Category Archives: Technology

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.

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Draw Island

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NCH Drawing Software

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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.

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. 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

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 –
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


1. Free Video Recorder Landing Pages are available at
2. Video Recorder WordPress Plugin:
3. Embed video recorder on your site with http://vidrack.meComing Soon
4. Use free Video Player to view files created with Vidrack:
5. Embed the Vidrack Recorder –

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

The best free co branding content marketing call-to-action traffic driving tool of the decade. 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.



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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.



Sending the owner a link to their property (Trulia in this example) then using 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.


In this example a video from Youtube was selected, then the 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 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.



I rest my case.

Click Here To See For Yourself
Nuff said right?



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



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?

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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

Prospecting Using Public Record Data

There are a variety of sites available to real estate professionals that offer access to public record data. Some States and Counties have additional resources that offer if for free, others charge a fee to access their lists and detailed property information.  Today we are showing interested agents and brokers how and where to find public record data that can be massaged and manipulated in order to filter out the most qualified and niche targeted prospects.

This prospecting and marketing strategy commonly referred to as “Farming” is the best way to get more exposure and clients.

Public Records Data

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Public Record Data and Information Sites 

  • Public Records – Public Records Free Directory
    Nationwide Directory of Public Record Resources IE: Birth, Death, Divorce Foreclosure.
  • Property Shark – Property Reports for Commercial and Residential Sectors
    Determine when property was developed, who owns it, its exact characteristics, up-to-date
    sales history, property value estimates, current zoning, air rights, and more.
  • InfoUsa – Mailing Lists, Sales Leads and Marketing Services
    Get Data on More Than 24 Million Businesses and 235 Million Consumers
  • Netronline – Public Records Online Directory
    Portal to official state web sites, and those Tax Assessors’ and Recorders’ offices
    that have developed web sites for the retrieval of available public records over the internet.
  • ReferenceUSA – A Premier Source of Business and Residential information used
    for Reference and Research. 262 Million Consumers.
  • CoreLogic –  Real Estate Solutions – 99% coverage of all residential transactions in the U.S., considered one of the most comprehensive and accurate real estate repositories available.
  • NARRPR – REALTOR® Property Resource
    Hundreds of Datasets on Over 160 Million Properties at Your Fingertips.
    (ONLY Available for NAR REALTOR® Members)

Another great source for public record property data and demographic information is the local Title and Escrow Companies. Depending on the company you choose to work, and the services they provide will determine what you have available to you locally. Two title companies you may want to investigate are First American Title and Fidelity National Title. Both have and can provide access to public record data sites that allow real estate professionals internet and mobile access to detailed property information, trends and demographics, even access recorded documents.

Title Company Property Data Services

First American Title Services

First American Title

  • DataTree – DataTree is an advanced resource for property research, homeowner information and mortgage insights.
  • MyFirstAm – Your secured Internet access to residential real estate property information including mobile app access.
  • FASTWeb – First American’s flexible electronic ordering and delivery system.

Fidelity Passport

Fidelity National Title

  • Passport Pro 247 – Fidelity Title’s Internet Passport Customer Service. A secure and password protected portal that allows real estate professional access to a nationwide source of public record data, information and reports.

RETech Campus at eXp Realty

The Take-Away

Contact your local Title or Escrow Company and reach out to their sales representative. Ask them to tell you more about their services and the products they offer? Then get connected to the “DATA” that matters most in real estate… and that’s people and homes. Now, just figure out who your most-valued target market and audience would be? Next, use any of the sources listed in this article to begin building your business with the most important things in your database… and that’s your new and existing clients!

We talked about this topic and the above sites in a workshop this week, you’re welcome to preview the archived recording.

Watch RETech Campus

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, and even in the real estate cloud-based campus at

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.

Real Estate Virtually Redecorated Online

HomeSnazzer, a makeover app for Real Estate Listings, has this really cool tool that allows your website visitors the opportunity to “redecorate” homes while viewing them on the screen. The tools work on computer desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.

Here’s an inter-active virtual sample below to demonstrate how it works. If you’re interested in seeing the details on how HomeSnazzer works from a technical view or from an agent’s perspective, here’s how HomeSnazzer works.

It’s Easy. Just select a photo, then redecorate and redesign your dream home!

I love technology and I love real estate just like you.
This may be something you’ll find useful in your marketing and advertising efforts. If not, no worries… sometimes it’s just good to know what’s out there, what’s new, and what’s available.

Hangout Webinar

Google Hangout Webinars

In this article, I’ll be testing a new webinar platform that combines Google hangouts, with a webinar style platform that uses YouTube for live streaming and then records the session for instant Youtube playback. This new platform coupled with it’s software and online tools offer some other really cool features too.

The landing and registration pages are pretty amazing and you can embed video right into the registration page. Here’s an example of a session coming up on April 11th, 2014 called “How To Build a Premier Agent Website.”  To see the customizable background sample, here’s a session I’ll be participating in called “Which Niche Can Make You Riche” on May 5th, 2014.

Hangout Webinar
One of my favorite features is the countdown page which also allow for an embedded video message to entertain or educate your registered attendees while they wait… instead of that annoying beep every 7 seconds while they wait for the presenter to arrive. In order to see that one, you’ll need to register for one of the above sessions:)

You can share your hangout/webinar on your sites and blogs using the custom video HTML like below.

