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 Andrew Garofalo, Realty Jedi
(Rise Realty)
Comments 25
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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 41
Where are they?   They signed up.....   I was looking for a REALTOR  (in Colorado) that signed on and set up a profile today and found 6,521 total that have signed in, and some have started a profile.   Some even wrote a few posts, but then disappeared.    Guess they had no idea had they stuck wi...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 12
I know that I am overstating the obvious but contemporary norm is business on a batter. Smartphone, tablets, notebooks, Bluetooth devices and a plethora of fully charged gizmos keep us going without regard to proximity. As a matter of fact I am writing this post sitting at the dealership waiting ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 17
"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 Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 9
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 Jimmy Chickey, Technology based Las Vegas Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 157
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 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 Kristi Knutson, Blog Trainer ☂
(ActiveRain ♥ 888-643-3837)
Comments 48
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 all, or si...
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 39
Using Pinterest To Build a House Many of you know that I have been in the process of building a new house the last few months and we are getting close, really close to our move in date. One of the new social media sites has been a great help to me during the building process is Pinterest.  Here's...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 109
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 Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 15
Learning to edit when real estate video is in your marketing mix. When you have a video channel for real estate it is like blogging, your website, direct mail, everything you do in marketing. Needs to be a fresh, helpful, steady stream of information put out for a buffet spread. For the dig in, h...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 13
Surge Protection: Do you need it? What does it do? Hope you never have to find out! The other day I found out what Surge Protectors do and do not do. I had an electrician over the house and he was explaining to me as he was doing some wiring, he indicated that there are some old cloth covered wir...
By Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 9
     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 Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
Comments 4
SUMMARY: Ideas for topic areas you can post in social media to help your business. Also, a few execution tips to help you take advantage of how people use social media.   What can you do in social media to increase the chances that someone finds you? Let me show you some content ideas that should...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
Comments 4
Our Real Estate Virtual Assistant team understands the busy life of a real estate professional - With appointments, meetings, closings, showings and office time, you're constantly on the go! Every real estate professional can use an extra helping hand, particularly during the busy season, so they...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 9
Jimmy Chickey, 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 compet...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 4
Attracting New Clients - What's your Style? Real estate professional Debb Janes has some very good advice for real estate professionals. Videos are providing a means of connecting with new clients. Smart home sellers should take a close look a the marketing style of their prospective listing agen...
By Jimmy Chickey, Technology based Las Vegas Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 15
Real Estate Tech Tip #4 - Dropbox on Steroids Dropbox 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 w...
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 28
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 PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 1
Tomorrow's Webinar, August 28th! 3PM PST- this month's last webinar on probably the most important part of the PropertyMinder suite- the CRM.   Sign up here for free.  Just one hour this week, can save you dozens of hours next month.    Why is learning about our CRM worth your time? Your Contact ...