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Top 50 Google Tools for Business

The Top 50 Google Tools for Business

Edited & Updated on 4/21/2012:
This post was written nearly 2 years ago and while Google has shut down a few of the products below, they have also launched some even more exciting and useful FREE tools and services for you and your Business.


This compilation is for all of you out there who use Google for searching and SEO, but may not be aware of all the other tools and services that Google has to offer for your business.  My inbox used to get so many questions about many of the links and tools below, it seemed like a good idea to bring them all into a single location for your review and use. 

I know you'll find some of this information helpful or useful to you and your Business.

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  1. Google Alerts – Get email notifications from any keyword or phrases used on the web.
  2. Google Buzz - Start and share conversations about the things you find interesting.
  3. Google Blog Search – A sophisticated way of searching the web specifically for Blogs.
  4. Google Books – Google has a ground-breaking agreement with authors and publishers.
  5. Google Business - All of Google's On-line Business solutions for small and large Business.
  6. Google Checkout – Find it online, purchase it with Google’s Checkout tool.
  7. Google Chrome – The fastest and cleanest Web Browser for PC’s and MAC’s.
  8. Google Custom Search – Create your own custom search engine for your Website/Blog.
  9. Google Desktop – Take control of PC or MAC Desktops, find anything faster and easier.
  10. Google Dictionary – Don’t knock it till you try it, watch out Webster.
  11. Google Directory – The Web organized by Topic and placed into Categories.
  12. Google Earth – Explore and share the World in 3D. Add your photos and Videos.
  13. Google Finance – Track and Edit your Portfolio, Charts, and Graphs.
  14. Google 411 – Dial Directory Services and Information from any phone for FREE.
  15. Google Health – Organize all your medical records and store them on-line.
  16. Google Images – The Ultimate Image search on the Internet.
  17. Google Maps – The best way to map out directions and share with others.
  18. Google News – All the news you’ll ever need and find in one location.
  19. Google Patents – Every US Patent is search-able with the full text.
  20. Google Product Search – Find any product in one location instead of searching sites.
  21. Google Scholar – Looking for a specific paper or Scholarly articles, find them fast.
  22. Google Toolbar – Allows you to add search, share, and contribute to your fav browser.
  23. Google Trends – For those who want to know details about search engine trends.
  24. Google Videos – Used for searching only Video and Vlogs on the Internet.
  25. Google Web Search – Still the #1 search engine tool with the #1 advanced features.
  26. Google Web Search Features – The best search tool for movies, music, books, etc.
  27. Google Code – This is a developer tools, used for APIs and other resources.
  28. Google Labs – One of the best Online Tech Playgrounds on the Web.
  29. Google Blogger – Create your own Blogspot Blog, it’s easy and free.
  30. Google Calendar – Setup and use a Global Calender that you can share with others.
  31. Google Docs – Create spreadsheets, presentations, documents, and more.
  32. Google Groups - Use Groups to connect with others and share ideas and discussions.
  33. Google Knol – Write a Knol and Share what you know with others. Learn too.
  34. Google Mail – Google mail has so many great features for email, and it’s FREE.
  35. Google’s Orkut – It’s a Google Social Network, stay connected with others.
  36. Google Picasa – Upload and store, find, and share your photos and images.
  37. Google Picnik - The newest online Photo and Graphics editing addition to Google.
  38. Google Reader – Delivers everything you want to know from the web back to you.
  39. Google Sites – Create your own websites and group wikis for private or public use.
  40. Google SketchUp – Allows you to Design, Build, and Create 3D models and images.
  41. Google Talk -  Talk to friends, send IM’s, communicate with others via computer.
  42. Google Translate – Helps you and visitors to view any site in any language.
  43. Google’s YouTube – The second most searched site in the World.
  44. Google Mobile – Take Google on the Road, & don’t leave home without your phone.
  45. Google Maps for mobile – Just as good as GPS, view maps, directions, get un-lost.
  46. Google Search for mobile – Search the web from your phone anytime from anyplace.
  47. Google Pack – Get the entire Google Pack for your PC or MAC.
  48. Google Voice – The best way to manage phones and services FREE. (invite only)
  49. Google Wave – The future of email and real time collaboration. (invite only)
  50. Google Wonder Wheel - A Wonderful Wheel of relavant search terms.
Take a few minutes to explore what some of these great tools can do for you and your business, then make sure you keep an eye on Google in the future, their development team creates and produces new products at the speed of light.
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Comment balloon 126 commentsBrad Andersohn • May 30 2010 09:53AM


Brad -- thanks for this very helpful information.  It's great to have it all in one place.

