I’m often asked about the products and services I use and recommend. I decided to create this page with all the information in one place.
I currently use or have used all the resources on this page and I highly recommend all them.
My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what’s out there to streamline my appraisal business.
I experiment with what works and what doesn’t and then I'll report back to you what the results were.
Some of these links are affiliate links, which means I may get a commission if you purchase. However, none of the fees for these resources have been increased to compensate me. In fact, some of these products have given me special discounts that I get to extend to you!
If you have a product or service you would like me to review and add to this resource page, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Domain Research - This is your business name on the Internet. Your www.your business.com Imagine if this were a physical brick-and-mortar business. Your domain name would be your sign out front.
Hosting Plans - Your hosting plan is where your domain name and website reside. Imagine again if this were a physical brick-and-mortar business. Your hosting plan would be like the lease you signed for the location. Now you have the name and the space.
Website Themes - Now let’s go inside that imaginary store you are creating. If you are building your website on WordPress, which is my personal recommendation for building a website, the design is called a theme. A theme is a template that you install and set up to customize your design, so your website feels and looks exactly how you want it to.
Logo Creation - A logo is your unique mark on your website and marketing materials. There are many great designers available for all budgets that can create a great logo for you. Here are three I have used. Illinois appraisals and Naperville appraisals were done by logo tournament and Chicago Appraisals was done by Freelancer. I’ve also done logos on fiverr.com
Free / Paid Images - I’ve purchased many photos on istock photo. There are now great websites that offer free high resolution images.
Alamode FREE for 30 days
DataMaster FREE for 14 days
All the tools I use can be found in the store