Powerful Internet Links for Real Estate Agents

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Powerful Internet Links for Real Estate Agents

  1. 1. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com Online Marketing Tools for Listings Free Property Video Creator http://www.propertypreviews.com Multiple Free Webpage Listing Submission http://www.postlets.com http://www.VFlyers.com http://www.threewide.com Free Single Listing Pages http://www.RealBird.com Free Virtual Tours Online http://www.propertypreviews.com http://www.homezonemedia.com Electronic Newsletter http://www.myemma.com http://www.verticalresponse.com Free National Home Finding Systems http://www.Truilia.com http://www.Zillow.com Client Management Services Free Contact Real Estate Contact Management Software http://www.realfuturecrm.com/public/ Graphic and Photos Tools Free Photo Management / Alterations http://www.picnik.com http://picasa.google.com/ http://www.Flickr.com http://www.photobucket.com Free Opensource Image Software (like Photoshop) http://www.gimp.org/ Photo Tools and Resources http://www.Flickr.com http://www.CreativeCommons.org http://www.greedigitalphotos.net http://www.frephoto1.com http://www.freephotosbank.com Free Presentation Sharing Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008
  2. 2. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com http://www.slideshare.net Satellite Photos http://earth.google.com http://www.google.com/maps Research and Reference REALTOR® ProQuest http://www.realtor.org/library Address and Telephone Number: http://www.anywho.com/ Virginia Real Estate Board http://www.state.va.us/dpor/dpormain.htm CLUE – Choice Trust (Home Owner Insurance Reports) http://www.choicetrust.com CIA Worldfact Books www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html Real Estate Market Information http://www.restats.com http://altosresearch.com/ Remodeling Value Report http://www.costvsvalue.com/southatlantic.html REO Transaction and Foreclosures https://www.reotrans.com/index.cfm Square Feet Conversion http://www.prudentialcalbestrealty.com/convert_from.htm Fredericksburg Area Demographic Information http://www.fra-yes.org/ Market Research http://www.realtor.org/research http://www.housingmarketfacts.com/ Time Zone Converter http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008
  3. 3. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com WikiMLS of Northern Virginia http://www.FranklyMLS.com Calculate What Their Rent Will Buy http://www.mortgage-calc.com/index.html Census Bureau www.census.gov City/State/HUD Websites Permits http://Socds.huduser.org/permits/index.html Find Tract and Block information: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/AGSGeoAddressServlet?_lang=en&_program Year=50&_treeId=420 Census Data Sets http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=DEC _2000_SF1_U&_lang=en&_ts=194893762461 Use American Fact Finder to find demographic information http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en Bureau of Labor and Statistics http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm City Sites http://www.citysearch.com/ Weather Sites www.nws.noaa.gov www.bestplaces.net/climate/ Crime statistics www.fbi.gov www.fedstats.gov www.bestplaces.net/crime/ Legal opinions www.frascona.com/resource/jag1203payoff.htm Foreclosures www.foreclosure.com/shortsales.html Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008
  4. 4. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com NAR Short Sale Guide www.realtor.org/libweb.nsf/pages/fg335 Short Sale Sites www.short-sale.info www.shortsalehelp.com www.shortsales101.com Free Demographics http://www.freedemographics.com/ Date Calculator: http://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadd.html Credit Score and Information http://www.myfico.com http://www.AnnualCreditReport.com National Do Not Call https://telemarketing.donotcall.gov/ Bandwidth Test http://bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/ Google Maps http://www.google.com/maps School Report Cards http://www.GreatSchools.net EPA Model Guide http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldresources.html EPA Radon Guide http://www.p2pays.org/ref/17/radon/pubs/hmbyguid.html EPA Lead Based Paint Booklet http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadpdfe.pdf Virginia Property Disclosure http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/dporweb/reb_consumer.cfm Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008
  5. 5. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com GREEN Tools Walkability of a House Location http://www.WalkScore.com Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/ Smart Growth Resources http://www.smartgrowth.org Green Real Estate Remodeling Guidelines http://www.regreenprogram.org/documents/regreen_guidelines.pdf Green Building Revolution (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X8EgthqsQ0 LEEDS for Homes Guidelines http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=3638 LEEDS FAQ for Green Homebuyers http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=3658 RE Green Program http://www.regreenprogram.org NAR GREEN Council http://www.greenresourcecouncil.org/ Green Appraiser classes http://appraisalinstitute.org/education/seminar_descrb/Default.aspx?sem_nbr=OL -800&key_type=SO Appraisal Institute podcast on valuating green homes: http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/profession/podcast.aspx The Appraisal Journal Article on ICF construction valuation: http://www.icfi.com/Markets/Community_Development/doc_files/apj1098.pdf The Appraisal Journal Article on general green information and ICF: http://www.icfi.com/Markets/Community_Development/doc_files/apj1099.pdf HUD FHA Energy Efficient Mortgage http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/eem/energy-r.cfm Ecological Footprint Calculator http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/ Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008
