5 Great Little Software Programs For Realtors & Anyone. Please post yours

Real Estate Agent with EXIT Right Realty

Here are five programs that I give a big thumbs up.  Please post any software tools that you feel are essential.

  1. Google Desktop Search - Great tool for quickly searching your emails and/or computer files. Results are displayed very quickly. Freeware.
  2. HandyFind - Find words or text as you type in programs that don't allow you to use the Ctrl + F function. This has been extremely useful for me in MS Outlook. Freeware.
  3. Snagit - Screen capture software. Snagit allows you select just the area that you need to capture. Shareware / Trail demo.
  4. Foxit PDF Editor - Great tool for editing PDF files. You can add annotations, text, markups, etc. Shareware or use Demo with small watermark
  5. PrimoPDF - Free software that allows you to quickly convert almost any file to PDF.

Comments (10)

Betsy Talbot
Married with Luggage - Seattle, WA

LaMont, thanks for the tips.  I use Google extensively and also love Snagit, but I haven't tried the others yet.  I'll have to check them out.

My favorite tool over the last few months is Microsoft OneNote.  It is basically an electronic notebook, and it works like Google Docs in that it saves constantly as you go.  You can set up new chapters/pages/subpages and really organize your thoughts or keep many things organized in one "notebook."  Really a great tool if you need to take notes or are a brainstormer.  My eBook outlines and notes are all in OneNote as well as my operations manual for my company.

Jun 27, 2007 04:44 PM
Chuck Dellorto
Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS - Highland, IN
"Talk To Chuck"


Thanks for the links.

Here is one that I find helpful:

Writing in HTML  http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/


Jun 27, 2007 04:45 PM
LaMont Price
EXIT Right Realty - Laurel, MD

Thanks. I'll have to take a look at OneNote and the HTML site. I defintely need a little help on the HTML. I keep have spacing issues, as you can see in my non-white space post. Thanks.

 In search of white space,




Jun 27, 2007 04:48 PM
David L. Britt
Platinum Realty, LLC - Olathe, KS
LaMont, there are many interesting tools we can use, thanks for the ideas!
Jun 27, 2007 04:51 PM
Dawn Workman
Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC - Camas, WA
Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
Thanks for the links!  Anyone know which ones work on Macs :)
Jun 27, 2007 04:56 PM
LaMont Price
EXIT Right Realty - Laurel, MD


Sorry, not sure about that.


Jun 27, 2007 05:00 PM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing
very kewl.  thanks for these tips.
Jun 27, 2007 06:08 PM
Andy Kaufman
Better Homes & Gardens Mason McDuffie Real Estate - Berkeley, CA
East Bay Sales & Investments
Audacity is a great open source, cross platform sound editor that I use all the time.
Jun 27, 2007 06:16 PM
Leon Austin
Mobile Notary Services - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Mobile Notary
LaMont, thanks for the links. And Betsy, thanks for your input on OneNote.
Jun 27, 2007 11:36 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
Thanks for the heads up. Great Post.
Jun 29, 2007 10:46 PM