Ship, Find Lost Glasses, and Search MLS on the Go

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

January 1, 2010

Ship From Your Computer


Too busy to make it to the post office? Complete all your business shipping needs at your desk with A partner with the U.S. Postal Service, Endicia figures out the exact postage needed and allows you to print prepaid postage labels for any domestic mail class. Send packages from 1 oz. to 70 lbs. You can customize shipping labels and envelopes with your business logo or personal messages. Monthly service plans start at $9.95. The Endicia Starter Kit comes with one year of standard service, a DYMO LabelWriter 450 printer, and a 10-pound USB postal scale for $249.95. REALTORS® receive a $10 discount. Newell Rubbermaid; Palo Alto, Calif.; 800-576-3279;


Where’d My Glasses Go?


Have you ever misplaced your eyeglasses in the office or left them at a showing? It’s way too easy to do, especially when you’re putting your glasses on and taking them off throughout the day. Eyeglass Rescue creates a unique ID tag that attaches to your glasses, right behind your ear. A toll-free number listed on the tag or a visit to the Web site makes it easy for anyone who finds your missing readers to alert you. Eyeglass Rescue even sends a thank-you message to the finder. The personalized ID tag and retrieval service is included in a one-time fee of $10.99, good for the life of the frames. Eyeglass Rescue Inc.; Newton, Mass.; 888-950-7507;


Real Estate? There’s an App for That


Smarter Agent has a solution for marketing in the age of instant information: the Mobile MLS Search Application. A custom text code is given to your clients, allowing them to download your fully branded application with your name and logo onto a smart phone. Users can search for properties on the go, including detailed MLS information, taxes, estimated mortgage, maps, and photos—all while staying connected to you. An application downloader can also be added to your Web site. Text “COOL” to 87778 for a free trial. Use promo code “COOL” to receive special pricing of $29.95 per month for REALTOR® Magazine readers. Smarter Agent; Camden, N.J.; 888-486-7319;


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