  6. 6. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com REALTOR® Tools NRDS Number Locator www.NRDS.InternetCrusade.com Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® http://www.FAARMemebers.com Virginia Association of REALTORS® www.VAREALTOR.com REALTOR® Resources www.REALTOR.org Webpage Tools Website Focus Group Info http://www.clickdensity.com Free Webpage Analytics http://www.google.com/analytics http://www.visistat.com Create Maps to Put on Your Site http://www.zeemaps.com Free Flash Website Creator http://www.wix.com/ Meta Tag Designer www.submitshop.com/metatags/metatags.html Compare Google Search Terms http://google.com/insights Widget for webpage that allows communication with Instant Messaging http://www.hab.la/ Google Search Engine Optimization Guidelines www.google.com/webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf Google WebMaster tools https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools Open Directory Project SEO Tool http://www.dmoz.org/ Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008
  7. 7. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com Blogging Starter Kit (not an exhaustive list – just a few starters) Recommended Reading http://www.AgentGenius.com http://www.Inman.com http://www.RealCentralVA.com http://www.RealEstateZebra.com http://www.ActiveRain.com http://www.PhoenixRealEstateGuy.com http://www.FutureOfRealEstateMarketing.com http://www.GeekEstateBlog.com http://www.1000wattblog.com http://www.sethgodin.typepad.com (Virginians) http://www.VARBuzz.com http://www.FAARForum.com Tools http://www.MyBlogLog.com (Reader Account) http://www.Google.com/reader (Reader Webpage http://www.RealEstateTomato.com (Real Estate Blog Training / Systems) http://www.RSSPieces.com (Real Estate Blog Training / Systems) Desktop Blog Publishing Ecto http://www.infinite-sushi.com BlogJet http://www.codingrobots.com Free Tools for Building a Blog FTP Navigator http://www.Softwarea.com Wordpress http://www.Wordpress.org Free Hosting (no ads) http://www.FreeHostia.com Free or Inexpensive Blog Systems http://www.Wordpress.com http://www.Typepad.com http://www.Blogger.com http://www.Activerain.com/outsideblogs Video Tools Free webcam / streaming Video software http://www.yawcam.com Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008
  8. 8. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com Free Video, Chat and VOIP Services http://www.Skype.com http://www.TokBox.com On-Line Videos www.YouTube.com www.tubemogul.com YouTube download tool (not free) http://www.Naevius.com Video Distribution http://www.vimeo.com http://www.wellcomemat.com http://www.mlbroadcast.com http://www.turnhere.com Free iPOD Conversion and Hosting http://www.Podbean.com http://www.SourceForge.com/audicity Free Video Capture Tool http://www.Screen-o-matic.com Free Video for e-Mail Systems http://www.eyejott.com Broker Price Opinion Service Broker Price Opinions https://www.emortgagelogic.com/index.html Online Meeting Tools Free Online Meeting Software http://www.yugma.com Free Conference Call http://www.freeconferencecall.com Meeting Scheduling http://www.MeetingWizard.com Group Meeting Scheduling Tool http://www.timebridge.com Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008
  9. 9. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com Communication Tools Instant Communication Tools http://www.meebo.com/ http://www.Skype.com http://www.Digsby.com E-Mail Business Card http://www.emailideas.com/ SMS Messaging Service http://smseverywhere.com/send.htm Free Voice to E-mail systems http://www.Jott.com http://www.remeberthemilk.com E-mail Business card Program http://www.emailideas.com/ Send a message that automatically deletes after receipt https://privnote.com/ Fax to Email System www.MaxEmail.com www.efax.com Instant Messanger and Free Video Conferencing Tool http://www.TokBok.com Document Management On-Line Document Management http://www.DocStoc.com Online Document Storage http://www.Carbonite.com http://www.documentree.com http://www.box.net http://mozy.com/ Send Large Files (All files under 100mb) http://goaruna.com/ Print anything to PDF, without Adobe (Free) http://www.cutepdf.com/ www.Primopdf.com Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008
  10. 10. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com Collaborative Services Project Management www.actionthis.com www.basecamphq.com Open User Contribution Sources http://www.pbwiki.com http://www.writeboard.com http://www.wetpaint.com Collaborative Team Services http://www.Airset.com http://www.Ning.com http://www.basecamphq.com http://www.goplan.info Open Source Office Applications www.OpenOffice.org http://www.google.com/apps http://www.campfirenow.com/ http://www.thinkfree.com http://www.zoho.com Social Media Picture/Voice to Web Post System http://www.utterz.com Social Media Bookmarking http://www.del.icio.us.com http://www.sharethis.com http://www.friendfeed.com http://www.MyBlogLog.com http://www.retagger.com Micro-Blogging http://www.Twitter.com Social Media http://www.Facebook.com http://www.MySpace.com http://www.Twitter.com http://www.Pownce.com On-Line Networking and Resume Sites Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008
  11. 11. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com http://www.Plaxo.com http://www.linkedin.com Widgets Twitter Follow Widgets http://twitbuttons.com/ Area Schools Widget http://www.education.com/schoolfinder/tools/localschools-widget/ Misc. Tools e-Signatures http://www.docusign.com http://www.echosign.com Zipforms www.ZipForms.com Survey: http://www.zoomerang.com http://www.wufoo.com http://www.surveymonkey.com http://www.polldaddy.com Google Help: www.Google.pack.com Free USB Office Tools http://www.xtort.net/office-and-productivity/floppy-office/ As Needed Graphic Designers www.Imprev.com Hotspot Directory www.wifinder.com/ What Does Your Phone Number Spell www.phonespell.org Internet Training www.learnthenet.com/ Tech Equipment Advice Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008
  12. 12. Matthew Rathbun’s List of Cool and Free REALTOR® On-Line Tools www.TheAgentTrainer.com http://www.epinions.com Music Stations http://www.pandora.com Free HTML Editor http://www.pspad.com/en/ All around useful Open Source tools http://www.SourceForge.net 20 Free eBooks on Social Media http://www.chrisbrogan.com/20-free-ebooks-about-social-media/ Radio Shows (listen and record favorite radio shows) http://www.chilirec.com/ Neighborhood Tours http://www.maps.google.com http://www.everyscape.com Real Estate News Real Estate Industry News http://www.Inman.com http://www.RealtyTimes.com http://www.RisMedia.com http://www.BrokerAgentNews.com Copyright © Matthew Rathbun 2008

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