Category Archives: Web Tools and Sites

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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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. 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 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:

Invite Others to
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

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

Screen Sharing with

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

Welcome To

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.

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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

FREE Real Estate Forms

Access 400+ FREE real estate forms and documents. Click the form title to open and edit.
Scroll down this page for access to FREE farm letters and templates for prospecting.

Need ideas for your farming? Check out this library of FREE letters and templates.

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 –
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

Reverse Phone Directory

Every now and again I get requests for a reverse phone directory that allows users to search for owners using a phone number? I also get numerous requests for a phone directory service that can simply search by name, email or property address etc?

Best Reverse Phone Directory

Well here are some resources you can use to search phone numbers, names,  property addresses, businesses, emails and user names. Even create custom words using your phone number for the letters. IE: 1-800 CAN-FIND. Check-out PhoneSpell to try it.


1. The first and most obvious resource for phone numbers is the Online White Pages. This site allows you to search by name, address, business or phone number. You can also download their Mobile App and for Android users, they offer a caller-id mobile app.

2. Searching by phone number is great when you have a note on your desk with a phone number on it but you forgot to jot down the name that it belongs to?! Reverse Phone Lookup lets you type in the phone number and search for the owner online.

3. Anywho is another great service that allows reverse searching by phone number.  They also offer a Yellow Pages directory, a White Pages directory and an Area Code and Zip Code lookup directory which is useful for your local demographic searches.

4. Pipl scours the top social networks, directories, public records, publications, associations, e-commerce and thousands of other sites. They collect contact, social, employment, education, demographic data and background information.

5. Spokeo allows you to search by criteria that the others do not. Searching by email address or user name can be very useful when looking for alias email addresses or when searching by registration or user name.

6. TrueCaller  is a cool reverse phone directory that focuses strictly on phone number searches and has a database of more than 1.5 Billion phone numbers world wide. They even provide the top reported spamming phone numbers in real time in your area.

I’m adding this National Do-Not-Call site just to keep everyone in compliance.

Some of these sites above are free with unlimited use. Others may be free or free with trial but then they want you to pay for the more detailed information and reports offered.

My guess is that you’ve probably already used one of these sites and services but if not, then you are hopefully happy that you found this article.

As always, if I missed your favorite site or service, feel free to add it in the comments so others visiting will have even more options available to them. Much appreciated. And if you believe that you discovered this post by mistake, then don’t call us… we’ll call you!