Here’s what the “countdown” screen looks like if you try to access the Hangout/Webinar earlier than its scheduled time and date. I think this feature presents so many opportunities to educate, provide a trailer of sorts regarding what’s about to come, or simply entertain your attendees while they wait for you to arrive.

countdownOther features include the ability to create custom notifications and reminder pages. Use all kinds of HTML, cool images, custom graphics with links up the wazoo and there’s an editing and feature table that makes some desktop publishing apps look weak and worthless.

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There are a variety of other features and tools like the customizable “Thank You” page. You could also be charging a fee for admission. You even have the ability to play a pre-recorded video for your hangout/webinar session which appears as though you are there and live in person. You can market and provide links within the body of your recorded sessions and also within you’re live streaming sessions.

webinar stuff
A very feature rich, unique and intense product and service in my opinion. I’m looking forward to investigating this product much further and possibly using my existing platforms as backups to this one which very well may end up my primary training, education and support platform for the real estate industry professionals.

All in all, I think this is the perfect platform to help train, educate and support an unlimited amount of attendees who are willing to spend some time in a hangout doing a webinar that can be shared and showed on Youtube and then sent out to a variety of Social Media platforms where others can benefit from the single efforts of one person’s desire to help others.

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If you teach others, do webinars and seminars, use Google Hangouts to connect with other clients and community members etc, you may want to join me for one or more of these sessions above to see how it all comes together? I may even add a webinar/hangout on how to use this new product and platform to grow your own client base and your business bottom line.

As for me and my house, I’ll continue doing it for FREE!  🙂

Glory Hole

What Blog Content Works

What Type of Blog Content Works? Great question with no right or wrong answer.

Over the past 10 years I have written more than 1000 articles here. My intention was to simply create a library of content, a place where I could archive all my discoveries and knowledge regarding technology, social media, apps, websites, and online tools etc. The sole purpose of this site was to share my findings with others.

At one point I was using this site as my own resource so I could find and recall all the different things I had discovered. I still do to this day and it’s been a huge value for that reason alone. When I look back and ask myself if creating a website and blog was worth it, the answer is definitely “YES” without a doubt and with no regrets.

TrafficOne never knows when creating a site like this what will become of it?  What will people find when searching the web? What will they like, what will they not like, what will they share and what will keep them coming back? The answer will  remain a mystery until you actually do it, track it, break it down, analyze it and see for yourself?

These are the top articles in the “most viewed” and “most shared” categories.

Coolest Websites and Online Tools 2012

A compilation of the best free websites and online tools and services available on the Internet.  Started January 1st and ended on December 31st 2012. A guaranteed pleaser and a little something for everyone.

The Glory Hole in Lake Berryessa

The ONLY recorded video and story of the amazing Morning Glory (known as the Glory Hole) in Lake Berryessa located in Napa County California. Seeing the video is nothing like seeing it in real life!

Glory HoleTop Mobile Picks for 2013

Nearly every human that walks the earth now owns a mobile device. While many of these links and apps are directed to the iUser, you’ll find them or a comparable app for your specific device as well. Worth a peek for sure.

FREE Image & Graphic Generators

The most socially shared and best resource for accessing and using free images, graphics, and online generators to create the best images, logos, buttons, and graphics etc for your websites and blogs.

Top 50 Google Tools for Business

The title completely covers the reason this one made Top 10. Google has a plethora of tools and services they offer for free that cover a variety of Business and personal needs. Go ahead and count them if in doubt.

Coolest500 Ways To Say Happy Birthday

There are so many ways to say Happy Birthday, Hallmark cards has proved that for sure. This is 500+ people who wished someone happy birthday over a popular social network and still gets the most views today.

Creating Hotspot Links on Pictures

Creating a link or hotspot on a graphic or image may seem very technical and challenging but in this article you’ll see how simple it is and even get instructions to create your own. It’s not as hard as you may think.

Best Websites and Online Tools 2013

Just like the 2012 article above, this one shares all new Free sites and services along the same lines but for 2013.  There’s many great sites, services and tools online today, this is just a smidgen of what’s out there.

Mobile 100Free Photo & Graphic Editing Sites

Fixing photos, images, and editing graphics etc doesn’t take a degree in design or cost a fortune buying software.  You won’t even need to take a class or go to night school to use these free sites.

Enter Contest To Win a FREE House

This article obviously received a ton of attention, views, shares etc. Who wouldn’t want a new house… for FREE? While the contest and sweepstake is now over, this article is still one of the most visited on the site.

So at the end of the day, what type of blogging content works?

As you can see from above, there are a variety of articles covering many different topics. They have excelled beyond the others here based entirely on people’s choices. They have risen to the creme of the crop due to the crowd-sourcing power provided by the Internet.

Whatever you’re truly passionate about writing and sharing with others is great content! It will work and resonate with others but ONLY with those who have similar interests. Now if they decide to go beyond reading and commenting on your stuff, that’s the power.  It’s the sharing, linking to, and others promoting your content etc. that indicates your articles and posts are working! 🙂