Category Archives: Internet Tools

Top FREE Online Drawing and Collaboration Sites

Here are the Top FREE sites that allow you to create, draw, import, collaborate, save and share anything you can create or develop. Good for individual or a team.  No limit in which these sites and their tools can be used to advance your business growth and success.

1 – https://awwapp.com

2 – https://sketch.io/sketchpad

3 – http://www.onemotion.com/flash/sketch-paint

Onemotion

4 – http://drawisland.com

Draw Island

5 – http://www168.lunapic.com/editor/?action=draw

Lunapic

6 – https://www.pixilart.net

Pixilart

7 – http://flockdraw.com

FlockDraw

8 – https://inkscape.org/en

Inkscape

9 – http://www.nchsoftware.com/drawpad

NCH Drawing Software

10 – http://pencilmadness.com

Pencil Madness

Sometimes when needing to explain something to another person, it’s so much easier to just draw it out on paper to help articulate your message. So with the internet and so many online tools, here’s how you can still take advantage of this age-old strategy.

Rent vs Buy Calculator

In the beginning… everyone starts out as a renter.  Eventually, some will turn into “first-time” buyers. Some will continue on to become “move-up” buyers, then “investors” and then ultimately “empty nesters” and so on and so forth.

It’s a reasonable question to always ask yourself, “Is it cheaper and better to rent or should I consider buying and owning a home?” Using this excel spreadsheet will help you determine at the baseline what you’re currently spending in rent.

what you pay in rent card

Now if you were to consider the return on your investment (ROI) if there were interest or equity involved, this chart will help you determine the gain/loss of renting vs owning.

Renting vs Owning Home

Lastly, you actually need an interactive calculator to enter in your own personal information to help you determine if renting or owning is right for you?

You need to consider things like the home price, how long you plan to stay there, what are the mortgage details, taxes, closing costs, maintenance fees etc.

Try this New York Times calculator and see if owning or renting is best for you?
Owning or Renting Calc

Join.me for Business

Join.Me is an online tool that offers free screen sharing and online meetings. At eXp Realty, we’re here to help you utilize this video conferencing software to create meetings accessible anywhere with an internet connection.

Collaborate instantly with free screen sharing, unlimited audio, and ridiculously simple video conferencing. There’s no registration required. Great for meetings, presentations, networking, collaborating and sharing in real time.

1. Start your join.me meeting with a single click, then invite others to your conference/screen sharing event.
(using the 9 digit number allows anyone to join your meeting IE: Join.me/135-026-709)

Invite Others to Join.me
2. Connect to guests with Video and or Audio. This feature is necessary for those who prefer NOT using a phone.
(Important when sharing videos and collaborating online too)

Video and Audio at Join.me

3. Enable or Disable Screen Sharing. What you see on your screen is what they see on theirs. Easy Peasey!

Screen Sharing with Join.me

4. Use the “More” options to see what else is under the hood. We can’t show you everything, now you go try.

More Options with Join.me

Welcome To Join.me

New Messenger Codes

Say Hello to Facebook Messenger Codes

Find the 900 million+ people who use Messenger every month more easily thanks to Usernames, Links and now Messenger Codes. Starting today, Facebook Messenger is taking another step forward in delivering a new solution to the more than 900 million+ people who use Messenger every month. Phone numbers aren’t necessary, and you don’t have to be friends on Facebook.

Facebook Messenger Codes

Since traditional phone books are almost obsolete, they’re making it easier for you to find the people (and businesses) that matter to you and be able to start conversations immediately with the launch of a simple set of tools that are built for the modern world – Messenger Codes, Messenger Usernames, and Messenger Links. They’re starting to roll these tools out today.

Here’s How They Work:

Messenger Codes are the best way to find people in Messenger, whether you’re standing side-by-side or looking at your computer screen. No matter where you are – online or at an event – all you have to do is scan a code someone shares with you, and then you can start that important conversation. No more back and forth with texts trying to make sure you have the right number saved and awkwardly asking people how to spell their names. Your settings tab in Messenger has your own Messenger Code displayed prominently to scan or share.

Facebook Messenger also took special care to make Messenger Codes as beautifully designed as possible so you can use them everywhere – on business cards, online, or in-store and anywhere else you like.

