Category Archives: Real Estate Education

Real Estate Lead Gen Using Google Forms

Using the Google Business suite of tools, anyone with a Google account can create a lead generation form that remains stored on the Google Drive in the cloud but can also be embedded into your Blog or WordPress sites and any site that allows HTML embedding.

This is an example of a real estate needs form and request. This allows the end user (once they find your blog post or page) to complete a single needs request and then STOP looking for a home any further. As buyer’s, this ends the consumer’s search for homes.

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