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 Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Google+ Limits the Number of Friend Requests Daily   When I switched from my primary email address on gmail to the new one that Keller Williams set up for us, I started a new Google+ plus account.  My older account has 1,669 friends in  my circle but the new one has 88. So I changed the settings ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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"Adams The Tetons and the Snake River" by Ansel Adams -  In a previous post, we discussed incorporating your brand’s strategy in the design, making it user friendly and having great content.  What about the look and feel of your website?   When we work with a luxury real estate professional, we ...
By Tammy Adams, Are You Looking to Sell or Buy in Maricopa?
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
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~ You Are Never Too Old to Try New Things     About a year ago I made my first virtual tour. I was all proud of myself as I learned to use my Movie Maker program in Windows 8 to turn my pictures into a virtual tour.    Sure it looked good and transitioned well but let's face was still the...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
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Nearly all of our amazing modern technology is based on the most rudimentary premise imaginable: A switch is either “on” or “off” An electrical pulse is either present or not. The status of the charge is generally assigned a value. No charge is a “zero.” If a pulse is present it is a “one.” Engin...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
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     Wow!  I am setting up a new domain name, via GoDaddy.  I have done this before.  But so much has changed.  Do you want to go with Linux or with Windows?  What type of hosting do you need?  What about SSL?  And on, and on...          There is more of a learning curve to setting up a domain an...
By Jimmy Chickey, Technology based Las Vegas Real Estate Agent
(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 I can't...
By Jimmy Chickey, Technology based Las Vegas Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
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Hyperlapse from Instagram - Helps Make Your Crappy Videos Look Good   Hyperlapse App for iOS Instagram introduced a new stand alone smart phone app today called Hyperlapse.  This is a great app that allows you to stabilize videos created on your iPhone or iPad. Using time-lapse and some tasty alg...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad 707.646.1876
(Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy)
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Streamline your marketing efforts with Tech Connect Everyday, I get asked by real estate agents and Brokers, "What's a good contact manager and what platform or CRM do you recommend for tracking and managing my prospects and clients?" My first response is always... "There is no one size fits all,...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge
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What are the ACTION PACKED Realtor Learn to Earn Programs for  2014? My three favorites right now, in no particular order, are REM Camp, Paperless Agent and Buffini. Ross Hair, Founder of Real Estate Marketing Camp, is currently hosting a thirty day marketing makeover class. It runs until Oct 3. ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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A recent social phenomenon is crowd funding.  It was originally developed to help small businesses that could not get loans in the conventional way.  Recently this method has expanded to real estate at large.   It facilitates raising money for real estate developers’ looking to finance a new pro...
If you haven't read about it already, Google has recently announced that they will be giving a ranking preference to HTTPS/SSL sites. So, you may be wondering: "Do I need to convert my site to HTTPS?" As you can read in the linked article, Google says HTTPS is just one of many "signals", so the n...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
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Here’s some interesting real estate trivia for you: the median age of Realtors® reached 57 in 2013, the oldest on record. Interestingly, the 111th Congress, which took office in 2009, is the oldest in the nation’s history, with an average age of 57 in the House and 63 in the Senate. So, Realtors®...
By Jim Komara
(Marketing Consultant)
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An important aspect of your web marketing strategy is the domain name that you choose for your main web site, and the sub sites you will be using in your broad marketing effort. When choosing a domain name you should keep in mind the purpose of the site, the keywords that are likely to be entered...
By Nathan Froelich, Sharer of Ideas
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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 article...
By Andrew Garofalo, Realty Jedi
(Rise Realty)
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Below is a checklist that I use for open houses that is saved in my Evernote app. When I first created the list I left "obvious" items, like my mobile phone, off of the list, but I found that including everything that I could think of, even the obvious, was better than not including something and...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
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     Free WiFi in northeast Tallahassee, Florida.  Where are some good hangouts?  Where are places that you don't have to go through firewalls or proxies?   Where are the best places to avoid viruses and malware?      I have both Century Link (landline) and AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot.  If absolutely crit...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Bryan Robertson, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this comp...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
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What is the best way to find a home in the Woodbridge Virginia area. That was a question a home buyer called and asked just yesterday. The person on the line said. I am so tired of looking at homes online. The caller said my frustration is:  "Peggy inevitably when I see one I like and drive to it...
By austin ellis
(David Ellis Real Estate )
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I own a large website...   I am looking for real estate agents that deal with mobile homes from around the country.  Basically I would like to trade links.  You link to my site and I link to yours.  Please message me your site and what you want your anchor text to say.   T...