Would Google Webmasters be a worthwhile addition to the list?


Sue of Robin and Sue 

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) over 10 years ago

Wow, Brad, What a great reference!  I do use a few of these, but I can see that there are plenty of tools that I should investigate.  The price is certainly right!

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) over 10 years ago

Thank you Brad for the comprehensive list.  I use a few of the items but this certainly keeps the info all in one place once bookmarked.  Thanks again and have a great weekend. ~ Doug

Posted by Doug Anderson, Bay Area Real Estate Views (Tucker Associates Real Estate Services) over 10 years ago


Great Google list. I think I like Google Search the best. ;.P


Posted by Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor (Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida) over 10 years ago

You're kidding me, right? Those are all real? I haven't heard of over half of them! Man, am I behind the times these days!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 10 years ago

Hi Brad, I use a few of those already, didn't know Google owned YouTube, that surprised me. And they just bought Picnik, wow! Google is certainly my friend. A few months ago I decided to use gmail all my email and have my work email forwarded there. Then I started using their calender too, and found Google sync for my blackberry. I am styin now, and never late to an appointment. The best thing is, I didn't have to buy Outlook. (Lost my copy).

Thank you for all your hard work!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

THANK YOU!  Bookmarking it now.

Posted by Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World! (Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group) over 10 years ago

Indeed Brad...this IS one amazing list!

Ole Google, he gets around!

Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale ( |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad, Thanks for the list. I've printed it out and will check out some that I didn't know about. Have a wonderful holiday weekend. jay

Posted by Jay Lloyd, Allpro Home Inspection (Cape Coral Florida) over 10 years ago

I just clicked on Google Business and that encompasses a bunch of tools including Webmasters.  I just hadn't clicked there before.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) over 10 years ago

Oh my goodness... You are indeed a geeky guy. Do you even do anything else besides checking out technology tools for us?

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) over 10 years ago

Awesome List!  I'm using several of these but see a few that I need to check out.  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 10 years ago


Didn't know most of these tools existed, which is kind of hard to admit, but it is what it is. The unknown need closer scrutiny for sure.

Posted by Esko Kiuru over 10 years ago

I subscribe to your blog Brad, but I am going to have to make this single post my home page for about a year to get caught up with all of these.  That's because I am willing to embrace Google as the future of business.  BTW, where is my Rain Camp button!?

Posted by Vic Steele, Broker/Consultant (Vic Steele, Broker CA BRE 01349863) over 10 years ago

I am amazed how many things google provides for free.  It is a great assest to all of us.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad!  I love it and definately will be utilizing the list!  Have a great Holiday weekend!

Posted by Kammie Quinones, Santa Rosa Realtor (Re/Max Pros, License #10372729) over 10 years ago

Overwhelming list of items but worth taking the time to check them all out!  Thank you.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad - Who dpoesn't love Google? What a tremendous collection of tools, as you promised at RainCamp. What a treat. So much more to learn about and find ways to use. A definite bookmark! I was sorta surprised that I knew about most of these and use them, too!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Great Google list Brad.  Some I use, more I should, and some I didn't even know about.  I'm sure I will come back to this post again and again, so it's bookmarked, of course.

Posted by Gary Swanson (Century 21 Harris & Taylor) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad... Love to read posts that give us HELPFUL information. 

Posted by Darren Revell (Keller Williams Realty Temecula Valley) over 10 years ago

Brad - This is a fantastic Google resource.  While I have used some Google services, some are new to me.

Posted by FN LN over 10 years ago


What a great list, thanks for sharing.  I think it will take me more then a few minutes to check these out.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker over 10 years ago

Quite the Google list there Brad.  I'm going to have to go through some of the lesser known ones for possible use.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 10 years ago


What timing! I was just investigating Webmaster and then came here. Sue (#1) mentions it so perhaps I now have someone to answer my questions!  Look forward to exploring more.

