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®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 29
YouTube Thursdays Interactive Videos - Choose Your Own AdventureInteractive videos are similar to a choose your own adventure story.  It’s a great way to engage viewers - and keep them engaged.   I can envision this as being a very powerful tool for REALTORS®. Imagine the ability to have viewers ...
The RealBird MiniSite and TinySite widgets have been used for years on thousands of real estate websites and blogs. The updated widgets are now called the "RealBird Property Cards" because of the responsive, mobile friendly and modern "card" layout. This update is backward compatible: all the pre...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 5
When I re-read the part in my personal blog on my personal website today about four Sacramento real estate agents trying to open a SUPRA iBox with Bluetooth technology, I was reminded of course of the joke: how many agents does it take to open a MetroList lockbox, but I wasn't gonna go there. Bec...
By Sheila Cox, Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.SugarLandTxHome.com)
Comments 8
 Part 1: Preparation Don’t be like most agents and put the cart before the horse. A website is a collection of information that we call “content.” Content that is based on information about your local area is what will attract traffic to your website. Without content, your website is just an onl...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 19
Meet Robert Barbutti, photographer extraordinaire. For some years now I've been fortunate to have Robert Barbutti photograph most of my real estate listings. My sellers are as awed by his photos, as I am, and open houses are well-attended, in part because of the photographs I have available for u...
By Todd Morin
Comments 0
How are you setting yourself apart from other real estate professionals?   Let me know if you need help with any of your mobile marketing efforts.  Have a nice weekend! -Todd
By Sheila Cox, Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.SugarLandTxHome.com)
Comments 15
  How Well Does a Specific Website Rank in Google Search Results? In my opinion, the effectiveness of an online lead generating system starts with how much traffic your website attracts. After all, it doesn’t matter how gorgeous your website looks if no one ever finds it on the Internet! A good i...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 0
Internet tools that support your face-to-face relationships andensure that the time you invested in them was worth it.Only web-based communication or strictly old-school methodswill not work in today's real estate world. It is not all or nothing. It is both and everything.   Client Relationship ...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 37
Today video marketing is a whole new ball game.  More and more people are utilizing video to market their business.  In real estate, virtual tours were once the only video you’d see online.  And, those were usually only seen on the agents’ website.   Here’s a few ways you can successfully use vid...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 10
It is no secret that I love videos and using them in real estate marketing just makes sense. A very small percentage of agents are now on the video bandwagon but know the future will require them to take this next step. It isn't as scary as you might think. Breaking it down into small bites can a...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 16
Any Predictions On How The FCC Will Rule On Net Neutrality???   TIME IS UP!!! Tomorrow is the day!!   In a matter of hours, the FCC will rule on the Net Neutrality matter.   Will it be a snoozer?? Or, will the Internet as we know it be gone???   Only time (not much left) will tell.   The Federal ...
By Ted Baker, MidFloridaMediation.com
(Carmody and Associates LLC)
Comments 1
I have been actively involved in internet marketing and video production for some time now.  It is great for presenting a home for sale or providing a background or B roll on a neighborhood or the city you are selling in.  One of the greatest tools I have embraced is "Camtasia Studio" from TechSm...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
  ListHub’s announcement last week that it intended to stop supplying listings to Trulia set off warning bells in the investment community, with one analyst telling investors that Trulia could lose 40 percent of its listings. http://bit.ly/Zillow-Trulia-Merger-Update  
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 30
As we get into the colder months and holidays (at the end of the year), the clicks to my website decline.  Same pattern every year.  And, there are bigger dips around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.  No surprises there.   Once I hit January 3rd or so, the visitors begin to increase.  ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 1
Google launches new YouTube app for kids YouTube (and the internet in general) can be quite the daunting place for parents to have their kids roaming free on. Google has released a new YouTube app, specifically developed for younger audiences. It's a new portal for parents to have their children ...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
Comments 58
For many agents, open houses have mostly fallen by the wayside. However, if you need to do one for a Seller that prefers them or you simply enjoy them as a part of your marketing mix, here are two mobile apps that may help you convert visitors to clients. These apps will help with engagement and...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 2
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Frisco   Eldorado Fairways At The Trail $394,900 4 2 1 Frisco   Griffin Parc Phase Two $415,000 5 3 1 Frisco   Preston Manor $110,000 2 2 0 Frisco   Preston Manor $110,000 2 2 0 McKinney  Arbor Hollow $304,900 4 3 0 McKinney  Eldorado Poi...
By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
Comments 3
I recently upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Sprint.  I am amazed at every single feature except that of the phone itself. It might be possible as Samsung has pushed the limits of the digital camera, the GPS, the Apps, etc., that they had to give up something and it appears that it is in...
Today I am introducing Houseline. I decided to do it here, because I love this community and owe it the best of what I have to offer. We created Houseline to equip real estate agents with the technology needed to compete, and to win, against the big real estate portals in the mobile marketplace....
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN
(Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills)
Comments 22
A Virus Made Just for Real Estate Agents! About 2 weeks ago I was clacking away on my keyboard when all of a sudden, my screen froze and a pop up entered the "picture" on my screen and my speakers started beeping.  It was a rude awakening that something had gone horribly wrong.   Not knowing quit...