MUST-HAVE NIFTY PROGRAM: SNAGIT

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Real Estate Agent with Raleigh Cary Realty NC Broker #178638

Snagit box


Since I downloaded Snagit a month ago, I have used it almost every day.  I didn't realize how much I needed exactly this piece of software until I found it.

What does it do? Snagit clips web pages and converts the image to a jpeg. I came across it when I was trying to put together a listing presentation on my iPad. I wanted to illustrate current market conditions using graphs from the T.A.R.R. Report website. The Triangle Area Residential Real Estate Report is a subscription-only resource for the real estate industry in the Raleigh-Durham North Carolina area which analyses data from our MLS, public tax records, and Centralized Showing Service.  Subscribers can use their graphs, as long as they give credit to the T.A.R.R. Report as the source.

Snagit turned out to be the perfect tool for my purpose. By manipulating the transparent cross-hairs, I can isolate any portion of a web page, text or image, and save it as a jpeg. Then I can WRITE ON THE IMAGE!  I can highlight, draw arrows, add text, and more.  When I save the Snagit file, my notes are saved as part of the image. I can then insert that jpeg into a blog, print publication, or Keynote slide, and resize it as I please. Quick, easy, efficient.

The box above was clipped from the Snagit home page. I inverted the color to white on black -- added a border and shadow -- threw in a couple of stars -- and underlined "video"to remind myself Snagit does mp4 too.

 

Now that I have Snagit, I find I use it for personal communication as well as business.  I can add Snagit clips to iPhoto and Evernote, or attach them to emails.  It's perfect for creating Facebook posts and Pinterest pins.

Snagit is well worth the $50 cost.  My impressive new Ipad listing presentation got me the listing, first time out of the box. That's priceless!

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Rainmaker
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Hi Dan.  Try it -- you'll like it!

Randy, I'm with you!  I've gotten so many great tips from Active Rain.

Hi William, there is indeed a Mac version -- I'm a convert myself  : )

Alexandra, Jing is by the same company I think.  Let me know what Ron thinks of Snagit.

Linda, I wish I had known about it sooner!  Oh well, I've got it now!

 

May 15, 2012 05:57 PM #8
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Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Where has Snagit been all my life, Dianne. Thanks for the tip and I will be checking it out later.

May 16, 2012 08:08 AM #9
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Hi Toni.  I can't tell you how handy it is!  Today a client emailed to ask where a listing was inside the townhome complex.  I pulled up the birds-eye view in the MLS and used Snagit to clip a small portion of the map, showing where the specific townhome was in relation to the clubhouse and tennis courts.  I saved it to my Desktop and attached it to the reply email. 

Honestly, it's taking me longer to explain than it did to do it!

May 16, 2012 09:34 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
Reblogged with this intro... Snagit makes the top ten tech tools for me, too. I like the examples used below. It is invaluable fior creating a Keynote app Powerpoint slideshow each year. Plus it is a great tool to attach something to an email that you need the recipient to view. The surprise is that it can record the entire website!
May 18, 2012 01:21 AM #11
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Gabe Sanders
the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Diane, great choice for a tool to report about.  I've been using Snagit for years, and it is excellent.

May 18, 2012 04:58 AM #12
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

HI Cheryl, Thanks for the reblog!  Snagit can do a lot more besides what I know how to do, including capture an entire website.  I've got to figure that out.

 

Gabe, years??  I wish I had known about Snagit years ago!  (I love Stuart, by the way; I'm a Floridian from the Tampa area.)

May 18, 2012 05:39 AM #13
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Alan Gross
PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company - Bethesda, MD

I've been using Jing (jingproject.com) for years. I had Jing Pro until it was discontinued and was replaced by Snagit. Jing is still free and captures images and allows you to add arrows and comments. It also allows you to record short videos. I have Snagit but must admit I haven't used it as much as Jing. Snagit is more advanced and does a lot more but I haven't taken the time to learn all that it does.

May 18, 2012 08:17 AM #14
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Hi Alan.  I've had Jing recommended to me but never got around to seeing what it was about.  I admit that free is big plus, but I love Snagit $50 worth  : )

May 18, 2012 01:10 PM #15
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
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Thanks for sharing this great program Dianne, I had a free version of this on my old laptop that I used all the time and I miss it on the new one where I use the snipping tool to do some of what snagit used to do.

May 27, 2012 01:26 PM #16
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Sharon Parisi
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Dianne,  I looked at the Snagit site and may try it this weekend.  It looks interesting.  Thanks for introducing us to Snagit!

 

Jun 16, 2012 07:47 AM #17
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Hi Sharon.  So, one blog led to another?  Download the free trial and you'll be a Snagit fan too.  You don't know how much you needed this program till you have it.  I use it all the time.

Jun 16, 2012 07:54 AM #18
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Dianne,

Congratulations on being one of the winners.Very creative way of using Snagit.

Margaret

 

Jul 25, 2012 06:14 PM #19
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Praful Thakkar
Keller Williams Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dianne, first of all - congratulations, I am sure you know that you are a winner of the 'Echo Sign' contest.

And secondly - let me pull my hair and scream....what am I doing here? I have 'SnagIt' for almost two years and never thought it could be useful in our business.....:-(.

Jul 25, 2012 10:30 PM #20
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Phil Leng
Keller Williams Eastside Market Center - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng Team - Residential Real Estate Experts &

Hi Diane,

Snagit sounds interesting. A lot like the snipping tool on windows 7.

Is there no similar program for free?

Phil

Jul 26, 2012 02:46 AM #21
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Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

Dianne, thanks for the insights on SnagIt.  I downloaded a trial version, but didn't get a chance to play with it before it expired.

Jul 26, 2012 03:09 AM #22
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Thanks, Margaret. I'm so tickled to actually win!  And now a few more people are reading my blog on Snagit  : )

Hi Praful.  I got an email last night about my win, so exciting!  If you have Snagit, dust it off and put it to use.  I wasn't exaggerating when I said I use it almost every day. 

Phil, Mac has a free clipping tool as well but  I could never get it to work right.   And I think Snagit does more manipulations with the clipped image.

Hi Brian, maybe you can use your significant other's identity to download another trial copy.  

 

Jul 26, 2012 03:44 AM #23
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Hi Dianne, congratulations on winning the the echosign challenge and the $150.  I use SnagIt and have been for a couple of years...LOVE IT.

Jul 29, 2012 05:20 PM #24
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Jeremy Joslin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales

I have used windows snipping tool often these days and really love it but it sounds like snagit is a step up.  Thanks

Jul 30, 2012 06:06 AM #25
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Edie Czerniak
RE/MAX Realty Team - Cape Coral, FL
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Thanks Dianne, I just heard of this from another person, will have to download and give it a try.

Jul 30, 2012 01:17 PM #26
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Hi Rebecca, thank you!  i love entering AR contests for points; to actually win was totally unexpected!

Jeremy, download the 30 day free trial and try it!

Edie, the Universe is clearly pushing you to try Snagit.  You can't go wrong with the 30 day free trial.

 

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