Real Estate Technology & Tools

Who do you typically turn to first when considering the purchase of a new piece of technology for your real estate business? If you're like a lot of agents, you'll pick the brains of other agents to find out what works and what's not worth your money.


But the choices – there are so many of them! When you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, grab a cup of coffee and dig into the following pages. Let your colleagues walk you through those choices and help you decide on how and where to spend your money.


Feel free to check back daily because we add hundreds of new posts every day. This is the place to find everything an agent needs to know about tech and tools to help you run a lean, mean real estate machine.

Trending blogs on Real Estate Technology & Tools

 
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Google+ Limits the Number of Friend Requests Daily   When I switched from my primary email address on gmail to the new one that Keller Williams set up for us, I started a new Google+ plus account.  My older account has 1,669 friends in  my circle but the new one has 88. So I changed the settings ...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 16
     Wow!  I am setting up a new domain name, via GoDaddy.  I have done this before.  But so much has changed.  Do you want to go with Linux or with Windows?  What type of hosting do you need?  What about SSL?  And on, and on...          There is more of a learning curve to setting up a domain an...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
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As promised, I’m sharing with you all some neat capabilities that apply to tablets that operate with the Android platform (Samsung Galaxy, Nexus 7 and crew) – there are many more in the actual blog, including tips on locking and erasing a lost tablet, adding widgets and getting refunds for mis-pu...
By Jimmy Chickey, Technology based Las Vegas Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
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Hyperlapse from Instagram - Helps Make Your Crappy Videos Look Good   Hyperlapse App for iOS Instagram introduced a new stand alone smart phone app today called Hyperlapse.  This is a great app that allows you to stabilize videos created on your iPhone or iPad. Using time-lapse and some tasty alg...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 Google Authorship is Axed by Google Inman News and Forbes recently confirmed that Google has pulled the 'Google Authorship' citing that they had determined it was ineffective for it users. It was first started in 2012 and only 30% of the users had taken advantage of it since.  John Mueller, Webm...
By Jimmy Chickey, Technology based Las Vegas Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 163
Technology has always been exciting for me and I get pumped up when something new comes along. However, in rare instances, some things just don't make sense to me. One such example of this is (or was) the QR code.  I admit it - I don't get it and never did.  It has been out since 1999 and I can't...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
The Ballen Method VIRTUALLY Live - The Full Day Class in a 4 Hour Webinar!!!   $99.9509/04/2014 10:00 am PDT   WHEN: September 4th 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PTD / 1-5 EasternWhat: The Ballen Method VIRTUALLY Live - The Full Day Class in a 4 Hour Webinar!!!Where: You will receive your link that is UNIQU...
By Thomas D
(TMD Technology)
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Homebuilder and Construction Information Technology Headquartered in Delray Beach, we bring a wealth of Technical knowledge to Commercial Contractors, Custom and Production Homebuilders and Real Estate sales teams from our years of experience within the industry. We have helped develop complete ...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
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What are the ACTION PACKED Realtor Learn to Earn Programs for  2014? My three favorites right now, in no particular order, are REM Camp, Paperless Agent and Buffini. Ross Hair, Founder of Real Estate Marketing Camp, is currently hosting a thirty day marketing makeover class. It runs until Oct 3. ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 20
"Adams The Tetons and the Snake River" by Ansel Adams -  In a previous post, we discussed incorporating your brand’s strategy in the design, making it user friendly and having great content.  What about the look and feel of your website?   When we work with a luxury real estate professional, we ...
By Tammy Adams, Are You Looking to Sell or Buy in Maricopa?
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
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~ You Are Never Too Old to Try New Things     About a year ago I made my first virtual tour. I was all proud of myself as I learned to use my Movie Maker program in Windows 8 to turn my pictures into a virtual tour.    Sure it looked good and transitioned well but let's face it...it was still the...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
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Nearly all of our amazing modern technology is based on the most rudimentary premise imaginable: A switch is either “on” or “off” An electrical pulse is either present or not. The status of the charge is generally assigned a value. No charge is a “zero.” If a pulse is present it is a “one.” Engin...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
  September, 2014BITS BY BALLEN BALLEN BLOGS SERVICES UPCOMING EVENTS ALL STAR AGENT NETWORK UPCOMING EVENTS The Ballen Method VIRTUALLY Live 4 Hour Webinar DATE: September 4, 2014TIME: 10am - 2pm PSTINFO:Click HERE to register   Internet Lead Generation and Cultivation Magic Class WHEAT RIDGE, ...
By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad 707.646.1876
(Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy)
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Streamline your marketing efforts with Tech Connect Everyday, I get asked by real estate agents and Brokers, "What's a good contact manager and what platform or CRM do you recommend for tracking and managing my prospects and clients?" My first response is always... "There is no one size fits all,...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 20
A recent social phenomenon is crowd funding.  It was originally developed to help small businesses that could not get loans in the conventional way.  Recently this method has expanded to real estate at large.   It facilitates raising money for real estate developers’ looking to finance a new pro...
If you haven't read about it already, Google has recently announced that they will be giving a ranking preference to HTTPS/SSL sites. So, you may be wondering: "Do I need to convert my site to HTTPS?" As you can read in the linked article, Google says HTTPS is just one of many "signals", so the n...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
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Here’s some interesting real estate trivia for you: the median age of Realtors® reached 57 in 2013, the oldest on record. Interestingly, the 111th Congress, which took office in 2009, is the oldest in the nation’s history, with an average age of 57 in the House and 63 in the Senate. So, Realtors®...
By Jim Komara
(Marketing Consultant)
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An important aspect of your web marketing strategy is the domain name that you choose for your main web site, and the sub sites you will be using in your broad marketing effort. When choosing a domain name you should keep in mind the purpose of the site, the keywords that are likely to be entered...
By Nathan Froelich, Sharer of Ideas
(breakthroughBroker.com)
Comments 180
If you're a celebrity real estate agent this article is NOT for you. If you have a team of agents and you sell hundreds of homes a year this article is NOT for you. If you have a big social media marketing budget and 20 hours per week to dedicate or delegate to Social Media marketing this article...
By Andrew Garofalo, Realty Jedi
(Rise Realty)
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Below is a checklist that I use for open houses that is saved in my Evernote app. When I first created the list I left "obvious" items, like my mobile phone, off of the list, but I found that including everything that I could think of, even the obvious, was better than not including something and...