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 Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
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Hashtag this, hashtag that.  What's all the mumbo jumbo about using the dial, number or pound sign (pick your term based on your point of reference for using this funky little, tic-tac-toe wannabe symbol, #, as agent Alan May reminded me) before some real estate or business relevant term?  Well,...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 33
Recently, I wrote a blog post about how my website is getting a lot of traffic, and several people asked for some tips.    I have a tip that fits into the theme of "content is king."   First, we all know that niche marketing works - it's effective and efficient.  It differentiates you.   The para...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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YouTube Thursdays -Thanks Tammie White for inspiring today’s topic from your recent post, Does the Quality of Real Estate Videos Matter? One of Tammie’s ( Tammie White ) points really stood out in my mind: According to the Google searches I performed today, the quality of a video didn't seem to i...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 43
We work with a lot of different agents that have many different and unique situations with their website, domain, hosting and more. There are so many details to building and keeping your online presence that everyone has a different set up it seems.   Something that we are running into more and m...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 111
Technology is at the forefront of our every day lives. Think back to a time when there were no cell phones, wi-fi, video on demand, or GPS. Now think about what would happen if it were all taken away from you. How would your daily life change? Would there even be measurable physical and psycholo...
By Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinTNHomesforSaleOnline.com)
Comments 51
Did you know that after Google, YouTube is the most used search engine on the internet? It's easy to see why smart real estate agents are taking advantage of this marketing tool.  I spent the day on YouTube viewing almost a hundred real estate videos. Some of the videos weren't videos at all--the...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 26
As we get into the colder months and holidays (at the end of the year), the clicks to my website decline.  Same pattern every year.  And, there are bigger dips around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.  No surprises there.   Once I hit January 3rd or so, the visitors begin to increase.  ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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We all know the importance of keeping our social media presence chugging along to bring in business and keep the public and the search engines interested in our business and our websites, yet time is always a factor for us busy professionals. Check out Lee's tips and see if it can make a differen...
Every day, we are asked “Does Home Value Leads really work? What can I do to make it successful?” Of course, we are going to say the system works. 1) Because we are biased, and 2) Because it really does WORK. So rather than you hearing it from us, we introduced the Agent Spotlight, where we highl...
By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
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I learned to type on a manual typewriter. I bought my first electric typewriter in college. In college classes and at a job, I learned to use a keypunch machine (now as obsolete as those typewriters I used). The first computer I saw in person was in a glass-encased, temperature and humidity contr...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
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By Lee Davenport as originally written for and featured on KatieLance.com. S-O-C-I-A-L M-E-D-I-A!  If you are like me, you have a love/hate relationship with it.  You love social media because it has allowed you to connect with many that may have fallen by the wayside, whether friends, family or...
By Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R)
(Springer Realty Group)
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This post was jock-full of great information on the illusive #Hashtag that has become the new norm in marketing. I've decided to re-blog it to my "fan base" because I believe it has an amazing amount of very useful info!  Kudos to you- Lee Davenport! Hashtag this, hashtag that.  What's all the mu...
By Stephen Fells
(AgencyLogic)
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In this short video we show you how to add a video link to your Single Property Website.    It is best viewed full screen. In order to see it full screen look in the bottom right corner and click this icon:    
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
I could not resist to re-blog this excellent post with just basic information about our domain name. You think you own everything - but do you? Read this re-post from Tammy Emineth . We work with a lot of different agents that have many different and unique situations with their website, domain, ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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One of the reason I love ActiveRain is - I learn a lot from many experts of different field who share their expertise here. This post - and a re-blog - is one of them - from Lori Ballen . Domain Authority in Domain Names by Lori Ballen - Speaker, Trainer, Author, Search and Social Expert, Real Es...
By Rich Cooke, Western North Carolina Real Estate
(Beverly-Hanks & Associates)
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I have a new website and I really love it and how it works. Please feel free to check it out. My website was redesign from top to bottom by Greg Reindel, out of central Texas. There were certain features that I really wanted and I got them all. If you are interesed in a revamp, check him out. In ...
By Cathy Arnett, Bloomington, Indiana and surrounding communities
(Central Indiana Realty)
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Some positives about using a drone to capture yet another view of a property might have some benefits, but have you thought about the problems as well?  I think it would be really neat to get a good view from the air of a property, especially a luxury property, or one with some land with it.  One...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Homesnap A few weeks ago I received an email invite from our local MLS for this program called Homesnap and thought it looked like a great way to market and network with past clients and customers.  Boy was I wrong, I could not have been more wrong. So far it has high jacked my email contacts lis...
By Johnny Morrow, Simple CRM Development
(Track The Lead)
Comments 2
    How To Rank your Real Estate blog on Google In my previous blogs we have talked about the following titles: Should I do a Real Estate Blog 4 things to consider when doing your Real Estate Blog How to Format your Real Estate Blog   You can click on the links and go back and read them. If you j...
By Ted Cantu
(i Cantu Media LTD)
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This just hit my desk this afternoon -- I will be going into this in depth but here is what I found out.Google is making changes in its algorithm to ensure that websites will be able to deliver well on their SERPS, (search engine result pages). Lets just look at a few of these:FLASH - The big thi...