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Find out the latest technology tools, closing gifts, and products to help you in your real estate business. Read the most current Cool Tools or link to previous Cool Tools published in REALTORŪ Magazine since 2003.

Current Cool Tools

Sticky Reminders, Capturing Clients' Raves, Interactive Floor Plans
April 2008

Previous Cool Tools: 2008

Extra Port USB Drives, Kids Moving Journal, Talking Slide Shows
March 2008

Instant Labels, Help With Your Blog, Customized Gift Cards
February 2008

Bring E-mail to Life, Stay on Track, Full-size Virtual Keyboard
January 2008


Banner Ads for Cars, E-mail with Style, Virtual Phone Numbers
November 2007

Online Space Designer, the Sounds of Work, Strong Data Storage
October 2007

Beam Sellers Home, Virtual Greeters, Cell Phone Slide Shows
September 2007

A Watch That Takes Calls, Double-Duty Business Cards, Office on Wheels
August 2007

No Jumper Cables, Extend Your Reach, Interactive Floor Plans
July 2007

Wireless Photo Downloads, On-Call Personal Assistant, Do-it-Yourself Postage
June 2007

Your Phone Lifeline, Photo Riders, Fish Tank Commode
May 2007

Text-Message Marketing, Magazine Closing Gift, Sneak-a-Peek Camera
April 2007

Do-it-Yourself Paper Binding, Home Shopping by Kiosk
February 2007

Paint-on Stainless Steel, Measure by Laser, Safety Candle
January 2007


2006 Reader's Choice: Top 10 Products
December 2006

Laptop Snuggly, Cell Phone Savior, Paper Couch?
November 2006

Writer’s Cramp Begone, Call Forwarding, Appointment Keeper
October 2006

Home-Maintenance Closing Gift, Speedy Label-Maker, Taking Stock of Trees
September 2006

Hold-Everything Bag, E-mail Campaigns, Collapsible Signs
August 2006

Moving Notices that Plug You; PDA Slices, Dices; Understanding Tenants
July 2006

Amazing Adventures of You, Disposable Video, Audible E-mail
June 2006

Blowin’ in the Wind; Yes, You Can Advertise on TV
May 2006

Have a Magazine, Clean in a Jiffy, Home URLs
April 2006

Text Messages Tell Listing's Story, Balloon Stand, Corporate Blog
February 2006

Night Light, Personal Postage, Show’s Over
January 2006


Top 10 Most Asked-About Products in 2005
December 2005

A Calculated Decision, Easier Typing, Making News
January 2005


Top 10 Most Asked-About Products in 2004
December 2004

Interactive Cards, Space Plans, Aromatherapy
November 2004

Point, Click, Sell; Add Sniff Appeal; Safety Stickers
June 2004


Top 10 Products of 2003
December 2003

Door Saver, Organzie it, Creative Cards, Masterpiece
November 2003

Who Brought the Candy? Wear Your Technology Out
June 2003

APODs Without Arithmetic; It’s a Wonderful Gift
May 2003

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