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) over 10 years ago

Good morning Brad,

I have heard rumor that GOOGLE will be coming out next year with GOOGLE OS.  Have you heard anything about it?

One thing is certain GOOGLE is not sitting still they are constantly coming out with new and useful products.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 10 years ago

I use many but did not know about all of these. Thank for the post.

Posted by The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team (RE/MAX Property Specialists) over 10 years ago

Dan - Google did announce they are working on an OS.  Here's a link to an article posted by TechCrunch about How to install the New Google Chrome OS.  And here's a Google Operating System video I posted about a while back.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago


Its great to have all the resources in one location with the explanation of its use. Thanks for the great post.

Posted by David Okada, Service-Beyond Your Expectations (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Great list. The opportunities can seem overwhelming. I bookmarked it for later.

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

WOW!  One blog with tons of information!  I'll definitely bookmark your post for future reference.

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) over 10 years ago

Holy cow!  I had no idea Google had so many neat things.  This is going to be a bookmarked post for me.  I have to come back and explore these gadgets.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 10 years ago


Great post. I didn't realize Google had some many tools.

Thanks for sharing,

Matt Naumann

Posted by Matthew Naumann, Goose Creek, SC Real Estate Agent (Exit Realty Charleston Group) over 10 years ago

Brad, I have three Google alerts, use Google business and have edited photos using Google Picnik but the other 47 I'll have to look in to, thanks for the list, this will be very helpful as time allows more review.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 10 years ago

I knew that Google was 'big', but had no idea they offered all these tools, free!

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 10 years ago

And here I thought I knew a lot about google offerings.  I only have 31 more to explore!  Thanks for the list, it looks like Google is on their way to take over the world.

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA over 10 years ago

Lol~ Funny thing is, these are just the ones I know of, and use at times.  I can only imagine what else they have out there, or are working on right now.  Even funnier. all their stuff sticks!  You never see any of these sites die or go away.  Google has great "sticking" power on the web and in more ways than just one.   :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Amazing how much of an impact Google has in our lives. If they could develop apps to make coffee in the morning and walk the dog, we wouldn't need to go anywhere else!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 10 years ago

Brad, You never cease to amaze me. Thanks for this great compilation of google tools. Some I know, some I don't but I'll be checking them out.

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) over 10 years ago

OMG - I've got Google-y eyes from looking at that list!

Thank you, Brad.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 10 years ago

This is one great list, Brad. So many good ideas and so little time. Using some  already and definitely checking out the rest. Bookmarked!

Posted by Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale (Sells Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Brad - I had no idea there were so many services that Google provided! I will be bookmarking this page for reference! Thanks for sharing! Paige

Posted by Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA (Paige Walker) over 10 years ago

As I was scrolling that lo-o-o-o-o-n-n-n-n-g list, I thought to myself how as a real estate agent, I could keep working at innovative ways to provide more value to my clients and customers just like Google does and then maybe I'd be a household name too.  Thank you for this list.

Posted by Lynn Krogseng (Keller Williams Premier Partners) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad!  AR is such a great source for accumulating information about other great tools and sources.

Posted by Andi Grant, Helping 1st time buyers and home sellers in LA! (310-508-4354 | over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad all this info is so overwhelming at times but at least you have put it all in one place. Thanks again for all the info you share with us

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 10 years ago

I use many of these Google tools but can't say I'm a fan of Google Chrome.

Interesting to see that they have picked up Picnik.  Now they have both Picnik and Picasa to store and edit photos.  I wonder if they will be combining them.

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Lynn - I think you may really be onto something there!!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad.. This definitely goes to show that Google has something for everyone.  It is just a matter of looking.

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Wow Brad.  Can't believe you put all those together with the links and descriptions.  I'll be bookmarking this.  Thanks so much.

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 10 years ago

Brad, I'm so glad I happened to scroll down on your posts...  Not sure how I possibly missed this so I'm going to reblog as well.  This is a fabulous list of what Google can do for us.  Don't forget Google Places too! 

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad for pulling this all together for us!


Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) over 10 years ago

Holy Google - Great list, thanks for sharing!  Now to figure out how to get invited to Google Voice.  I love the texting Google and Google Docs. It's amazing how much more productive a team can be when using Google Docs to share spreadsheets vs. emailing, updating, saving, emailing, etc....

Posted by Kryste Adams, Bend, Oregon Real Estate (RE/MAX Key Properties - Luxury Homes, Golf Course Homes) over 10 years ago

This is absolutely excellent.  What a great collection of Google Stuff.  They offer so many things to help so many people.  I like it.  Thanks a bunch !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad.   Now I just have to figure out how to execute some of them!   I especially like the Calendar which will sinc with my DROID, but getting it to sinc  with my Outlook is another whole issue.   I will figure it out!    Thanks for the 50..........

Posted by Karen Berg, Experience Matters! (Queen Creek Realtor, San Tan Valley Realtor, United Brokers Group (602)919-2375) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad,

That is a really good collection.  It is amazing what can be done through Google that can make us more independent, and not break the bank!


Posted by Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist (eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales) over 10 years ago

Thanks so much Brad for all of the worthwhile information!  I always look forward to your posts!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 10 years ago

That's alot of Google Brad, great list to start pickin' away at. From what I've used it's pretty user friendly, have you found that to be true with most everything they have to offer?

Posted by Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI (Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Oh how I love Google! Thanks for the list - now can you explain all the features in detail???? LOL

Posted by Teresa K. Nelson (Windermere Real Estate/HLC) over 10 years ago

Bob - yes, most everything Google creates and provides to users is very user friendly. 

Teresa - haha~  I could, but that would have to be in 50 different Blog posts!!   :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Excellent Brad - anxiously awaiting the 50 new blogs...

Posted by Judy Colburn, Los Angeles Glendora, San Dimas Covina, Home Staging (ProStaged Homes) over 10 years ago

Ok this one warrants a book mark.  Thanks for a good post. 

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Brad - you truly are a webmaster rock star!  Thank you for the FREE google tool list and for everything else you do for all of us AR real estate professionals

Posted by Heather Wood (AIC Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Great List - our is a bit shorter but also some great tools:

Google Real Estate Tools 


Posted by James Chai, Real Estate Websites (agentlabs) over 10 years ago

igoogle will put all of your favorite little widgets and tools together on a nice neat little home page with shortcuts right on your desktop.


Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) over 10 years ago

That is great! Thank you for putting that together.

Posted by Cathy Sentgeorge, We've been around YOUR block! (Keller Williams - The Sentgeorge Group) over 10 years ago

Love to Google - very helpful list Brad...

Posted by Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES (Intracoastal Realty Corp) over 10 years ago

Great list Brad.  I use Alerts all the time and find it very, very helpful.  There are at least 35 tools I do not even know about!  Yikes!  Like someone said:  I may have to make this post my home page so I can look each up as time allows.

Thanks Brad!

Posted by Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group (Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey) over 10 years ago

Great list of tools.  Now to find the time to chack them out.

Posted by Scott Guay, Associate Broker. Ocean City and Ocean Pines MD (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty) over 10 years ago

Hey Brad, great list and wonderful timing.  I'm putting together a class "Google for Real Estate" for our Board of Realtors in July so I just added your list to my Google docs.  By the way, great, did I say GREAT, Raincamp in LA!!! 

Posted by Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker (BrokerInTrust Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Fascinating list I'll bookmark for future reference.

Posted by Tina Gleisner, Home Tips for Women (Home Tips for Women) over 10 years ago

Nice list... and best of all, EVERY... TOOL... IS... FREE.  Hooray for Google.

Posted by Rob Lang, Local Expert in NE Central Kansas Real Estate Home (At Home Kansas) over 10 years ago



Thanks for compliation of Google tools.  Good work!


Lori Cofer

Posted by Lori Cofer, REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate (Beasley Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks , I've bookmarked this for reading later.

Patricia/Seacoast NH

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Wow, thanks so much Brad, now I will have to print this out and check out all of these sites. Thanks again!!

