Useful Websites #29

Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners

Here is Useful Websites #29:

(Day 29 of my 30-day challenge!)

And what is the website you'll be introduced to today?

If you enjoyed the series so far and want to participate in the guessing game, see my blog on the Guess Useful Website #30 Contest. and leave your comments.

So far, I have mentioned about 28 useful websites. And here's 29th!

This has been the toughest day for me - and at some point, I thought I may not be able to post it.

I had my FiOS router stopped working suddenly and was wondering will I be able to make it for today's blog? Thanks to my son and Verizon support person, Anthony (he did not mention his last name), after about couple of hours of over-the-phone support, I could re-establish my Internet connection and am promised a new router on Tuesday. Till then, a make-shift arrangement for my last two days of blogging for 30-day challenge.

(Looks like, there is always a problem when you are in red some point, I thought I'll miss the touchdown!)

So, I am happy - back online and want to share my happiness... so let me make it a 'double treat' for you - two websites on the same theme - and you may have guessed it right, the theme is....(I have been postponing about one of them for last few days.) Floor Planner....

Enjoy these two websites - The websites #29 are... &

Let me talk about Roomle first:

The online ROOM/FLAT/OFFICE/HOUSE/FLOOR Planning Tool!

You do not need to create an account with Roomle - to use it! Just Start Roomle - and you are ready to design the room.

From their website:

What can I do with Roomle?

  • planning and furnishing your living space
  • Upload ground plans or draw them yourself
  • share your plans with friends
  • stunning user interface
  • integrate into your platform

Now, let me talk to you about the second website -

Drag-and-drop ease, brand name products, and rich 3D make 
Autodesk® Homestyler the best place to start your next design project.

Design your dream home online.
Nothing to download, and it's free*!

Autodesk® Homestyler free* online home design software bring your interior design plans to life. Easy drag and drop, brand name products, and 3D views make using Autodesk Homestyler the best way to start your next home design project.

It's free*, completely web-based, and instantly accessible online.

Drag and drop to create your space.
It's fast and easy.

Layout rooms, size floor plans, and add in details like doors, windows, and furnishings in just minutes. Design entirely new spaces, use your existing room measurements, or choose an existing layout from the Gallery.

Decorate with thousands of items.
Get a 3D view with one click.

Choose from over 15,000 generic and brand name items in the Autodesk® Homestyler product catalog. Easily drag and drop to place items where you want. Each item includes behavior rules to speed placement and improve accuracy.

Try out styles, colors, and finishes.
Without spending a dime.

You can save time and money when you use Autodesk® Homestyler to try out different design ideas. Not sure how to arrange interior walls, windows, and furnishings? Wondering how paint colors will work from one room to the next? No problem!

Get input!
And make more confident decisions.

Share your design ideas and get feedback from friends, family, design professionals, and tradespeople. Simply save your work and send it out via email, place it in the Design Gallery, or post it on social sites like Facebook.

Share in the Gallery, web, or social sites

There are numerous ways to share your designs. Share designs in the Autodesk® Homestyler Gallery or use email to send a link to your design. Share on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and many others to open up your ideas for group discussion. You can even embed a design on your web site — Autodesk Homestyler makes it fast and easy.

Print out designs

Easily print out your designs, including dimensions, to bring with you when you meet with vendors and contractors. You'll have all the details you need to discuss your ideas and make planning decisions.

Export as an image, or in professional format

Save your plan as a simple JPEG image file, or in the DWG™ or RVT formats used by professional designers, architects, and engineers.

What can you do with this site?

Create plans with easeDrag-and-drop rooms and areas to simulate your space.

Decorate with real brandsChoose from thousands of products, with more coming online monthly.

Visualize in rich 3DGet an accurate feel for your design with fast, rich, detailed 3D views.

Share with friendsEasily share your designs online and get input to make decisions fast.

I hope you liked today's websites.

Your comments/suggestions are welcome.


I have joined the blog-a-day blogathon for 30 days. This is day 29 of the 30-day-challenge. Woohoo..more than 90% of my journey is over! Just 1 more days left!! I am in RED ZONE now...and I know, it does get tougher and tougher as you reach your goal. In fact I am so much encouraged by response, I may add few more website at the end! And one more suggestion is to re-visit all of them in may be, couple of posts, covering 15 websites in each.

In these 30 days, what better could it be to share something either I learned from some of the ActiveRainers or some other resource online and share it with the group?

At times, I may not know where and how I learnt about the websites and may not be able to give due credit to someone who informed me about that, but I still want to Thank all of them who contributed to my knowledge which I plan to share.

I am trying to use different field each day - and have now more than 30 such websites. Will I continue after 30 days? Let's see - first things first- I want to completed this 30-day challenge. I am trying to avoid some of the more familiar websites and focusing on some that may not be known to most of you - and still, yes, useful.

You can create a free account on many of these websites and some of them may have some minimal subscription fees. I am sure, these websites will help you in your business - one way or another.

(Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of these websites not do I derive any income from any of these sites - except that I do subscribe to some of these services. Please use them at your own risk - and let me tell you, I have used them and did not find it 'risky'.)


Look out for the next in series - Useful Websites #30 - and it will be....(I think I'll talk about something that is not a real estate website but is surely a great resource for us....)

And here are the links to my previous blog-posts for easy reference:

Useful Websites #28

Useful Websites #27

Useful Websites #26

Useful Websites #25

Useful Websites #24

Useful Websites #23

Useful Websites #22

Useful Websites #21

Useful Websites #20

Useful Websites #19

Useful Websites #18

Useful Websites #17

Useful Websites #16

Useful Websites #15

Useful Websites #14

Useful Websites #13

Useful Websites #12

Useful Websites #11

Useful Websites #10

Useful Websites #9

Useful Websites #8

Useful Websites #7

Useful Websites #6

Useful Websites #5

Useful Websites #4

Useful Websites #3

Useful Websites #2

Useful Websites #1



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Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Praful, keep on going.  Sorry you had a mishap today.  I found it was very difficult the last three days of the challenge.  Hang in there!  Love this website you shared, and like how you listed all of them.  Definitely going to bookmark this.  Best of luck, see you at 30th post!

Sep 26, 2010 07:44 PM #1
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Praful, this is a great website... I had never heard of it.. going to have to check this out! thanks for the tip!

Sep 26, 2010 07:49 PM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce really made the most of your 30 days....ours is completed today...keep the creative juices flowing and you will be prosperously rewarded...good job !

Sep 26, 2010 10:36 PM #3
Marc Swartz
Mortgage Finders Canada Inc., Mortgage Brokerage, Lic# 11118 - Toronto, ON
Principal Broker / Mortgage Broker, AMP

Hi Praful - This has been a fantastic website series you wrote for the 30 day challenge.

Sep 27, 2010 12:04 AM #4
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Great focus Praful...congrats on making it through 30/30.

Sep 27, 2010 12:32 AM #5
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Thanks a lot, all of you - for encouragement I got throughout the series.

Tonight is the grand finale - one that I like most!

Sep 27, 2010 03:10 AM #6
Sam DeBord -Coldwell Banker Danforth - Seattle, WA
Seattle Real Estate Broker

Great tips, I love these free home design tools.

Sep 27, 2010 04:41 AM #7
Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Great websites that we need to check one by one and analyze the pros and the cons, keep the good work :P

Sep 27, 2010 07:05 AM #8
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