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 11
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 ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 315
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 Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 5
Tech Tip #8: Quick HTML Tip for BloggersTechnology can be a great help in your real estate career.  However, just because it is the new 'flashy' thing doesn't mean that it will actually make you more productive.  I can say from experience that many tools end up just getting in the way and actuall...
By Cheryl Johnson
(Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA)
Comments 2
This tutorial by Katrina Benton on setting up Google Authorship is so well done, I just have to reblog it.   Especially now that I must change the AR contributor link on My Google+ Profile  :-)  Thanks Katrina! How to set up Google Authorship for your Real Estate website   If you would like your ...
By Bruce Kunz, Realtor, Howell NJ Homes for Sale
(Bruce Kunz @ Veltri & Associates, 866-483-5874 x464)
Comments 18
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' replaceemn...
By Katrina Benton, Internet Marketing Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
Comments 108
How to set up Google Authorship for your Real Estate website   If you would like your photo appear next to your site in google search results you should definitely set up Google Authorship for your Real Estate website.  It will take just a few minutes to learn how to set up Google Authorship for ...
By Debb Janes, Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 41
YouTube Thursdays - Writing a Script for Your Video Video is a powerful tool that enables you to connect with your potential clients. However, you literally have seconds to engage your audience. How are you going to get them to stick around long enough to learn your value proposition?Let’s assume...
By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
Comments 11
  I had posted a week or so ago on several platforms that I needed to replace my circa 2008 HP first generation tablet.  I was still running Windows XP, and didn't have enough space on my hard drive to upgrade, plus, it was taking longer and longer to boot up. I think I spent somewhere in the ar...
By Bryan Robertson, Innovator, Writer, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
Comments 9
Big data is here.  It's all around you and it's time to take advantage of it.  There's no need to fear it.  In fact, you probably have some of the data in your own head let alone a database.  The tools necessary to analyze it are also already here, you just need to know whichs ones do the job.  B...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
ActiveRain Grasshopper.............Needs Help With Google+ Posting Problem       Just recently about March 16th, I started having problems posting my blogs onto my Google+ Page. Before I never had any issues and this was before the Trulia merge so it should not be the cause.  When I try to post m...
By Denise Dutson, Real Estate Broker, Cape Cod
(Kinlin Grover Real Estate)
Comments 0
To all my real estate friends:       I need new camera.       Suggestions?
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 0
I love tools and shortcuts to help my do my real estate business better. Here are some recommendations that Jaime Westman is saying you need to check out. I use many of them and can endorse them. Click on the link to get pricing and addtional info. I'm always looking for new ways to make my real ...
By Bryan Robertson, Innovator, Writer, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
Comments 5
There's been a lot of talk about Big Data in the real estate industry over the last few years, increasing quite a bit in recent months.  Several industry executives have spoken about wanting and needing every piece of data they can get on sales, consumers, and neighborhoods.  The myriad articles ...
By Jaime Westman
(HouseHunt.com)
Comments 5
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 Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Comments 5
If you have any great tips to share on using instagram for real estate, please share it in the comments. I'll admit that I've used it more for sport in the past and have recently decided to start applying myself. ;-) Feel free to share your favorite apps and even your user name so I can follow yo...
By Jim Griffin
(HouseLens: Full-Motion Video House Tours)
Comments 1
  Video isn't just for agents: it's also a helpful tool for allied real estate professionals. I've already posted about how home inspectors and mortgage professionals can use video to attract and retain customers. This month, I'm spotlighting stagers. If you're a professional stager, here are som...
By Will Daly, www.WeKnowUrban.com - Phoenix High Rise and Loft Condo Expert
(We Know Urban Realty)
Comments 15
Have you heard whether or not Killer IDX by Success Web Systems is out of business?  I have been using them for a year now and the customer support although slow has been acceptable...until now.  I have called them five times over the last ten days or so and only reach voicemail.  What's worse is...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 37
10 Very Cool Tech Tips in 10 Days Technology can be a great help in your real estate career.  However, just because it is the new 'flashy' thing doesn't mean that it will actually make you more productive.  I can say from experience that many tools end up just getting in the way and actually can ...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 4
We just read an article titled "Can you run a successful business without Zillow, Trulia or Realtor.com?" We think that any article that shows both sides of a debate is commendable. We have to understand all sides to an issue. So read both sides. Then hear us out: C'mon guys (this is our facial e...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 5
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...