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 Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Attracting New Clients - What’s your Style?    Most of my business comes from referrals, and that makes me happy. It confirms my desire to offer exemplary service and an all around enjoyable experience.  Obviously, if my clients and former clients feel I’m doing a good job, they won’t hesitate to...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
What Do You Think of the New Facebook Messenger App I had been getting a message from Facebook for several weeks to download the 'Messenger App' so this weekend I finally did it.  I immediately disliked it but put up with it for over a week. It is loud and dings when a message comes in. P...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
Comments 27
    As real estate agents, our productivity is many times determined by how much we can accomplish while out of the office showing homes to buyers, meeting sellers for listing appointments, attending networking events and continuing professional development.  Here are 17 mobile apps (this is the ...
By P.J. Tezza
(Jibebuy)
Comments 1
From this story, it sounds like a hacker broke into a Realtor's email account, then used it to try and get the Realtor's buyer to wire $5,000 into the hacker's bank account. I can't say if this story is really true, but I don't see why it couldn't happen! http://www.reddit...
By Nathan Froelich, Sharer of Ideas
(breakthroughBroker.com)
Comments 2
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 art...
By Steve Taplin
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My website is showing up for my major keyword phrases in other search engines not in Google. Why?If you’re trying to drive traffic to your website you need to realize that rankings (and the traffic they may bring) are not static. You may get comfortable seeing your website rank highly for your mo...
By Kristi Knutson, Blog Trainer ☂
(ActiveRain ♥ 888-643-3837)
Comments 42
I've had a lot of people ask about the Blogging Blueprint HTML formats, where to find them, and how to use them, so I've written this blog as an easy reference to pull the code from!   Using them is so simple! Just follow these steps: Simply click in the box Scroll down to highlight it al...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 40
5 Ways to use Landing Pages for your Real Estate Business | Online Marketing Strategies & SEO If you are looking for an effective way to increase the number of leads you can generate for your business, creating the right landing pages may be the best solution. Landing pages are often erroneou...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 30
 Free Tools to Make Graphs, Charts, Presentations and More        We all know the trial period does not last long when you buy a new computer for most any software that you need to make it work. What is needed is a free open source office suite. And here it is... a great way to get your office up...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 48
Fishhawk Lake-Gift Giving Ideas  Being a photographer at Fishhawk Lake, I have scads of pictures of different seasons. Since people happen upon my blogposts and look at my copious amounts of pictures on ActiveRain as well as my website, I decided to take it a step further and use my photos as occ...
By Steve Vondran, Real Estate Lawyer
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
Comments 54
  Top 5 Intellectual Property & Social Media Tips for the Real Estate Blogger We live in a litigious society, especially in California where I practice business and real estate law.  It seems companies and individuals will get upset about the smallest of things, including you writing a blog p...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
Comments 34
If you haven't figured it out yet, I am a big fan of what Google can do for your business. However, I am convinced that Active Rain has made a difference in my business since I switched over to a rain maker account!  It's amazing how quickly that I see my blog posts rank on Google when I ...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 16
3 Recent Changes in Facebook Posts, Likes and Feeds | Internet Marketing and Social Media Tips There are a few changes to Facebook which you should be aware of, so that you will get the most out of using Facebook as a tool for both personal and business use.  These focus mostly on preferences reg...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 42
Do You Use the Facebook Graph Search for Real Estate I remember a few years ago when I would be on Facebook and looking for friends or prospective clients and would have a terrible time finding them sometimes. And then if you looked up someone with a common name, you would finally get 50+ but the...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 1
The Two Crucial Steps for Real Estate Online Dominance – SEO and Online Marketing by Lori Ballen The Two Crucial Steps for Real Estate Online Dominance – SEO and Online Marketing Real estate brokers with an online presence need a website that stands out from the crowd, especially in the local on...
By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty)
Comments 21
I got this cool new app ad in my inbox and decided to try it out. It's verrrryyyy cool! It's called My Online Yard Sign and it brands your photos with your logo and contact information.  And it's FREE! Check it out. Here is my listing at 420 Whitegate Rd in Newbury Park, CA. This firs...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 26
Being in a Video Can Be Intimidating I represent a neighborhood and am always looking at ways to change up the marketing and present fresh ideas. We just recently revamped the website so I thought it would be really helpful to the community and the public to have the HOA Community Manager do some...
By Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
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     "Favorites" are being posted on the Twitter timeline as Retweets.  No, no, no!  Favorites are an entirely different animal than Retweets.  Many Favorites mean absolutely nothing to most Tweeps; they only mean something to the person who Favorited the original tweet.        Gizmodo ...
By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(Real Living | At Home)
Comments 15
We're all responsible adult professionals, right? And yet, how many agents do you think are not going to bother with Trulia verifications? http://activerain.trulia.com/blogsview/4455018/you-re-looking-good--introducing-new-profiles-on-trulia#short-url-holder Honestly, in the past month, I jum...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 2
Lesson #1  Week 2 - Choosing your Niche  Please excuse the audio quality. We were having issues with the microphone, but I think this video can provide you clarity on the niches. Click here to go back and access Week 1 Search engines reward web sites that are consistent with their topic and mess...