Messenger Codes

Messenger Links and Usernames are your very own personalized links that you can share anywhere online – from your email signature to a website – so people can reach you quickly on Messenger. You can send your Messenger Link directly to your contacts or friends. Tap or click any Messenger Link to open Messenger directly to a thread with that person or business. We are all unique human beings but sometimes we share the same name! This can make it hard to know you are contacting the right person when searching for them in Messenger. Now, it’s simple to find someone by their very own unique username. You can find and share your username from your Settings tab.

Scan this Agent Messenger Code with Your Messenger App and See How It Works!

Barbara Leatherwood Messenger Code

To access your Messenger Code scanner:
1. Launch Messenger app on Mobile Device
2. Tap the “people” icon at bottom of app page
3. Tap the “Scan Code” option at top of page
3. Tap “My Code” to access your own or….
(Tap “Scan Code” to scan someone else’s)
4. Hold your device up to a Messenger Code

When people connect, powerful things happen and life just gets better …. from an exchange with an old friend that brings a smile to your face or a new contact that changes your life path, or even the world, these new tools will make it easier for you to be even more connected. Here’s more info to Create and setup your Facebook Messenger Codes.

RELATED CONTENT – Messenger Codes
Find and Contact Businesses on Messenger
Get tips on How to Use Messaging for your Page

Savvy Card Mobile App

This is one of the best tools and marketing services I’ve seen in quite some time. Seems that every day new apps, services and technology tools get introduced to our ever changing mobile world. Always something new for business professionals and consumers.

SavvyCard helps connect them both and does it in the mobile environment where 98% of humans faces are spending more than 35% of their day. It’s time to meet your clients and prospects where they are and where their eyes are and that is their mobile device.

savvycard for agents and brokers

SavvyCard® is a web-based system. No downloads required. It works across all Internet-enabled devices. SavvyCard.com lets you create and customize a branded mobile marketing app that is easy to deliver to any mobile device from any location.

Accessing and designing your custom SavvyCard is simple and very user friendly. Multiple cards can be created and distributed and best of all, it’s totally free.

Here’s an example of a “Pocket Real Estate Career Concierge” app I created for some agents/brokers who were looking for some career advice and support. Took 10 minutes.

The Pocket Real Estate Career Concierge

The app can be shared with a simple url link which can then be added to any Internet enabled mobile device. App end-users can call, text, email, contact, get information, share links, access social media, add affiliates, take notes, share with others plus much more.

One super-uber feature is that when someone shares the app with someone else, email notifications are sent to the app owner with who shared the app, and who the app was shared with? It’s like being a fly on a social share wall. Still here? Go Make Yours! 🙂

If you want to be savvy and tech enabled, create and customize your own savvycard, distribute it to everyone you know or meet, and then show others how and why they’d want to share your SavvyCard with others… if done properly… they will.


SavvyCard App Library
Business Card App
>> Pocket Real Estate Career App
>>> DebraLee Darling App

FREE Real Estate Forms

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Real Estate Farm Letters

How To Get Free Crowdsourced Video

Did you know that 21% of the Internet is user generated video? Vidrack lets you put a Free Video Record Button on any Website. You can embed a video recorder anywhere online to collect crowdsourced video from your followers. Create your custom landing pages easily.

I created this Vidrack landing page in less than 5 min – vidrack.me/bradandersohn
See Brad Andersohns Vidrack Example

“Vidrack is a web-based video recorder used to collect videos through a website or landing page. It’s a video record button you can place on any webpage. Your followers can record and submit videos for you using only a camera and a browser. No app downloads, account creation, login, uploading or link sharing. It’s the simplest way possible for someone to record and submit a video to you. It can be used for collecting video testimonials, video interviews, video feedback, video reviews and much more.”

Your ability to maximize the power of video crowdsourcing to differentiate yourself from the competitions typical use of text or image generated marketing strategies is now here!

Ideas and Suggestions: Implementing Vidrack Video

  • Soliciting Video Reviews and Client Testimonials
  • Create Community Video Contests from User Submitted Videos
  • Video Interviews with Buyers and Sellers for DIY Projects
  • Submit Suggestive Tips and Allow Video Response Feedback
  • Add Video Record Button for visitors to record and submit video
    (All videos are collected privately and stored on your Video Rack)

Practical Uses: User Generated and Crowdsourced Video

NEXT STEPS – OPTIONS – RELATIVE LINKS

1. Free Video Recorder Landing Pages are available at http://vidrack.me
2. Video Recorder WordPress Plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/video-capture
3. Embed video recorder on your site with http://vidrack.meComing Soon
4. Use free Video Player to view files created with Vidrack: http://www.videolan.org/vlc
5. Embed the Vidrack Recorder – http://vidrack.com/embed

More than 3000+ businesses currently use Vidrack for crowdsourced video. To offer and allow friends, fans, clients and prospects etc. to record and submit their video on your site from anywhere using a mobile device is a powerful, unique and super useful technology.

