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 Jim Griffin
(HouseLens: Full-Motion Video House Tours)
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Before I jump into this week's post, I've got some exciting news to share. Our CEO and CRO will be at Inman Connect next week in San Francisco, and they'll be guest-posting here with reports on the event! So check back next Wednesday and Thursday for a first-person view of one of the...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Thanks Jay for the magic formula.  We all know that when it rains it pours.  In fact pouring rain and the accompanying lightening contributed to one of the many events that did not make last week a lot of fun. For one thing, that lightening strike that hit my house last Tuesday evening killed my ...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
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 Have You Tried Pixlr On Your Tablet   Pixlr claims to be the most popular app on either iOS and Android. I ran across it this weekend and downloaded it-it's free. It has some interesting features that some of the other photo apps do not have. You can do collages which is something we all use...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
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Awhile ago I set up google authorship for my ActiveRain blog and thought I was good to go. Today for some unknown reason, I decided to check my google authorship according to instructions posted below and discovered authorship wasn't verified.  After several attempts I discovered my email acc...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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As you know all too well staying in touch with clients and responding quickly to their needs is vital to your success in our industry. Technology today makes this easier than ever but how do you know which hardware and software is best for your specific needs? Here is some very useful info. that ...
By Mike Frazier, Dyersburg Tn Real Estate
(Carousel Realty of Dyer County)
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I just wrote a post on my Dyersburg Real Estate blog about my Dyersburg real estate market being "red hot". I attribute that to three reasons. 1. School starts back here in Dyersburg in the last week of July. 2. Our local economy is in recovery mode complete with new jobs. 3. My Dyersbu...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Online Marketing is about Location, Location, Location It is unquestionable in the real estate game that it is all about, “location, location, and location.”  Whereas in times past the refrain was used to console sellers who were unable to fetch top dollar, or explain to buyers why they needed t...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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UPDATED We recently announced that the ActiveRain domain is moving to 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...
By Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
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How many emails do you get in a day?  Dozens? Hundreds?  And how much time do you spend sorting through them?  Not a lot.  An important email needs to announce loud and clear that it's IMPORTANT -- rather than leaving it up to the receiver to intuit that this one email, among the dozens or hu...
By Bill Foxworthy, Jill Turner, Real Estate - Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel
(Carpenter Northeast)
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    Buyers can use their smart phone to search for homes for sale nearest where they are now. Let's say you're in a neighborhood that you love, and you want to find more homes for sale nearby., you can search for homes for sale and they will be sorted by the nearest h...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I remember when I started my real estate career, I did not need to spend money on few of these things. However, it is 2014! Here's a re-blog from Valorie's post where she shares information about the best technology for Realtors®. As you know all too well staying in touch with clients and...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Get RESULTS! Get PAID! Get LEADS via The Ballen Method! by Lori Ballen   Just ranked #10 in Nevada teams by Realtrends America’s Best Agents report.. and we built our business on on web leads. YOU can do THIS too!!! How? Come learn with me as I show you the inside strategies of online marketing a...
By J. Rob Handley, La Jolla CA Realtor
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  I had a chance to use the drone technology to film a video for my client’s luxury home in University City San Diego.  This was a very unique marketing opportunity I had to provide for a home.  This was the first of its kind that I know of used for a home in University City San Diego.  Normally ...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie, Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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PC Classes Online is a free service that I stumbled upon today. I use Evernote and had so many questions, so I turned to YouTube. There I found an Evernote tutorial offered by PC Classes Online and I gained a lot of useful information on Evernote (if you don't use Evernote, you certainly shou...
By Cheryl Johnson
(Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA)
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Access to your Video Manager on YouTube is no longer as obvious as it once was.    And so, for my friends and associates who continue to ask .."Where is it?"     ~~~~~~~   To access YouTube's Video Manager 1. Tap your channel icon image in the upper right corner 2. Then tap "Cr...
By gwen wilson, Senior Analyst at MAPS 290
(MAPS 290)
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MAPS290 has entered into agreement with to also distribute our software. For those wishing to make purchases of the MAPS290 Single Seat – 365 License via Amazon. We are trying to bring you the most methods possible for getting started.  Get your copy today!!    Is your listing not movi...
By Matthew Krause
(Atlantic Coast Title Group)
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Get instant access to title quotes, net sheets, and preliminary HUD's.   Save Title Quotes, Net Sheets, Prelim Hud's in minutes Send to your client via email Use on your desktop, tablet, or smart phone   To learn more CLICK HERE to watch a short, 1 min introduction video.   If you want to...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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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. T...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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    PropertyMinder’s AccelerAgent website suite is your complete internet, mobile, and social platform.  There are some things we can assume about the people who visit your AccelerAgent website: 1. They don’t have a lot of time. 2. They are probably using a mobile device.       AccelerAgent allow...
By David Popoff, Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct.
(DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt)
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Realtors® Are You Using NAR RPR? Realtors Property Resource® was created by the National Association of Realtors® for the sole purpose of providing Realtors® with market data, property details, maps and demographic information along with Comps and Property Investment Analysis tools. RPR helps you...