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 Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 18
Today's real estate broker, agent is not working at Caveman Realty. The more advanced, sophisicated listing, marketing, selling of real estate property listings means keeping up to do it better. Always thinking of what the property buyer wants, listing seller expects and knowing both are pretty d...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
I hope you will enjoy this special gift. This is the first video in the Video Series from The Ballen Method Online marketing and internet lead generation system designed for real estate professionals. Of course it works for any business that benefits from search engine results, but the "product" ...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 318
UPDATED We recently announced that the ActiveRain domain is moving to ActiveRain.Trulia.com. 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 linking...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 8
  Some statics that might get you to thinking   Unfortunately most of the people in the world are unaware of Toastmasters. Having been a member for over eight years, and seeing the awesome benefits and advantages of being a member of this organization I felt you might just like to see some of the...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 4
It is stuck in a permanent ON position! My PEARLS SERIES of books and RAN RIGHT REALTY business products and services are available and accessible for ease of use and results at anytime without any unnecessary efforts. All we are doing is making ourselves always available to those that want to do...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 5
Siri on the iPad and iPhone Let Siri on your Apple iPhone and iPad Write that Text Here is a quick tip for the Apple iPhone and iPad users out there.  Siri, the iOS virtual assistant, can read and compose texts for you without you ever having to look at your phone's screen!  As a Real Estate age...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 2
Apple Computer and Real Estate Many times I have met agents and friends who have questions about Apple computers and Real Estate. Because of that, I created an open Facebook Group to answer those questions. In that group we answer questions, post schedules of upcoming announcements and list deal...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 25
One of those days when it all falls apart. Or did it? Today started out like any other. Making the rounds on Active Rain and checking e-mail. Then I get a call from a perspective client letting me know they are tabling my proposal for the units I had just bid on. They are now looking at some diff...
By Lottie Kendall, Helping make YOUR dreams a reality
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 5
It's not every day that I get a text that says, "Thanks for the email grandma! I downloaded the app. Can't believe something so cool even exists!" Of course, it's not every day I learn of a FREE iPhone app that allows you to scan your key and digitally store it in a secure server. If you get lock...
By Real Bird
(RealBird Inc.)
Comments 2
The winner of the latest RealBird sweepstake is Terry Lewis from San Diego, CA Congratulation Terry ! Thanks everybody for participating and for referring new members to RealBird ! We'll launch a new RealBird sweepstake soon and post about the details here. -- Meet some of the previous sweepstake...
By Christian Penner, Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
Comments 0
Follow Me On: REALinsight Newsletter - 2nd Quarter 2014 // Rate Update   15 and 30 Year Home Loan Rates Rates in the 1st quarter of 2014 ended as they started—on an upswing. However, they remain low compared to the record lows hit one year ago.   // Market Watch   Bumpy Road Ahead for First-time...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 8
This has been a huge wake up call. This is the way to capture your sellers, the ones who are just sitting there. Not everyone has an assistant. We are so busy, and sellers are the ones who drop off. I’ve known that I have to get back into my database. As a real estate agent- I know we fall behind...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 21
If you're not reporting your miles, now may be the time to start. With the MileIQ App, there's nothing to configure to make the app run. Just create an account with an email and password, and the first 40 drives you track with the app are free. Automatically track your miles and an immediate log ...
By Jaime Westman
(HouseHunt.com)
Comments 3
Let's say you have a website for your real estate business. You probably have an IDX feed or update your active properties regularly. Now, what if you could not only show photos of and information about those listings, but place it along with your other active properties on a custom listing map? ...
By Real Bird
(RealBird Inc.)
Comments 4
There are five more days before the drawing of the current RealBird sweepstake (midnight of April 15, 2014).  Below is the reminder of how to participate and to increase your chance of winning: Prize: Google Nexus 7 tablet (16GB model)  You have to be a real estate agent or broker in the USA or ...
By Barbara Gregus, Sandia Park Paa-ko Homes
(CARES Consumer Advantage Real Estate Services)
Comments 54
I'm looking into a new IDX provider. I want more than just a basic search for visiting clients. I'd like it to be both aesthetically pleasing (maybe interactive maps, etc) and also have the capability to have guests register and save homes they like, and sign up to receive homes through email, i....
By Judy Hudek, Your Professional Realtor
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 0
This is an extremely well written and easy to follow article!  Super Easy is in the title - and provided in the content.  I am working everyday to improve my technology skills so I don't consider myself a novice but certainly no expert and this was very helpful! Thanks Active Rain team!! UPDATED ...
By Jaime Westman
(HouseHunt.com)
Comments 6
I'm always looking for new ways to make my real estate business more efficient and effective. Therefore, our writer at HouseHunt started collecting information on apps, websites, and offline resources for real estate agents. She ended up collecting over 50. Some of the highlights include: 1. Goog...
By Lauren Selinsky Perez, REO -CEO - CDPE - SHORT SALES - Woman Owned
(CA Coastal Estates- Monarch Bay Real Estate DP)
Comments 3
Microsoft Office has finally arrived for the iPad. At a recent event in San Francisco, the veteran software developer announced that its flagship offering is now available in the App Store.   The Microsoft Office suite for iPad includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The newly rebranded OneDrive (fo...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 3
Why hop on a PropertyMinder webinar? -Website training from the comfort of your office chair or favorite couch -Offered on a consistent schedule, every week. -Your opportunity to engage with the speaker and the other participants. Discuss questions, share knowledge and learn from one another. Tog...