Sniply Generates More Traffic and Business

Share content and drive traffic back to your website or blog using Snip.ly

The best free co branding content marketing call-to-action traffic driving tool of the decade. Snip.ly really is one of the coolest free tools I’ve seen in quite some time.

“People use Sniply to drive conversions from every piece of content they share. You can drive traffic to your website, downloads of your app, registrations for your event, customers for your service, and more.”

In short, this is one of the best tools to send people to any website while branding yourself at the same time. You can create a custom CTA (call-to-action) and add customizable links.

Try Snip.ly

 

This is a SniplyBrad Andersohn Sniply

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SCENARIO #1
Here’s an example of a Sniply used to send co-branded content to a client or prospect.

This property was found on Trulia and was selected based on previous research that qualifies the owner as a potential listing prospect. This can also be used with buyers.

Sniply

CLICK LINK TO SEE THIS EXAMPLE

Sending the owner a link to their property (Trulia in this example) then using Snip.ly to add your call to action and custom link. The really cool thing is that no matter where they go on the site, they’ll still see your Sniply overlay at the bottom of each page. This is one of the best free co branding-content marketing-link-back tools I’ve ever seen.

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SCENARIO #2
In this example a video from Youtube was selected, then the Snip.ly was created with the call to action to drive viewers to the ultimate landing page of your choice.

Only took 90 seconds to create using the Snip.ly Chrome browser extention.

Sniply and Video

This is what the end user sees. They would click play to watch the video, but when they close the video, they are on your desired page which you can see behind the video.

CLICK LINK TO SEE THIS EXAMPLE

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SCENARIO #3
I rest my case.

Click Here To See For Yourself
Nuff said right?
CLICK LINK TO SEE THIS EXAMPLE

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SCENARIO #4

Just imagine how many responses you’d get if every person that went to one of the big real estate portal site’s saw this? You can direct anyone anywhere to any site and remain there with them until they click on your call-to-action. Wow! I’d jump on this one folks.

Co Branding and Content Marketing

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SCENARIO #5

What if you could co brand content market with link back capability to these guys? Really? What would that cost or be worth? FREE? The answer and secret to doing this is hidden here and much easier than you may think?  :-O Let me know if you’re interested?

Co Branding and Content Marketing

http://www.zillow.com/#{scid=gen-wid-zest&scrnnm=bradandersohn}

CLICK HERE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF

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If you’re wanting to generate and capture more leads for free, and you see how Sniply can drive more traffic back to your site, then I suggest you get over to the site and begin your content marketing immediately. This is a site and tool you won’t regret knowing about.

Share Content. Drive Traffic.Sniply Testimonials

How To Screen Share Your Mobile Devices

Question: How do I get my iPhone, iPad, Android or Smartphone etc. to project or mirror on my computer screen so I can share it with others via live projection or during a webinar? Answer: It’s really super easy but not what you’ll find when searching the web!

There are quite a few different articles and how-to’s regarding apps, software’s and programs etc that can mirror your device on a computer or projection screen but none as easy as what I’m about to show you. Follow these few simple steps and you’ll be amazed.

Mobile Device Sharing

How to mirror and share your mobile device on a desktop or laptop computer.

1. Plug your device into the laptop/desktop computer using the provided USB cable
2. Launch your QuickTime Player (Download here if Needed for Windows or Apple)
3. Under the QuickTime “FILE” menu, select “New Movie Recording
4. Use the pulldown menu next to the record activation button, choose your device.

QuickTime Video Options5. Your device will now appear on the monitor or computer screen.

Now by simply using the device as you would normally, everything you do will be shared on your computer desktop or laptop screen. Now you can share your desktop screen and mobile devices on Webex events, GoToWebinar trainings, Google hangouts, Join.me and even in the real estate cloud-based campus at RETechCampus.com.

You can use this process on any sites or platforms that allow screen sharing.

This is by far the easiest and most efficient and inexpensive (free) way I have encountered for sharing your device and the apps you use on a desktop or laptop computer. This is a great way to share when there are just too many people to gather around your small device. It’s a great way for trainers, developers and teachers etc. to teach and share.