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 Eileen Burns, Real Estate Broker Ft Lauderdale/Miami/PalmBeach
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
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Swimming In Baby Boomer Real Estate Technology   I recently attended an educational event at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Board of Realtors in Florida.  The Real Estate Guru shared with us the essential tech toolbox note packet.   This three hour investment of time included consumer demographics c...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Are you ready to embrace the technology? Well, ActiveRain is the best place to learn through a vast experience of many members who share their 'experties'. Here's a re-blog from Eileen. Swimming In Baby Boomer Real Estate Technology   I recently attended an educational event at the Gr...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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While online social networks can hand you some of the greatest prospects to connect with consumers, it is wise to sit back and make sure you do not oversell yourself with the use of social media. Rather, use social networks for suitable communication and poise it with other successful methods. Th...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, Realtor,GRI, e-PRO,RECS
(RE-ACT, LLC)
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Why is it that if you ask someone several questions at once in an email that so often you only get an answer to one or two of the questions? Is the recipient not reading the whole email? Are they just too busy and don't pay attention? Or do they simply not care? The last may be the single big...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
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I love Twitter. There’s something really personal about it that makes it my go-to forum for reading news, sharing, or just venting. Who knew 140 characters could have such a vast impact? But, there’s also Twitter for real estate. You’ve read about the PR disasters following big businesses that tw...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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NEW TOOL from Facebook you all want to see – SAVE by Lori BallenMore Info We were hoping this was coming. Many of us have been saving Facebook posts, pictures, threads, links etc. on to our Evernote, or by bookmarking via our browsers. Sadly, you will still have to evernote and bookmark the post...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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       Poor Rodger. It seems as if he is having another bad hair day with his PC and his connectivity to the ActiveRain servers. I made the switch several years ago when I purchased my first MacBook Pro - the second generation 17 inch laptop with the aluminum keys. I have used this machine almost...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
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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 c...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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The buyer in Florida does not just call, use the email server to communicate but texts. PM messages me on the Facebook channel. Uses Twitter. Maybe LinkedIn. Occassionally the communication arrives with a heads up, someone left a comment on YouTube. Or the vehicle fired up for media use in the tr...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
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Real Estate Tech Tip #4 - Dropbox on Steroids Dropbox 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 gett...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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It has been another busy week of blogging in the rain this week with plenty of great posts to share, I hope that you enjoy the few that I do share! I encourage you to take a few minutes each week to share some of the gems that you come across, people will appreciate the support and you may even g...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
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It is a dream come true for many business owners, including us real estate agents, for our content to be found on page numero uno of the Google search results.  There are many ways to get there including paying for Google Adwords placement, having extensive content on your site, or simply being P...
By P.J. Tezza
(Jibebuy)
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For a marketing campaign I'm working on, I setup a "hyper-local" web site, www.kensingtondigs.com that is all about a very small, unincorporated town near me, Kensington, CA. As part of becoming the local Kensington real estate expert, every day, I wake up and review all the various...
By Megan Faust, Digital Marketing Consultant
(LocalEdge)
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We have all seen the cool blogs on-line with flash animation and all kinds of extra goodies on the sidebar. If you want to add some awesome to your blog or website then take a look at this carefully comprised list of the TOP FREE REAL ESTATE WIDGETS! You may have heard the word "widget"...
By John DL Arendsen, Real Estate Bkr, Factory Built home Dealer/Devlpr
(TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments & ON THE LEVEL GC)
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California Code. Can & No Can Do's For Mobile Or Manufactured Homes   Having been in the Manufactured Housing Industry for the past 3 decades we are always receiving calls and email inquires regarding the Can & No Can Do's for this increasingly complex industry. The following Heal...
By George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
(CoreFact.com)
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SEO in a Nutshell? There is a lot of buzz from time to time about the death of SEO. What does that really mean? Black-hat SEO is dead...  What is SEO? Primarily, SEO means designing your website to help the right people find you. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has several major parts: planning...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
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DocuSign is a service that allows your clients to electronically sign a document, wherever they are in the World, via a computer, smartphone or tablet.  For an introduction on the basics of DocuSign, here is a great blog explaining what it is.   It has been most useful to our team if the client e...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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It's 2014. A Social Media Strategy is Required These days, companies who don't have a social media presence are falling behind and missing a great source of online marketing.     The way in which you present your business to potential clients via social media can make a huge difference i...
By Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Howell NJ Homes for Sale
(Bruce Kunz @ Veltri & Associates, 866-483-5874 x464)
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Two Great Assistants - YouMail & ReQall - Make My Life Lots Easier!      UPDATE: Since this post was written in June of 2013, ReQall has discontinued the service described here. Their replacement offering is WAY more powerful and too much for me. I'm still looking for a 'simple to use...
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 ev...