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 Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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Freaking Out About Mobile Compliancy on Your Website?   We've been getting a lot of phone calls and emails lately about mobile compliancy, and to be honest I havent' had a chance to write a blog about it until now because of the influx in these calls. Google will be using mobile friendly as a ran...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
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Something New to Spice Up Your Blogs! Google is always changing things. If you are like me, then you are constantly reading something about search, SEO, SERPS and more. Hard to stay current with all the different things that we need to be doing. Some agents leave it up to a webmaster and others d...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Low Tech or High Tech? What do you prefer? Posted on Mar 29, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects  Low Tech or High Tech? What do you prefer? We were in beautiful Pasadena, yesterday. The assignment was to go to Restoration Hardware, truly a blog by itself. (Soon to be pub...
By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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2 Things I Found to be a Total Waste of Money  When I got into real estate 11 years ago, everyone in my office had an opinion of what to do to get leads and make money. But what I was told mainly was that you had to spend money to make money. Made sense so I started paying for advertising. Here a...
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
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Among a few fond memories I have of the later 1950’s (I was just a young'n then) is the advertising in magazines, newspapers and on television. We were all going to live a wonderful modern life with amazing products that would bring us every convenience. We'd see the USA in a Chevrolet and take i...
By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Have you heard of smart jewelry? No, I'm not talking about the Apple Watch. I'm referring to jewelry disguised to look like everyday accessories that can be used to notify your trusted circle that you're in danger. One brand in particular is Cuff. This is a small device, similar to a FitBit, that...
By Pat Gage, Digital Marketing, Commercial Real Estate
(Social Media/Internet Web Marketing)
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Which wolf are you? Listen to this short video by Darren Hardy about how to improve your life. Darren's Daily     Enjoy, Pat Gage Let's connect on Facebook
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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This is follow up info to a prior blog on Drones.  I am gettng lots of advertisments from vendors offering photography by drones and I respond by asking if they are licensed to fly a drone and am told they done need a drone for a hobby.  My next response is, "Great, do it."  Then they talke money...
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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In 3 short days (30 Sept), Google will pull the plug on its very first social network (Orkut). The vast majority of us will not miss it if we have even heard of it (it predates Facebook by a month and was actually bigger than FB in India and Brazil for several years). Sadly, it will soon join th...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! If variety is indeed the spice of life, then ya'll are in for a tantalizing treat this week as several Facebook tenets are previewed in the tips highlighted below. In fact, I would venture to say you will find at least one tip (maybe more) that either gives you a...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
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Do you have a smartphone?  If so you should get these 5 apps to help you on the go! They are for android by the way, but some might be on the iphone! CamScanner - Take a picture of documents, turn into a pdf, and email all from one app.I use this when clients need to sign a document and get it to...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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I have a love/hate relationship with Linkedin. Weekly I probably get 10-15 notifications. Everything from connection requests, to spam, to random emails that have nothing to do with real estate. This morning I received an email from someone trying to refer me to a window company who services the ...
By Jennifer Shenbaum
(The Shenbaum Group, Inc. dba Jennifer Buys Houses)
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Today, US News and World Report published a great article called "How Millenials are Transforming the Homebuying Process".   I think that all of us need to embrace technology, especially mobile technology, as it relates to our business.  This is only going to become more prevalent, so as professi...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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SEO Guidelines to Conform to the Google Penguin Update Google periodically rolls out updates to its search algorithm in order to make the web spam-free. One of the recent algorithm updates by Google is known as Penguin. The first version of Penguin was released in April 2012. This update lowered ...
By Richard Foster, Broker, ABR/M, CREN, CRS, GRI, RRG, SFR
(Nevada Perfect Homes)
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I am selling some extra Electronic Supra lockboxes. The blue colored "Ibox". It does not matter if you are not in my area, the boxes function the same everywhere. If you are not a member of the Greater Las Vegas Area REALTORS Association though, you will need to get your lockbox "programmed" by y...
Content Marketing At the end of the 19th Century, a man named Cornelius Vanderbilt had become one of the wealthiest Americans of all time.  He had done it by taking a growing country, and allowing it to move westward with the use of railroads.   He recognized early that a country that had America...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Not All My Clients Are Tech Savvy   I don't expect all my clients to be technology wizards.  Some of them are far from it.   From time to time, we encounter a client who doesn't own a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet computer, who lacks the ability to send text messages or email. These clients ma...