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 Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 25
Today I'm going to share a tutorial video showing how I use Ribbet to colorize old black and white photographs. Ribbet is very user friendly and the technique I use is like coloring or painting when you were a kid. It's really just a matter of choosing a color, applying it, and then adjusting the...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
(RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS)
Comments 2
When it comes to Word Press plugins the choices are many. Here is some help from Lori Ballen with Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas. Maybe one of these is just what you have been looking for. Thanks for the insights Lori. You've saved us a little time here. Please take the time to comment on Lori'...
By Eileen Begley, Monterey Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker, DelMonte)
Comments 4
ios8 - Health App to the Rescue! You just got hit by a truck crossing the street, the medics are here. They look for your phone and there it is the little white box with the red heart app on your iphone screen. They quickly tap on medical id, see what drugs you are allergic to and who to call for...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 65
Those of you who know me know how much I enjoy photo editing.  I'll throw together a crazy picture of someone and pop it into the comment section of their blog post on a whim.  I've been asked many times how I make the pictures.  I've been asked many times to do a tutorial video. Making a video h...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 25
Last month I wrote a post, Personal Photos Create Personal Connections, in which I shared a before and after picture of a vintage photo I had restored for a client. Several people have asked how I edited the photo.  I've often thought about making a tutorial video on photo editing, but didn't kno...
By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
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I have been licensed and selling full-time in Austin since 1997, so I'm fast approaching my 18 year anniversary in the business. Years ago, I remember seeing all of those letters after agents' names and I remember wondering what they were for: CRS, GRI, ABR, CCIM? I have owned my own company sinc...
By Eric Martell, Ph.D.
(RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc.)
Comments 2
We've found that a short video works as well as a bio for a lot of today's younger clients. You might take a look at this one (warning: full volume audio) and give me your comments: If enough people are interested, I'll post a second blog detailing the steps to take to do it yourself. Namaste! Eric
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 2
WordPress Plugins and the Real Estate Agent Like I mentioned before, there are thousands of plugins available and a wide variety of things can be implemented in your site, but for now we are going to focus on the basics that are aimed towards real estate. First things first, plugins install the ...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
Comments 5
FACE BOOK FRIDAYS - For Sale In Alvin   I had no idea that Face Book had a site called FOR SALE IN ALVIN, until my daughter said she wanted to buy an item listed there and asked me to go look at it. Once on the page I joined it; and every once and a while I will go and look at it.    This week my...
By James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move
(Real Living | At Home)
Comments 1
I read a good article this week :  http://www.inman.com/next/drone-technology-helps-agents-sell-houses/   about the use of drones for real estate photography.   Currently in the US; the FAA does not allow the use of drones for commercial purposes.  Our neighbor to the north; Canada - does allow t...
By James Sanson - Ranked in the TOP 1% of Arizona, Homes for sale in Maricopa AZ
(Sonoran Properties)
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I use one of the following services, and I am being hit hard by the other three. I want to find out from you all if you have experienced any of these companies, and what are your thoughts.   propertyminder.com   ihouseweb.com   deltagroup.com   ProAgentWebsites.com    
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 10
Sometimes I'm an early adopter, sometimes not. I've posted before about creating videos and my personal go to app is Corel Video Studio Pro X7 because it's a program I know really well and though the learning curve was a little steep, it offers a lot of great tools that were worth the time to lea...
By Liz Froment, Real Estate Copy, Email, Newsletters
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Social media might seem easy, but it isn't. It's a lot more than just putting up a generic post or tweet and calling it a day. The sad thing is, a lot of people make the same mistakes on social media over and over again. Even big brands. Do you want to identify yourself as a social media newbie r...
By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
(The Corcoran Group)
Comments 3
Another Corcoran first, the Corcoran app for iPad. Now available to download in the store here: http://bit.ly/N1rg8q (or just do a search for 'corcoran ipad' in the app store) iPad users use technology in very different ways from computers or smartphones. The iPad is recreational, often used at h...
By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Comments 17
Ok I am not going to pretend that I have much of a chance of getting featured 2 days in a row over stuff that Google is doing but they did announce something else yesterday that was probably just as big as the profiles showing up in search results. Tech Crunch announced that YouTube is adding a ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 23
Call Me, Email Me, Tweet Me, Message Me...   Call meText meEmail meTweet meFacebook meMessage meLine mePin meInstagram meSnapchat me Heck....send out a carrier pigeon. I actually think the pigeon might land near a Starbucks and before you know it I'll be trending. #karenfiddlercarrierpigeon When ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 43
Throwback Thursdays- We've Come a Long Way Baby! In my first years in the real estate business, technology was almost nonexistent. In Clarksville TN agents cooperated in a Multiple Listing Service where we submitted our listings to our Board office to publish in a weekly book. But this only start...
By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot REALTOR & Land Man 928 533-8142
(High Country Realty - Prescott - AZ)
Comments 2
Is there a Way to Search for most Recent Posts on a Particular Topic? I have been recently been searching for a new CRM. I entered "CRM Wordpress" in the searchbox. The results gave me a few posts in Active Rain mostly from 2010.  Things change fast in our business. I am NOT interested in what wa...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Over the past few months I have slowly been working through the items on my social media to-do list. A few items have been culled, some profiles have been updated, and a few new "projects" have either been started or are getting close to that stage. For the most part, I am pleased with my progre...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 38
YouTube Thursdays - Oct 30, 2014 - “Fall Back” with Video    YouTube Thursdays reminds you to make your emails visually appealing with a short video -offering value. What better right now, than a reminder to “Fall Back” on Sunday, November 2?    It’s a quick and easy reason to contact your SOI - ...