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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Check out this Infographic provided by the California Association of Realtors: Is your website mobile-friendly?  I build mobile websites for $99.  If you'd like your own mobile APP, I include a mobile website for free.  Let me know if you'd like to discuss it.   Have a great day! -Todd
By Nathan Froelich, Sharer of Ideas
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If you're a celebrity real estate agent this article is NOT for you. If you have a team of agents and you sell hundreds of homes a year this article is NOT for you. If you have a big social media marketing budget and 20 hours per week to dedicate or delegate to Social Media marketing this article...
By Nathan Froelich, Sharer of Ideas
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In this video I'll show you how to use Facebook Lists to transform your personal Facebook page into a powerful marketing machine. Best of all you can do this for free. Creating lists is the process of putting all of your contacts (friends) into groups just like you would do in your contact manage...
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)
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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 - ...
By Joe Harvey
(Lake Worth Real Estate)
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I just got this amazing story from a realtor friend and wanted to share it as it is very useful information for those of us that work from home and do not have our own IT Department. Joe   As a consistently busy realtor, I came to the realization that I needed more in order to make my business gr...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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    My Executive Women's Networking group opted to have their bi-monthly meeting at the Glenmoor Country Club this month, and have a LinkedIn guru be our speaker.     With all the women in our group either being executives or owners of their own businesses, knowing what all to have on LinkedIn is...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Fall Back This is a wonderful example of the power of video for a message to your database. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. YouTube Thursdays - Oct 30, 2014 - “Fall Back” with Video    YouTube Thursdays reminds you to make your emails visually appealing with a short ...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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 Today, I dug back into the archives and found one of my first series as a member of Active Rain. It's about the importance of music, sound, and authenticity. As a reminder, be careful about your use of music, and if you have any concern about whether you can freely use it ( copyright), err on th...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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Perhaps you've seen my tutorial video on customizing Google Maps. I recorded that back in 2011. Over the past year, Google Maps received a pretty big makeover in how it looks. Just in the past week, one of the last pieces was upgraded. This is the piece where you can create "My Maps". A custom ma...
By Todd Morin
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Check out the most popular apps of 2014.  Will your real estate business be in the app store in 2015?
By Mark Wagner Jr.
(Zion Realty)
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I've been doing real estate for over a year and half now and recently became a licensed real estate agent about 6 months.  With that comes a whole new profession and learning a whole new trade.  Recenty, I met with a great lender that introduced me to Activerain.  With this he presented several d...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
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It’s not really something that I have thought about before in this light, But maybe I should. I write a good bit and I publish it online. And I back up my articles religiously. But my work only exists in electronic formats. It takes a device of some sort to open the data and interpret it. So what...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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Competition within the real estate industry is fierce and out-spending your competitors can seem like an impossible task. Large real estate franchises spend enormous sums of money to keep their brand at the forefront of consumers’ minds and are constantly competing to be the biggest, the best and...
By Morris Massre, Realtor Broward County Florida
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services )
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I recently wrote a blog on the importance of claiming your dotREALTOR website for free as NAR was giving away the first 500K to realtors.  So I did so on the first day of availability and received a confirmation that the site was complete and up and running only to test it for myself and find out...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Pensacola Florida 32514:  Get hackers off your back: Security tips Is sensitive client data safe from cyber-criminals? These networks increasingly target small businesses that still employ rudimentary online security measures. Read more.     Click Here to Sign up for our Newsletter, request aa Ap...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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You have a lot on your plate. In fact, REALTORS® are notorious for their hectic schedules and constant task-juggling. No wonder you haven’t had the time to investigate the truth about CRMs, you’re still trying to get through your email inbox! Never fear, to save you time, we’ve compiled a list of...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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Do you know how to tell if a website is secure? I saw something on TV this morning about a special app that will allow you to purchase items using your iPhone. I also received an email from the credit card gateway I use for payments from my clientele. It, too, was about online security. As my min...
By Chris Benson, Real Estate Broker in Queen Creek Arizona
(Estate Realty & Management)
Comments 0
By AZ SEO Expert: Phoenix SEO Consultant
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Just in case you didn't see this excellent article by Jessica Worley, I wanted to re-blog it here. I like this technique of using parent pages, child pages, and even grandchild pages. This will most definitely help your SEO and marketing efforts if you make sure to redirect your old links!   Hi! ...