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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Nicole Ocean
(BPO Automation Group & BPO University)
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  AutoFill Your BPO's in 5 Minutes view online Unhappy With Your AutoFill Software?Take the BPO Automation Software Challenge Today!   Compare Our Enhanced AutoFill Software Side-by-Side to Your Current AutoFill Provider! Test Drive Our Software for Only $9.99 (Normal Value $128.00) AutoFill ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Have you ever had one of those “bad computer days”?  Yes, that question is intended to be redundant! Back in the day I remember people having a “bad hair day” but I believe that saying has been replaced permanently. I don’t know anyone that has never had a bad computer day. In the beginning this...
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...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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There is no doubt about it, creating a blog is a great way to get people, hopefully customers to your site and to build an online presence that will help you both personally and with your business. Building a real estate blog is not difficult and you can build one and start to post on it right aw...
By Brian Rayl, Dallas Park Cities TX Real Estate 214-699-1799
(Home Value Leads)
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I have had a number of people contact me over the past few weeks to get more information on Home Value Leads and how exactly it works. Because of this, we made an explainer video that walks you through how our system helps you generate seller leads easily.  Please let me know if you have any ques...
By gwen wilson, CEO MAPS 290
(MAPS 290)
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These scripts are for using the home scoring method that is available free now. We have added Scripts for RE Professionals.  Download now and get knocking on doors! Simply go to http://www.whatsmyhomescore.com/free/ and download all you want for FREE!   While you are there, download the actual ho...
By Jim Griffin
(HouseLens: Full-Motion Video House Tours)
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  This week, I'm at Inman Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. If you've never been to an Inman Connect event, put the next one on your calendar! It's a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and connect with real estate innovators.   I'm at ICSF with two of my fellow HouseLens exe...
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 (HCD) Mandate Regulating Manufactured Home Foundations   PART 2   In PART 1 we addressed how to go about detitling Mobile or Manufactured Homes from Chattel and re-titling it to REAL PROPERTY.  HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION  18551-18016.5(4)     PART 2 will address the HEALTH AND SA...
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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The California (HCD) Mandate Regulating Manufactured Home Foundations   PART 1         The California Housing & Community Deveiopment  Department (HCD) has  established a protocol for installing Mobile Homes or Manufactured Home on FOUNDATIONS SYSTEMS.         This process can be a very compl...