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.

Trending blogs on Real Estate Technology & Tools

 
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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If you are a listing agent, quality photography of the home that you are marketing to sell is critical. Imagine the couple that is ready to buy a home. They are browsing their choices online. Consider if there is an abundance of choices in their price range and the area that they are looking into...
By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
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I am amazed that many Realtors still have not come into the digital age and invested in a digital camera.I was trying to remember when I first invested in my first digital camera and think it was back in 1999 when I got my Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation from the National Assoc...
By Drick Ward, "RealtorDrick" - Experienced Representation
(NEPTUNE REALTY)
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Earlier this week, Google announced to gmail calendar users that they plan to discontinue support for a key feature in less than a month.  When you schedule an appointment, you have the option of setting reminders.  The reminder can be an email message, a popup message on your phone or desktop, o...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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This is for thosed following me in my journey as I make a few enhancements to my website (in between my busy schedule of appts). I've always read that google likes pages that show real human interaction.  They like pages where people stay on them longer as well as interact.  One way to interact i...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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For those of you following me on my journey to make some enhancements this weekend to my site, here is Part 2.  I'm doing this in between my other fun/leisure activities for the weekend. I was inspired by Marte Cliff  post from yesterday Get more mileage from your testimonials.  In this, she disc...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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Now that I am done w/ my appointments and estimates for the week, I have a full 2 days...to do whatever I want.  Part of that is sleeping/resting/doing nothing.  Part of it walking/exercising and some BBQ's/time with friends/family...and time w/ myself and my furry friends.  Part of it is cleanin...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Upgrading a PC to use the new Windows 7 operating systems takes so much time and skill that few people will be able to do it, says Business Week's Stephen Wildstrom. In fact, upgrading is not an option for users of Windows XP. Buying a new computer doesn't make PC users' work much easier. They st...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Flex fuel vehicles have been on the road for more than a decade and some hybrid vehicles are in their third generation. But now, automotive engineers believe that the hydrogen fuel cell is the best bet as an alternative power source for cars of the future. By far the most-environmentally clean fu...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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  You can have sophisticated pieces of safety equipment installed in your car that are like those in luxury cars like Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz, according to a report in Money. Rear- and Side-View Cameras. In the Infiniti EX35, they show video of areas outside the vehicle that may be hard to see...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
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These free tools will no doubt increase your productivity and marketing efforts...Here are some quick explanations of each... Video - 6 Killer Free Internet ToolsFree Luxury Home Sales ConsultLuxury Home Sales TrainingTo your success,Hugh
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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Real Estate Agents One Step Closer To Using DronesTechnology is rapidly sweeping the real estate industry, adding innovation and ease to the home buying process. With 3D cameras, virtual tours, and aerial photography, it can be daunting for agents to keep up with the evolving landscape, especiall...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Not-So-Speechless Sunday New (Easy) Camera!Thank you, Dick Greenberg for sharing your wisdom about your "find", the Canon SX50 PowerShot!  This photo of a beautiful dove has not been edited at all except to change the size; a "drop shadow" frame was put around it and my signature added. This dove...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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by Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist, Specializing in Search and Social How to Build a Real Estate Website with WordPress – Free DownloadWordPress іs one of the more popular self-hosted blogging tools in thе wоrld. It’s users are large and diverse, with millions of people operating their ...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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My Las Vegas Hands-On Training Just Got Better! 2-DAY LEAD GENERATION BOOTCAMP  June 24 – 25, 2015 10am-4pmDouble your production when you learn and apply my Method.  This workshop/bootcamp for Internet Marketing will allow us to work together in a small group. We will write a blog, add hyperlink...
By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Google Plus is probably the most under utilized social networks of all the big ones. People either don't understand how to use, think of it as just another Facebook (why would I want two?), or assume it's a ghost town thanks to some uninformed writers. Heck, one of the most common rumors I see is...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I remember someone had mentioned to me iPhone will be the same small size.However, that's not true for iPhone 6.Here is a great information about iPhone 6 from Chad Hyams . Let's be honest up front and say that some of these features are actually because of iOS 8. Of course many people are using ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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A new iPhone application will enable users to lock, unlock and remotely start their cars with the phone rather than the car's key fob. The application includes a receiver that is installed in the car.In order to use the app, the car just has to have electric windows and locks. It doesn't require...
By Chad Hyams
(Ember Seminars and Keller Williams Southeast Region)
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Let's be honest up front and say that some of these features are actually because of iOS 8. Of course many people are using iOS 8 only because they just got a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Let's have a look at 6 of the best things that I have seen already on the iPhone 6 that you will want to take a lo...
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
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Svetlana Javakhyan, a Boston-area broker, joins us on the show to talk about the ever pressing subject-- Trulia. Is it useful? Should you use it? Does she use it? To find out all her answers, press play above!What do you think? Have anything to add? Join the discussion in the comments!You can als...
By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
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With 3D movies all the rage at IMAX theater's across the country and 3D TV's being offered the technology has been introduced to real estate tours in the last couple of years.   Like any new technology it will take several years before it is affordable enough for the average listing but currently...