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 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 Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
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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 Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes
(At Home Kansas /
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My System For Keeping Track of 200+ Buyer/Seller Customers/Clients involves coded abbreviations, a phone contact entered for every call I receive (except unknown, blocked, etc. type calls), and an email folder for every customer and client. The only items kept in my inbox are items that have to b...
By Dave Hill PhD,ePro,SFR,CIAS,BPOR,CNE,CSC Chicago Real Estate Agent
(Midwest Premier Realty, Gurnee IL 224-321-0699)
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If you are responsible for large, complex projects involving far-flung teams, overlapping deadlines, and many tasks and activities, you have definitely outgrown physical project management solutions such as to-do lists, sticky notes and whiteboards. Fortunately, there are many online project mana...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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YouTube Thursdays - Won’t you be my Neighbor-hood Video?Want to tap into a great SEO resource?  Create a series of videos featuring the neighborhoods you want to sell. Anita Clark offers proof of how successful these videos can be for winning clients - both buyers and sellers. In addition, when y...
By Joy Roussell, Dedicated Realtor
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In this day and age, if you don't know how to send a text, you're considered old school. I mean come on, how many years has texting been around? 30 years. Can you believe that?!  New inventions that can change lives are being  every single day. And some of us don't even know how to us...
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 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...
By P.J. Tezza
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Hi everybody - as some of you already know, I'm working on a new tool for Realtors called Jibebuy. I very positive reponses when I demo the product in person, but I've really struggled with the marketing materials. I spent all last weekend (yeah, I'm a geek) working on a completely di...
By P.J. Tezza
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For a marketing campaign I'm working on, I setup a "hyper-local" web site, that is all about a very small, unincorporated town near me, Kensington, CA. As part of becoming the local Kensington real estate expert, every day, I wake up and review all the various...
By René Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
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These days my habit is to bop around several photo editing programs to get my images ready for the web. What I use depends a lot on the photos intended purpose, the original quality of the raw image and the role it's to play in the conversation or story. Let's start with this image of Mt ...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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  The vehicles that drive traffic to your websites are called search engines, but these search engines need to be provided with certain directions, or what the marketing world calls keywords in order for visitors to find their destinations. Carefully chosen and researched keywords are very import...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Arguably one of the most important tools you have in your AccelerAgent toolkit will be the focus of Thursday's webinar. It is well worth your time and incredibly important for the success of your business. Make sure your Buyers stay informed. Think long term planning, vs just working on the d...
By P.J. Tezza
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Bob and I were talking at the recent ActiveRain SF Meetup. He was so impressed by the demos prestented by matterport, that he mentioned them specifically and gave me a business card so I could check it out later. The card just says "matterport", so I really had no idea what to expect. I...
By Mike Frazier, Dyersburg Tn Real Estate
(Carousel Realty of Dyer County)
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I just wrote a post on my Dyersburg Real Estate blog about my Dyersburg real estate market being "red hot". I attribute that to three reasons. 1. School starts back here in Dyersburg in the last week of July. 2. Our local economy is in recovery mode complete with new jobs. 3. My Dyersbu...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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In a follow up to my recent featured post: My Social Media Strategies That Work Excellent. I thought I would post some more tips on "How To Us Video" to help those who want to get going using video. This one is easy to do, and something you probably have as part of your past client foll...
By Suzanne Martin, Your Orange County Real Estate Broker!
(Beachstone Properties, Inc.)
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How to Get LinkedIn Connections   Easy Tips On Getting Your LinkedIn Profile Noticed!   As a real estate agent and independent broker in Orange County, CA, I realized that I needed to step up my game with social media.  How many of us have put it off?  Have you?  Well....time to get into the game...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Infographics - Clickable Links Assistance Needed I have been searching the Internet high and low the last couple of days looking for instructions on how to embed a hyperlink onto an Infographic but all I keep finding are how to's for embedding code to generate or re-use an Infographic. If you...
By gwen wilson, CEO MAPS 290
(MAPS 290)
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  There is a good chance another Real Estate Professional in your area is using MAPS290 to provide Home Scores!   Are you being left out? Let's give a Shout-Out to our reps in Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Tulsa, Salem, Phoenix, New Orleans, Dallas, Indianapolis, Virginia Beach, Halifax, NS, Canad...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
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Technology has always been exciting for me and I get pumped up when something new comes along. However, in rare instances, some things just don't make sense to me. One such example of this is (or was) the QR code.  I admit it - I don't get it and never did.  It has been out since 1999 and...