Virtual Layouts, Reminder Stickers, and Kudos Catchers

A monthly rundown of the latest gadgets that can help you succeed in real estate.

April 1, 2008

Visualize the Space

Let your prospects see if a home is a good fit. Icovia’s Space Planner allows them to design your listings and test various layout scenarios by dragging and dropping furniture onto an interactive floor plan. The software can launch directly from your Web site or listings and is branded with your corporate identity. As soon as prospects save, print, or share one of their designed floor plans, you’ll receive an e-mail with their contact information to use as a lead. $50 per property per year. Icovia, Londonderry, N.H.; 877-426-8421;

Reminder Stickers

Do you have too many sticky notes of to-do lists filling up your calendars? Then try Organized Planet’s CalenDots for real estate professionals that help you mark important appointments and commitments. The one-inch, round stickers, which come in a set of 126, have colorful graphics that illustrate a real estate task or appointment, such as “open house,” “show home,” “new business calls,” and “closing.” Apply them to your wall or desk calendars or personal planners. $6.95. Organized Planet, King George, Va.; 540-742-5719;

For a Job Well Done

Build your reputation with a Web page devoted to customers’ raves about you and your services. KudosWorks allows you to easily capture testimonials from your clients and then feature them on your own multimedia KudosBoard page, which you can link to from your Web site. E-mail your clients a link to the KudosWorks testimonial capture page, where they can submit their positive feedback about you via text, video, or audio. All testimonials are reviewed before being loaded to your KudosBoard page. An account includes a free trial period and then starts at $60 per year for 500 testimonials captured. Genuosity Inc., San Diego; 425-213-2244;