Capture Your Online Audience by Creating Infographics for Free!

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with RealSupport Inc.

We’ve all seen our fair share of infographics popping up all over our social media feeds and in our favorite blogs.  They’re eye-catching, give you a quick synopsis of the information you want and are easy to share.  And you may wonder how people create these fun graphics and how you can jump on board!

 

I recently ran across an article that showcased three free infographic tools that are simple to use.  Did I mention they’re FREE?  Take a look at this quick round up and each tools features.

 

1. Infogr.am
This free tool has six layouts to help you get started. You can insert your data into each of Infogr.am's pre-set boxes, or you can delete or add boxes. Choose from more than a dozen graphic options, add text boxes, photos, maps or even video. Finished infographics can be instantly shared though social media or use the embed code to place it on your own website.

2. Piktochart
Piktochart starts with only three free themes but don't let that discourage you. Its customizable editor allows you to change color schemes, fonts, add basic shapes, pre-loaded graphics and your own, uploaded images. The template has grid lines to help you line items up evenly and resize images on the fly. For more customization options and 100 templates, you can upgrade to Piktochart Pro for $29 per month.

3. Easel.ly
With Easel.ly you start with one of a dozen free templates or begin with a blank canvas. You can remove any object on a template and replace it with modern graphics from 10 categories including people, transportation, animals and icons. There are also common shapes, connector lines and arrows.

Upload your own graphics, clone and position graphics with a single touch, use the grid for a perfect layout and change the color of any item on the page. Customize the text with a collection of fonts, text styles, sizes and colors. The finished infographic can be downloaded or shared with a link or embed code.

 

I thought I’d be fun to try one out and see how user friendly these really are.  In a matter of just ten minutes I...

- Created an Infogra.am account

- Gathered a few stats from our client Janie Bress who we blog for on a weekly basis

- Picked a template

- Figured out the basic features of creating the graph

- Finalized the information and look 

- ... and here it is!

 

Now doesn’t that just look better than typing out the same stats in a Tweet or a Facebook update?  And it really was easy!

In our visual culture, I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to think about how you can incorporate infographics into your online presence!  Whether you use it them for social media, on your blog, or on your website; you’ll find them to be a powerful tool and others will find worth sharing!  

Added perk?  They also make great calls to action!

If you have questions about infographics, would like help with getting started, or are interested in customized graphics that we can create for you; please contact us!

We’d also love to hear your thoughts!  Have you use infographics?  Have you found them to helpful?  Why or why not?

Thanks for your feedback!

Allie Coyle
Blogging & Copywriting Specialist

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Love FREE..Thanks for sharing with us in Active Rain Land.

Jun 21, 2013 03:54 AM #6
Rainer
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Jay & Michelle Lieberman
Keller Williams World Class - Agoura Hills, CA
Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos

I have been looking for this kind of think for some time now.  I have been using other programs to do this but the restraints are killing me.  Thanks so much for sharing.

Jun 21, 2013 04:28 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

INFOGRAPHICS ~ Greatly appreciated! Thank you for the information and links; will definitely check this out.

Jun 21, 2013 04:44 AM #8
Ambassador
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

This is great info on how to create our own infographics-thank you!

Jun 21, 2013 05:53 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Aaron Hofmann
Atlanta Communities - Smyrna, GA
aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings

Thanks for the tip. Definitely right in that it allows you to parlay information in a different format and it might strike a chord with some buyers or sellers that your typical stats presentation didn't.

Jun 21, 2013 06:09 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Have tried each of these websites with no luck. The one you used as an example seemed easy enough so I don't know what I've been doing wrong.  

 

Suggest to save as PNG which ends up looking better here on AR.

Jun 21, 2013 07:12 AM #11
Rainer
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

Thanks for the resources!  I'll be sure to check them out further later today when I have some down time.

Jun 21, 2013 07:40 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Johnny Davis
NorthStar Realty Services - Clermont, FL
Where SOLD Happens!

Excellent post. Definitely saving this one and you have yourself a new subscriber!!!

Jun 21, 2013 09:53 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I bookmarked this to give it a try the next time I work with stats.  Thanks for the post.

Jun 21, 2013 10:20 AM #14
Rainer
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Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

I am definitely going to look into how to do my stats better and more colorful. It looks very good and it is for free. Anything to help my marketing.

Jun 21, 2013 10:42 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience
Thanks for the link to these sites. I've been paying to have them done, outstanding!
Jun 21, 2013 10:50 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing. I will bookmark this and read it again and try it.

Jun 21, 2013 08:38 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

wow....a lot...and we can't even say for a "little'...it's Free...thank you !

Jun 21, 2013 09:07 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Thanks!   I shared this with a few agents.  Thanks for sharing.

Did I mention that I like free!!

Jun 21, 2013 11:51 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

Thank you we will use all of this great info. Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend all.

Jun 22, 2013 12:30 AM #20
Rainmaker
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David Pylyp
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., - Toronto, ON

This is excellent!

 

Useful timely and an impact graphic!

 

 

Aug 01, 2013 10:54 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Tamara Inzunza
RE/MAX Executives / www.MovingToNova.com / 703-623-8759 - Alexandria, VA
Potomac Yard, Del Ray, Old Town Top Listing Agent

This is great to post on the Facebook business page.  More and more people are using the mobile devices so having this visual display of information will be it easier on the eyes and still get your message across.

Feb 22, 2014 05:27 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Carrie...Great Post on Infographics for Real Estate...Thanks for sharing these Free infographic resources.

Do you do them for Realtors?

Mar 17, 2014 02:56 AM #23
Rainmaker
901,563
Richard and Beth Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Massapequa, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Thanks for shring this Carris... Imagine that I just found it today...

May 15, 2014 01:49 AM #24
Rainer
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Maureen Harmon
Exit Real Estate Gallery - Orange Park, FL
YOUR North Florida Relocation Specialists

I just created my first infogr.am.  Super easy and super cool!  Thanks for the info!

May 15, 2014 02:50 AM #25
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