Posted by Muffy collins over 10 years ago

Brad- this information is Gogglelicious!!!  I've also found all of the comments to be helpful as well.  I've been thinking about Google chrome but haven't spent much time with it.  Thanks again for being our Cliff Notes.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 10 years ago

Brad, I love Google Keyword Search and guess where I learned about it? From Active Rain of course, probably from you :)

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 10 years ago

Great Information

Posted by Cliff Johnson (Solid Source Realty) over 10 years ago

I use a bunch of those tools but had no idea there were so many! Thx

Posted by Jared Wangsgard over 10 years ago

There is a whole lot of googleing goin on around here!  I may add the search to my site

Posted by Delaware Junk Removal Residential And Commercial Hauling Clean Outs, Whole House Clean Outs, Basements, Garages, Attics (Delaware Junk Removal 302-530-9186) over 10 years ago

Great list! I will try and use some of these soon. I look forward to the webinar tomorrow.

Posted by Scott Haynes (Century 21 Sweyer & Associates) over 10 years ago

Brad, this is very helpful...thanks so much for taking the time to put these in one list for us.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 10 years ago

What a great collection of information you have provided here for us.. Thanks Brad !

Posted by Roland Woodworth, eXp Realty (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Amazing. A one stop shop. Thanks! That's what I need a little more organization in my life, do you do closets?

Posted by Sherry Chastain, Realtor, Selling Homes, Lake Properties,Luxury Homes,Short Sales (Hendersonville, Nashville, Old Hickory, Lebanon Tennessee) over 10 years ago

I knew Google had a lot to offer, but I had no idea there were so many different Google tools.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 10 years ago


I bookmarked this to study late. You have a lot of information; I'll probably pay you to tutor me soon.

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad for the great list.  I haven't heard of alot of these.  I have bookmarked this and will be going through all of them

Thanks again


Posted by Tom Ramsey (Century 21 Northland) over 10 years ago

Wow... fantastic list! I didn't realize that Google had so many features...



Posted by Reuben Fine (Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates over 10 years ago

Either Google Voice or Google Wave recently is no longer by invitation only...I saw an announcement of that recently via Twitter   probably Google Voice since it has been around longer.  I use lots of these.  Some since before Google acquired them like Google Voice and Picnik.

Wondering why Jenny K does not like Google Chrome?

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 10 years ago

Whoa Blog-N-Roll...

My head just exploded. Thanks a lot :)

P.S. Bookmarked for passing on to those that need it :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad,

Thanks for the list, learned of some new tools from you and others.  On more to add is Google Analytics for your website traffic and bounce rates. 

Posted by Michael and Ceili Yablonsky (RE/MAX SunQuest) over 10 years ago

Awesome list Brad and thanks for sharing!!

Posted by Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate over 10 years ago


This is why I come to AR every day. This information is an invaluable resource for anyone in the real estate business.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 10 years ago

I don't see one there that I use just about daily....  Google AnalyticS.  Or is it there and I missed it?

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 10 years ago

So many apps, so little time. It isn't about search anymore.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 10 years ago

After reading all the comments I would have to say good post.  I use about 28 of these regularly, a lot I used while still in Google labs.  I assumed everyone knew these are out there.  I guess not.

Everyone that reads this list and wants to try something new and make their life easier should start with the Google Chrome browser.



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Posted by Steve Opacke (LI House Tours) over 10 years ago

This is a great list! I use a lot of these but there were a few that I had never heard of.

Posted by Home Loan Search.Online (Home Loan Search Online) over 10 years ago

All good points, I'll check these out.


Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Great post! Thank you for sharing. There is always so much technology to stay up on and you constantly deliver the goods.

Posted by Erik Elsea (Erik Elsea-Jones & Co. Realty) over 10 years ago

Great post!  Thanks for all the great info - now to check out some of these goodies!

Posted by Dana (Lerner) Sparks, Satisfying You with Service Innovation & Education (Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker) over 10 years ago

Nice resource.  The list of google apps is always growing.  Google is slowly taking over the app world.  We recently moved over to g-mail (it's really google apps which is a bit more robust than just g-mail) and are now looking into google voice.

