10 Free Web Tools to Make Life Easier

These range of Web tools can be good resources for you in your real estate business.

April 1, 2009

1. Mint.com

This secure financial management tool pulls data from your checking accounts, savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages, and other loans to help you track expenses.

2. Zenbe.com

Have multiple e-mail addresses? View all your mail in one inbox, and check in with Facebook and Twitter from the same screen.

3. GetDropBox.com

Back up your important documents and e-mail messages. This tool syncs with your computer to save documents and allows you to access them via the Web from any computer.

4. Everyscape.com

This alternative to Google Earth lets you view three-dimensional images of streets and cities at eye level.

5. Inhabitat.com

For home owners who want to go green, this eco-friendly design blog provides tips and inspiration.

6. Yelp.com

If buyers are new to the area, send them here. Neighbors review local restaurants, spas, doctors, plumbers, and more.

7. Billshrink.com

Discover hidden fees in your credit card accounts and cell phone bills, and get recommedantions for lower-cost alternatives.

8. GasBuddy.com

Do some comparison shopping before you fill up. Get a listing of what the gas stations in your area are charging per gallon.

9. FotoFlexer.com

Touch up your photographs, create effects, and adjust lighting to create high-quality images worthy for marketing materials.

10. DesignSpongeOnline.com

Do-it-yourselfers on a budget will love the easy home decorating projects and gift ideas.

Katherine Tarbox is a former senior editor with REALTOR® Magazine. Previously, she was editorial director for Washington Life. She is the author of the international bestselling book A Girl’s Life (Dutton, 2000) and has made hundreds of media appearances including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN.