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.

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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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How To Make an Interactive Map for your Blog Post   I make a lot of maps for my business as well as for my blogs and people often ask how I make these custom interactive maps.  So today I will demonstrate just how easy they are to make and insert into your blog posts.   Creating a custom map may ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Are you even kidding me was my reaction when I tried to put my MLS ekey adapter into the iPhone 6 with the otter box on it and found it wouldn't work.  Sigh. When I got my iPhone 5 I had to buy this little gadget to connect the supra fob to my phone.  Made it a bit more trouble, but I adjusted.  ...
By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
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In the Florida Keys, most of our property  is owned by people who live out of the area. I am looking for a service that provides phone numbers for people in other parts of the country so I can upate them on sold property. I have tried People Finders free trial and find the service useless. It cou...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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Hashtag Hashtag, I Mean ##?   "You need to hashtag your comment" Huh? When did "#" change it's name? Ok, I have to admit that when I first started noticing it on Facebook, I thought it was a way to text someone. Like a special deal? #Idon'tknowwhatthisdoesforme I was "gently" corrected midst laug...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Google Updates  The Penguin  Spam-filtering Algorithm The Penguin update following 2.1 is here, but Google actually has not yet given it a number. 3.0 may be correct.  This is the latest of the Penguin updates to attack spam. With this, Google hopes to land a more powerful blow to unacceptable SE...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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  The importance of YOU... Real estate professional Debb Janes produces wonderful videos to promote her business and her marketplace. Take a few moments to enjoy the videos included in this blog. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments.  Today, I dug back into the archives an...
By Lance Owens (RS), Luxury Real Estate and Vacation Property sales
(LUVA Real Estate )
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Have you NOT been receiving text messages? Or worse yet, your clients are not receiving your messages?  There is a GOOD reason for that, Apple - in their almighty wisdom came up with a program called "iMessage" --- its a "kiddy" program at best. From what I understand, it was originally designed ...
By Lance Owens (RS), Luxury Real Estate and Vacation Property sales
(LUVA Real Estate )
Comments 52
  OK, so I was one of those idiots that camped out overnight for the new iPhone 6+ 128gb. And probably not for the reasons you think, I had actually pre-ordered mine, so I wasn't in that much of a hurry, it was the fact that a good friend of mine does this every year, and he brings his son along ...
By Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service
(The Jordon Wheeler Group)
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Another Phone Upgrade - Samsung Note 4 I upgraded my cell phone over the weekend from the Samsung Note 2 to the Samsung Note 4.  Two generations later and I can tell the differences between the two phones.   I got the Samsung Note 2 earlier this year, and I have enjoyed it a lot.  I rarely bite t...
By John DL Arendsen, Contractor, RE Brk, Factory Built Home Dealer/Devl
(ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer & TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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David Popoff Wow! This is great info. I'm definitely going to reblog this and pass it along to my agents and other real estate stakeholders that I know would benefit from this information. Measure Your Impact with Analytics.Twitter.com   Measure your tweet activity by using Twitter’s Analytical t...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Hollywood Gets OK on Drone Use, How About Equal Treatment for Realtors?   I'm happy to learn that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has succeeded in persuading the Federal Aviation Agency to approve the use of aerial drones in filmmaking, at least on a limited basis.  I'm sure this...
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
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There's a lot of buzz on drone video and how to use it.  Most of the videos seen making the rounds are focused on large properties with plenty of space to fly around.  While it's fun and impressive to take an aerial video of a large estate, there is so much more you can do that applies even to th...
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
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Brokers, you should be doing drone videos! There has been a lot of talk about drone video lately and how it's the next big thing in real estate marketing.  While the poorly informed folks are busy claiming FAA legal issues (perfectly OK to fly under 400 feet, look it up) the rest of us are determ...
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
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Big data is here.  It's all around you and it's time to take advantage of it.  There's no need to fear it.  In fact, you probably have some of the data in your own head let alone a database.  The tools necessary to analyze it are also already here, you just need to know whichs ones do the job.  B...
By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Fuller Sotheby's International Realty)
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Love ‘em or Hate ‘em, Drone’s are all over the news and are becoming a huge part of our lives. Whether it be for personal safety and security, surveillance boarding on personal privacy infringement, pizza delivery or partnering up with major online retailer, Amazon to take the goods delivery mode...
By San Diego real estate blog San Diego real estate agent
(brokerforyou.com CA Lic#00706331)
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    The latest generation of quadcopter video drones are so stable and easy to fly, that any agent can learn to use it in a relatively short time. Agients should keep in mind that this is not only a great marketing tool, but also a great listing tool. Imagine going to a listing appointment and br...
By David Popoff, Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct.
(DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt)
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Measure Your Impact with Analytics.Twitter.com   Measure your tweet activity by using Twitter’s Analytical tool. The tool will measure your how successful your tweets are by measuring impressions and engagements. An Impression is the number of times a user saw your tweet and an engagement is how ...
By John DL Arendsen, Contractor, RE Brk, Factory Built Home Dealer/Devl
(ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer & TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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Wow! This is great! Definitely worth a reblog to some of my groups. Especially Active Rain newbies, Addicted to Active Rain and the Old Farts Club. Good job and Thanks! How To Make an Interactive Map for your Blog Post   I make a lot of maps for my business as well as for my blogs and people ofte...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
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I love a good tutorial! This is a great one to bookmark for future use. I use Google Maps routinely in lieu of a GPS. So instructions on how to use it for embeddable maps in blogs  is right up this Realtor's Alley. check it out! Or hit the bookmark button.  How To Make an Interactive Map for your...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
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  Real estate sales: who knew it could be so dangerous.  After recent events, let's all beef up our efforts to safely show homes. And since this is trick or treat season, I wanted to share some technology treats (with a few funky song phrases to act as your mnemonics) that will stop devious trick...