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 June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 41
Homesnap A few weeks ago I received an email invite from our local MLS for this program called Homesnap and thought it looked like a great way to market and network with past clients and customers.  Boy was I wrong, I could not have been more wrong. So far it has high jacked my email contacts lis...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
Comments 16
Social networking can be tough to keep up with, and our Real Estate Marketing team is aware that the hyper-rapid evolution of social media and online marketing means that there are always new websites and innovative ways of social sharing being developed. The latest social networking giant to rep...
By Murney Associates Realtors, Murney Associates, REALTORS Sells Real Estate Best
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We have talked many times in the last year how innovative technology is changing the way real estate agents do business. The end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 began to change dramatically with agents having the capability to get “e-signatures” on documents such as: listings, contracts, addendums,...
By Michael Shetler
(Keller Williams Village Square Realty)
Comments 15
We've all heard it before - real estate is about location, location, location. As a home buyer, you may want to be near a certain school, on a particular side of town or in a specific development. So why can't you search for homes that way online? If you're looking in Bergen County, now you can. ...
By RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman, Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate
(RVA HomePRO Realtor with RE/MAX Commonwealth serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia)
Comments 20
Today I spent some time helping out a colleague who was experincing strange behavior with her computer. And then I had to do many of the same things on my computer because it was acting wierd. These steps apply to both Windows and Mac OS X. Most of the things I do are simple steps even someone wi...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Facebook has 5 Changes to Protect its Users   Facebook’s new search tool will give users the ability to filter through old comments and other information from friends and if you find embarassing posts that were shared on other people's page, you can ask Facebook to remove them.      Search- Faceb...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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  A recent inquiry by someone who wants to break into the luxury real estate market in 2015 spurred this question, “Is it time to update your existing website or create an additional website for the luxury market?”    This morning, as we were reading our roundup of luxury news, this headline pop...
By Stephen Fells
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By John DL Arendsen, Contractor, RE Brk, Factory Built Home Dealer/Devl
(ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer & TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Comments 4
Well, between my daughters, wife and webmaster and now you I guess I better get my act together and go through another social media learning curve. Thanks for the Heads Up.    Have a very Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!!  Social networking can be tough to keep up wit...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
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House hunters these days use any and every portal to connect with a real estate professional. Unless you've got clones of yourself ready to record every exchange between you and a potential new client, keeping up with constant streams of communication is a challenge. (And if you do have clones, ...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, Realtor,GRI, e-PRO,RECS
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Why get one in the first place? Without one, only the very most organized agents are truly organized and not in crisis mode an inordinate amount of the time. But there are plenty of agents who are making a great deal of money either on their own or with teams and have no CRM. No one has to have a...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
Site-Level Search Engine Ranking Factors, SEO for the Realtor®     Google takes into account more than 200 different ranking factors when determining your website’s standing in the search engines, and every year its algorithms get better and better at ensuring that its standards are met. As a bus...
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
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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 Ed & Tracy Oliva, Arizona Agents
(West USA Realty - Arizona)
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You are invited to our regular Tech Tuesday event at West USA Realty Fountain Hills location. A great way to learn the latest tech tools to increase your real estate business. Each week we meet and have  a working session which means: bring your laptops, ipads, phones and learn in real time the l...
By Rebekah Radice, Social Media Marketing, Coaching & Training
(Imagine WOW! Digital Marketing Agency)
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Jing is a great piece of software that allows you to share anything on your screen by capturing images and videos. Once you download Jing you can share your capture by email or IM, upload it online or paste your capture in your website or blog. Think of how you can boost your productivity by usi...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
I this world of Internet and Apps - we are exposed all the time - to spam! Based in this post from June, it seems using this product is not in our best interest. So the purpose of this re-blog is to spread the word about the experience one of our members had with this product. Homesnap A few week...
By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot REALTOR & Land Man 928 533-8142
(High Country Realty - Prescott - AZ)
Comments 7
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 Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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iPhone users are going to love an app that is better than the Apple panoramic photo feature.  Autostitch is $1.99 app that can turn your iPhone into a wide angle panoramic stitching camera and it is super simple to use.  What I love about Autostitch is that you can make wide panoramics and you ca...
By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
Comments 5
The photos above are an example of a before and after using a photo editing software called Photomatix Pro 5.0.  Myrl Jeffcoat was very kind and featured a few of the photos I had taken during the last couple of months and I wanted to share with her one of my favorite photo editing softwares.  P...
By Rick Cignoli, Sr. Mortgage Officer
(Norcom Mortgage)
Comments 0
  Please join us for FREE MLS (Multiple Listing Service) Training with Michele Benson of CT Real.   Michele will discuss recent software changes to MLS. MLS has changed their operating system which effects how Realtors add, edit, search and pull market analyses.   The FREE Training will be held i...