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 John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Quality content. We all know we need it for our blogs to attract online traffic that converts to business, but how do you define something as subjective as 'quality'? This post from Search Engine Land gives some solid ideas on how to achieve quality such as: "Make sure it inspires, educates and/o...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant -
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I'm always looking for new tools to make my job more manageable & my clients' presence perform better.Google+ Business Pages have always been a hard nut for me to crack because people tend to navigate towards the personal presence over the business presence.  I found a tool which puts you in fron...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
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It's amazing to me how technology keeps improving and allows us to do more. This is a photo I took about a couple of months ago on my ipad of blooming wisteria in late afternoon. The camera on my old cell phone -- Blackberry Curve -- would not have taken as good a photo. An ipad would do in a pin...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Google centralizes calls to your home, office, cell, and transcribes messages The new Google Voice product gathers all your calls from your various phones, which can then be accessed from your home, office or cell phone. If you ignore a voice mail, it is transcribed and sent to you as an e-mail. ...
By Stephen Fells
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Google’s own Matt Cutts discusses some of the biggest SEO myths people continue to repeat.  
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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Your SEO Campaign for 2015 I've had a lot of people ask why I'm not as active here as I used to be and the truth of the matter is, there's really nothing new under the sun. When I first started blogging on ActiveRain back in 2010 I felt like I had a lot to say because I knew a lot, had researched...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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  Real Estate terminology for home buyers and home sellers is important so you can more easily understand the nuances of the process  of a real estate transaction. Be sure to ask your real professional if you don't understand something, and he or she will be glad to explain the what, why and how....
By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
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Last night was a first as it goes with firsts on Twitter as Ashton Kutcher becomes the first person to get 1 million followers. Although that doesn’t mean a lot to many people but it was interesting in that he was offering to help out a good cause with the fight against malaria. He also promised...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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The Labor Department reports that productivity in the United States rose by 5.5 percent in the second quarter of 2009. It's unusual for productivity to rise during a downturn in the economy. Productivity declined in the first three quarters of the 1980s recession and during the 1990-1991 slump. T...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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So you've had your point-and-shoot digital camera for a year or two but want to do things it was not designed to do. You might covet a professional single lens reflex (SLR) but can?t afford a price tag upwards of $500. In that case, the "hybrid" may be just the thing. Hybrids fall into an area be...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Only 2 percent of people are able to safely multitask while driving.Texting and dialing create more danger on the road than any cellphone-related activity. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, however, says using the cellphone at all is a serious safety hazard on the road. The Sena...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Not-So-Speechless Sunday New (Easy) Camera!Thank you, Dick Greenberg for sharing your wisdom about your "find", the Canon SX50 PowerShot!  This photo of a beautiful dove has not been edited at all except to change the size; a "drop shadow" frame was put around it and my signature added. This dove...
By Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
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Do you spend a lot of time in areas that lack cellular service?  If you do, you can supplement your cell phone with SPOT.  Anytime you find yourself in a remote (or not so remote) area without a usable cellular signal, you can pair your phone to the SPOT device via Bluetooth and “get connected to...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Your Buyers, Your Sellers, Your Leads, Your Clients -We have you covered on all fronts. Already a customer? Tell a friend! Learn about our Referral Program benefits.   Hi there,Have you registered for tomorrow's first-ever Seller's Corner webinar, hosted by the architect of the tool himself? We ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Or should that be "with great power"? If you’re not aware of it yet, the use of “drones” (unmanned aerial systems) to take aerial photographs of a home or property for sale is still not legal, well, not completely legal. Currently, realtors can apply for what is known as a Section 333 Waiver whic...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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CRM - - If you liked it before - you'll love it now!              IXACT Contact Launches Google Sync Over the years, Blogging on ActiveRain, I have extolled the virtues of IXACT Contact many times. The latest huge leap forward adds more amazing convenience for their Clients."IXAC...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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Never worry about remembering a password again. With Dashlane you can store all of your login information from every account possible in one simple app. You can even store credit card information to make online transactions that much easier! You can find this app on your iPhone, iPad, and any And...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN
(Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills)
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Energy Efficiency is the #1 Concern for Today's Home Buyers - What does energy efficiency mean to John Q Public?  Why is it important? Energy Efficiency means different things to different people, except that one answer is constant - lower utility bills.  Energy Efficiency is the #1 Concern for T...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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 There is only one APP that means that much to me and that APP is the HotSpot App that is on my  Galaxy 5 Samsung Phone. I learned of this App this past Spring, when traveling with my Brothers to see an elderly Uncle in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  I knew that I had some work to do on the computer ...