Industry Observer with No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.

Here's a list of 10 free things I've come across you might find helpful.  I'm sure there are a lot more, but these were the one's that came to mind right away.

  1. Primo PDF lets you convert to PDF from any application by simply 'printing' to the PrimoPDF® printer - it couldn't be easier! Within minutes, you can create high-quality PDFs by converting from Word, Excel, and virtually any other printable file type.
  2. Wufoo is an easy and fast way to build custom forms for your website or blog.
  3. With One True Media, effortlessly combine photos and video clips with words and music to personalize your story. Quickly share with our Online Slideshow or get as creative as you want with our Video Montage. One True Media is quick and easy to use with no software downloads and immediate results.
  4. Slide lets you create free slide shows.
  5. Lowe's Realtor Benefits lets you send out coupons and free information from Lowe's to your buyers and sellers.
  6. My Live Signature allows you to easily create your own signature using a set of templates or to allow our designers to create your handwritten signature based on a scanned image.
  7. YourGen is a free, easy to use text generator. With the widest selection of fonts on any text generator, you're sure to find what you're looking for.
  8. Glitter Maker allows you to create text that glitters to add to your website or blog.
  9. Image Chef allows anyone to create a custom image without any technical knowledge or advanced tools. Modify text in a variety of image templates to create professional quality images with your own personal touch.
  10. American Home Shield Warranty Company has a site that lets you create free marketing materials to use as mailers or on your website or blog.

Anyone else have any other free things you've come across that you found helpful or fun to use that you care to share with the rest of us?

Comments (32)

Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
Becky-great tools....Thank you...
Jul 15, 2007 02:22 PM
John Occhi
Mason Real Estate - Temecula, CA
SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate

Good Info, thanks.  I have book marked this blog to refer back to.  I like the SLIDE you use in another blog and I have been looking for a good PDF converter.

Thanks again.

Jul 16, 2007 01:56 PM
Desiree Daniels
RE/MAX Tri County - Robbinsville, NJ
Becky thanks for sharing.... I love all these free sites.... have a great night
Jul 16, 2007 02:47 PM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL
You guys are welcome!  Thanks for stopping by!
Jul 16, 2007 10:34 PM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon


You truly are a woman after my own heart - FREE STUFF ROCKS!

Jul 18, 2007 05:28 AM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL
Yes, FREE stuff is wonderful!
Jul 19, 2007 03:34 AM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
Becky, my kid just introduced me to Image Chef and it is so cool.  I did a search on it here and you're the only one with any info on it.  Thanks for this great list!
Jul 25, 2007 10:15 PM
Steve Leung
Silicon Valley Real Estate - Cupertino, CA

Thanks, I really like the Image Chef link too and am looking forward to getting some surveys up on WuFoo.



Jul 25, 2007 10:51 PM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL

Maggie, I've seen a few other people on here using it, but I guess no one else wrote about it.

Steve, Wufoo is cool too!

Jul 25, 2007 11:22 PM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Becky - what a great list of COOL FREE stuff you've got here for us!!  I love finding all these tips and ideas here on AR, and thank YOU for this cool post!


Jul 25, 2007 11:37 PM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Becky:  I can't believe how many wonderful free tools there are on the internet. I am bookmarking this blog so that I have a quick resource.  Thanks for taking the time to share this information.

Jul 26, 2007 12:59 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
Becky, I just read Maggie Dokic's blog and followed her link over here, and I am glad I did, some of this is exactly what I have been looking for.  Thank you Becky and Maggie.
Jul 26, 2007 01:00 AM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL

Ann, you're welcome

Joan, there are a lot of free tools out there.  This was just my short list of things that came to mind right away.

George, glad I could help!

Jul 26, 2007 01:58 AM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Hi Becky,

Thanks for posting this info.  Anything free is good.  :) 

bookmarked and subscribed.

Jul 26, 2007 05:45 AM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL
You're welcome Doreen!  Thanks for subscribing too.
Jul 26, 2007 08:13 AM
Art Blanchet
On the Outside Lookin' In - Sebastian, FL
Stranger in a Warm Land
Wow - just found this.  Thanks Becky!
Nov 08, 2007 05:43 AM
Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
While snooping around I found your post on PrimaPDF. It's just what I'm looking for. Thanks.
Nov 18, 2007 04:17 PM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL
You're welcome Wayne.
Nov 22, 2007 01:25 PM
Dionne Morgan
Realty World Solano Realty - Vallejo, CA
Becky thank you for sharing all the sites in one post. A couple were new to me and I certainly appreciate having new tools. 
Nov 28, 2007 05:35 PM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL
You're welcome Dionne
Nov 29, 2007 12:51 AM