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 Debb Janes, Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 16
YouTube Thursdays - Video storyboards bring your script to life. ( First of all, if you don’t have a script for your video - start here) If you want to make your video marketing efforts more productive, and easier, don’t forget to come up with a storyboard, or at least an outline of what you’re t...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 5
I built it. It wasn't easy, but I did it!   When I first looked down, it was just a pile of supplies. A mess really. Everything scattered everywhere and there were no instructions!   "How am I going to put this thing together?", I asked myself with near disbelief.     But I knew it had to be done...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 320
UPDATED We recently announced that the ActiveRain domain is moving to ActiveRain.Trulia.com. In order to update your Google Authorship, you will want to make sure the links from your Google+ 'about' section back to your profile and blog on ActiveRain use the correct URLs. Previously, when linking...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 2
I hope you will enjoy this special gift. This is the first video in the Video Series from The Ballen Method Online marketing and internet lead generation system designed for real estate professionals. Of course it works for any business that benefits from search engine results, but the "product" ...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 13
Real Estate Tech Tip #3 - REFRESH Technology can be a great help in your real estate career.  However, just because it is the new 'flashy' thing doesn't mean that it will actually make you more productive.  I can say from experience that many tools end up just getting in the way and can actually ...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
Comments 2
Are you new to real estate sales? On the fence about getting areal estate contact management system? As someone just entering real estate, a great contact management or CRM system should be one of the first things you’ll want to adopt into your business. In fact, it’s essential to starting your c...
By Stephen Fells
(AgencyLogic)
Comments 1
The following brief video explains how to access a digital version of REALTOR magazine.  
By Cheryl Johnson
(Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA)
Comments 6
I want every single one of our office listings to have a FaceBook photo album.  I created this tutorial to help our associates get property photos uploaded to FaceBook photo albums as quickly as possible. It's pretty basic, but I thought maybe some Rainers might appreciate it .... so...... ======...
By Rick Cignoli, Sr. Mortgage Broker
(Right Trac Financial Group)
Comments 8
As you have seen in the news, the "Heartbleed Bug" has been labeled a critical online security issue. Immediate Action is Required. The following popular sites have reportedly updated their encryption and will be fully secure to use again by simply changing your passwords: Facebook Yahoo Yahoo Ma...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
Comments 19
It's been such a wild ride for the past few months in my business that, when my computer crashed, I took that as an omen to calm down a bit and not to be so hard on the poor thing. I loved all the "old" programs on it. We were a comfortable team. But it stayed crashed, became a "doorstop". RIP. S...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) practices for real estate have changed significantly over the years. For Real Estate agents there are some specific practices to follow to get maximization of traffic and receive high ranking. The success of real estate agents online depends on generating sales le...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
Using Social Media Like Twitter ,Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to Grow Your Business  - But FIRST, Let me take a SELFIE! It is because of the social ability of the web that users are able to share everything from real-time birthday parties, to recipes thought lost from past generations. This ...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 81
Links, links and more links; that’s what Google wants, right? And the more it finds your link out there the better… but that may not necessarily be true. Google is now on the hunt for unnatural back links. Those that don’t really make sense where they are or those that are just repeated over and ...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 6
Siri on the iPad and iPhone Let Siri on your Apple iPhone and iPad Write that Text Here is a quick tip for the Apple iPhone and iPad users out there.  Siri, the iOS virtual assistant, can read and compose texts for you without you ever having to look at your phone's screen!  As a Real Estate age...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Have you ever had a bad computer day? This is probably one of the most rhetorical statements that I have ever made. Everybody has had a “bad computer day”! I am amazed how the computer industry constantly touts how “user friendly” computers have become. I haven’t seen any major improvements in c...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 4
Apple Computer and Real Estate Many times I have met agents and friends who have questions about Apple computers and Real Estate. Because of that, I created an open Facebook Group to answer those questions. In that group we answer questions, post schedules of upcoming announcements and list deal...
By Lottie Kendall, Helping make YOUR dreams a reality
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 13
It's not every day that I get a text that says, "Thanks for the email grandma! I downloaded the app. Can't believe something so cool even exists!" Of course, it's not every day I learn of a FREE iPhone app that allows you to scan your key and digitally store it in a secure server. If you get lock...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
One of those days when it all falls apart. Or did it? Today started out like any other. Making the rounds on Active Rain and checking e-mail. Then I get a call from a perspective client letting me know they are tabling my proposal for the units I had just bid on. They are now looking at some diff...
By Jaime Westman
(HouseHunt.com)
Comments 4
Let's say you have a website for your real estate business. You probably have an IDX feed or update your active properties regularly. Now, what if you could not only show photos of and information about those listings, but place it along with your other active properties on a custom listing map? ...
By Jaime Westman
(HouseHunt.com)
Comments 7
I'm always looking for new ways to make my real estate business more efficient and effective. Therefore, our writer at HouseHunt started collecting information on apps, websites, and offline resources for real estate agents. She ended up collecting over 50. Some of the highlights include: 1. Goog...