Posted by Paul Piedra, Commercial Real Estate Specialist (Sabre Realty Group, LLC) over 10 years ago

Brad - thanks for this information, and I will definitely refer back to this post. I use a number of Google tools, but will investigate the others.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 10 years ago
Brad. This is an awesome compilation. I am a HUGE fan of all things Google. Their tools makes my job easier.
Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

Great job compiling these all together! Thank you Brad for all you do!!!  It really is appreciated!

Posted by Duane Murphy, Broker- Owner-Real Estate - (Expert Real Estate Partners LLC) over 10 years ago

thank you so much, that's tremendous help!

Posted by Anna Tolstoy (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the list. It's not like I need sleep or anything. Got a few more Top 100's for me? I could become a full fledged insomniac.

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) over 10 years ago

Great information Brad. I'm going to re-blog this. :)

Posted by Victoria Linton (First American Title Company of Oregon) over 10 years ago

I am Gah Gah for Goggle!  Thanks for all you do to make our lives easier, Brad!!

Posted by Jayne Williamson, REALTOR, Broker, GRI (Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners, Hendersonville, NC) over 10 years ago

Sorry for not commenting sooner, it was a crazy and busy week with graduations and all.  Glad you are all finding some of these Google tools useful, I know that finding time to explore these can be challenging, but not exploring some of them can make your on-line experiences even more challenging. Have fun, be productive, and enjoy!!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

I was thinking you could add google phone to the list, but I think its already on there with google voice.  I have that.  Its great.  Google is great :)


Posted by Glen A. Mitchell, Broker, CDPE, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay,El Granada (Keller Williams Peninsula Estates) over 10 years ago

Great list. Google alerts are my number 1 choice. I have any subject, neighborhood and niche market set up to alert me. I have seen clients quoted in the paper and it's great to be able to send them an email that I saw them in the paper. It's a great way to keep in touch without being too "salesy".

Posted by Christa Ross, Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes (RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist) over 10 years ago

Brad - thanks very much.

  (Aside: Do you put stuff like this together in your sleep, or do you somehow get more than 24-hours/day??)

Posted by Curt Hess, Luxury Home Consultant, Team Leader & CEO (ExecuHome Realty) over 10 years ago

Wow! What a list. I'll bookmark it and go through it later. Thanks.

Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) over 10 years ago

Great info Brad, thank you!

Posted by Nimi Dvir (Metro Referrals ) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad....look at all those tools from Google, thanks for putting them all in one place for us all. I'll certainly bookmarking this post...thanks again.


Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 10 years ago

I didn't know Google had so many tools.  I would have guessed about 49.  LOL

Posted by Randy L. Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Randy - haha~  Now it's actually 51.  Have you seen Google TV?  I'm about to do a post about it. Very cool but not really a tool, more along the lines of just entertainment but what will they think of next???  Hope all is well my friend.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Very useful info, Brad...thanks again and it's my 2nd re-blog from you today! :)


Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 10 years ago

Thanks Leilani - love the reblog, that's the best compliment a guy can get, thanks again. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the Google top 50 tool, I will bookmark it.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad, FYI, the Google 411 was discontinued over a year ago (sadly).

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 9 years ago

This was re-posted, and, boy, am I happy. I use Google constantly, and yet I had no idea about most of these tools.

Many thanks for the post.

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY) over 9 years ago

Since this post is now more than a year old, I'll review each area, add all the new tools and products Google has launched and create an updated Google's Tools post.  Thanks you guys.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

I just found this post through a reblog.  What a great tool you have put together for us all to use.  Thanks!

Posted by Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate! (Pino Agency) over 9 years ago

Just came across this as a result of a well timed re-blog.  thanks so much -- definitely one that I have bookmarked for reference.

Posted by Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona (DPR Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad,


i followed the link on #124 only ot find Google pointing me to your Top 50 tools. What a recognition!


Great list. I've been using some and was oblivious of others. Thanks, I'll take a closer look.



Posted by Ranji Singh (Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd.) almost 9 years ago

Hey Ranji - since this post was written almost 2 years ago, there have been some major new updates.

Google has shut down a few of these products above, but have launched some even more exciting FREE tools and services for your Business.


Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago


Wow, lots of really cool Google tools to make business yet that more productive

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) almost 8 years ago