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  1. 1. Online Marketing Tools for Listings<br />Free Property Video Creator<br />http://www.propertypreviews.com<br />Multiple Free Webpage Listing Submission<br />http://www.postlets.com<br />http://www.VFlyers.com<br />http://www.threewide.com<br />Free Single Listing Pages<br />http://www.RealBird.com<br />Free Virtual Tours Online<br />http://www.propertypreviews.com<br />http://www.homezonemedia.com<br />Electronic Newsletter<br />http://www.myemma.com<br />http://www.verticalresponse.com<br />Free National Home Finding Systems<br />http://www.Truilia.com<br />http://www.Zillow.com<br />Client Management Services<br />Free Contact Real Estate Contact Management Software<br />http://www.realfuturecrm.com/public/<br />Graphic and Photos Tools<br />Free Photo Management / Alterations<br />http://www.picnik.com<br />http://picasa.google.com/<br />http://www.Flickr.com<br />http://www.photobucket.com<br />Free Opensource Image Software (like Photoshop)<br />http://www.gimp.org/<br />Photo Tools and Resources<br />http://www.Flickr.com<br />http://www.CreativeCommons.org<br />http://www.greedigitalphotos.net<br />http://www.frephoto1.com<br />http://www.freephotosbank.com<br />Free Presentation Sharing<br />http://www.slideshare.net<br />Satellite Photos<br />http://earth.google.com<br />http://www.google.com/maps<br />Research and Reference<br />REALTOR® ProQuest<br />http://www.realtor.org/library<br />Address and Telephone Number:<br />http://www.anywho.com/<br />Virginia Real Estate Board<br />http://www.state.va.us/dpor/dpormain.htm<br />CLUE – Choice Trust (Home Owner Insurance Reports)<br />http://www.choicetrust.com<br />CIA Worldfact Books<br />www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html<br />Real Estate Market Information<br />http://www.restats.com<br />http://altosresearch.com/<br />Remodeling Value Report<br />http://www.costvsvalue.com/southatlantic.html<br />REO Transaction and Foreclosures<br />https://www.reotrans.com/index.cfm<br />Square Feet Conversion<br />http://www.prudentialcalbestrealty.com/convert_from.htm<br />Fredericksburg Area Demographic Information<br />http://www.fra-yes.org/<br />Market Research<br />http://www.realtor.org/research<br />http://www.housingmarketfacts.com/<br />Time Zone Converter<br />http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html<br />WikiMLS of Northern Virginia<br />http://www.FranklyMLS.com<br />Calculate What Their Rent Will Buyhttp://www.mortgage-calc.com/index.html<br />Census Bureauwww.census.gov<br />City/State/HUD Websites Permits http://Socds.huduser.org/permits/index.html<br />Find Tract and Block information:http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/AGSGeoAddressServlet?_lang=en&_programYear=50&_treeId=420<br />Census Data Setshttp://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&_lang=en&_ts=194893762461<br />Use American Fact Finder to find demographic informationhttp://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en<br />Bureau of Labor and Statisticshttp://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm<br />City Siteshttp://www.citysearch.com/<br />Weather Siteswww.nws.noaa.gov www.bestplaces.net/climate/<br />Crime statisticswww.fbi.govwww.fedstats.govwww.bestplaces.net/crime/<br />Legal opinionswww.frascona.com/resource/jag1203payoff.htm <br />Foreclosureswww.foreclosure.com/shortsales.html<br />NAR Short Sale Guidewww.realtor.org/libweb.nsf/pages/fg335 <br />Short Sale Sites<br />www.short-sale.infowww.shortsalehelp.com www.shortsales101.com <br />Free Demographics<br /> HYPERLINK " http://www.freedemographics.com/" http://www.freedemographics.com/<br />Date Calculator:<br />http://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadd.html<br />Credit Score and Information<br />http://www.myfico.com<br />http://www.AnnualCreditReport.com<br />National Do Not Call<br />https://telemarketing.donotcall.gov/<br />Bandwidth Test<br />http://bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/<br />Google Mapshttp://www.google.com/maps<br />School Report Cards<br />http://www.GreatSchools.net<br />EPA Model Guide<br />http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldresources.html<br />EPA Radon Guide<br />http://www.p2pays.org/ref/17/radon/pubs/hmbyguid.html<br />EPA Lead Based Paint Booklet<br />http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadpdfe.pdf<br />Virginia Property Disclosure<br />http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/dporweb/reb_consumer.cfm<br />Real Estate Appraisal Standards of Appraisal Practice<br />http://commerce.appraisalfoundation.org/html/uspap2008/index.htm<br />GREEN Tools<br />Walkability of a House Location<br />http://www.WalkScore.com<br />Environmental Protection Agency<br />http://www.epa.gov/<br />Smart Growth Resources<br />http://www.smartgrowth.org<br />Green Real Estate Remodeling Guidelines<br />http://www.regreenprogram.org/documents/regreen_guidelines.pdf<br />Green Building Revolution (Video)<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X8EgthqsQ0<br />LEEDS for Homes Guidelines<br />http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=3638<br />LEEDS FAQ for Green Homebuyers<br />http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=3658<br />RE Green Program<br />http://www.regreenprogram.org<br />NAR GREEN Council<br />http://www.greenresourcecouncil.org/<br />Green Appraiser classeshttp://appraisalinstitute.org/education/seminar_descrb/Default.aspx?sem_nbr=OL-800&key_type=SOAppraisal Institute podcast on valuating green homes: http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/profession/podcast.aspxThe Appraisal Journal Article on ICF construction valuation:http://www.icfi.com/Markets/Community_Development/doc_files/apj1098.pdfThe Appraisal Journal Article on general green information and ICF:http://www.icfi.com/Markets/Community_Development/doc_files/apj1099.pdf<br />HUD FHA Energy Efficient Mortgage<br />http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/eem/energy-r.cfm<br />Ecological Footprint Calculator<br />http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/<br />Carbon Footprint Calculator: <br />http://www.terrapass.com/carbon-footprint-calculator/<br />Network to be “Green”<br />http://www.carbonrally.com/<br />ConsumerReports list of Green Goods: <br />http://www.greenerchoices.org/eco-labels/eco-home.cfm<br />REALTOR® Tools<br />NRDS Number Locator<br />www.NRDS.InternetCrusade.com<br />Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®<br />http://www.FAARMemebers.com<br />Virginia Association of REALTORS®<br />www.VAREALTOR.com<br />REALTOR® Resources<br />www.REALTOR.org<br />Webpage Tools<br />Website Focus Group Info<br />http://www.clickdensity.com<br />Free Webpage Analytics<br />http://www.google.com/analytics<br />http://www.visistat.com<br />Create Maps to Put on Your Site<br />http://www.zeemaps.com<br />Free Flash Website Creator<br />http://www.wix.com/<br />Meta Tag Designer<br />www.submitshop.com/metatags/metatags.html<br />Compare Google Search Terms<br />http://google.com/insights<br />Widget for webpage that allows communication with Instant Messaging<br />http://www.hab.la/<br />Google Search Engine Optimization Guidelines<br />www.google.com/webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf<br />Google WebMaster tools<br />https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools<br />Open Directory Project SEO Tool<br />http://www.dmoz.org/<br />Blogging Starter Kit<br />(not an exhaustive list – just a few starters)<br />Recommended Reading<br />http://www.AgentGenius.com<br />http://www.Inman.com<br />http://www.RealCentralVA.com<br />http://www.RealEstateZebra.com<br />http://www.ActiveRain.com<br />http://www.PhoenixRealEstateGuy.com<br />http://www.FutureOfRealEstateMarketing.com<br />http://www.GeekEstateBlog.com<br />http://www.1000wattblog.com<br />http://www.sethgodin.typepad.com<br />(Virginians)<br />http://www.VARBuzz.com<br />http://www.FAARForum.com<br />Tools<br />http://www.MyBlogLog.com (Reader Account)<br />http://www.Google.com/reader (Reader Webpage<br />http://www.RealEstateTomato.com (Real Estate Blog Training / Systems)<br />http://www.RSSPieces.com (Real Estate Blog Training / Systems)<br />Desktop Blog Publishing<br />Ecto http://www.infinite-sushi.com<br />BlogJet http://www.codingrobots.com<br />Microsoft Live Writer (Free) http://windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com/<br />Free Tools for Building a Blog<br />FTP Navigator http://www.Softwarea.com<br />Wordpress http://www.Wordpress.org<br />Free Hosting (no ads) http://www.FreeHostia.com<br />Free or Inexpensive Blog Systems<br />http://www.Wordpress.com<br />http://www.Typepad.com<br />http://www.Blogger.com<br />http://www.Activerain.com/outsideblogs<br />Create Free Newsletter from Blog Articles<br />ZinePal http://www.zinepal.com/<br />Free RSS Widget for Blogs<br />http://www.hashemian.com/tools/rss-atom-widget.htm<br />Post to Multiple Locations<br />http://www.posterous.com/<br />Video Tools<br />Free webcam / streaming Video software<br />http://www.yawcam.com<br />Free Video, Chat and VOIP Services<br />http://www.Skype.com<br />http://www.TokBox.com<br />On-Line Videos<br />www.YouTube.com<br />www.tubemogul.com<br />YouTube download tool (not free)<br />http://www.Naevius.com<br />Video Distribution<br />http://www.vimeo.com<br />http://www.wellcomemat.com<br />http://www.mlbroadcast.com<br />http://www.turnhere.com<br />Free iPOD Conversion and Hosting<br />http://www.Podbean.com<br />http://www.SourceForge.com/audicity<br />Free Video Capture Tool<br />http://www.Screen-o-matic.com<br />Free Video for e-Mail Systems<br />http://www.eyejott.com<br />Broker Price Opinion Service<br />Broker Price Opinions<br />https://www.emortgagelogic.com/index.html<br />Online Meeting Tools<br />Free Online Meeting Software<br />http://www.yugma.com<br />Free Conference Call<br />http://www.freeconferencecall.com<br />Meeting Scheduling <br />http://www.MeetingWizard.com<br />Group Meeting Scheduling Tool<br />http://www.timebridge.com<br />Communication Tools<br />Instant Communication Tools<br />http://www.meebo.com/<br />http://www.Skype.com<br />http://www.Digsby.com<br />E-Mail Business Card<br />http://www.emailideas.com/<br />SMS Messaging Service<br />http://smseverywhere.com/send.htm<br />Free Voice to E-mail systems<br />http://www.Jott.com<br />http://www.remeberthemilk.com<br />E-mail Business card Program<br />http://www.emailideas.com/<br />Send a message that automatically deletes after receipt<br />https://privnote.com/<br />Fax to Email System<br />www.MaxEmail.com<br />www.efax.com<br />Instant Messanger and Free Video Conferencing Tool<br />http://www.TokBok.com<br />Document Management<br />On-Line Document Management<br />http://www.DocStoc.com<br />http://www.SlideShare.com<br />Online Document Storage<br />http://www.Carbonite.com<br />http://www.documentree.com<br />http://www.box.net<br />http://mozy.com/<br />Send Large Files (All files under 100mb)<br />http://goaruna.com/<br />Print anything to PDF, without Adobe (Free)<br />http://www.cutepdf.com/<br />www.Primopdf.com<br />Collaborative Services<br />Project Management<br />www.actionthis.com<br />www.basecamphq.com<br />Open User Contribution Sources<br />http://www.pbwiki.com<br />http://www.writeboard.com<br />http://www.wetpaint.com<br />Collaborative Team Services<br />http://www.Airset.com<br />http://www.Ning.com<br />http://www.basecamphq.com<br />http://www.goplan.info<br />Open Source Office Applications<br />www.OpenOffice.org<br />http://www.google.com/apps<br />http://www.campfirenow.com/<br />http://www.thinkfree.com<br />http://www.zoho.com<br />Social Media<br />Picture/Voice to Web Post System<br />http://www.utterz.com<br />Social Media Bookmarking<br />http://www.del.icio.us.com<br />http://www.sharethis.com<br />http://www.friendfeed.com<br />http://www.MyBlogLog.com<br />http://www.retagger.com<br />Micro-Blogging<br />http://www.Twitter.com<br />Social Media<br />http://www.Facebook.com<br />http://www.MySpace.com<br />http://www.Twitter.com<br />http://www.Pownce.com<br />On-Line Networking and Resume Sites<br />http://www.Plaxo.com<br />http://www.linkedin.com<br />Music Sharing<br />www.Blip.fm<br />http://leo.lobato.org/Blipster/ - desktop Blip tool<br />Widgets<br />Twitter Follow Widgets<br />http://twitbuttons.com/<br />Area Schools Widget<br />http://www.education.com/schoolfinder/tools/localschools-widget/<br />Misc. Tools<br />e-Signatures<br />http://www.docusign.com<br />http://www.echosign.com<br />Zipforms<br />www.ZipForms.com<br />Survey:<br />http://www.zoomerang.com<br />http://www.wufoo.com<br />http://www.surveymonkey.com<br />http://www.polldaddy.com<br />Google Help:<br />www.Google.pack.com<br />Free USB Office Tools<br />http://www.xtort.net/office-and-productivity/floppy-office/<br />As Needed Graphic Designers<br />www.Imprev.com<br />Hotspot Directory<br />www.wifinder.com/<br />What Does Your Phone Number Spell<br />www.phonespell.org<br />Internet Training<br />www.learnthenet.com/<br />Tech Equipment Advice<br />http://www.epinions.com<br />Music Stations<br />http://www.pandora.com<br />Free HTML Editor<br />http://www.pspad.com/en/<br />All around useful Open Source tools<br />http://www.SourceForge.net<br />20 Free eBooks on Social Media<br />http://www.chrisbrogan.com/20-free-ebooks-about-social-media/<br />Radio Shows (listen and record favorite radio shows)<br />http://www.chilirec.com/<br />Neighborhood Tours<br />http://www.maps.google.com<br />http://www.everyscape.com<br />Real Estate News<br />Real Estate Industry News<br />http://www.Inman.com<br />http://www.RealtyTimes.com<br />http://www.RisMedia.com<br />http://www.BrokerAgentNews.com<br />Blackberry Tools<br />Blackberry “Bible” shortcuts and how-to’s: http://www.cio.com/article/330964/BlackBerry_Bible_Everything_You_Need_to_Know_About_Your_RIM_Smartphone<br />Cellspin: http://www.cellspin.net<br />~Send audio, video and other media to your blog for fre<br />iSkoot: http://www.iskoot.com<br />~Skype for Blackberry<br />Google Apps for Blackberry: http://www.google.com/mobile/blackberry/<br />~A MUST have for every blackberry<br />Crackberry http://www.Crackberry.com<br />~Great tool for lots of free Blackberry apps and themes<br />Viigo http://beta.viigo.com/<br />~Online News and Information Resource<br />Twitterberry: www.orangatame.com/products/twitterberry/<br />~Twitter application for the Blackberry<br />Audible: www.audible.com<br />~Resource for obtaining and listening to audio books, many free options available.<br />YouVersion: www.YouVersion.com<br />~Fantastic Bible and Theological Research and sharing tool (free)<br />Slacker Radio: www.slacker.com/mobile/blackberry<br />~Free “create-your-own” radio station without commercials.<br />NeoReader: www.NeoReader.com<br />~Tool that creates and reads graphics and sends to URL. <br />Googletalk for Blackberry: na.blackberry.com/devices/features/im/google_talk.jsp<br />~Allows Googletalk instant chats from the blackberry<br />Nintendo: http://zeldamobile.gorthwogh.net/<br />~Nintendo’s Orginial Zelda for the Blackberry<br />Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2254487659<br />~Facebook Blackberry Tool<br />Blackberry Freeware: http://www.blackberryfreeware.com/<br />Language translator: http://freeblackberryapplications.com/blackberry-language-translator/<br />MobiPocket: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/application.asp<br />~Blackberry eBook reader<br />Tellme.com: http://www.tellme.com/you<br />~Free access to lots of information by voice commands<br />www.SlyDial.com<br />~Allows you to call someone in address book and go directly to Voicemail<br />Blackberry Printing<br />http://handheld.softpedia.com/get/System-Utilities/Printing/DynoPlex-Printing-BlackBerry-34159.shtml<br />Online talk Show<br />Free Hosting of Your Own Online talkshow<br />http://www.talkshoe.com<br />REALTOR.org<br />REALTOR® Right Tools, Right Now<br />http://www.realtor.org/prodser.nsf/righttools/toolshome?opendocument&wt.mc_id=RT0026<br />REALTOR® Quizzes - http://www.realtor.org/research.nsf/pages/topicreports<br />REALTOR® rookies - http://www.realtor.org/rmotoolkits.nsf/pages/rookiesmain_new<br />REALTOR® Website help – <br />http://www.realtor.org/rmotoolkits.nsf/pages/webresourcemain<br />REALTOR® International Representation - http://www.realtor.org/international/index.html<br />Resort and Second Home: http://www.realtor.org/resorts/index.html<br />REALTOR® Legislative Issues: http://www.realtoractioncenter.com<br />Home Buyer and Seller Support: http://www.realtor.org/home_buyers_and_sellers/Index.html<br />REALTOR® Daily News: http://www.realtor.org/rmodaily.nsf/topstories/topstories<br />NAR Newsletters: https://reg.realtor.org/roreg.nsf/pages/MyAccount?OpenDocument&Login<br />NAR President’s Report: http://www.realtor.org/about_nar/presidents_report/index.html<br />NAR Field Guides: http://www.realtor.org/vlibrary.nsf/pages/RefShelf<br />REALTOR® (field in the blanks) News Releases:<br />http://www.realtor.org/PubRel.nsf/pages/Fillintheblanks<br />Personalized Marketing: http://www.realtor.org/rmotoolkits.nsf/pages/permark01plan<br />REALTOR® Banners: http://www.realtor.org/pac.nsf/pages/E-mailBanners<br />REALTOR® Ad Generator: http://www.nartools.com/adgenerator/#<br />REALTOR® Local Public Awareness: http://www.realtor.org/pac.nsf/pages/LocalCampaign<br />REALTOR® Technology: http://www.realtor.org/technology<br />NAR Architectural Guidebook:<br />http://www.realtor.org/rmoarchitecture_guide/architectureguidehomepage<br />REALTOR® benefits: http://www.realtor.org/realtor_benefits<br />LowesRealtorBenefits: REALTOR® Store: http://www.realtor.org/store<br />REALTOR® Store: http://www.realtor.org/store<br />

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