; mail personalized greeting cards with ink cards; and mail or digitally share a photo strip with PopBooth.”
  • Sketch Toy: "A free online drawing application that lets you share step-by-step replays of your work with friends. No sign up needed."
  • Smallpdf.com: "A Free Solution to all your PDF Problems. Compress PDF, JPG to PDF, PDF to JPG, Merge PDF, Split PDF, Word to PDF, Excel to PDF, PPT to PDF."
  • SmashingApps.com: "Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers"
  • Spoon.net Virtual Desktop: "Use your apps and files anywhere." "Combining the best of the desktop and the cloud." Includes browsers, PDF tools, online chat, telephony, and other media, social, and game programs/apps.
  • The Neighborhoods Project: "Crowdsourcing Neighborhoods." Find general areas within each county in the U.S. (not quite neighborhood-level).
  • The Toolbox: "A directory of the best time-saving apps and tools"
  • TimeTrade: "Online Appointment Scheduling Software." Integrates with Outlook, iCal, and Google Calendar. Up to 5 appointments per month for free
  • Top 25 Free Website Grader Tools by UpCity:
  • What You Can Do On Zillow.com: Categorized information for Home Buyers, Renters, Home Sellers, Homeowners, and Professionals
  • WhatTheme.com: "Discover what theme is used on your favorite website."
  • YouCanBook.Me (YCBM): Booking software that integrates with your Google Calendar. Get a personalized scheduling page so your customers can book you online. GCal is required. A paid plan is required for integrating with multiple GCals.
  • Zamzar: "Zamzar supports over 1200 different conversions. THE multipurpose converter. Popular Conversions Supported: PDF to Word, PDF to Excel, Word to PDF, MP4 to MP3, WAV to MP3, JPG to Word, AVI to MP4, PNG to JPG, JPG to PNG, TIFF to PDF."
  • Zapier: "Automate the Web"

Website Providers

  • ActiveRain: "Real Estate Network." Really great for networking with other real estate professionals (not just REALTORS®). You can blog and others comment because all the interactions get reward points. Each person is ranked within their locale, and you can pay their upgrade fee if you want your blogging to show up on search engines and be a public-facing, personalized website.
  • Curaytor Systems: "Curaytor was built specifically for top producing real estate agents and teams." Chris Smith and Jimmy Mackin doing their thing… tech, training, and making you more money.
  • Flavors.me: "Create and share your digital world."
  • Invision Power Services (IPS) Community Suite: "7 great community applications. Mix and match the apps you need for your community." Content Management, Discussion Forum, Social Ecommerce, Community Blogging, Image Sharing, File Sharing, Realtime Chatroom. And more.
  • LaunchRock: "Set up a 'Launching Soon' page in minutes." Free and designed to get pre-sign-ups so you can let people know once you do launch and keep in touch with them after.
  • Placester: "The Solution for Real Estate Marketing." A hosted, responsive WordPress website with IDX, lead capture, syndication (if your MLS doesn't provide), Google contact syncing, and more features.
  • rDesk Websites: "The rDesk Website is a robust website platform for the company, the offices and the agents with integrated lead routing and lead management." Integrates with other RED products.
  • vFlyer: "Build Credibility and Win More Customers with Award Winning Marketing Tools."
  • WhereToLive.com:
  • Zillow Agent Websites: "Real Estate Agent Websites for $10 per month." Includes Diverse Solutions IDX MLS search. "Website + Domain Name + IDX"

Website Tools and Optimizations

  • Best About Pages: "Showcasing the best of the best about page examples on the web."
  • Canary Uptime Monitor: $5/mo unlimited uptime monitoring for unlimited sites
  • Chatty Agent: "Real Estate Chat Support Outsourcing."
  • Concept Feedback: "Get Expert Website Feedback and Increase Conversions."
  • EyeQuant: "Get instant scientific insights on how to improve your website." If the pricing seems expensive, you can also just get a freebie.
  • IMGembed: Millions of free and impression-priced Stock Photos and Images for Blogs and Websites. "Performance-based stock image licensing beneficial for both owners and users."
  • Sucuri SiteCheck: Free Website Malware Scanner
  • User Onboarding: "A frequently-updated compendium of web app first-run experiences."
  • Which Test Won: Examples of Anne Holland's A/B tests